PD for EdTech Coaches

In my current coursework for my Digital Education Leadership program we are exploring what additional professional learning we might need to become an effective Educational Technology coach. Using the ISTE Standards for Coaches as a framework, for this module we are looking at these standards (ISTE, 2017):   ISTE-C Standard 2: Teaching, Learning, and Assessment […]

Preparing our Students to Work Collaboratively

In my course, Educational Technology Leadership, we are currently exploring what 21st century learning looks like and how coaches can use this understanding to guide their work. Using the ISTE Standards for Coaches as a framework, for this module we are looking at 3 standards: ISTE-C Standard 1: Visionary Leadership Implement strategies for initiating and […]

Providing Feedback in a Coaching Role

For this module in my Educational Technology Leadership course we are looking at “Developing Coaching Skills” using ISTE Standards for Coaches 1d (Implement strategies for initiating and sustaining technology innovations and manage the change process in schools and classrooms) and 2f (Coach teachers in and model incorporation of research-based best practices in instructional design when […]

Technology Professional Development That Teachers Can Use

Many districts are seeing the value of hiring teachers with the job of helping other teachers integrate technology into their classrooms. Although these positions can have many different titles (tech integration specialists, technology coach, educational technology consultant, technology coordinator, etc) and different districts use people in these roles in different capacities, having a person support […]

Digital Citizenship for Elementary Students

Just when elementary teachers thought they couldn’t possibly have anything else stacked on their plate, teaching digital citizenship has been added to their load. However, when a district or school has a intentional, well-organized, and comprehensive plan in place, digital citizenship does not have to seem like another chore or standard to check off.  Digital […]

Animation in the Elementary Classroom

Many children’s first experience with technology is animation.  So it makes sense that animation can have a valuable and influential impact in the classroom. Currently in my coursework we are looking at ISTE Standards for Educators, specifically Standard 5: Designer- Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability. (ISTE, 2017). […]

How can observing other teachers be used for tech professional development?

  Currently, in my graduate course work, we are looking more closely at ISTE Standards for Educators. Standard 1 is: Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning. Under this standard there are three indicators, the first being: Set […]

How can teachers best collaborate asynchronously using technology?

  For my current course (Teaching, Learning, and Assessment II) in my Digital Education Leadership Program at Seattle Pacific University, we are looking at the ISTE Standards for Educators. These standards are fairly new, having been “refreshed” in 2017.  For this first module in this course, we are looking at Standard 4 – Collaborator: Educators […]

Using infographics for traditional types of reports in elementary school

While technology and access to information has dramatically changed the way our students learn and the way we teach, there are some “classic” learning experiences that still have a place in the classroom in my opinion.  One of these learning experiences is the traditional reports that students typically do in elementary school such as state, […]