Instructional Coaching

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What is an Innovation Coach?

The idea of educational coaching is not entirely new but, like many relatively new ideas, it has many meanings to different people. I am sharing my …

Professional Development

Coaches Should Know Their Communication Strengths to Collaborate With Others

« Gratitude for Colleagues Who Made the New Girl Feel At Home | Main | Liberate the Turkey and Homework on Holiday Weekends »<p>Great professional …

Pedagogy

Tool To Evaluate Coaching Conversations

« How Can I Coach A Resistant Teacher? Part 3 | Main | Pathways Into Coaching »<p>I received a request for a way to quickly analyze a coaching …

Student-Centered Coaching - Let's Make it About Kids

« Set Up a Student-Empowered Classroom | Main | Reconnecting With Wisdom From 'the Little Prince' »<p><b>*This content came from a training I participated</b> …

Pedagogy

A research-based approach to instructional coaching

<i><br>SmartBlog on Education this month is exploring the science of learning. Join us for original content in which experts explore trends in learning</i> …

Education

Why Do Teachers Need Instructional Coaches?

Working with an instructional coach doesn't mean that teachers are weak, it actually shows how strong they are because they believe they can always …

Education

Educational Leadership:Coaching: The New Leadership Skill:The Coach and the Evaluator

Such conferences reflect the unfortunate blurring of the line between evaluation and professional development in schools. On the one hand, evaluation …

Professional Development

Instructional Coaches: How Do You Evaluate Your Impact?

Instructional coaching is revered by some and misunderstood by others. However, just like any educator, instructional coaches have to be able to …

Professional Development

Lack of Tech PD Isn’t the Problem

It’s so easy to do. We inject technology into classrooms and schools and offer lots of professional development. Time goes by; in some classes it …

Education Technology

10 things Teachers Want in Professional Development

sketch by @SylviaDuckworthWhile on Twitter today this graphic caught my eye. It was posted by @MindShiftKQED linking to an article on their blog. The …

Professional Development

5 Steps to Launch a Successful #TechCoach Program in Your District

There are various models and options to consider when implementing a Tech Coach program. Some only focus on technology, while others combine …

I haven't been trained on this yet.

I really like to train others in educational technologies<p>It is my job and something I used to do from the classroom out of passion. When I was in the …

The role of mentors in teacher prep

Kudos to Emporia State University for taking initiative to implement program features that result in college of education graduates who are …

Education

Technology leaders: Do you have the Tech Trinity of Expertise?

Thirty years ago, cutting-edge districts introduced computer labs into their schools. As these new devices arrived, the teacher who knew the most …

Evaluating Technology? Here's What To Look For...

In my former life as a Director of Instructional Technology I worked with school leaders to make the best choices when it came to technology. We …

Important Characteristics of a Technology Coach

School systems around the country are getting on board and seeing the importance of Instructional Technology Departments with "tech coaches" and …

New Teachers: Technology-Integration Basics

Tips and Strategies to Get Started<p>Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance: Look at three tools that can serve as technology-integration entry …

Education Technology

ASCD Explains How Schools Use Peer Coaching to Improve Teaching and Student Learning

Alexandria, VA (05/28/2015)—Teachers can learn how to sharpen their skills and support one another in improving their professional practice by …

Education

6 Mistakes You Might Be Making with Technology Integration - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon - EdTech, education apps

When integrating technology into the classroom, it is easy to believe that all that is required is Wifi access and a Symbaloo page full of websites …

#IAedchat - "Impact of Instructional Coaches" (with images, tweets) · Aaron_Becker32

So what is Technology Integration?

I was asked by a colleague in another school the other day if I could give her a snapshot into what I actually do, and what the role of an ICT …

What Innovation Looks Like in an Elementary School

To be honest, I was lost. Elementary teaching was something so new to me when I took a job last year as a K-12 Technology Staff Developer. And still …

Establishing the Need for Peer Coaching

—Alison Howells, Spanish Teacher Lower School, Sewickley Academy<p>Day in and day out, dedicated teachers work tirelessly in individual classrooms, many …

Professional Development

10 characteristics of a Coaching Culture

Feb 23 2015<p>Creating a coaching culture in your school requires a clear vision of what that might look like. Most of the literature around coaching …

Leadership

Risk-Taking is Essential for Professional Learning - Tonya Ward Singer

Risk-taking is the make-or-break ingredient of effective professional learning. Without it, we are just going through the motions of “doing …

Professional Development

Finding Your Sweet Spot

As any educator will tell you, personalizing learning can be pretty messy when you get up close. Ideas and practices overlap—it’s nearly impossible …

Learning

Triple E Framework

<i>Effective technology use in learning is rooted in effective instructional strategies for learning</i><p>Engage in Learning Goals<p>Enhance Learning Goals<p>Extend …

Tips for Educational Technology Coaches

Building Effective Support for Teachers and Students<p>In order to be successful, school-based educational technology coaches must wear many hats and …