The role of the technology coach in education is constantly evolving and
encompasses several elements — from establishing relationships with educators to
improve learning outcomes to inspiring educators to use technology to ensure
access to high-quality learning; from supporting educators to design learning
experiences that meet the needs of all students to modeling digital citizenship
and supporting educators and students in how to interact in a digital world.
This guide to the ISTE Standards for Coaches will help define the arole of
the coach; show how it relates to the roles addressed in the ISTE Standards for
Students, Educators and Education Leaders; share information from research and
the learning sciences relating to coaching cycles and methodologies; and present
scenarios from coaches in diverse situations and with varied backgrounds.
The guide focuses on:
• The role of educational technology
coaches to transform learning, teaching and leading with technology.
coach as a key touchstone for change agency in the system to influence up, out
• Professionalizing the coaching role, bringing coherence to how
coaches relate to other educators and vice versa.
• Working with educators to
ensure that technology is integrated in a meaningful way to promote the
development of knowledge and skills.