Improving a Learning Activity

ISTE Standards for Educators 2.d Model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate, and use information resources to support research and learning. This week I was tasked with coaching a fellow educator in improving a learning activity. “Peer coaches work to improve a learning activity that is commonly […]

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Anchors of Questioning Propel Innovative Design.

Dr. Les Foltos writes on how educators intentional utilizing technology to support the 21st-century learning students will need to be successful students and employees in Peer Coaching: Unlocking the Power of Collaboration. While sharing about a time he worked with educators at Microsoft he writes “They concluded that a teacher who was effective at integrating … Continue reading Anchors of Questioning Propel Innovative Design.

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A 21st Century lesson plan in Computer Science

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) defines a set of standards for educational coaches.  The coaching standard includes the requirement of designing relevant and effective lesson plans.  In my Digital Education Leadership program, we are asked to work with a peer to create a modern lesson plan for our subject area.  For me, this…

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The Coaching Cycle and Time Management

Establishing trust when starting a coaching relationship is key before all else but once this trust has been built and the framework is sturdy, what does the cycle of implementation and learning look like as well as the wrap up and reflection? Diane Sweeney has created the Results Based Coaching Tool (click link to have …

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Essential Questions

Essential questions provide context for individual understandings or skills. They connect the small to the large, the known to what still must be explored. If designed well and integrated into instruction, they help students think bigger, communicate b…

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ISTE for Coaches – Co-planning 21st century learning activities

ISTE-C Standard 1: Visionary Leadershipd. Implement strategies for initiating and sustaining technology innovations and manage the change process in schools and classrooms ISTE-C Standard 2: Teaching, Learning, and Assessmentf. Coach teachers in and model incorporation of research-based best practices in instructional design when planning technology-enhanced learning experiences Inquiry Question:How can we use SAMR model to …

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Learning First, Tech Second

Technology coaches demonstrate professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions in content, pedagogical, and technological areas as well as adult learning and leadership and are continuously deepening their knowledge and expertise. ISTE Coaching Standard 6: Content Knowledge and Professional Growth If I could pick one ISTE standard that has become a mantra for me throughout this experience […]

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Don’t Forget Discourse

For module 3 in our EDTC 6105 course I focused in on ISTE Coaching Standard 2f: f. Coach teachers in and model incorporation of research-based best practices in instructional design when planning technology-enhanced learning experience.  When integrating technology into learning in the classroom there are many instructional design aspects that come into play. One such […]

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Effective learning experiences in computer science

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) defines a set of standards for educational coaches.  The coaching standard includes the requirement of designing relevant and effective lesson plans.  In computer science, educators often interpret the ‘relevant and effective’ part of this requirement as teaching the latest programming languages on the latest development environments.  While learning…

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