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10 Self-Evaluation Tips for Technology Instructional Specialists

10 Self-Evaluation Tips for Technology Instructional Specialists | Digital Learning Coach | Scoop.it
Successful technology integration must include an element of reflection to stay focused on how individual teachers and learners will use this technology in the classroom.
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Encouraging the Conversation: Strategic Integration of Technology

Encouraging the Conversation: Strategic Integration of Technology | Digital Learning Coach | Scoop.it
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An Instructional Coach's First Week

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Great tips on starting a new coaching position

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How Coaches Help Teachers Integrate Digital Learning to Increase Student Engagement and Improve Student Learning

The Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC), a partnership of the Annenberg Foundation and the Pennsylvania Department of Education, is a statewide institute that will bring the benefits of instructional coaching to teachers, students, and schools across the state. The ultimate goal: improved teaching practice and improved student achievement.
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Mentoring and Coaching for Effective Tech Integration

Mentoring and Coaching for Effective Tech Integration | Digital Learning Coach | Scoop.it
Blogger Mary Beth Hertz makes a case for why every school needs both a tech mentor and a tech coach.
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TEDxManitoba - Les Foltos - Peer Coaching -- 21st Century Teacher Skills - YouTube

As the Director of Educational Innovation at Peer-Ed, a Seattle, Washington based educational training company, Les is the creator of a program focused on tr...
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Notes:

“Expertise is important. Being an Expert isn’t”

TRUST is critical!!  Willing to share what they know… and willing to share what they DON’T know!

Communication skills - Balance advocacy (telling them what to do, giving them the answer)  vs inquiry (raising questions to get them to think more deeply about their practice).

Advocacy shifts responsibility from the teacher to the coach… this is not what we want.

What I’ve heard is…

Have you thought about...

Collaboration skills - protocol that structures the conversation to keep it focused on the learning activity and not the teacher.

Teachers need success implementing the learning activity based on the vision in their classroom, with their kids, BEFORE they can embrace and adapt the vision.
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Backwards EdTech Flow Chart

Backwards EdTech Flow Chart | Digital Learning Coach | Scoop.it
I'm a very visual person, so naturally I'm drawn to charts, diagrams and anything that I can look at and understand.  I've made a couple other charts to help people pick technology tools based on B...
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Tech Integration Frame (pdf)

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What to think through when considering a new tool.

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Personalizing PD with digital learning coaches | Grin and BEAR "I.T."

Personalizing PD with digital learning coaches | Grin and BEAR "I.T." | Digital Learning Coach | Scoop.it
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Stop talking tech: 3 tips for pedagogy-based coaching

Stop talking tech: 3 tips for pedagogy-based coaching | Digital Learning Coach | Scoop.it
Teachers care about creating authentic learning experiences, and it’s up to coaches to show how technology can help them do that.
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How to be a Tech Coach (ISTE 2014 poster session)

How to be a Tech Coach (ISTE 2014 poster session) | Digital Learning Coach | Scoop.it
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Lots of great resources and insights - check out pages

ASSESSING NEEDS

CREATING CULTURE

WAYS TO COACH

RESEARCH

NETS FOR COACHES

RESOURCES

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Put me in, coach! I’m ready to teach with technology

Put me in, coach! I’m ready to teach with technology | Digital Learning Coach | Scoop.it
By putting pedagogy first and tapping into the ISTE Standards for Coaches, ed tech coaches can help their learning partners get over their fear of using new technology so they can meet the Common Core State Standards.
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