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Professional Issues Paper

No Child Left Behind and the Impact of Testing in the Classroom Karin S. Thompson Seattle Pacific University   No Child Left Behind and the Impact of Testing in the Classroom For more than a decade, the establishment of No … Continue reading

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Professional Issues: Reflection 2

EDU 6989 Session 2 Reflection: Character, Moral, and Religious Education One focus of this week’s session was the topic of character, moral, and religious education, and specifically whether or not it should be part of the school curriculum. Several decades … Continue reading

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Professional Issues: Reflection 1

EDU 6989 Session 1 Reflection: National Standards Education is a part of society that will always be changing, and it is important that we stay tuned to the issues at hand. We have come a long way since the issues … Continue reading

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Digital Citizenship

Triggering Event Question: As a 3rd grade teacher, how can I demonstrate to my students an understanding of local and global societal issues and responsibilities that exhibit legal and ethical behavior in my professional practice while teaching in an evolving … Continue reading

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Digital-Age Learning

Question: As a 3rd grade teacher, how can I demonstrate knowledge, skills, and work processes that represent an innovative education in a global and digital society? ISTE Standard 3: Model digital-age work and learning.   “Digital-Age Learning describes the shift … Continue reading

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Characteristics of an Effective Educator

“Learning is their journey. Let them navigate. Push them to explore. Watch them discover. Encourage their questions. Allow them to struggle. Support their thinking. Let them fly.”  -Unknown Many individuals can consider themselves an educator, but in order to be … Continue reading

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