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above:  the statues of the Four Reformers from the Reformation Wall in Geneva, Switzerland:  William Farel, John Calvin, Theodore Beza, John Knox.  Did you know that even though Martin Luther started the Reformation in Germany, that he was persecuted in Germany and his ideas did not receive acceptance there?    His ideas only took hold… Read More »

Reformation 2.0

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The question of what constitutes a quality education is one that fascinates me.  It is dependent on context, culture, and perspective and is a contentious subject whether being discussed in the field of development or in western education systems.  I recently wrote on the subject in the context of Ghana – a country I spent some time… Read More »

Quality education - What is it?

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One resource I find myself coming back to again and again is this provocative piece via Medium. The author is honest and thoughtful in his discussion on Twitter as a mean to engage with ‘other’: In a serendipitous moment, content strategy expert Karen McGrane posted a link to a series of 26 tweets by Marco Rogers. In a few hundred… Read More »

A five step #PrideMonth challenge for Educators

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The idea of ‘agency’ has been tossed about prominently for the last few years, but seems to be taking a step to the forefront of many educator’s minds once again. Even the PYP programme will be enhanced this coming Fall to more directly address agency and its role. With such a dynamic change to an… Read More »

What is student agency and should we care?

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I couldn’t be more thankful for my learning experience during the course “Microcredential: The Coach” with www.edurolearning.com over the last eight month. The learning was just in time (instead of just in case), meaningful und extremely relevant in the context of my work at GESS (German European School Singapore) as an Educational Technology Coach. I… Read More »

Are you learning "just in time"? Right now?

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“The big news as of late has been The New York Times decision to send 1.2 million Google Cardboard units to subscribers via snail mail. Readers could download the NYTVR app, pop their smartphone into Cardboard, and watch several videos, including an 11-minute documentary on Oleg and two other children ousted from their homes by war called… Read More »

An Introduction to Immersive Journalism

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Brainstorming ideas for my potential COETAIL final project was certainly more challenging that I had at first anticipated.  Finding a project that is manageable, realistic, and at the same time challenging enough to provide a real opportunity for professional growth was quite a challenge! Generating the Idea In planning for the COETAIL final project, I… Read More »

Course 4 Final Project - Looking Ahead to Course 5

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I was excited to work with other teachers directly on a collaborative project. I used this project as an opportunity to get to know Jen and Lina and to connect with them on a deeper level. I wanted to work with teachers who taught different levels/subjects than I do to get a varied perspective on… Read More »

Choice is Not Just for Kids

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A cliche to say, but the COETAIL courses have sped past incredibly quickly and I literally stare at my screen in disbelief that I am now coming to the end of the penultimate course – Course 4. I regard COETAIL as an experience which has been endlessly fascinating and continuously allowed me to adapt and… Read More »

Course 4 Final Project

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  Teachers have a lot on their plate, and the last thing you want is to have to sit through hours of professional development sessions that are irrelevant, or way above or below your expertise level. This is exactly what Brian, Jennifer and I wanted to avoid when planning our professional development sessions for our… Read More »

Bespoke Professional Development

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