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   RE: Interview Questions related to ISTE Educator Standards
 From: Angela Elkordy
 To: ISTE Standards
 Posted: 09-20-2017 10:31
 Message: Beth,

what a great opportunity to build a solid team!

thanks for asking such an interesting question! As a teacher-educator, and former K-8 principal, I think you are approaching the hiring process with vision. With the new ISTE educator standards, there's a lot of talk in teacher prep about the skill sets our teacher candidates need for skilled technology application-- (and the skills Teacher Ed. faculty need!).

We are discussing ideas about how to assess teacher candidate knowledge at both the pre and inservice levels and there are no easy answers. (although the advice on this thread is outstanding!) but many of our grad candidates come to us without a depth of knowledge in instructional technologies. In my work as director of our learning technologies programs, I've been wondering how we can assess candidate knowledge in the standards  -- and lately I've been considering the idea of candidate dispositions rather than content knowledge. For example, a teacher may have the mind set to learn new ways of solving instructional problems, but not specific knowledge of technologies (but the willingness to learn). Also, because technology-use in schools varies so much -- understanding candidates' content knowledge can be challenging.

so what would an assessment or series of questions about tech-friendly dispositions or mind sets *look* like? :) I'm not sure -- but I am confident that many school leaders will be asking. If anyone is interested in exploring this further, I'm happy to set up a google doc to gather community suggestions and ideas --

happy Wednesday to all!

Angela Elkordy
Chair and Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences
Director, Learning Technologies Programs
National Louis University
Skokie IL
Original Message:
Sent: 09-14-2017 16:52
From: Beth Hamilton
Subject: Interview Questions related to ISTE Educator Standards

Hi All!  I am an elementary school principal who has the privilege of opening a brand new school in our district (opens fall of 2018).  In hiring a staff, I would like to focus questions on the ISTE Educator Standards. Has anyone done this and/or have other interview questions for educators that would be supportive of finding personnel that have these qualities? I would love some new ideas! Thanks!

Beth Hamilton
Elementary Principal
Bellevue School District
Bellevue, WA