Program Evaluation PD

New technology programs are constantly being developed by various companies and a lot of these programs are being adopted by districts. In my own experience when my district adopts a new piece of technology we are given one and even …

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Coaching & The Cycle of Learning: How Learning Should Out Weigh The Shiny Digital Tools.

Instructional coaching takes investment on many levels. Katarina Schwartz (2019), talks about how to support teachers as they maximize the use of technology in classrooms and how coaches can support the teacher through the process in Coaching Teachers To Become Powerful Users of Classroom Tech.  The success of a coaching relationship is built on relationships… Continue reading Coaching & The Cycle of Learning: How Learning Should Out Weigh The Shiny Digital Tools.

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Digital Classroom Commons

Online classroom spaces that enable students and teachers to interact in creative and adaptive ways are making their way to the K-8 level. Young students can use these spaces to access differentiated lessons and show their understanding in ways that we…

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Math and Technology

This year I have been reflecting on my math instruction. My class this year is unique in that I have about 50% of students preforming below standard and about 25% preforming two grade levels below standard. Additionally, this year I am pressed for time and find with time restraints and a classroom of diverse needs […]

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Coaching Teachers

This week, I am referring to ISTE Coaching Standard 2: Teaching Learning and Assessments. 2e- Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences using differentiation, including adjusting content, process, product and learning environment based on student readiness levels, learning styles, interests and personal goals. Last year, I took a class through […]

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Open-Door Policy in the Classroom

Teaching Leadership: Standard 8 – Present professional practice for the review of colleagues When I think about all the different times I have been able to discuss, exhibit, mentor, and design “professional practice for the review of colleagues”, the one … Continue reading

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Supporting Technology Integration Within Schools

This quarter as part of Seattle Pacific University’s EDTC 6103 Teaching, Learning, and Assessment 2 course, I investigated the question: …

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ISTE Standard 2 for Coaches – Leadership, Trust and Paving the Way for All Involved

“Leadership is a choice, it is not a rank. I know many people at the senior levels of organizations who are absolutely not leaders. They are authorities and we do what they say because they have authority over us but we would not follow them and I know many people who are at the bottoms …

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Focusing on the Important Rather than the Urgent

Standard 1 of Teaching Leadership: Teacher leaders model ethical and moral behavior. Dilemma:  In the demanding educational profession, how do we determine what is a priority? “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” Dwight … Continue reading

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