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…

How best to engage with fellow adjunct faculty

In my Digital Education Leadership program at Seattle Pacific University, we are engaging in the topic of visionary leadership in coaching.  Specifically, we want to engage with peers to contribute to the planning, development, communication, implementation, and evaluation of technology-infused strategic plans (ISTE Coaching Standard 1, Visionary Leadership).  I have run into this very topic…

Developing Problem Solving Skills

I often have computer science students in my class that are unable to make any progress on a programming assignment.  These students often feel powerless and helpless in their efforts to make any progress on solving whatever problem stands in their way.  In exploring the Digital Age Learning Environments standard (3) of the ISTE Standard…