Empowering Students with Goal-Setting and Progress Tracking using Duolingo

According to the U.S. Department of Education (2018), when students set learning goals, they are more likely to be motivated and gain self-management skills, further enhancing their academic achievements. The importance of goal-setting is also evident in research conducted by Bursztyn et al. (2020), which revealed that task-based goals can significantly improve completion rates and overall course performance among college…

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Integrating Formative AI to interpret student data: Case of World Language Class

Question: How can Edtech coaches assist world language teachers in interpreting qualitative and quantitative student data using formative AI?  Solution:  In world language classes, understanding and interpreting quantitative and qualitative student data could provide an overview of student progress and challenges, enhancing the effectiveness of instruction. Quantitative data offers objective benchmarks of progress and proficiency, allowing for tracking learning outcomes over time. Qualitative data adds…

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Facilitating Data Collection for World Language Class.

Learning world languages is a critical skill for students in a global world. It is part of their high school graduation requirement and a way to earn college credit in advance. Educators should ensure that students gain world language skills by collecting relevant data and using the right tools for assessing and enhancing language skills (LSU, 2020). Student data collection…

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Edtech Coaching Journey

Phase 1: Creating a Coaching Plan The project’s first phase involved choosing a partner teacher, understanding, and setting expectations for the coaching process. From the simple task of scheduling meetings to aligning coaching goals with the school district’s vision of 21st-century learning skills to improve student engagement, collaboration, and technology integration. Narrowing it down from the district’s overall goal provided…

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Collaborative Coaching in Physical Education: Fostering a Shared Vision and Enhancing Learning Activities through Technology

Introduction: In the ever-evolving landscape of education, technology holds immense potential to enhance student learning experiences. Coaches in physical education (PE) can tap into this potential by collaborating with their fellow PE teachers. This collaboration enables the creation of a shared vision, effective planning, and improvement of learning activities using technology. In this post, we … Continue reading Collaborative Coaching in Physical Education: Fostering a Shared Vision and Enhancing Learning Activities through Technology

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Edtech Coach: How to get the most out of classroom observations

In this blog post, I will discuss best practices for classroom observations, how to collect information, and how to utilize technology to enhance communication and collaboration during and after observations. The focus is a teacher-driven, peer observation model (Grimm et al., 2014), emphasizing collaboration and learning. The observation phase can be a learning experience for both the Edtech coach and…

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Enhancing Physical Education through Coach-Educator Collaboration

In today’s ever-evolving educational landscape, the significance of partnerships between physical education coaches and teachers cannot be overstated. These alliances are pivotal in crafting enriching and captivating learning experiences. Drawing inspiration from the notable successes achieved in my own racing projects through the integration of groundbreaking tools like the Stridekick app, this article delves into … Continue reading Enhancing Physical Education through Coach-Educator Collaboration

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Preparing for the real world: 21st-century learning skills.

In a globally interconnected world, learning is no longer confined to the classroom, and it extends to virtual networks and international partnerships. It has become more critical to teach 21st-century skills, such as problem-solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, information literacy, media and digital literacy, and computational thinking because students need these skills to succeed in the digital world (Acedo, 2014). With…

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Use collaboration tools to enhance communication and collaboration skills in successful coaching.

Introduction: Developing strong communication and collaboration skills is essential in cultivating a supportive coaching culture among educators. Technology plays a significant role in facilitating effective communication and collaboration, which can greatly enhance student learning and career development. In this post, we will explore three valuable resources, namely Google for Education Collaboration Tools, Microsoft Teams for … Continue reading Use collaboration tools to enhance communication and collaboration skills in successful coaching.

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Setting Norms for Edtech Coaching: How to Communicate and Collaborate for a Successful Coaching Cycle

Establishing a shared agreement on how the meeting will go, whether it is in a coaching situation or not, may save time and energy to stay focused on the ‘actual’ goal of the meeting. Norms, which are collective agreements on how participants will work together, help address issues such as how participants treat each other, engage with challenging topics, and…

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