Integrating Formative AI to interpret student data: Case of World Language Class

Question: How can Edtech coaches assist world language teachers in interpreting qualitative and quantitative student data using formative AI?  Solution:  In world language classes, understanding and interpreting quantitative and qualitative student data could provide an overview of student progress and challenges, enhancing the effectiveness of instruction. Quantitative data offers objective benchmarks of progress and proficiency, allowing for tracking learning outcomes over time. Qualitative data adds…

Facilitating Data Collection for World Language Class.

Learning world languages is a critical skill for students in a global world. It is part of their high school graduation requirement and a way to earn college credit in advance. Educators should ensure that students gain world language skills by collecting relevant data and using the right tools for assessing and enhancing language skills (LSU, 2020). Student data collection…

Edtech Coaching Journey

Phase 1: Creating a Coaching Plan The project’s first phase involved choosing a partner teacher, understanding, and setting expectations for the coaching process. From the simple task of scheduling meetings to aligning coaching goals with the school district’s vision of 21st-century learning skills to improve student engagement, collaboration, and technology integration. Narrowing it down from the district’s overall goal provided…

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…

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