Peer vs. Peer Coach vs. Coach (Module 2, ISTE-CS)

I have a million and one questions this quarter as we continue to think about peer coaching and the ISTE Coaching Standards. Most of them seem to center on two main questions: What is it that we do? What does this master’s program qualify someone to do? What is peer coaching? As a start to an … Continue reading “Peer vs. Peer Coach vs. Coach (Module 2, ISTE-CS)”

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EDTC 6105: Establishing Trust Before Technology in the Classroom

In my previous blogpost, I began looking at how peer coaches can inspire and assist teachers with technology implementation.  Continuing to use ISTE Coaching Standards (2f) to drive inquiry, I am now looking specifically at the importance of establishing trust. A recent study surveyed 250 teachers regarding technology in the classroom. They found that 78% …

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Collegial Relationships and Instructional Coaching: Module 2

Introduction to Module 2 and My Question This week I was thinking about developing professional relationships when in a new role. I wanted to reflect on that process and find out what was normal. At the same time I wanted to consider ISTE 1 d for coaches, how coaches advocate for change, that is the … Continue reading “Collegial Relationships and Instructional Coaching: Module 2”

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Coaching Reluctant Educators and Learning Generational Expectations

This week in the Digital Educational Leadership program at Seattle Pacific University, I am exploring the roles of communication and collaboration in peer coaching as they align with ISTE Coaching Standards 1 & 2. Foltos asserted that “A skillful coach uses communication skills to encourage a collaborating teacher to think more deeply about a topic … Continue reading Coaching Reluctant Educators and Learning Generational Expectations

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Coach vs. Expert/Consultant/Mentor/Trainer/Tutor (6105 Module 1, ISTE-CS)

This quarter we are tackling the role of coaching. We have touched on specific ISTE Coaching Standards in past quarters, but this quarter we are really digging into what coaching is. And over the last two weeks, some of my peers and I have been thinking really hard about the distinction between a coach and an … Continue reading “Coach vs. Expert/Consultant/Mentor/Trainer/Tutor (6105 Module 1, ISTE-CS)”

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About Me

I am an elementary technology specialist at a public school in the Pacific Northwest.  I have my National Board Certification as a Early Childhood Generalist and received my M.A.T. from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2005. I was a classroom teacher (teaching grades K-3) for 10 years before transitioning to my current role.  My areas […]

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Bridging the Gap: From Teachers to Technology Coaches Module 1

New Learning This week I am writing my first blog post for a new quarter, one where we will explore what it means to be a servant leader following the model of a peer coach. Through the quarter my classmates and I will use those two frameworks to investigate the integration of technology into instruction. … Continue reading “Bridging the Gap: From Teachers to Technology Coaches Module 1”

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