Principals Best Support in Educational Technology PD

Principals play an important role in teacher’s professional development program on educational technology. Their vision determines the PD’s direction and also impact on student learning. If the school want to enhance technology-based learning environment, teachers will be confident on taking the risk to pilot technology-based teaching initiate with the effective supports from principals. So I …

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Doing – The Most Important Digital Age Best Practice for PD

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”  ― Aristotle   Student needs and outcomes should be at the heart of how educators teach and grow but how can this happen in a thoughtful way that includes how digital practices have changed how we all (educators and students) learn, interact and consume information?  While looking more closely at the ISTE Standard 4: Professional Development and Program …

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Motivate and Engage Teachers to Be Positive Learners in PD on Educational Technology – considering adult learning principles

ISTE Coaching Standards ISTE Standard 4: Professional Development and Program Evaluation Performance Indicator B ● Design, develop, and implement technology rich professional learning programs that model principles of adult learning and promote digital age best practices in teaching, learning, and assessment. Inquiry Question:How can we design the professional development /What kind of PD can motivate …

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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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Regional Teacher Professional Learning and Technology – Module 5

Involving Many Stakeholders Like some of my colleagues in the Digital Education Leadership M.Ed. Program at Seattle Pacific University, this quarter has led me to think more broadly about professional development for teachers and specifically professional development through technology. Much of the learning this quarter has been new and valuable to me as a first … Continue reading “Regional Teacher Professional Learning and Technology – Module 5”

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Best Practices in Professional Learning: Admin as Building Tech Leaders – Module 4

A New Generation I heard this week that the PEW Research Center identified a generational shift for those born after 1996. They are now known as the post-millennial generation while awaiting an official name, (Dimok, 2018). It is interesting that the movement of education mirrors life and society. Just as we have moved into a … Continue reading “Best Practices in Professional Learning: Admin as Building Tech Leaders – Module 4”

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Connecting PLCs to Local and Global PLNs: Module 3

Begin with the End in Mind This quarter we continue to investigate ISTE-C Standard 4b about how Educational Technology coaches can model principles of adult learning while demonstrating best practices in professional development. It makes sense that we are spending our entire quarter considering this standard because of the importance professional development could play in … Continue reading “Connecting PLCs to Local and Global PLNs: Module 3”

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Still Re-Thinking Professional Development: Module 2

Re-Thinking Technology Professional Development During this module in our class focusing on professional development and program evaluation we were asked to consider the role that adult learning principles play in the planning of educational technology professional development. I found that to be a fascinating question not only because I had never heard of the adult … Continue reading “Still Re-Thinking Professional Development: Module 2”

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