Meaningful connections between digital citizenship and math education (EDTC 6101, Digital readiness project)

It stretches my thinking to imagine how Ribble’s (2013) nine elements of digital citizenship can be meaningfully incorporated into math education. Digital citizenship is a concept that relates respecting, educating, and protecting yourself and others while in an online world through nine elements: digital etiquette, digital access, digital law, digital communication, digital literacy, digital commerce, … Continue reading “Meaningful connections between digital citizenship and math education (EDTC 6101, Digital readiness project)”

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Digital Readiness Project

The Digital Readiness of a Suburban Seattle Area Elementary School I was able to interview my principal about the state of technology in our elementary school and more specifically how we are teaching digital citizenship. As a district we’ve had some training in regard to digital citizenship that was distributed to schools through teacher leaders. … Continue reading “Digital Readiness Project”

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[Active Listening] is Golden

In a previous blog post, titled Technology as a Safety Net, I focused on the importance of a coach playing a supportive role, rather than controlling one. “Teachers want a coach to be a peer, not an expert” (Foltos, 2013). Establishing a trusting, respectful relationship requires effective communication, a major component of which is listening. […]

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Effective Communication & Questioning When Coaching

Coaches motivate, inspire, and encourage their players by asking questions, dispensing advice, encouraging do-overs and repeating skills to achieve excellence, and providing opportunities for growth. How do coaches learn and perfect their own coaching techniques? How do they know the questions to ask and how do they practice their skills? As a peer technology coach, studying the […]

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A Reflection on Peer Coaching

This past quarter of the DEL program has been both challenging and eye-opening. A lot of my former ideas about working in a coaching role have been challenged and some have been validated. Most formal, professional coaching is carried out by qualified people who work with clients to improve their effectiveness and performance, and help them […]

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Peer Coaching: The Vision vs. The Reality

  Aspects of Successful Coaching All quarter we have been exploring what make a successful coach. Sometimes this seemed like a really broad question. There are certainly a plethora of small aspects that can contribute to a successful coaching plan and relationship. I do know that there were some major ones that resonated with me.Read More

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Site Visits, Communities, & Conferences: Growing A PLN

As I finish up fall quarter of SPU’s Digital Education Leadership Program, Peer Coaching & Leadership class, as well as the first 3 months in my new role as a Technology Integration Specialist, I am taking the opportunity to reflect on how I will continue to grow and learn while on the job. My guiding […]

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