Coaching Relationships with New Teachers: Implementing Inquiry over Advocacy

This week in the Digital Educational Leadership program at Seattle Pacific University, I am exploring the roles of communication and collaboration in peer coaching as they align with ISTE Coaching Standards 1 & 2. Foltos (2013) asserted that effective communication and collaboration in a coaching relationship, “emphasize[s] inquiry over advocacy” (p. 87). He stated that reliance on advocacy […]

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Developing Peer Coaching Skills

Setting Collaborative Norms for Peer Coaching As an educator and a peer coach-in-training, I am investigating the world of peer coaching and its positive effect on improving teaching and learning in our schools. In last week’s post, I explored the roles and responsibilities of peer coaching by examining one key aspect of coaching: successful coaching … Read More

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Exploring What it Means to be a Peer Coach

This quarter in my studies in Digital Education Leadership at Seattle Pacific University, I am studying the practice of peer coaching. I have arrived to the table unsure of this role and ready to explore the model alongside my cohort of peers who come from rich and diverse educational environments. So, I am starting with the […]

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ISTE Coaching Standard 1

A Key Ingredient for Peer Coaching- Building Trust   A new quarter has begun in the second year of the graduate course, Digital Education Leadership program at Seattle Pacific University. Throughout the course, our cohort will focus on the ISTE Coaching Standards . The ultimate goal for this course is to create a coaching plan … Read More

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Reflections on EDTC 6104

During the summer quarter, the EDTC 6104 course for the Digital Education Leadership program focused on the ISTE Coaching standards, but specifically on standard 3: how technology coaches “create and support effective digital age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students.” To begin the four week course, Professors @RMoeJo and @ellenjdorr assigned readings and … Read More

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Fine-Tuning My Digital Learning Environment

    For this quarter, focus is on digital learning environments and incorporating the ISTE Coaching standard 3, which addresses how technology coaches “create and support effective digital age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students.” Students in the Digital Education Leadership program are in the process of creating their own ideal learning … Read More

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Revising a BYOD Action Plan: Creating an Online PD Space

Action Plan Feedback This quarter, I have been working to develop an action plan centered around how the policy of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) fits into my ideal learning environment. Recently, my class came together for a face-to-face session to review emerging plans. We engaged in a practice known as a Tuning Protocol to receive feedback. Just as student learning […]

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How BYOD Fits Into An Ideal Learning Environment

This week I am continuing to work on my Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) action plan as part of my Digital Learning Environments course at Seattle Pacific University. I am working to get to the heart of why utilizing personal devices in the classroom is part of an ideal digital learning environment. If I remove […]

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