Leading with Vulnerability: The Pathway to Strengthen Communication & Collaboration in Coaching Relationships

Inquiry Question: How can successful coaches model vulnerability to strengthen communication and collaboration in coaching relationships?  Communication and collaboration are such vital components of successful relationships, including coaching partnerships. While they play important roles in successful coaching, it takes time to build these skills and develop trust with those we coach. As Les Foltos (2013) reminds us, “Communication and collaboration skills must…

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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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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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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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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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A Pinch, a Dash and a Smidgen ~ Blending 21st Century Skills with Proven Practices

I tend to be a simple cook.  Generally, I make what I am familiar with, either from what I grew up eating or what I figured out how to make when I first lived on my own.  I attempt to branch out but it takes extra time, focus and effort and life can feel too busy to try …

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The Coaching Relationship ~ The Many Layers of Building Trust through Communication and Collaboration

ISTE-Coaching: Standard 1: Visionary Leadership – d. Implement strategies for initiating and sustaining technology innovations and manage the change process in schools and classrooms 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 Through researching and conversations with …

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Tech Etiquette ~ a framework for building classroom community in a technology rich environment

Before students can learn within the digital age learning environment, the environment needs to be one that is community minded, with clear expectations that students have created, agreed upon and are understood in full, with routines that are second nature and where all students have engaged in creating a safe space for all to flourish …

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Community Engagement Project: Connecting with Parents Digitally

Background For my EDTC 6104 Digital Learning Environments class, I choose to create a workshop on Connecting with Parents Digitally …

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Building Collaboration, Communication and Independence with Padlet

For the final module of our summer EDTC 6104 course, we were focusing on ISTE coaching standard 3. More specifically performance indicators e and g:   E – Troubleshoot basic software, hardware, and connectivity problems common in digital learning environments G – Use digital communication and collaboration tools to communicate locally and globally with students, […]

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