2c. Coach teachers in and model engagement of students in local and global interdisciplinary units in which technology helps students assume professional roles, research real-world problems, collaborate with others, and produce products that are meaningful and useful to a wide audience.

Technology often gets a negative reputation for isolating people and for taking away in-person interactions and communication. While there is some truth in this belief, throughout my exploration and research into the world of digital education I feel that more than anything our technology-rich classrooms can bring people around the world together to learn with and from each other in ways that would have not been possible in the past. As I wrote in my mission statement, “The internet has given us an opportunity to have a more connected and collaborative global community where we all benefit by utilizing the power, knowledge, and experiences that result from having more members”.

I have worked to demonstrate proficiency with this substandard as shown through the following evidence: