The Gift of Peer Coaching

Everyone should have the opportunity to collaborate with co-workers in meaningful ways. I am fortunate to have two important colleagues I have ‘grown up with’ in a professional sense. Wauneta and Sandra are remarkable educators and astounding leaders I have worked with and for since student teaching so many years ago. What makes our relationship … Continue reading The Gift of Peer Coaching

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Reflecting on EDTC 6105

We spent this quarter working on our Coaching practice while reviewing the ISTE Coaching Standards. I really enjoyed this quarter because we got to practice what we were learning in real-life situations and it corresponded nicely with my new position as a Digital Learning Coach. This quarter, I paired with my last year’s 6th grade […]

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A Foray Into Coaching ~

I recently read an article about coaching with the title, Instructional Coaching – A Springboard not a Scarlet Letter, and this phrase has stuck with me.  While practicing coaching skills with a teacher at my school, I quickly realized that because we have a strong foundation of trust built, the conversation focused on how to deepen …

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Coaching a Peer

The Community Engagement project for our Educational Technology Leadership class this quarter consisted of coaching a teacher to help them improve a lesson by focusing on areas that promote 21st century skills including: Support for standards such as C…

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Reflecting on Coaching in EDTC 6105

For my EDTC DEL 6105 course this quarter I worked on a community engagement project, where I coached a peer to help them integrate technology into their classroom. ISTE Coaching Standard 1 Visionary Leadership states that “Technology Coaches inspire and participate in the development and implementation of a shared vision for the comprehensive integration of […]

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Reflections on peer coaching in education

My Seattle Pacific University (SPU) class in the Digital Education Leadership master’s program spent this quarter working with a peer to improve an existing lesson plan.  We are currently studying coaching standards defined by the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE).  I was looking forward to this quarter for several reasons.  In this article,…

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Peer Coaching Project

This is the second year for me taking the DEL program at Seattle Pacific University. This quarter we learned from Dr. Foltos and Dr. Wicks on how to be a productive tech coach and what essential coaching skills determine the effect and success of peer coaching. We have an incredible opportunity to practice the coaching …

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Technology Integration in Teacher Education Programs: Considerations for Organizational Change 

The number of available digital learning tools continues to grow exponentially, as does their adoption by stakeholders at all levels in the educational ecosystem (Davis, 2018). Therefore, it is imperative that developing preservice teachers’ expertise …

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Building Capacity as a Coach

ISTE Standard 6: Content Knowledge and Professional Growth b. engage in continuous learning to deepen professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions in organizational change and leadership, project management, and adult learning to improve professional practice. c. regularly evaluate and reflect on their professional practice and dispositions to improve and strengthen their ability to effectively model and […]

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Leadership Qualities of a Coach

This quarter as part of Seattle Pacific University’s EDTC 6105 Educational Technology course, I investigated the question: “What leadership behaviors/ …

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