How to structure and facilitate professional development in 2021?

Exploring the structure of professional development and the role of technology platforms and tools What is the essential purpose of professional development? How should professional development be structured? How do current technology platforms and tools …

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Peer Coaching: Four Essential Tools for Any Toolbox

Becoming a coach during a pandemic has been interesting! While several strategies seem to apply better in person, here are four insights that have become an essential part of my coaching toolbox: building a connection, …

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Identifying 21st Century Learning Skills and Tips for Peer Coaches

What are essential skills for learning in the 21st Century? How are they defined by OSPI? How can teachers encourage these skills in their classrooms and encourage student-centric learning? At their essence, 21st Century Learning …

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Enabling Inquiry as a Peer Coach

Does clear communication allow for effective collaboration by valuing individuals? How does utilizing the tools for each component individual enable inquiry? What are the components of clear communication? Clear communication plays an important role in …

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Respect in the Digital Age

Considering the increasing use of technology that brings people together from around the world, the existence of cultural differences, and the digital divide between those who have access to technology and those who don’t, there is a growing need to promote respect for cultural diversity. ISTE standards for Coaches #7b addresses the importance of fostering […]

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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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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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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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Putting the Practicum into Practice: Notes from Emergency Remote Learning

I have been part of the Digital Education Leadership (DEL) graduate program at Seattle Pacific University (SPU) for the last 2 years and this final quarter consists of a practicum experience. When school closures occurred, there was a sudden shift in my position and what this practicum experience would actually be. The final practicum became …

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Word-Of-Mouth = Evidence-Based: Merging word of mouth momentum with evidence-based EdTech implementation

While learning more about at ISTE Standard 4b, ISTE Standard 4: Professional Development and Program Evaluation Performance Indicator B, I started to wonder about the effect word-of-mouth has on EdTech implementation, strong professional development opportunities and program evaluations by teachers in our schools.  It led me to the question, how can we move from ‘word of …

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