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Here are a few ISTE Standards for Educators that I would like to focus on over the next year and a half. Standard 6C: Create learning opportunities that challenge students to use a design process and computational thinking to innovate and solve problems. Computational thinking, design thinking and computer science are high on my list… Read More »

My COETAIL Goals

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I have really enjoyed reading through everyone’s introductions over the past week and am looking forward to learning from all of you (Cohort 11) over the next year and a half! It has also been really nice seeing how welcoming and encouraging the wider #COETAIL community has been! I am so excited to be a… Read More »

My learning goals

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I am connected to all webinars etc. from Teachers College as I attended a week-long Readers/Writers workshop at Columbia in 2014. I am also part of the school wide Learner Agency Team and will be presenting with a co-presenter at NESA spring Conference 2019 in Bangkok on my practices as an ELA and Social Studies… Read More »

My Communities

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When thinking about my goals I first looked at the student standards as they are the ones who will be directly affected by how and what I learn during my COETAIL journey. After that, I looked at the educator standards to think about which ones will impact my students in the most positive way keeping… Read More »

Goals for COETAIL

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I participate in a variety of online and offline communities to further develop as an educator. I lucky to work at a school where we value and encourage teacher inquiry with our Professional Growth Plan (PGP) and have a group of colleagues who are naturally inquisitive and happy to embark on a shared learning journey. Every year… Read More »

My Learning Communities

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When thinking about connectivism learning theory the first thing that came to mind is the students in the classroom and how they use their online learning journals as well as the countless prep periods and class time we have spent contributing to the feedback loop with the goal of enhancing learning. I suppose when we… Read More »

My Learning Communities

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This is the ‘Why’ part of the first unit. Name: Saadia Munir Hammad Originally from Pakistan/USA Currently living & working: Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia Position: Currently 8th Grade Humanities teacher (ELA and Social Studies). I have previously taught 6th and 7th-grade Humanities as well: Cohort: I am a classroom teacher who is looking for new ways… Read More »

Hello world!

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Name: Matt Broughton Originally from: Lexington, Kentucky, USA Currently living & working: Yokohama International School, Japan Position: Technology Learning Coach Cohort: 11 Twitter: @broughton_io I’m Matt a Technology Learning Coach at Yokohama International School currently enjoying the beautiful Japan winter. As an educator, very passionate about creating authentic connections to technology. Recently, I’ve been spending… Read More »

Hi there, I'm Matt

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Hey everyone, my name is Flynn McCreath and I hail from Gabriola Island, a little place off the west coast of Canada. I am currently teaching Grade Four at Yokohama International School in Japan.  I love the enthusiasm for learning and curiosity that students bring in this age group. I have a confession to make, I… Read More »

A bit about Flynn

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The parts of my professional learning community that I use most are the ones that I see everyday. As part of my job I am constantly meeting with the different grade teams in our school, planning and troubleshooting with our administrators, and some of the most productive and interesting conversations happen over lunch or a… Read More »

My Professional Learning Community

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I feel that within my school community, I am very well connected. In my grade level team, we work together to plan and implement our collaborative teaching model. In this team, I have contributed to and greatly benefitted from the expertise of each team member. I have also been a member of many focus groups… Read More »

My Professional Learning Community

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Name: Mike Thaler Originally from: New Hamburg, Ontario Currently living & working: Düsseldorf, Germany Position: Elementary Technology Integration Teacher Cohort: COETAIL 11 Twitter: @thaler88 Hi! My name is Mike Thaler, and I am originally from New Hamburg, Ontario. In 2013 I moved internationally for the first time to Bangkok, where I taught grade 5 for two years before moving to Düsseldorf.… Read More »

Introduction to COETAIL 11

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