This guide to the ISTE Standards for Coaches helps define the role of
technology coaches and shows how their work connects to the ISTE Standards
and learning sciences.
The role of technology coaches in education constantly evolves and
encompasses many responsibilities. Coaches inspire educators to improve learning
outcomes through the integration of technology, ensuring accessible high-quality
learning and lesson plans for all students. Technology coaches also model
digital citizenship to support the interactions of educators and students in a
This guide to the ISTE Standards for Coaches will help define the role 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.
• The coach as a key touchstone for change
agency in the system to influence up, out and down.
coaching role, bringing coherence to how coaches relate to other educators and
• Working with educators to ensure that technology is integrated
in a meaningful way to promote the development of knowledge and