Is SAMR Enough? Module 4: Teacher Practice and Technology Integration

Introduction to Module 4 For my post this week in Module 4 of my fall class, in Educational Technology Leadership I decided to focus on the SAMR model for technology integration. My district uses SAMR as a way to gauge technology integration but I wanted to know if there was a way to use that … Continue reading “Is SAMR Enough? Module 4: Teacher Practice and Technology Integration”

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What is a peer coach facilitating? (Module 4, ISTE-CS: “coach teachers in…”)

I started this module by wondering about the art of asking good questions. Asking questions is a foundational element of peer coaching, and while I’m familiar with the idea of asking questions instead of telling, I was hoping to find a model for asking questions. The word model can be used to mean so many … Continue reading “What is a peer coach facilitating? (Module 4, ISTE-CS: “coach teachers in…”)”

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EDTC 6105: Peer Coaching Without Overwhelming

How can peer coaches support colleagues without overwhelming them? This quarter, at SPU, we’re being asked to practice peer coaching, and of course, I’m beginning to realise how daunting of a task that can truly be. Approaching colleagues with good intentions is not enough to ensure a productive outcome.  We are all busy, new hurdles …

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Supporting Online Learning Environments to Optimize Collaboration

As part of my recent exploration of peer coaching, I have recently examined what it means to peer coach reluctant learners and what the 21st-century feedback loop looks like when peer coaching.  Now we are turning our attention to something more specific and how we can use what we learned thus far to improve lessons. … Continue reading Supporting Online Learning Environments to Optimize Collaboration

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Can one person both lead by example and work as a peer coach?

In response to this sentence, which I wrote in my last blog post: “If I imagine a person embodying all the things stated in the ISTE-CS, I imagine a person who is leading by example and actively advocating for the meaningful integration of technology and education; neither of these characteristics are in line with the … Continue reading “Can one person both lead by example and work as a peer coach?”

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21st Century Skills to Connect Teachers and Coaches: Module 3

Module 3 of EDTC 6105 and my definition of the problem For this week my program is focusing on 21st century learning. The topic alone brings a lot of questions forward, what is 21st century learning? Does it matter to teachers and students? How do you measure 21st century learning? My search for resources didn’t … Continue reading “21st Century Skills to Connect Teachers and Coaches: Module 3”

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“A Tale of Two Attics” or “What Sherlock Doesn’t Know Won’t Hurt Him”

A Literary Indulgence Permit me, if you will, to begin with a rather lengthy quote from the Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet. Here we see Watson describing his new roommate, Sherlock Holmes: His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge. Of…

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