ISTE Standard 4: Collaborator

Educators dedicate time to collaborate with both colleagues and students to improve practice, discover and share resources and ideas, and solve problems.



4a. Educators dedicate planning time to collaborate with colleagues to create authentic learning experiences that leverage technology.

As a founding member of Q Loop Productions, I participate in weekly leadership meetings in which we discuss how our video production team can help faculty and staff create authentic learning experiences through videos. 

Additionally, we meet with an Advisory Board consisting of the leadership team, the team's advisor, and a representative from each division of the College of Education. Similar to the leadership meetings, we discuss other opportunities for Q Loop to leverage technology to serve every aspect of the College of Education. Minutes from these meetings can be found here.

4b. Model and promote management of personal data and digital identity and protect student data privacy.

As an academic advisor at Western Oregon University, I maintain notes on each and every meeting I hold with students via Evernote. This practice models appropriate management and protection of student data privacy as the notes are password protected at all times and allow for secure sharing between users. 


In the student note below you can see that this student is in my "advisees" notebook as opposed to my "transferred to faculty" notebook. She has a tag indicating her intended student teaching start term and an objective list below her (blacked out) name. Below that are various meeting notes. Should a student forget what we discussed during our meeting or lose their own meeting notes, I will often either share the page with them via email or take a quick screenshot. Evernote is a wonderful student management tool, providing one quick and secure location for all my advising meeting notes.

A screenshot of an active student's meetn notes in Evernote.

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