Best Practices for Providing Meaningful Feedback

Inquiry Question: What are best practices that coaches should apply when providing meaningful feedback to educators during professional learning? For module 3, I am continuing to explore professional learning, and my research focuses on indicator 5b from ISTE Coaching Standard 5: Professional Learning Facilitator. As I researched to understand best practices when providing feedback, I…

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Professional Learning: the Importance of Empathy and Environment

How do adults learn according to neurological research? How then should professional learning be designed and implemented? How does facilitating active learning and providing feedback lead to building the capacity of educators? ISTE Coaching Standard …

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Enhancing 21st Century Learning Skills through Project-based Learning

Inquiry Question: How can coaches support teachers in the effective implementation of project-based learning in a variety of learning environments to enhance 21st-century skills?  In this module of our EDTC 6105 course, the focus has been centered on 21st century learning and how coaches can use their knowledge of those competencies to drive their work with educators. As I reflected on my…

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Utilizing Digital Licenses to Engage Learners in Using Seesaw – A Community Engagement Project

For the final project of my EDTC 6104 course this summer, my cohort members and I were tasked with developing and submitting a conference session proposal for a professional learning opportunity. Within this professional learning opportunity, we needed to identify how this training connected to ISTE Coaching Standard 3. As I reflected on the indicators…

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Creating Collaborative Environments through Language and Tech Tools – Getting Started!

Through specific language phrases and intentional technology tools, create collaborative environments to encourage participation and engagement.  This includes strategies for synchronous and asynchronous communication based upon research in neurological learning, technology interaction, language, and communication. …

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Culturally Responsive Teaching in Digital Learning Environments: Recognizing Implicit Bias, Addressing Equity Gaps, and Fostering Trusting Relationships

Inquiry Question: How can coaches support educators in recognizing their implicit bias, addressing equity gaps, and fostering trusting relationships, to deliver culturally responsive teaching in digital learning environments? While educators plan and prepare for learning in the fall, many of whom already know or are anticipating that this learning will happen virtually, there are many…

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The Power of Language

Using language to challenge historical inequities, promote rigorous differentiated instruction, and empower student ownership of learning for 2020-2021 Regardless of models adopted for the fall, to create a collaborative community teachers and staff need to …

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Let’s Get Personal: Personalizing Professional Development in Remote, Blended, & In-person Learning Environments

Inquiry Question: How can coaches personalize professional development for educators in remote, blended, and in-person learning environments, to support them in the effective use of technology?  With many districts and schools announcing that they will be moving to full remote learning or a hybrid model for the fall, I am thinking about how educators will…

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Modeling technology tools in professional development

“Starting with vision allows professional development work to be messy. Learning isn’t linear, and it isn’t easy. It’s strongest when it involves challenge, is collaborative, and is supported and celebrated along the way. Teachers are …

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Effectively Fostering Learning-Focused Relationships in Remote Learning & Blended Learning Environments

Inquiry Question: How can coaches effectively foster learning-focused relationships with educators and support them in best practices for instruction, especially in remote learning or blended learning environments? As I explored my inquiry question for module 1, I focused my investigation on the first indicator from ISTE Coaching Standard 3. 3a. Establish trusting and respectful coaching relationships…

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