Learning Goals & Objectives

Learning Goal 1 (KNOWLEDGE – Observed in Writing)

Candidates the Education Technologies and Emerging Media programs will demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical, and professional knowledge necessary for successful performance in their field.

Technology Coaches will: 
  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions in content, pedagogical, and technological areas.
  • Model technology effectively for assessing student learning, differentiating instruction, and providing rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning experiences for all students. 

Learning Goal 2 (KNOWLEDGE – Observed Skills and Dispositions)

Candidates in the Education Technologies and Emerging Media programs will demonstrate professional skills and dispositions necessary for successful performance in their field. 

Technology Coaches will:
  • Create and support effective digital-age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students.
  • Assist teachers in using technology effectively for assessing student learning, differentiating instruction, and providing rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning experiences for all students.

Learning Goal 3 (SERVICE)

Candidates in the Education Technologies and Emerging Media programs will demonstrate willingness to use their skills to benefit and serve society. Within the contexts of their work, candidates promote authentic learning, social and emotional development, and a commitment to social justice in environments that foster respect for diversity and the dignity of all. 

Technology Coaches will:
  • Model and promote digital citizenship by promoting equity, ethics, and diversity.

Learning Goal 4 (PROFESSIONALISM)

Candidates will demonstrate self-reflection as a habit of mind, continuously assessing and refining their professional practice as they construct a rich repertoire of research-based knowledge, skills, and attitudes for effective performance ensuring that all students and/or clients have optimal opportunities to learn and grow.

Technology Coaches will:
  • Demonstrate adult learning and leadership and will continuously deepen their knowledge and expertise through reflective evaluation.

Learning Goal 5 (LEADERSHIP)

Candidates will become adept at applying their acquired knowledge in the process of evaluating their own professional performance and decision-making with respect to its impact on students and/or clients, organizations, and the wider community

Technology Coaches will:
  • Conduct needs assessments, develop technology-related professional learning programs, and evaluate the impact on instructional practices and student learning.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of shared vision for the comprehensive integration of technology to promote excellence.