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Hi Everyone! I am excited to be starting my COETAIL Journey with Cohort 11! I am new to blogging, but excited to give it a go! My name is Caitlin Howald and I am originally from Mississauga, Ontario (a suburb of Toronto). I started my international teaching journey 6 years ago in Bangkok, Thailand. I… Read More »

The start of my COETAIL journey...

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In my learning community, I have past and present colleagues, administration, and specialists as a part of my network.  I also have connections with organizations I have encountered via former colleagues.  The other group of people that are a part of my learning community is the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at… Read More »

My Communities

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ISTE Standard: Digital Citizenship Learning Goal: To be a leader at my school and within my community around empowering students to use technology and digital resources in responsible ways, and to have open dialogue with colleagues around these ideas, so that they too can have these conversations, with each other,  students, and stakeholders. Influence: Being a leader in… Read More »

Learning Goals

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Hello! I’m originally from the sunny state of California in the US.  I have a bachelor’s degree in Communications and History and a master’s degree in Childhood Education and Special Education.  I’m currently the tech integration coordinator at Shanghai Community International School for the ECE and Lower School campus.  In my spare time I like… Read More »

Why?

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Here we go, three ISTE Standards, of the student kind, which I have based my own learning goals on. These are: Digital Citizen / Empowered Learner / Global Collaborator Standard: Digital Citizen My Learning Goal: Is for me to create a learning environment were students have a clear understanding of what it takes to be an… Read More »

COETAIL Learning Goals

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My learning communities are such a large part of my day to day experiences as an educator, I don’t know where I would be without them. Within my school collaboration is something I am a part of regularly as the PYP coordinator, both with the leadership tam as well as with the grade levels I… Read More »

Professional Learning Communities

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Current book: Old school book in hands: Dare to Lead by Brené Brown (sidenote: check out one of her older brilliant TED Talks) and The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cran   Audible: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah and just finished listening to Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover Currently on Twitter: Laughing at our PE teacher’s mad dance… Read More »

Currently...

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  When I started my career as a school librarian, I began to develop a professional network that it has been changing according to my interests and vision about this career. Last seven years, I’m working in India so I had the opportunity to meet and being part of the groups of librarians here and… Read More »

My professional network

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For most people, our life’s journey leads us to a crossroads and beautifully daunting choices lay ahead. Robert Frost knew this all too well. In his “The Road Not Taken” poem, he talks about looking out on the two paths and feeling sad that he couldn’t take both. Two roads diverged in a wood, and… Read More »

taking the leap

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My name is Liliana Bandini. I’m a school librarian, working at IB international schools last 13 years. Before working in schools, I was an automation system librarian at the Central Library of my university ‘Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru’. As you can see, I’m from Lima, Peru but I’m working in Mumbai, India since 2011… Read More »

Hello world!

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Having completed the Mind-Map, and on reflection, it would appear that the majority of my connections are one way, as in I am a listener  or reader; blogs and podcasts for the most part. However, I feel most connected when interacting with my colleagues and students.  I am a Kinesthetic learner, and learn best when… Read More »

Learning Communities

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I want to transition the PYP grade 3 How the world works unit I teach into a more Problem Based Learning (PBL) approach.  The unit’s Central Idea is, “Community’s have systems to meet the needs of its people.” Basically, students inquire into systems (transportation, sanitation, safety, etc.) in a community and learn how those systems… Read More »

Making the World a Better Place...Course 4 Final Project

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Student “My computer isn’t working. It won’t let me sign on!”  Me “Did you type in your password correctly?”  Student “Yes.”  Me “Try it again” Student “Hey, it works!” This is what the beginning of my school year sounds like.  Teaching students to use technology efficiently is a skill unto itself in the younger grades.… Read More »

My Computer Isn't Working

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