“Try It, You’ll Like It”: Formative Assessment in Professional Development

When powerful digital formative assessment tools are woven into professional development, they help teachers reflect on their own learning while giving them the practice and confidence to use these tools in their own classrooms. Through my work in Seat…

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A Data-Driven Approach to Professional Development

In this post I would like to explore how data can be used to support key adult learning principals for professional development, including practical, problem-centered instruction and autonomy. &#16…

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Protocols: Safe Havens for Discussion

Education protocols are guidelines for efficient, respectful and productive discussions about teaching practices. Though many different education protocols have been developed, all attempt to provide participants with a safe space for sharing and impro…

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Social Coding: Engaging Girls in K-8 Computer Science

In module 1 of our DEL program class Digital Learning Environments, we are looking at ISTE Coaching Standard 3 “Technology coaches create and support effective digital age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students” (ISTE, 2011).&#1…

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Neuroscience and Learning

With advances in brain imaging, neuroscientists can now observe what happens in students’ brains while they are learning in real time. As a result, neuroscience and education researchers are collaborating in ways that benefits both disciplines and may have far reaching effects in how students are taught. In this Module in our class Teaching, Learning, … Continue reading “Neuroscience and Learning”

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