Module 2: Supporting ELLs as Knowledge Constructors

The internet can be overwhelming for adults to search, let alone asking 7-11 year olds to do their own online research.  Add in barriers such as limited English, unfamiliarity with using a keyboard, first time using the internet, language proficiency, first year of formal education and still learning what it means to participate in a … Continue reading “Module 2: Supporting ELLs as Knowledge Constructors”

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Andragogy, Pedagogy, Heutagogy… Holy Goji Berries! My Brain is Full.

exploring “andragogy” and the work of Malcolm S. Knowles   I debate with myself. A lot. At times this seemingly unending stream of thoughts leads to unease and pinch of insomnia. I like to feel at peace with my thoughts, but I’ve really struggled with my latest unit of study. Andragogy, pedagogy, professional development and […]

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Application of Adult Learning in Technology Training

ISTE Coaching Standard 4: Professional Development and Program Evaluation What are the adult learning principles that may impact participation in online or self-paced professional learning? My interest in this question stems from observing our teachers wanting professional learning but are unable to find classes that fit their schedule. Because we have the technology to support […]

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EDTC 6105: ISTE Coaching Standard 4b: Applying Principles of Adult Learning

ISTE Coaching Standard 4 provides three benchmarks for technology coaches to conduct needs assessments, develop technology-related professional learning programs and evaluate the impact on instructional practice and student learning. My focus is on per…

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Module 2: Teaching Content Curation to Empower Students

I have found that most if not all intermediate elementary students really lack the skills to check the credibility of sources derived from the internet. Typically students will type a search term into a search engine, like Google and are then faced with millions of results. Here is a great example of a type of … Continue reading “Module 2: Teaching Content Curation to Empower Students”

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Adult Learning Principles and PD

ISTE Standard 4: Professional Development and Program Evaluation b.Design, develop, and implement technology rich professional learning programs that model principles of adult learning and promote digital age best practices in teaching, learning, and assessment. photo credit: www.amplify.com As a teacher, even in four short years, I have taken part in too many  professional developments toRead More

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Forums, curation, and mathematics (Module 2, Knowledge constructor)

Module 2 is about investigating ISTE Student Standard 3: Knowledge Constructor – “students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.” Looking at the indicators generated a lot of questions for me about how I can foster these things in a college math class. … Continue reading “Forums, curation, and mathematics (Module 2, Knowledge constructor)”

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EDTC-6106 Modeling Adult Learning Principles in Professional Development

For this learning module I am looking at ISTE Coaching Standard 4: Professional Development and Program Evaluation: Design, develop and implement technology rich professional learning programs that model principles of adult learning and promote digital age best practices in teaching, learning, and assessment. (ISTE, 2014) Triggering Event Initial Question: What role do adult learning principles play in …

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The Curious World of Curation – ISTE Standard #3 “Knowledge Constructor”

This week: a drink from the fire hydrant. For this module’s question we were assigned to look at ISTE Student Standard #3, “Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.” It was in this context that I was drawn … Continue reading “The Curious World of Curation – ISTE Standard #3 “Knowledge Constructor””

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Adult Professional Development

In the Educational Leadership journal of February 2009, Jason Margolis writes about strategies that teacher leaders can embed to engage their colleagues and realize the benefits of instructional changes. While there were a number of presentations reviewed, the strategies below produced “observable teacher engagement”. The one constant in these researches is that teachers value the… Continue Reading Adult Professional Development

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