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Check out the episode here: https://letsk12better.buzzsprout.com/1036873/8742719-engaging-the-expert-effect-with-grayson-mckinney-and-zach-rondot I am officially starting my summer off on the right foot. I just finished listening to season 2, episode 14 of Let’s K12 Better, a podcast hosted by @MomOfAllCapes and her KIDS!!! This is a collaborative family podcast where the kids are leading the questions and discussion. I am
This past year, I started a graduate certificate program with Brandman University, Instructional Technology: Teaching the 21st Century Learner. The program consisted of four courses, each course was eight weeks long. The very first week of the program we were asked to create a blog, or share a blog that we already had up and
Backward Design: Designing in a “backward fashion” forces educators to start with the end goal in mind. Educators respond to each of these questions before digging into their activities/lessons: What are the focus standards? What levels of Bloom’s DOK are the students expected to engage in? What will assessment look like and how will growth
Communities of Practice (COP) in education are groups of educators who share a common interest, usually in regards to teaching or a passion for something within the education field. A community of practice requires a social presence to connect educators, cognitive understanding of the groups overall purpose, and educator presence in regards to those willing
In an upcoming unit that I am creating, Integrating EdTech in the K-12 Classroom, a lot of time and intention was put into creating an engaging electronically-mediated unit. My top 4 elements that I implemented into the self-paced course for adult learners (educators) were: Analysis Phase: Learners are asked to go back to a previously
Educators are preparing learners for a life of professionalism and quality, this all starts with setting clear guidelines for the course of learning. For my self-paced course in Canvas on Integrating Technology in the K-12 Classroom, there are a few specific guidelines that I feel ethically obligated to communicate with teachers of the unit to
“A discipline constitutes a distinctive way of thinking about the world” -Howard Gardner, 5 Minds for the Future Looking at constructivism (with a “v” because it includes verbal communication) and “The Disciplined Mind” there are many parallels to be found. Constructivism is focused on having a negotiation, regardless of if the negotiation takes place in
After reading Cuban’s three scenarios in Computers Meet Classroom: Classroom Wins (1993), I want to reflect on my coursework for my graduate certificate from Brandman University. The article shares a prediction for what technology integration in the classroom will look like in the early 2000’s. Based on these predictions, I see my program falling somewhere
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Hi, I’m Becky. My blogging journey started in 2020, during my post-graduate courses for Instructional Technology. As I continue on this path of reflection and writing, I look forward to sharing research, strategies, and ideas through my posts.
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