Student Flourishing in the Virtual Classroom

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly accelerated the rate at which schools and universities of all shapes and sizes have had to move to online teaching and learning modalities, even if only as a short-term conduit for allowing formal education to continue in these unprecedented times.  There is also no doubt …

Continue reading

Online Student Portfolios – A Community Engagement Project

As part of my course work this term in my masters program at Seattle Pacific University, I had to create a project that incorporated ISTE standard 2 Digital Citizen and used the stages of backward design thinking as described in … Continue reading

Continue reading

Giving Students a Voice

ISTE Coaching Standards Coaching Standard 3- Digital Age Learning Environments: Technology coaches create and support effective digital age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students. Indicator b: Maintain and manage a variety of digital tools and resources for teacher and student use in technology-rich learning environments. How can I help teachers maintain and […]

Continue reading

Designing Authentic Learning Opportunities to Support Engagement and Learning

ISTE Educator Standard 5 This week I decided to dive into ISTE Educator Standard 5, “Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability.” I wanted to explore the authentic learning activities and instructional design aspect from the indicators: 5b Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and […]

Continue reading

Evidence, Feedback, and Reflection

ISTE Educator Standard 1 Learner: Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning. Educators: 1a. Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness. 1b. Pursue professional interests by […]

Continue reading