• ISTE Standards for Coaches

    The Ultimate STEM Challenge

    The Plan Last year my school decided to adopt the Code.org curriculum K-5 to help equip our students with basic coding skills. This year, our technology teacher has teamed up with classroom teachers to teach the plugged and unplugged lessons in this awesome and free curriculum. To support them in this endeavor as the digital learning coach on campus, I worked with staff to develop curriculum that incorporates more Computer Science (CS) skills. Therefore, I had the fun idea to plan and lead a school-wide STEM challenge that focused on coding. I thought it would provide support to staff as they learn more about CS themselves, and give the students…

  • Digital Citizenship,  ISTE Standards for Coaches

    My Mission and Core Principles

    My mission is to inspire and educate others on how to use technology responsibly to learn, collaborate, communicate, and create content. Through these four areas, my goal is to empower people to be change-makers and ambassadors for Christ. Guiding Principles: Equitable Learning Experience Digital Citizenship Change-Makers Diving in Deeper… I had to really think about it when asked to come up with a personal mission statement for my role as a Technology Director and Coach. When I was a classroom teacher my goal was to build a personal relationship with each child, teach to their diverse needs, help them fall in love with learning, and ultimately help them grow in…

  • Digital Citizenship,  ISTE Standards for Coaches

    Digital Readiness

    For my Digital Readiness Project, I interviewed Mike Hoff, the K-8 principal on our campus. I appreciated the opportunity to learn more about our school and be part of the discussion of how we can move forward. In the interview, I asked a range of questions that covered topics such as digital citizenship, technology policy, and how technology is being used on campus. Questions were derived from ISTE’s Standard for Coaches #7, and Mark Ribble’s nine attributes for digital citizens. I walked away with a good feel for how digitally prepared we are as a school to meet our student’s needs and help equip them for an undefined future. I…

  • ISTE Standards for Coaches

    Intro to SPU

    When I was in high school I dreamed about going to Seattle Pacific University (SPU). However, my parents and I had a practical conversation that we couldn’t afford it at that time. Who knew that 11 years later, I’d be part of SPU’s graduate program in Digital Education Leadership. Being a nerd at heart, I couldn’t wait to get started with my studies. What I didn’t know was that we would begin by taking the time to get to know Seattle Pacific University better before we ever cracked open a textbook or started learning about the cutting edge of educational technology. Here are some items I took away while reading…

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