If You Say Tomayto and I Say Tomahto then Why are We Debating Potayto? The Importance of Communication and Collaboration to Successful Peer Coaching.

Teaching is a hard job in the best of times.  Add in a pandemic that requires the ability to teach in-person, remotely, or some combination there-of, and more questions than answers will surely arise.  Teachers need help and support and hopefully this is where peer coaches can come into play, but where do coaches even begin to …

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Communicating in a Virtual Space

For my EDTC 6105 course we are continuing to talk about communication, coaching and how communication plays a role in successful coaching. Over the last couple weeks we have been talking about how coaches can build trust, set goals and … Continue reading

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Is Coaching Remotely Necessary in the Era of Remote Learning?

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” —Mahatma Gandhi “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” —Mother Teresa “Educators often say that education is frustratingly isolating. And if you talk with them about collaboration, you quickly learn that they know it …

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Learning to Navigate the Many Roles of a Peer Coach

It’s the fall of 2020 and this quarter for my EDTC 6105 course in the Digital Education Leadership program at Seattle Pacific University we are focusing on peer coaching. For this first blog post my focus is on ISTE Coaching … Continue reading

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Reflections on peer coaching in education

My Seattle Pacific University (SPU) class in the Digital Education Leadership master’s program spent this quarter working with a peer to improve an existing lesson plan.  We are currently studying coaching standards defined by the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE).  I was looking forward to this quarter for several reasons.  In this article,…

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Peer Coaching Project

This is the second year for me taking the DEL program at Seattle Pacific University. This quarter we learned from Dr. Foltos and Dr. Wicks on how to be a productive tech coach and what essential coaching skills determine the effect and success of peer coaching. We have an incredible opportunity to practice the coaching …

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Protocols: Safe Havens for Discussion

Education protocols are guidelines for efficient, respectful and productive discussions about teaching practices. Though many different education protocols have been developed, all attempt to provide participants with a safe space for sharing and impro…

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Sustaining innovation in computer science education

In my Digital Education Leadership program, we are working with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards for educational coaches.  The coaching standard includes the requirement of designing relevant and effective lesson plans.  This past quarter, we have worked on revising and improving a lesson plan with a peer faculty member.  I have learned…

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Educational Technology Exploration 2019-12-08 11:21:27

ISTE-Coaching Standard 2: Teaching, Learning, and Assessment  f. Coach teachers in and model incorporation of research-based best practices in instructional design when planning technology-enhanced learning experiences  Standard 6: Content Knowledge and Professional Growth  b. Engage in continuous learning to deepen professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions in organizational change and leadership, project management, and adult learning …

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ISTE-Coaching: Supporting and Sustaining Successful Coaching

ISTE Coaching Standards ISTE-C Standard 2: Teaching, Learning, and Assessment f. Coach teachers in and model incorporation of research-based best practices in instructional design when planning technology-enhanced learning experiences Standard 6: Content Knowledge and Professional Growth b. Engage in continuous learning to deepen professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions in organizational change and leadership, project management, …

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