Edtech Coach: How to get the most out of classroom observations

In this blog post, I will discuss best practices for classroom observations, how to collect information, and how to utilize technology to enhance communication and collaboration during and after observations. The focus is a teacher-driven, peer observation model (Grimm et al., 2014), emphasizing collaboration and learning. The observation phase can be a learning experience for both the Edtech coach and…

Preparing for the real world: 21st-century learning skills.

In a globally interconnected world, learning is no longer confined to the classroom, and it extends to virtual networks and international partnerships. It has become more critical to teach 21st-century skills, such as problem-solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, information literacy, media and digital literacy, and computational thinking because students need these skills to succeed in the digital world (Acedo, 2014). With…

Setting Norms for Edtech Coaching: How to Communicate and Collaborate for a Successful Coaching Cycle

Establishing a shared agreement on how the meeting will go, whether it is in a coaching situation or not, may save time and energy to stay focused on the ‘actual’ goal of the meeting. Norms, which are collective agreements on how participants will work together, help address issues such as how participants treat each other, engage with challenging topics, and…

Taking the first step toward a successful Edtech coaching

EdTech coaching aims to support teachers in enhancing student learning through technology and accomplishing their professional learning goals. To start a successful EdTech coaching relationship, we must have a shared vision and a common goal on which we can build actionable coaching plans. It is essential to establish a shared vision for coaching that aligns with the overall mission and…

Community Engagement Project

In this age of automation, seeing the opportunity to reflect and rethink our current education system and taking charge of the AI transformation already here has become crucial. Just as most of us had no idea that AI has been used to shape our lives in work, shopping, transportation …etc., if educators don’t act first, big named companies will get…

AI-driven Personalized Learning

Integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) into teaching plans may transform traditional classrooms into student-centered environments. AI-driven personalized learning can be designed to meet individual student’s needs, preferences, and pace, enabling a more efficient and engaging learning experience. AI technology plays a big part in the personalized learning approach because “it allows the differentiation of instruction, assessment, and expression of learning as…

Are we prepared to welcome AI into our classroom?

Integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into various aspects of our lives has become normal nowadays. Education, as an essential part of our lives, is no exception to this transformative technology. AI in education has emerged as a crucial topic, and there has been an increase in efforts to bridge the gap between educators and the potential of AI to enhance learning…

Building Trusting Coaching Relationship

Establishing a trusting and respectful coaching relationship is vital for successful professional development (PD) and acquiring desirable outcomes (Kim & Kuo, 2015). To build a strong, professional coaching relationship, a fundamental step is to build rapport. There is always a beginning in a relationship, which can set a tone for how the relationship will develop. A Korean proverb says, ‘You…

Guiding Students to Digital Citizenship

According to the Pew Research Center, 93% of kindergarten through 12th-grade parents said their kids had online learning during the pandemic (McClain et al., 2021). Technology use continues until today, either in school or at home. The regulations and our expectations are catching up as problems arise. It is never too late to teach students what and how to use…

How can A.I. technology data help educators to identify students’ academic strengths and weaknesses to achieve learning goals?

There is a big buzz about A.I. being incorporated into all areas of our lives after ChatGPT’s successful debut last year. Ever-evolving AI technology is a threat to some, with realistic concerns over A.I. replacing our jobs to extreme fear of A.I. destroying humanity. Throughout history, inventions always come with some price and fear until it proves themselves and fulfills…

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