Preservice Teachers & COVID 19: So Much Depends on the Field Experience

Originally presented at the Seattle Pacific University 2020 Global Symposium on Educational Innovations and Reform When K-12 schools in the United States closed in response to the COVID 19 pandemic, it brought about an abrupt end to the field experienc…

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On Whether Too Many People Are Going to College

Charles Murray (2017) did not mince words when he wrote, “It would be nice if everyone could acquire a fully formed liberal education, but they cannot” (p. 377). Murray (2017) further explains, “We are once again looking at the 20 percent tops, a…

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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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Walking the walk… CS for Me!

CS for All CS for All was created by the United States Department of Education (US DOE), during the Obama administration, with the goal of “empower[ing] a generation of American students with the computer science skills they need to thrive in a digital economy” (Smith, 2016). Although the …

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Advocating for Students: Responding to Parents’ Negative Feelings About Technology Use in School

In responding to the concerns of parents who have negative feelings about an increase in technology use at school, my approach would be one of advocacy for students – and, really, the combined interest of teachers and parents to provide the best learning environment for the children they care about. One

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EDTC 6106: ISTE Coaching Standard 4b: “Creating a Culture and Conditions for Innovation and Change” in Professional Learning

ISTE Coaching Standard 4 provides three benchmarks for technology coaches to conduct needs assessments, develop technology-related professional learning programs and evaluate the impact on instructional practice and student learning. My focus is on per…

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EDTC 6106: ISTE Coaching Standard 4b: Digital Age Best Practices in Teacher Professional Development

ISTE Coaching Standard 4 provides three benchmarks for technology coaches to conduct needs assessments, develop technology-related professional learning programs and evaluate the impact on instructional practice and student learning. My focus is on per…

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EDTC 6105: ISTE Coaching Standard 4b: Applying Principles of Adult Learning

ISTE Coaching Standard 4 provides three benchmarks for technology coaches to conduct needs assessments, develop technology-related professional learning programs and evaluate the impact on instructional practice and student learning. My focus is on per…

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EDTC 6105: ISTE Coaching Standard 4b: Utilizing Technology for PD

ISTE Coaching Standard 4 provides three benchmarks for technology coaches to conduct needs assessments, develop technology-related professional learning programs and evaluate the impact on instructional practice and student learning. My focus is on per…

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