Creating a Safe Space for Authentic Communication and Collaboration

ISTE Standards for Coaches This week centers around the first and second standards; visionary leadership, covering part d; and teaching, learning, and assessment, covering part f. These standards encourage coaches to “sustain technology innovation” and model “best practices in instructional design” when working with peer teachers. Triggering Event The triggering event, in which we build our own question, “What roles… Read more →

Who Is My Peer?

The end is near! This is my first post of the final year in the Digital Education Leadership program! In this course, Educational Technology Leadership, we are exploring peer coaching. As with previous posts, we are presented with an event which is based on the ISTE standards where we refine a given question for our context, explore other resources to help… Read more →

Farewell, EDTC 6104! Course Reflections

We’ve arrived! Tonight I submit my action plan and officially delete my Google Classroom EDTC 6104 bookmark (that’s what kids say these days instead of “close the books” on a specific course). Finishing this class marks the halfway point in SPU’s Digital Education Leadership program. Just a year ago I joined the inaugural cohort pursuing a masters of education degree… Read more →

My Action Plan Pitch: Forming Artisans in Untethered Teaching

Learning Environment On Sunday I shared an overview of my digital learning environment action plan. If this is your first time visiting my blog, I encourage you to read that post. A quick reminder, I am in EDTC 6104 and we are discussing digital learning environments. This post will be a quick pitch of my learning environment incorporating this week’s… Read more →

Tweeting to Understand and Action Plan Update

This is my third post for EDTC 6104, Digital Learning Environments, and is essentially part two of the my post from yesterday. In this post, I reflect on the use of Twitter to collaborate with educational technology peers from around the world as part of the #ed1to1 event. In addition, as promised, I share an update on my digital learning… Read more →

Be You: Informal Videos by Teachers and Reflective Journals by Students

This is the second post for EDTC 6104. I recommend reading my first post to get an idea where I came from as I explore digital learning environments. This week I was exposed to a number of new scholars in the education and technology sphere. Below I share summaries from this week’s readings and comment on what I found to… Read more →

Exploring TPACK in Higher Education IT

Embarking on this next course, Digital Learning Environments, marks the halfway point in the M.Ed. Digital Education Leadership program at Seattle Pacific University. It is exciting to think that this time next year I will be done! Enough daydreaming and time to share another post! This course is an intensive course (4 weeks) and you can expect at least a… Read more →

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The Beginning of “The Beginning of Digital Wisdom”

When I am not reading the latest posts from my favorite technology news sites (i.e., GeekWire, The Verge, re/code, and MacStories) I enjoy learning about how things began: history is captivating through the endless stories (check out HistoryLink!). Everything has a beginning and the purpose of this post is to share about the beginning of “The Beginning of Digital Wisdom.” I plan to… Read more →

An Unconference Model for University Educational Technologists: Edcamp+

Introduction This is the final post for the EDTC 6103! This week the reflection is slightly different focus, but follows the same structure (triggering questions, exploration, integration from cohort, and resolution). This post will incorporate thoughts about ISTE Standards for Teachers 5 and ISTE Standards for Coaches 2. I appreciate any feedback you might have. I invite you to comment on… Read more →

Modeling Ethical Use of Media

Introduction In this post I reflect on the fourth ISTE Standards for Teachers. As with previous posts, I use a four-step process. First, I pose a triggering question; second, I explore various resources and research the topic in an effort to answer my triggering question; third, I integrate suggestions from my DEL cohort; finally, I seek a resolution–at least an… Read more →

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