Content Knowledge and Professional Growth Overview

Technology coaches demonstrate professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions in content, pedagogical, and technological areas as well as adult learning and leadership and are continuously deepening their knowledge and expertise. Engage in continual learning to deepen content and pedagogical knowledge in technology integration and current and emerging technologies necessary to effectively implement the standards Engage in…

The ideal professional development for computer science instruction

I am fortunate to be enrolled in the Digital Education Leadership (DEL) program at Seattle Pacific University (SPU).  In our current quarter of study, we are examining the use of digital age best practices in professional development and program evaluation.  This is in support of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) coaches standard. …

Administrator’s role in professional learning for computer science instruction

In the Digital Education Leadership masters program at Seattle Pacific University (SPU), we are examining the use of digital age best practices in professional development and program evaluation.  This is in support of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) coaches standard.  One of the questions raised in this standard centers on how leaders…

Professional learning that supports student learning in computer science

In the Seattle Pacific University (SPU) Digital Education Leadership (DEL) masters program, we are examining the use of digital age best practices in professional development and program evaluation.  This is in support of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) coaches standard.  In this post, I want to explore how professional development and program…

Adult learning principles in computer science professional development

In the Digital Education Leadership program at Seattle Pacific University (SPU), I am working on professional development and program evaluation defined in the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards for educational coaches.  In particular, part 4 of the ISTE coaching standard asks for professional learning programs that promote digital age best practices in…

Making professional development successful

In the Digital Education Leadership program at Seattle Pacific University (SPU), I am working on professional development and program evaluation defined in the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards for educational coaches.  In particular, part 4 of the ISTE coaching standard asks for professional learning programs that promote digital age best practices in…

Reflections on peer coaching in education

My Seattle Pacific University (SPU) class in the Digital Education Leadership master’s program spent this quarter working with a peer to improve an existing lesson plan.  We are currently studying coaching standards defined by the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE).  I was looking forward to this quarter for several reasons.  In this article,…

Sustaining innovation in computer science education

In my Digital Education Leadership program, we are working with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards for educational coaches.  The coaching standard includes the requirement of designing relevant and effective lesson plans.  This past quarter, we have worked on revising and improving a lesson plan with a peer faculty member.  I have learned…

A 21st Century lesson plan in Computer Science

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) defines a set of standards for educational coaches.  The coaching standard includes the requirement of designing relevant and effective lesson plans.  In my Digital Education Leadership program, we are asked to work with a peer to create a modern lesson plan for our subject area.  For me, this…

Effective learning experiences in computer science

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) defines a set of standards for educational coaches.  The coaching standard includes the requirement of designing relevant and effective lesson plans.  In computer science, educators often interpret the ‘relevant and effective’ part of this requirement as teaching the latest programming languages on the latest development environments.  While learning…

Initiating innovation at Community Colleges

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) defines a set of standards for educational coaches.  Part of the coaching standard addresses how coaches can help teachers incorporate research-based best practices in instructional design when planning technology-enhanced learning experiences.  I have started to engage education leaders on this very topic at the community college where…