EDTC 6104 Community Engagement Project: A Reflection

Technology and information systems have received much attention in education…

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The Efficacy of Digital Learning Content and Tools: Essential Points to Consider

Educators worldwide have leveraged digital technology in teaching and learning…

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Digital Content in Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) and Personalized Learning (PL): What Should Educators Do?

Digital content refers to the online curriculum and instructional materials…

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Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) in Personalized Learning (PL): What Matters?

Cultural responsiveness is part of an ever-evolving orientation and pedagogy…

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What if Professional Development Could Be…Fun!?

As has been oft-discussed on this blog, as well as among communities of teachers since time immemorial, professional development (PD) activities are quite frequently dull, irrelevant, time-consuming, and centered around a single expert delivering one-size-fits-all content to a group of workshop attendees.  This is not an effective approach to adult learning (or any learning, really), …

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Meaningful Feedback in Online Professional Development

Just as online teaching and learning became a necessity for K-12 and postsecondary students during the COVID-19 pandemic, so too did online professional learning activities for educators at all levels.  Not only have professional development (PD) activities primarily been held in virtual spaces over the last two years (both synchronously and asynchronously), but often the …

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Best practices in professional development: What educational institutions might have to learn from the business sector

Though it’s generally acknowledged that education theory and practice inform adult learning and professional development activities in all kinds of domains, the connection between education research/best practices and teaching/learning as it occurs in corporate environments is perhaps less explored.  For the purposes of this investigation, I’m interested in finding exemplars of professional learning design and implementation that are taking place outside of K-12 schools and higher education institutions.  How are best practices in education …

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How to be a good global citizens

Global Collaborative Project When it comes to Global Collaborative, I immediately remembered the first article read on the Zoom blog. This article introduced an international organization called Reach The World. They use Zoom to connect volunteer teachers who went to different countries and share cross-cultural experiences with students back in the United States. Allow students […]

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Instructional Coaching Reflection, Digital Literacy

This quarter I’ve had the opportunity to dust off some of my classroom teaching skills and come alongside a friend and fellow teacher to help her think critically about a 6th grade nonfiction English/Language Arts unit she’ll be teaching this Fall. In this unit, which is approximately one month in length (3-4 weeks), 6th grade students …

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