Co-Teaching. . .5 Years Later

In 2016, our school district began the year-long process of converting its junior high schools to middle schools. As part of this process, the district began steps to implement a co-teaching model for providing instructional services to a portion of our secondary special education population. The co-teach model pairs a

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Digital Citizens Advocate

ISTE standard for Coaches 4.7, The Digital Citizen Advocate, states: “Coaches model digital citizenship and support educators and students in recognizing the responsibilities and opportunities inherent in living in a digital world.” Performance indicators: 4.7.a. Inspire and encourage educators and students to use technology for civic engagement and to address challenges to improve their communities. […]

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Promoting Student Agency Using Technology

In the year 2014-15, the US Department of Education reports that there were 4.8 million English language learners (ELLs) in the K-12 population across the country (https://www2.ed.gov/datastory/el-characteristics/index.html#intro). Students identified …

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Do You Think You Are an Instructional Edtech Leader?

We all define “teacher” as the one who covers the curriculum content to teach learners. However, what if “teacher” meant something beyond the classroom? Teaching […]

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Professional Learning Facilitator

ISTE standard for Coaches 4.5, The Professional Learning Facilitator, states: “Coaches plan, provide, and evaluate the impact of professional learning for educators and leaders to use technology to advance teaching and learning.” Performance indicators: 4.5.a. Design professional learning based on needs assessments and frameworks for working with adults to support their cultural, social-emotional and learning […]

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Data-Driven Decision-Maker

Photo by Oskar Kadaksoo on unsphash.com ISTE standard for Coaches 4.6, The Data-Driven Decision-Maker, states: “Coaches model and support the use of qualitative and quantitative data to inform their own instruction and professional learning.” Performance indicators: 4.6.a. Assist educators and leaders in securely collecting and analyzing student data. 4.6.b. Support educators to interpret qualitative and […]

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Learning Designer

ISTE Standard for Coaches 4.4, The Learning Designer, states: “Coaches model and support educators to design learning experiences and environments to meet the needs and interests of all students.” Performance indicators: 4.4.a. Collaborate with educators to develop authentic, active learning experiences that foster student agency, deepen content mastery and allow students to demonstrate their competency. […]

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Connected Learner

ISTE Standard for Coaches 4.2, The Connected Learner, states: “Coaches model the ISTE Standards for Students and the ISTE Standards for Educators, and identify ways to improve their coaching practice.” Performance indicators: 4.2.a. Pursue professional learning that deepens expertise in the ISTE Standards in order to serve as a model for educators and leaders. 4.2.b. […]

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