4.4 Learning Designer

ISTE Standard 4.4 asks coaches to flex their muscles as instructional designers and demonstrate that they can support educators in meeting the needs and interests of all students. This requires authentic collaboration with the educators they are trying to support, as well as knowledge of what effective assessment, feedback, and accessibility look like in digital learning environments. Each substandard provides evidence for having met standard 4.4 through written investigations and applied learning.

ISTE Standard 4.4 reads: Coaches model and support educators to design learning experiences and environments to meet the needs and interests of all students.


4.4a Collaborate with educators to develop authentic, active learning experiences that foster student agency, deepen content mastery and allow students to demonstrate their competency

4.4b Help educators use digital tools to create effective assessments that provide timely feedback and support personalized learning

4.4c Collaborate with educators to design accessible and active digital learning environments that accommodate learner variability

4.4d Model the use of instructional design principles with educators to create effective digital learning environments