3c. Online & blended learning platforms

3c: Coach teachers in and model use of online and blended learning, digital content, and collaborative learning networks to support and extend student learning as well as expand opportunities and choices for online professional development for teachers and administrators

As classrooms all over the world were forced into an online setting during the Covid-19 closures, my role as the Education Technologist (ET) at my school swung into high gear. Overnight, I became a coach to staff at my school for how to use online learning platforms to reach students and families to continue education.  In order to best serve my colleagues, I looked back at my learning through the Digital Education Leadership (DEL) program through Seattle Pacific University (SPU). I was reminded from my blog post, Coaching the Community – becoming comfortable and courageous with digital education, the importance of modeling and coaching how to use online and blended learning with strong networks such as Seesaw to support and extend student learning.  Much of my support as the ET in my school also relies on sharing Professional Development (PD) opportunities that are relevant and timely for the situation at hand.  Below is an excerpt from the blog post I wrote that I use to keep on track for supporting teachers, administrators and families in a way that will be of service and not overwhelming.  

Below are ideas connected to this ISTE coaching standard to help begin positive dialogue about digital education learning opportunities for all the stakeholders in the school community. 

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Resources:

Gonzalez, J. (2016, March 20). How to Plan Outstanding Tech Training for Your Teachers. Retrieved from https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/tech-training-for-teachers/

Gonzalez, J. (2018, March 4). OMG, Becky, PD Just Got So Much Better. Retrieved from https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/pd/

Office of Education Technology. Retrieved from https://tech.ed.gov/earlylearning/principles/