Leveraging Digital Tools for Instruction Outside the Classroom: Community Engagement Project, EDTC 6102

It’s been a wonderful opportunity to invest time and energy into a project which ultimately helps me do my job better.  Though I am not currently a classroom teacher and do not have typical instructional responsibilities in my day to day work, I do constantly convey important information about the WA State teacher certification process …

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A Strong Hex Foundation to Professional Learning

What are key ideas to designing professional learning that includes a process of ongoing evaluation that emphasizes improvements for using technology for high-impact teaching and learning? Based on ISTE Coaching Standard 5C #1 Consistent purpose …

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Exploring the how and why adult brains learn

(…and what that means for professional development) While the neuroscience and study of brain development, aging, and learning continues to expand, here are a few insights I found particularly insightful to explain how adult brains …

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Regional Teacher Professional Learning and Technology – Module 5

Involving Many Stakeholders Like some of my colleagues in the Digital Education Leadership M.Ed. Program at Seattle Pacific University, this quarter has led me to think more broadly about professional development for teachers and specifically professional development through technology. Much of the learning this quarter has been new and valuable to me as a first … Continue reading “Regional Teacher Professional Learning and Technology – Module 5”

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Best Practices in Professional Learning: Admin as Building Tech Leaders – Module 4

A New Generation I heard this week that the PEW Research Center identified a generational shift for those born after 1996. They are now known as the post-millennial generation while awaiting an official name, (Dimok, 2018). It is interesting that the movement of education mirrors life and society. Just as we have moved into a … Continue reading “Best Practices in Professional Learning: Admin as Building Tech Leaders – Module 4”

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Changing the Mindset of School Leaders Through the Empowerment of Instructional Coaches

I have recently explored ISTE Coaching Standard to try to understand how professional learning impacts explicitly the use of education technology. This week specifically I looked at the influence of school leadership or administration and how they influence the professional learning and educational technology adoption process of the staff. Taking advantage of technology in the classroom makes…

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Connecting PLCs to Local and Global PLNs: Module 3

Begin with the End in Mind This quarter we continue to investigate ISTE-C Standard 4b about how Educational Technology coaches can model principles of adult learning while demonstrating best practices in professional development. It makes sense that we are spending our entire quarter considering this standard because of the importance professional development could play in … Continue reading “Connecting PLCs to Local and Global PLNs: Module 3”

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Personalization of Adult Learning in Technology Training

ISTE Coaching Standard 4: Professional Development and Program Evaluation How do you get adults to be involved in the planning and evaluation of their online instruction? My interest in this question stems from the fact that I want adults to take more interest in the process of their learning.  Specifically speaking getting in on personalized … Continue reading Personalization of Adult Learning in Technology Training

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Designing a District Professional Learning Plan

In the DEL program course, Professional Development & Program Evaluation, we’re challenged with exploring best practices in educational technology professional development all while referencing the ISTE Coaching Standards. Coaching Standard 4: Professional Development and Program Evaluation specifically has us consider how educational technology coaches design, develop, and implement technology rich professional learning programs that model principles of […]

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