Using Data-Informed Decision Making to Evaluate & Improve Professional Learning

For the fourth and final module for EDTC 6106, we are continuing to explore professional learning. The focus of this research is through the lens of the third indicator from ISTE Coaching Standard 5: Professional Learning Facilitator, indicator 5c. As I began thinking about my inquiry question in relation to this indicator, I had several…

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Best Practices for Providing Meaningful Feedback

Inquiry Question: What are best practices that coaches should apply when providing meaningful feedback to educators during professional learning? For module 3, I am continuing to explore professional learning, and my research focuses on indicator 5b from ISTE Coaching Standard 5: Professional Learning Facilitator. As I researched to understand best practices when providing feedback, I…

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Understanding Adult Learning Theories in Reimaging Professional Development

Inquiry Question: How can coaches apply adult learning theories to develop impactful professional development and engage adult learners? In my previous blog post, I focused my research on how coaches can use technology to design, implement, and evaluate effective professional development. Through this research, I learned the powerful impact technology can have on organizations, teachers,…

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Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating Effective Professional Development

Inquiry Question: How can coaches use technology to design, implement, and evaluate effective professional development?  In the first module for our EDTC 6106 course, the focus has been on developing effective professional development. As I reflected on my experience both as a participant and designer of professional development, I thought about professional learning experiences that…

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Effective Frameworks for Technology Integration

Inquiry Question: What technology integration frameworks can coaches use to effectively support educators in improving learning activities?    In the fourth and final module of our EDTC 6105 course, the focus is on skills, resources, and processes that are beneficial for coaches as they co-plan with educators to improve lessons. There are certainly mainly important skills, resources, and processes that go into…

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Enhancing 21st Century Learning Skills through Project-based Learning

Inquiry Question: How can coaches support teachers in the effective implementation of project-based learning in a variety of learning environments to enhance 21st-century skills?  In this module of our EDTC 6105 course, the focus has been centered on 21st century learning and how coaches can use their knowledge of those competencies to drive their work with educators. As I reflected on my…

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Leading with Vulnerability: The Pathway to Strengthen Communication & Collaboration in Coaching Relationships

Inquiry Question: How can successful coaches model vulnerability to strengthen communication and collaboration in coaching relationships?  Communication and collaboration are such vital components of successful relationships, including coaching partnerships. While they play important roles in successful coaching, it takes time to build these skills and develop trust with those we coach. As Les Foltos (2013) reminds us, “Communication and collaboration skills must…

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Let’s Get Personal: Personalizing Professional Development in Remote, Blended, & In-person Learning Environments

Inquiry Question: How can coaches personalize professional development for educators in remote, blended, and in-person learning environments, to support them in the effective use of technology?  With many districts and schools announcing that they will be moving to full remote learning or a hybrid model for the fall, I am thinking about how educators will…

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Personalized Learning Enhanced Through App Smashing with Flipgrid

Inquiry Question: How can technology coaches collaborate with educators and use digital tools to develop personalized learning environments for their students? As I navigate through the current teaching environment of remote learning, and as I begin to reflect on the beginning of a new school year in the fall, I am thinking about how educators…

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Cultivating Community, Fostering Empathy, & Enriching Learning with Podcasting

  ‘https://anchor.fm/cory-cummings Inquiry Question: How can educators use technology to enrich project-based learning, foster empathy, and cultivate a collaborative community that inspires others? Community.  Empathy. Authentic, meaningful learning. As educators, these are things that we are constantly looking to model, foster, and strengthen in our classrooms. Right now in remote learning, these are also components…

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