EDTC 6106 – 5 Components of Professional Development with Techology

During the final week of this quarter, we are summing up what are the main aspects of professional development utilizing technology.  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, …

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Creating Online Graphic Novels

Overview This quarter we’ve been focusing on Digital Citizenship and ISTE student standards in conjunction with backwards planning, using the Understanding By Design model by Wiggins and McTighe. For my final project this quarter at SPU, I have modified a 5th grade English Language Arts lesson to better meet the needs and interests of my … Continue reading “Creating Online Graphic Novels”

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Individual Project: The Literary Essay as an Online Review

My individual project is the last blog post of this quarter in the Seattle Pacific University Digital Education Leadership M.Ed. program. In this post I will reflect on the process of backward planning using the understanding by design (UbD) format and reflect on what facets of understanding my students may display at the end my … Continue reading “Individual Project: The Literary Essay as an Online Review”

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Backwards design: Antiderivatives (Individual project)

For our individual projects this quarter, we each re/designed a lesson plan using Backwards Design (BD) (Wiggins & McTighe, 2005). I have yet to teach a college math class, so unsurprisingly, I have never designed a lesson plan for a college math class before. Though I do frequently daydream about it… And for some reason I … Continue reading “Backwards design: Antiderivatives (Individual project)”

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Collapse Project: Integrating Jared Diamond’s Five Point Framework AND Technology Into the Classroom

Jared Diamond’s treatise on environmental damage and societal collapse is a landmark work on societal issues facing the world today. As such, it makes a fantastic teaching tool for my 12th grade current world problems class, and I’ve been using the book as a text for several years now.  For my digital education leadership class, … Continue reading “Collapse Project: Integrating Jared Diamond’s Five Point Framework AND Technology Into the Classroom”

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Spreading the News: New Computer Science Framework and ISTE Students Standards

Administrators at the district and school level are instrumental in the successful pursuit and implementation of educational technology initiatives. As an instructional technology specialist demonstrating and applying the ISTE Coaching Standards, it’s a responsibility to help bridge all stakeholders to create a technology rich professional learning program. Exploring ISTE Coaching Standard 4: Professional Development and […]

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Using Language to Make Technology PD a Priority

During President Obama’s presidency, an initiative called ConnectEd was announced with the goal of increasing technology and internet access in public schools nationwide. It also intended to increase teachers’ skills in using education technology tools to improve student learning and encourage the private sector to develop educational devices and digital content. There was and still […]

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Designing a District Professional Learning Plan

In the DEL program course, Professional Development & Program Evaluation, we’re challenged with exploring best practices in educational technology professional development all while referencing the ISTE Coaching Standards. Coaching Standard 4: Professional Development and Program Evaluation specifically has us consider how educational technology coaches design, develop, and implement technology rich professional learning programs that model principles of […]

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