How to structure and facilitate professional development in 2021?

Exploring the structure of professional development and the role of technology platforms and tools What is the essential purpose of professional development? How should professional development be structured? How do current technology platforms and tools …

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Peer Coaching: Four Essential Tools for Any Toolbox

Becoming a coach during a pandemic has been interesting! While several strategies seem to apply better in person, here are four insights that have become an essential part of my coaching toolbox: building a connection, …

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Adjusting for 21st century learning by asking questions and modeling computational thinking

With so many current unknowns circulating on the physical environment and access to resources, how can educators effectively teach 21st century skills and standards? How can peer-coaches help teachers navigate this difficult year, with possibly …

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Identifying 21st Century Learning Skills and Tips for Peer Coaches

What are essential skills for learning in the 21st Century? How are they defined by OSPI? How can teachers encourage these skills in their classrooms and encourage student-centric learning? At their essence, 21st Century Learning …

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Empowering Families – a Resource

How can educators partner with families to encourage growth mindset, enhance student resilience and learning outcomes, assess their child’s learning like a teacher and offer support like a coach? Here’s an interactive document of resources …

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Enabling Inquiry as a Peer Coach

Does clear communication allow for effective collaboration by valuing individuals? How does utilizing the tools for each component individual enable inquiry? What are the components of clear communication? Clear communication plays an important role in …

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Peer Coach as Change Agent

What does it mean to be a peer coach? What does the ISTE Coaching Standard 1 mean by Change Agent? How does a peer coach embody these desired standards and traits? How can coaches navigate …

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Creating Collaborative Environments through Language and Tech Tools – Getting Started!

Through specific language phrases and intentional technology tools, create collaborative environments to encourage participation and engagement.  This includes strategies for synchronous and asynchronous communication based upon research in neurological learning, technology interaction, language, and communication. …

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Redefining “Teacher”

Who is a teacher? What is their role? Vocation, Profession, a mix of both? As thousands start the year online, face to face, or in various hybrid models, what is the new role of teachers …

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The Power of Language

Using language to challenge historical inequities, promote rigorous differentiated instruction, and empower student ownership of learning for 2020-2021 Regardless of models adopted for the fall, to create a collaborative community teachers and staff need to …

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