Coaching & Technology Integration

For this module of our course, we have been reflecting on how we can help peers co-plan learning activities. We have been working ISTE’s standards […]

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21st Century Coaching

For this module of our course, we have been focusing on 21st century learning and how we can use that in our coaching relationships. This […]

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A Global Cardboard Collaboration Challenge

This semester we were tasked with designing and completing a global collaborative project. With the many changes that have been happening in education due to […]

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Empowering Students through Individualized Keyboarding Goals

Formal keyboarding is now being taught in many elementary schools, sometimes beginning in Kindergarten.  One of the main reasons for teaching typing this young is the standardized tests that are now taken on computers.  As educators, we want our students focused on answering the question, not spending their precious time and mental energy struggling with […]

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EDTC 6103 Promoting Student Inquiry through Community Partnerships

This week we began a new quarter looking at a new set of standards.  Moving away from ISTE student standards, we are moving into standards for teachers, looking closely at ISTE Teaching Standard #1, Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity.  I was inspired by AJ Juliani’s blogpost, 10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching, and how it … Continue reading “EDTC 6103 Promoting Student Inquiry through Community Partnerships”

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EDTC 6105 | Module 1 Resolution

Triggering Event: What skills and characteristics help draw learning partners to technology coaches? ISTE-C Standard 1: Visionary Leadership b. Contribute to the planning, development, communication, implementation, and evaluation of technology-infused strategic plans at the district and school levels d. Implement strategies for initiating and sustaining technology innovations and manage the change process in schools and […]

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Global Collaborative Project Reflection | EDTC 6103

Fourth grade students in classrooms across the country experienced the power of descriptive writing and collaborating through the Monster Exchange Project! This unit was part of a Global Collaboration Project (GCP) for my EDTC 6103 course which focused on giving students the opportunity to share their work and collaborate outside of the classroom. Global Collaborative Projects help students become connected learners […]

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Using Universal Design to Differentiate Instruction

As part of my recent exploration of peer coaching, I have recently explored what it means to peer coach and what 21st century learning looks like in the classroom. Now, my attention has progressed to think about lesson improvement within the peer coaching process. As previously discussed, effective learning challenges students to shift from simple consumers of information, to […]

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