This reflection was a requirement for a class I took about instructional design and technology. As I started writing, the real lesson of the course became apparent. Read below to find out more. This class has been very rewarding for me personally. The coursework has been very challenging. Going in, I had much to… Read More Teacher As Learner
This essay is based on examining an historical debate between Richard Clark and Richard Kozma about Instructional Design and Technology using the articles, Clark (1994) and Kozma (1994). While I respect Clark’s body of research, I agree with Kozma. We must be forward thinking in our research and design. Media will be indispensable to learning… Read More Instructional Design & Technology: Separate or Integrated?
This survey was submitted to a group of ten teachers at one of the school sites that I work with as an instructional math coach. As part of my graduate capstone project, we will be starting an instructional observation strategy called Instructional Rounds. Instructional Rounds is a process whereby teachers observe other classrooms in order… Read More Google Forms Fosters Inquiry Based Teaching
There are two paths my professional life is taking that I am excited to share: #1 I have transitioned from being a 4th grade classroom teacher to being a teacher on special assignment (TOSA) as a K – 6th grade instructional math coach. As a math coach, I assist teachers from the 2 schools… Read More Technology Integration K – 12
Summer is the one time when teachers have space and time to reflect on the past year’s teaching practice. Memories flood through my brain with snapshots of daily life with students. It is a time to respond to reflections from the past year and plan or project for next year. Last summer I was selected as a… Read More Interactive Technology Fills Learning Gaps in An Intervention Math Classroom