Leading with Vulnerability: The Pathway to Strengthen Communication & Collaboration in Coaching Relationships

Inquiry Question: How can successful coaches model vulnerability to strengthen communication and collaboration in coaching relationships?  Communication and collaboration are such vital components of successful relationships, including coaching partnerships. While they play important roles in successful coaching, it takes time to build these skills and develop trust with those we coach. As Les Foltos (2013) reminds us, “Communication and collaboration skills must…

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Centering Equity within the Four Roles of Peer Coaching

Inquiry Question: How do coaches successfully center equity within each of the four coaching roles?  For the fall course of my SPU Digital Education leadership program, EDTC 6105 focuses on educational technology leadership, specifically through peer coaching. As I continue to learn more about being a successful peer coach and grow in my own experience, I think about the multitude of roles and responsibilities…

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Utilizing Digital Licenses to Engage Learners in Using Seesaw – A Community Engagement Project

For the final project of my EDTC 6104 course this summer, my cohort members and I were tasked with developing and submitting a conference session proposal for a professional learning opportunity. Within this professional learning opportunity, we needed to identify how this training connected to ISTE Coaching Standard 3. As I reflected on the indicators…

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Culturally Responsive Teaching in Digital Learning Environments: Recognizing Implicit Bias, Addressing Equity Gaps, and Fostering Trusting Relationships

Inquiry Question: How can coaches support educators in recognizing their implicit bias, addressing equity gaps, and fostering trusting relationships, to deliver culturally responsive teaching in digital learning environments? While educators plan and prepare for learning in the fall, many of whom already know or are anticipating that this learning will happen virtually, there are many…

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Let’s Get Personal: Personalizing Professional Development in Remote, Blended, & In-person Learning Environments

Inquiry Question: How can coaches personalize professional development for educators in remote, blended, and in-person learning environments, to support them in the effective use of technology?  With many districts and schools announcing that they will be moving to full remote learning or a hybrid model for the fall, I am thinking about how educators will…

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Effectively Fostering Learning-Focused Relationships in Remote Learning & Blended Learning Environments

Inquiry Question: How can coaches effectively foster learning-focused relationships with educators and support them in best practices for instruction, especially in remote learning or blended learning environments? As I explored my inquiry question for module 1, I focused my investigation on the first indicator from ISTE Coaching Standard 3. 3a. Establish trusting and respectful coaching relationships…

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Culminating Passion Project: A Global Collaboration with Field Experts

Throughout this semester in our EDTC 6103 course, my cohort members and I worked to complete global collaborative projects. For my project, my 4/5 students completed a culminating passion project, where they selected a topic of interest, researched that topic and generated interview questions for experts, conducted interviews with field experts, designed final products, and…

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Personalized Learning Enhanced Through App Smashing with Flipgrid

Inquiry Question: How can technology coaches collaborate with educators and use digital tools to develop personalized learning environments for their students? As I navigate through the current teaching environment of remote learning, and as I begin to reflect on the beginning of a new school year in the fall, I am thinking about how educators…

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Cultivating Community, Fostering Empathy, & Enriching Learning with Podcasting

  ‘https://anchor.fm/cory-cummings Inquiry Question: How can educators use technology to enrich project-based learning, foster empathy, and cultivate a collaborative community that inspires others? Community.  Empathy. Authentic, meaningful learning. As educators, these are things that we are constantly looking to model, foster, and strengthen in our classrooms. Right now in remote learning, these are also components…

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Enhancing Assessments to Drive Instruction with Pear Deck

Inquiry Question: How can educators use technology to enhance assessment design, allowing for increased student engagement, a differentiated learner experience, and effective data-collection, to drive their instruction? Remote learning has provided me with an intentional opportunity to critically reflect on the assessments I use with my students and evaluate how they can best be used…

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