The Camel who Carried the Last Straw ~ had a Caring Peer Coach.

On a recent scroll-journey through my Facebook posts, I found a poignant letter written from a Year 12 student to…

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Culturally Relevant Teaching

This week I have been looking at ISTE Coaching Standard 3b which asks coaches to partner with educators to identify…

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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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Professional Development for Teachers as Professional Learners

The most humbling and impacting take-away from this Covid-19 related lockdown for me is a strengthened appreciation for my friends…

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Acknowledging change to improve the future.

Change happens.  Change exists.  Change is.  Whether change is qualified as good or bad, bad or good is based upon personal perspectives, experiences, and understandings reflective of situational contexts.  Emotionally charged, excessively logical, or flying …

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Remote Learning Practicum

Introduction The final quarter of Seattle Pacific University’s Digital Education Leadership (DEL) program includes a practicum in which students usually take on a special project and document the process in a final blog post. Due to the Covid-19 outbre…

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My journey to remote learning

Introduction The last project in my SPU masters degree in Digital Education Leadership (DEL) program is to apply the lessons I have learned to my classroom.  I am working on this practicum at the same time that the world is experiencing the Coronavirus pandemic in early 2020.  As a result of the pandemic, all the…

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Leveraging the Power of Teacher Innovators & Early Adopters

Teacher-led pilot programs to assess new education technology practices can be an effective way to scaffold risk and entice more reluctant educators to try new teaching methods. In our Seattle Pacific University Digital Education Leadership program, we…

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