When educators who are empowered professionals collaborate with one another — and their students! — the results are incredible. In this talk at the ISTE 2017 Conference & Expo, Clara Alaniz shares her first-hand experience in working together with educators who advocate for and empower all of their students to grow and thrive. She compares educators to gardeners, who must plant and tend their gardens with intention, but must also celebrate growth when it crops up unexpectedly. Educators who embody the new ISTE Standards for Educators as empowered professionals and learning catalysts are in the best position to be able to advocate for and empower their students. The standards, Alaniz says, “are not things to do, they’re ways to be.” Watch her full talk to get inspired and learn more about the new Educator Standards at iste.org/StandardsForEducators.
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