EDTC6016 Module 4 Resolution: Building Relationships Between Educators and Administrators on a Foundation of Trust

Overview What does a successful marriage, a first-time skydiver, and a educator/administrator relationship have in common?  They all rely on a foundation of trust. A marriage between a couple who lack trust in one another will likely end in divorce.  A skydiver who lacks trust in their instructor or equipment may plunge to their death. …

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Module 3 Resolution: Collaborative Learning Strategies for Professional Development

Overview After many conversations with educators and administrators, collaborations with my digital education leadership master’s cohort, a few months of pouring over professional development research, and reflections on my own experiences I can confidently say that most educator professional development opportunities are lacking in one way or another.  A few repeated sentiments include: most PD …

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Module 3 Reflection: Setting Goals and Establishing Norms

For the past four years I have taught an English support class for students who need a little extra help being successful in school, and particularly in reading and writing.  While I typically change up my lessons each year, hoping to grow off of successes and missed opportunities, one unit that has remained mostly intact […]

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Module 3 Reflection: Empowering Teachers to Create Effective Learning Environments

Overview In my studies for my digital education leadership master’s program, I have frequently been reminded that effective teaching strategies are not dependent on the learners or the environment.  Specifically, many great teaching ideas I come across for my ninth grade classroom are just as relevant to a group of teachers learning about technology.  This […]

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ISTE Teaching Standard 4 Reflection

References: K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum | Common Sense Media. (n.d.). Retrieved May 27, 2016, from https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/digital-citizenship SAMR Model – Technology Is Learning. (n.d.). Retrieved May 25, 2016, from https://sites.google.com/a/msad60.org/technology-is-learning/samr-model Standards for Teachers. (n.d.). Retrieved May 25, 2016, from http://www.iste.org/standards/ISTE-standards/standards-for-teachers

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Evaluations and Communication in Digital Education

Overview The end of the school year often meets me with mixed emotions.  As hard as it to say goodbye to students, it is exciting to imagine what their futures will bring.  While I thirst for the summer off, I dread the lack of routine and separation from the school environment. Other educators may have differing end-of-year […]

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