Conference Proposal Project – Video Conferencing in P.E.

We have been working on creating a proposal for a professional conference in EDTC6104 this quarter.  The presentation that I decided on is called Global Collaboration Using Video Conferencing in P.E.  I wanted to focus more on a physical education viewpoint when creating this project because I believe that physical education teachers are less likely …

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EDTC 6104: Conference Proposal – Integrating Digital Citizenship: It’s Common Sense!

This quarter, for my Seattle Pacific Digital Education Leadership Master’s Degree coursework, I was asked to develop a proposal for a session or workshop at a professional learning event. I was given free choice for both topic and learning event. It did not take long for me to settle on a topic:

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It’s Common Sense

 picfont.com   This quarter, our cohort was asked to individually create professional project proposals that would be submitted to the conference of our choice. When I first saw this, I felt intimidated. Not only had I never presented at a conference, but at first I felt unsure about what I could possibly be knowledgeable enoughRead More

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Individual Project: Conference Registration

As a project for my Digital Education Leadership course on Digital Learning Environments, students were to find a conference that they could present at, then start the application process. The conference I chose, the Fall WA-ACTE conference, is one I would present at, as part of my job. The conference, which is located at the… Continue Reading Individual Project: Conference Registration

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Practice What You Preach

A Reflection on Leading Professional Development… A brilliant colleague and I were fortunate enough to be invited to present at our district’s summer technology+curriculum professional development offering. We were given the opportunity to select our own topic based on what we have found to be most useful and effective for classroom instruction. After creating and … [Read more…]

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Unexpected Treasures: a tale of fine arts, Google smarts, and lawn darts

One of my guilty pleasures is watching Antiques Roadshow on PBS. There’s something oddly satisfying about making completely uneducated guesses about an item’s monetary value only to find out moments later unsatisfyingly how uneducated you really are. The most disappointing for me has always been hearing just how out of my price range the artwork […]

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Workshop Proposal: Giving Quiet Students a Voice with Social Tools

Rationale Every classroom has them.  Students with great ideas who are just too shy to speak out, while a few dominate the conversation.  Give those students a voice in your classroom with technology tools that let them be heard.  In this workshop, on giving quiet students a voice with digital tools, you will learn about […]

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EDTC 6104 Individual Project | Interactive Lecture Workshop Proposal

For my EDTC 6104 Individual Project, I created and submitted a project proposal on the topic of “Interactive Lectures,”  which focuses on the use of digital tools and personal devices to engage and include students in class lectures. My proposal was accepted to the Northwest 5 Consortium (NW5C)  a one-day workshop on “Digital Humanities/Digital Pedagogies,” […]

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EDTC 6104: ISTE Coaching Standard 3 e & g – Digital Age Learning Environments

ISTE Coaching Standard 3 provides seven benchmarks for creating and supporting effective digital age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students. My focus is on benchmarks e & g:

e. Troubleshoot basic software, hardware, and connectivity problems common in digital learning environments

g. Use digital

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Helping Teachers Increase Technology Fluency

What can digital learning coaches do to help teachers increase technology fluency while reducing anxiety associated with learning the technology? This past week I began the transition to a new position in a new school district. The changes are immense and plentiful. Big changes: Learning a new-to-me computer operating system; getting used to sharing a small office from […]

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