EDTC6016 Module 4 Resolution: Building Relationships Between Educators and Administrators on a Foundation of Trust

Overview What does a successful marriage, a first-time skydiver, and a educator/administrator relationship have in common?  They all rely on a foundation of trust. A marriage between a couple who lack trust in one another will likely end in divorce.  A skydiver who lacks trust in their instructor or equipment may plunge to their death. …

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Bunco and MATLAB (Module 4, Computational thinker)

“One,” they say in approximate unison. “One.” “One. Two. Three. …Eight! Nine!” “One. Two. BUNCO!!!” they scream, with a curious comradery considering they’re playing against each other. “Nooo!” the other tables tease. “What was your score? Sweet, I’m the loser!” Once a month, my extended family gets together to play a game called Bunco. See … Continue reading “Bunco and MATLAB (Module 4, Computational thinker)”

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Administrators and Professional Development

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. We have looked at professional development through the lense of an adult learner and through the perspective ofRead More

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Module 4: Computational Thinker and Mindful Teacher

Once again in investigating computational thinking and ISTE standard for students number 5, I was surprised at just how many different directions I could have gone in the search for answers on computational thinking. I was hoping to find some ways to integrate computational thinking into my classroom practice in order to build on the … Continue reading “Module 4: Computational Thinker and Mindful Teacher”

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Module 4 – Supporting ELLs as Computational Thinkers

This week we were asked to look at ITSE student standard #5, Computational Thinking. According to Jeanette Wing’s 2006 article,  computational thinking is “a way of ‘solving’ problems, designing systems, and understanding human behavior by drawing on the concepts fundamental to computer science” (Barr, Harrison, and Conery, 2011). Computer Science is a foreign language for … Continue reading “Module 4 – Supporting ELLs as Computational Thinkers”

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EDTC-6106 How Can Principals Advocate for Technology Initiatives & PD?

This week we are discussing the role of administrators in professional development with a specific focus on technology. Coaching Standard 4: Professional Development and Program Evaluation: 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. (ISTE, 2014) Triggering Event Initial …

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I, Robot – or at least thinking like one: ISTE Standard #5 “Computational Thinking”

“Students formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.” ISTE Standard 5, indicator 5a (2016) “This kind of thinking [computational thinking] will part of the skill set of not only other scientists, but of everyone else…computational thinking is tomorrow’s reality.” Jeanette M. … Continue reading “I, Robot – or at least thinking like one: ISTE Standard #5 “Computational Thinking””

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Systems Framework for Digital Environments

While studying the needs of teacher professional development in a digital age, I wondered what is the optimal way in which to promote digital age best practices in teaching, learning, and assessment. One knows the school leadership establishes the goals and develops the process that supports and sustains the environment that allows teachers to innovate classrooms… Continue Reading Systems Framework for Digital Environments

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Ensuring Learningpalooza is Learning Centered

I continue to investigate how I, as a educational technology leader and coach, will support 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. In the upcoming all […]

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