Global Learning Networks

For module 2 in our course EDTC 6103 we focused on two ISTE standards. ISTE Standard 1 Learner: Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student …

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How can observing other teachers be used for tech professional development?

  Currently, in my graduate course work, we are looking more closely at ISTE Standards for Educators. Standard 1 is: Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning. Under this standard there are three indicators, the first being: Set […]

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Future Ready Schools: A Framework for Collaborative Leadership

As I considered ISTE educator standard 2c which calls for multiple stakeholders to participate in shaping learning through technology, I kept thinking of the popular saying ‘it takes a village to raise a child.’ Like most educators, I have seen wonderful things happen when a community of learning forms around a student. A healthy community […]

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Professional Development-Improving Digital Literacy through Peer Modeling

It shouldn’t be a surprise that experts support the idea of incorporating technology into new and existing learning models to facilitate deeper and different skill sets than those taught by conventional methods today.  The biggest push for more technology adoption in education is to move the educational system away from antiquated models developed during the … Continue reading Professional Development-Improving Digital Literacy through Peer Modeling

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Boost your professional learning network with Twitter chats

Back in my first year as a middle school science teacher, I asked experienced colleagues, “When will I know what I am doing as a teacher?” One said it would be at least three years. Another forecasted five. Well, I am approaching the end of my fifth year, and I have come to know what … Continue reading “Boost your professional learning network with Twitter chats”

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Co-learning, Co-teaching, and Cogenerative Dialogues to Improve Learning and Teaching Outcomes

What happens when you allow two people with seemingly different backgrounds to work together?  Great collaboration! This is true of a program co-sponsored by the Center for Educational Equity and Big Brother/ Big Sister that paired 9-14 year old girls with adult women to learn about computers.  The little and big sisters would meet to … Continue reading Co-learning, Co-teaching, and Cogenerative Dialogues to Improve Learning and Teaching Outcomes

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How can teachers best collaborate asynchronously using technology?

  For my current course (Teaching, Learning, and Assessment II) in my Digital Education Leadership Program at Seattle Pacific University, we are looking at the ISTE Standards for Educators. These standards are fairly new, having been “refreshed” in 2017.  For this first module in this course, we are looking at Standard 4 – Collaborator: Educators […]

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Google Classroom for Teacher Collaboration

Collaboration. It’s one of the biggest buzzwords in education, and when done properly can take your teaching to the next level. The problem is that time is not something teachers have a lot of. What tools exist for asynchronous collaboration that will actually make life easier while enhancing student learning? This was my guiding question […]

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