Quest 1

Part 1: ISTE Standards & Growth mindset

Quest overview

Welcome to your first quest matey. This quest is divided into two parts. During this quest, you will learn about the ISTE Standards and Growth mindset. These are two big topics that will be the underpinning of this course. Come ready to discuss how these concepts and how they relate. This quest should take you no more than 2 hours to complete.


  • Questions: Think about the questions posed here. These are big guiding questions. You don't need to submit anything for this part.


ISTE Standards

  • Understanding ISTE Standards: Read ISTE Standards for teachers PDF and ISTE Standards for students web page.
  • Explore ISTE Standards: Create a sketch note about one of the ISTE Standards for teachers and one of the ISTE Standards for students. Upload a picture of both of your sketch notes to My GCC.


Growth Mindset
  • Understanding Growth mindset: Read the Edutopia article linked and review the growth mindset image.
  • Explore Growth Mindset: Take this 15 question survey about your mindset. Document your numbers and bring them to and discuss. Upload a screenshot of the completed quiz with your mindset number displayed.

Guiding Questions

As you work through this QUEST

Think about these guiding questions:
  • What are the ISTE Standards for teachers?
  • What are the ISTE Standards for students?
  • What is a growth mindset and why is it different than a fixed mindset?
  • Why do we need to know about these ideas as future educators?

ISTE Standards

Understanding - ISTE Standards for Teachers

Learn more about the ISTE Standards & how they can be used in your future classroom. These standards review the new pedagogy and skills required of teachers in this changing digital landscape. Read through the five ISTE NET Standards for teachers located in the link below. You may want to bookmark this page for reference.
Click below to review the ISTE Standards for students which were updated in 2016. "The ISTE Standards for Students are designed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process of exploration, creativity, and discovery no matter where they or their teachers are in the thoughtful integration of ed tech." (For Students 2016 . (2017). Iste.org. Retrieved 2 January 2017, from http://www.iste.org/standards/standards/for-students-2016)


You may want to bookmark this page for reference.

Explore - ISTE Standards

  • Learn about sketch notes in the presentation below.
  • Grab a piece of paper, put on that artistic hat, get out those pens and crayons, and start sketchnoting!

    • Create a sketch note about one ISTE Standard for teachers

    • Create a sketch note about one ISTE Standard for students

    • Submit two separate files in My GCC.

    • Bring 1 copy of your sketch notes to class.

Growth Mindset

Understanding - Growth Mindset

Check out this image of the kind of mindset and self talk.

Explore- Growth Mindset

What are your numbers?

Take this 15 question survey about your mindset. Document your numbers and bring them to class to discuss.

Questions, Comments, Concerns, Compliments?

Please contact me with any comments, questions, or concerns regarding this Quest.