ISTE Standard 2: Leader

Educators seek out opportunities for leadership to support student empowerment and success and to improve teaching and learning. 



2a. Educators shape, advance, and accelerate a shared vision for empowered learning with technology by engaging with education stakeholders.

In January 2017, I began a Graduate Assistantship within the Division of Education and Leadership at Western Oregon University. Another student and I were tasked with building a student created and student run academic video production team for the College of Education. Thusly, Q Loop Productions was born. Q Loop assists faculty in creating academic videos to promote pedagogical excellence and student learning. With our commitment to accessibility, we have been able to produce videos to serve our entire community.

As part of this project, I was tasked with developing a mission, scope, and execution plan in conjunction with the Dean, division chairs, and our student team. Below is the document containing the above elements, all directly aligned with the College of Education's own mission and goals. Our portfolio can be found here.

2b. Educators advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content, and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.

The artifacts on this page were all created within my independent study course on video captioning. The skills learned allow me to continually promote accessibility for my students while the procedure will insure that Q Loop Productions always creates accessible educational materials.

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