Standard 6: Content Knowledge and Professional Growth

Description of Artifacts Elements of the Standard Rationale Explaining the Representation of Each Element
Instructional Theories and Models Comparing instructional theories and models falls into the sixth standard of the ISTE Standards for coaches. By understanding different theories and models, teachers “strengthen their ability to effectively model and facilitate technology-enhanced learning experiences” (ISTE, 2018, p. 2). Understanding different instructional theories and models helps a teacher become better at his or her job. Armed with this knowledge, the teacher can develop lesson plans that are more individualized. By differentiating instruction, the teacher will include more students in his direct instruction.
Technology Enhanced Instruction Technology brings a new facet into learning. This artifact shares elements of the standard by engaging “in continuous learning to deepen professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions” (ISTE, 2018, p. 2). Educators must realize that they need to become digital citizens to allow students to safely utilize technology resources. Part of becoming digital citizens is to understand the ISTE standards for educators and students. My presentation summarizes and describes the standards for educators and students in everyday language for easy assimilation.
Student Technology and Creativity Chart Utilizing technology in the classroom helps to create a great teacher. We are bringing familiarity into the classroom by creating lessons that are interesting and relevant. We “engage in continual learning to deepen content and pedagogical knowledge in technology” (ISTE, 2018, p. 2). This chart identifies 5 different technologies that are/were not initially utilized in the classroom. Utilizing these technologies in the classroom brings the 21st century into the classroom. Students are more engaged and can create.