Module 5

ISTE Standards

Module objectives: Teachers will
  • become familiar with ISTE standards and make the connection between ISTE and Common Core State Standards
  • create/revise a lesson to incorporate some of the standards in a more student-centered approach.
  • become familiar with tools that support ISTE standards and Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy.

Introduction to the ISTE Student Standards
  • Teachers review ISTE student standards.
  • Amazing Grace School video - a YouTube video
  • At tables, teachers discuss ISTE standards in action from the video and share with the group.

Teachers' Use of ISTE Standards
  • In departmental groups, using the Google Document, teachers record how they currently promote ISTE standards in their subject area.
  • Using the Google three-column document, teachers record how they currently promote the ISTE standards and how they might in the future.
Bloom's Revised Taxonomy and ISTE Student Standards
  • Introduction to the revised Blooms' Taxonomy
  • Teacher reflection regarding student learning activities and their Bloom's level.
Introduction to Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy
Lesson Adaption
  • Teachers adapt/create a lesson, using the lesson template, with the Blooms Digital Taxonomy and ISTE standards, evident in the student learning activities.
Magic Moment - Skype is a service allowing users to communicate with peers by voice using a microphone, video by using a webcam, and instant messaging over the Internet.
  • Skype Projects - designed by the Skype education team and Skype-using teachers.
  • Skype in the classroom - Skype in the classroom is a free community to help teachers everywhere use Skype to help their students learn. It’s a place for teachers to connect with each other, find partner classes and share inspiration. This is a global initiative that was created in response to the growing number of teachers using Skype in their classrooms.
  • Using Skype in the Classroom - Here are just a few of the endless possibilities for using this ed tech tool in the classroom.
  • 50 Awesome ways to Use Skype in the Classroom - Skype is a free and easy way for teachers to open up their classroom and their students to a world way beyond their campus. With Skype, students can learn from other students, connect with other cultures, and expand their knowledge in amazing ways. Teachers and parents can also benefit from Skype in the classroom.

Next Steps:
  • Teachers reflect on the module's objectives and how they apply to their teaching practice.
  • Teachers use the lesson created/modified and reflect on its presentation and outcome.
  • Teachers create another lesson, using the lesson template, using ISTE standards and Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy in helping students meet or exceed CCSS.

Follow Up Suggestions:
  • Administrators provide further discussion at staff or department meetings of the ISTE standards and how to incorporate them in their lesson planning to help students meet CCSS.
  • Teachers and their coach continue their investigation into problem-based learning (PBL,) which supports all: CCSS, ISTE and Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy.
  • Administrators provide discussion time at staff or department meetings about using Skype in the classroom and investigating the projects identified in the module.
  • Coaches offer continued professional development regarding Blooms in conjunction with Webb’s Depth of Knowledge.
  • Teachers continue to share resources and experiences with other School2Home colleagues and teachers throughout the state of CA at the Brokers of Expertise website


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