Turning on a Dime: Implications of an Unanticipated Shift to Online Learning for Early Field Experiences

The following  abstract, intention and research outline will be used to submit an article  to the Issues in Teacher Education journal for the special edition: Teacher Education in the COVID-19 Era: Perspectives and Possibilities During a Pandemic. Working Title: Turning on a Dime: Implications of an Unanticipated Shift to Online Learning for Early Field Experiences. Targeted Journal: Issues in Teacher … Continue reading Turning on a Dime: Implications of an Unanticipated Shift to Online Learning for Early Field Experiences

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My journey to remote learning

Introduction The last project in my SPU masters degree in Digital Education Leadership (DEL) program is to apply the lessons I have learned to my classroom.  I am working on this practicum at the same time that the world is experiencing the Coronavirus pandemic in early 2020.  As a result of the pandemic, all the…

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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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Putting the Practicum into Practice: Notes from Emergency Remote Learning

I have been part of the Digital Education Leadership (DEL) graduate program at Seattle Pacific University (SPU) for the last 2 years and this final quarter consists of a practicum experience. When school closures occurred, there was a sudden shift in my position and what this practicum experience would actually be. The final practicum became …

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Professional Development and Experiential Learning Opportunities in a COVID 19 Reality

This week I have had the ‘opportunity’ to experience the professional development through digital learning in ways I never thought I would ever experience. Taylor & Maruneau (2016) share theory-based research around experiential learning of the adult learners that is timely and applicable to my (indeed, OUR) current reality as an educator.  “An essential premise … Continue reading Professional Development and Experiential Learning Opportunities in a COVID 19 Reality

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Leveraging the Power of Teacher Innovators & Early Adopters

Teacher-led pilot programs to assess new education technology practices can be an effective way to scaffold risk and entice more reluctant educators to try new teaching methods. In our Seattle Pacific University Digital Education Leadership program, we…

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Digital Citizenship: How do you change the culture of a school, one librarian at a time?

For our last module, we are continuing our work with ISTE Coaching Standard 4: Professional Development and Program Evaluation, Indicator 4: Design, develop, and implement technology rich professional learning programs that model principles of adult learning and promote digital age

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The ideal professional development for computer science instruction

I am fortunate to be enrolled in the Digital Education Leadership (DEL) program at Seattle Pacific University (SPU).  In our current quarter of study, we are examining the use of digital age best practices in professional development and program evaluation.  This is in support of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) coaches standard. …

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Word-Of-Mouth = Evidence-Based: Merging word of mouth momentum with evidence-based EdTech implementation

While learning more about at ISTE Standard 4b, ISTE Standard 4: Professional Development and Program Evaluation Performance Indicator B, I started to wonder about the effect word-of-mouth has on EdTech implementation, strong professional development opportunities and program evaluations by teachers in our schools.  It led me to the question, how can we move from ‘word of …

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Technology and Professional Development

For our EDTC 6106 module 5 I am going to be focusing on ISTE Coaching Standard 4: Professional Development and Program Evaluation:  Performance Indicator B: Design, develop, and implement technology rich professional learning programs that model principles of adult learning and promote digital age best practices in teaching, learning, and assessment. When thinking of technology […]

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