ISTE 3&6 Citizen and Facilitator

Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world. 3a. Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community. 3b. Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media …

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Should administrators focus on faculty professional development more than student learning targets?

The relationships among professional development (PD), effective teaching, and student outcomes are scrutinized through standards- or outcomes-oriented teacher improvement projects and the research studies that follow them. However, links between faculty PD and faculty effectiveness don’t exist apart from other factors, such as the role … Continue readingShould administrators focus on faculty professional development more than student learning targets?

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What PD leaders and learners need to know about assessment reporting in high pressure accountability contexts

High-stakes accountability pressures can conflict with faculty implementation of best disciplinary and pedagogical practices (Meuwissen, 2017). In both public postsecondary and public K-12 education in the United States, the tension between, on the one hand, funding-  and policy-driven expectations at the state and institution levels … Continue readingWhat PD leaders and learners need to know about assessment reporting in high pressure accountability contexts

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Research, realism, and relationship: Empowering PD partnership between teachers and institutions

The shift to Common Core State Standards in 2010 not only changed teaching and learning by greatly increasing and standardizing emphasis on student knowledge construction and problem-solving, but were accompanied by an associated accountability movement that ties high-stakes testing of student outcomes to teacher evaluation. … Continue readingResearch, realism, and relationship: Empowering PD partnership between teachers and institutions

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Web Accessibility: A Team Approach

Check out this dyslexic font.  I’m not dyslexic, but I love using this font because I do have a bit of hyperopia. Fortunately, thanks to the accessibility features in the course LMS I use, both my dyslexic students and I can opt to have our … Continue readingWeb Accessibility: A Team Approach

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Using Open Educational Resources to Support Academic Achievement in a First-year Humanities Class

Well-designed digital learning environments combine effective management strategies with collaborative learning processes (ISTE Coaching Standard 3: Digital Learning Environments). Open Educational Resources (OERs) are instructional materials (such as textbooks, multimedia learning tools, and lesson plans) that can be used free of charge by instructors and … Continue readingUsing Open Educational Resources to Support Academic Achievement in a First-year Humanities Class

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Archives and Analysis

Extending Literary Interpretation through Archival Research and Global Collaboration Visit the Website for this Project   Goals The goals of a 100 level college Introduction to Literature course include learning the rudiments of literary analysis, considering how literature interprets the human condition, and analyzing the … Continue readingArchives and Analysis

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