Using Technology in Professional Learning

ISTE Coaching Standard 4 provides three benchmarks for technology coaches to conduct needs assessments, develop technology-related professional learning programs and evaluate the impact on instructional practice and student learning. My focus is on performance indicator b: Design, develop and implement technology-rich professional learning programs that model principles of adult learning…

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How can school administration support professional learning?

ISTE Coaching Standard 2 provides eight benchmarks for technology coaches to assist teachers in using technology effectively for assessing student learning, differentiating instruction, and providing rigorous, relevant and engaging learning experiences for all students. My focus is on benchmark f: Coach teachers in and model incorporation of research-based best practices in instructional design…

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Conference Proposal – Integrating Digital Citizenship: It’s Common Sense!

This quarter, for my Seattle Pacific Digital Education Leadership Master’s Degree coursework, I was asked to develop a proposal for a session or workshop at a professional learning event. I was given free choice for both topic and learning event. It did not take long for me to settle on a topic: digital…

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Troubleshooting in Digital Learning Environments

ISTE Coaching Standard 3 provides seven benchmarks for creating and supporting effective digital age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students. My focus is on benchmarks e & g: e. Troubleshoot basic software, hardware, and connectivity problems common in digital learning environments g. Use digital communication and collaboration tools to…

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Reflection – Teacher, Know Thyself

The ancient Greek aphorism “know thyself”, is one of the Delphic maxims, inscribed in the Temple of Apollo at Delphi (Pausanias). There is always much ado about teacher evaluation, with topics running the gamut from linking teacher evaluation to student achievement to focusing less on measuring teachers and more on developing teachers (Center for…

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