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Affinity Group Reflection: How Are We Preparing Teachers to Teach Online?

Affinity Group Reflection: How are we preparing teachers to teach online? Author: Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org Since last year, the CIDDL and CEEDAR (Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform) centers had hosted a series of Affinity Group meetings where…
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Collaboration with Families: Bringing Research to Practice

Collaboration with Families: Bringing Research to Practice Author: Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org At our last and final meeting of the CIDDL/CEEDAR Affinity Group, we discussed the importance of considering the family as part of the educational team. Through a facilitated discussion…
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Virtual Practicums: Issues and Reflections

Virtual Practicums: Issues and Reflections Author: Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org In our March CIDDL/CEEDAR Affinity group meeting, which aims to build the capacity of higher education faculty to support the development of PK-12 educators in planning, designing, and delivering effective instruction…
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Using Video Observations in Teacher Preparation Programs

Using Video Observations in Teacher Preparation Programs Author: Samantha Goldman Pre-service teachers are usually required to video themselves teaching to receive feedback from peers and professors as part of their culminating portfolio. One critique of this method is that teacher…
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Range of Use for Educational Technologies: Why It Matters to Teacher Education

Range of Use for Educational Technologies: Why It Matters to Teacher Education Author: Ling Zhang; Samantha Goldman Are you aligning technology use and learning goals in your classrooms? Are you thinking critically about what tools students are gaining familiarity with…
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Offering FAPE in Online Settings: Implications for Teacher Education

Offering Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in Online Settings: Implications for Teacher Education Author: Samantha Goldman At the December Affinity Group “Evolving Roles and Experiences in Virtual Classroom: Implications for Teacher Preparation”, we explored how higher education faculty members…