Kristin
Kristin Daniel
Kristin Daniel is an Instructional Designer with GOA. Collaborative, articulate, and enthusiastic, Kristin has a wealth of experience working with teachers across disciplines and age groups. Kristin was previously at The Overlake School in Redmond, WA, where in her role as Learning Specialist she worked with teachers and students to redesign the school’s instructional support system. Connect with Kristin Twitter or LinkedIn.

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By Kristin Daniel and Bonnie Lathram   Why do good questions matter? How can educators use inquiry to foster deeper learning? Inquiry is a way of teaching that encourages people to ask questions and to seek meaning. The role of a professional learning leader is to design learning experiences that foster discussion, collaboration, communication, and […]

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Professional Development

Think of the best professional learning experience you’ve had. Why did it stick with you? Most likely it was meaningful, relevant to your own work, and maybe it even refined your practice and impacted student outcomes. Now, if I asked if that experience was online, I’d bet your answer would be, “no”. Too often online […]

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Professional Development

A few weeks ago I wrote about the coach as an essential component to a successful online professional learning (PL) program. What I didn’t say–and what I’ve been thinking about since–is how much of the work of a coach is unseen. A coach navigates complex terrain, drawing on content knowledge, communication, collaboration, and reflection–all before […]

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Online Learning
Blended Learning
Professional Development

I recently attended the NWAIS Fall Educators Conference and went to a workshop on effective professional learning (PL) in independent schools, Make it Stick: Transformational Professional Development. The facilitators, Julie Kalmus and Nick Zosel-Johnson, asked participants: What type of professional learning experience is most effective for you? The options were “on-site,” “off-site,” “required,” “self-chosen,” and […]

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Professional Development