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Edtech Coaches Playground: Tools for Coaches? Yeah, We’ve Got ‘Em

Location: Playground A, Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function

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Explore and create : Playground

Monday, June 25, 12:30–4:00 pm
Location: Playground A, Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function

Chris Biagiarelli   Suzy Brooks   Lesley Burdine   Rebecca Chambers   Angelyn Cheatham   Annmarie Clasky   Michele Curcio   Kim Darche   Alissa DeVito   Melissa Englert   Leslie Fagin   Tami Flood   Annie Forest   Matthew Fuquay   Gregory Gilmore   Katherine Goyette   Kristin Harrington   Robin Harris   Danielle Head   Melissa Henning   Jennifer Hervada   Brianna Hodges   Ryan Hoxie   Amy Johns   Adam Juarez   Bonnie Martinez   Laura Nylen   Dr. Ruth Okoye   Ann Oro   Kelsey Pacer   Fanny Passeport   Charles Randolph   Katie Ritter   Agnieszka Salter   Dr. Lynne Schrum   Allie Schultze   Dr. MaryBeth Sepelyak   Pam Shoemaker   Margaret Sisler   Karen Streeter   Dr. Nicole Stulak   Nicole Tanner   Colleen Terrill   Alyssa Tormala   Steve Wick   Dr. Jo Williamson   Jakki Wiseman   Lindsay Z   Jenny Zalewski   Nicole Zumpano  
Come join the Ed Tech Coaches PLN as we build success one block at a time...sharing tools and success strategies for those who coach other educators. New and veteran coaches can visit two demo areas and six sensational stations to learn, collaborate and share successful strategies and resources.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Focus: Professional learning
Topic: Best practices and models for coaching
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Professional Development and Program Evaluation
  • Design, develop and implement technology-rich professional learning programs that model principles of adult learning and promote digital age best practices in teaching, learning and assessment.
Content Knowledge and Professional Growth
  • Regularly evaluate and reflect on their professional practice and dispositions to improve and strengthen their ability to effectively model and facilitate technology-enhanced learning experiences.
  • Engage in continuous learning to deepen professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions in organizational change and leadership, project management and adult learning to improve professional practice.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is to provide an opportunity for those who serve as Ed Tech Coaches to receive professional development on coaching strategies. As the role of a coach changes from school district to school district, many different models for the position exist. Additionally, the amount of support available for those in this role varies greatly. Typically the one to give PD, the coach rarely has a chance to learn strategies for best practice in their position. Many coaches have come to this session in the past with a desire to better help their teachers, and have come away with strategies to do just that. Our objectives in this session are threefold:
- Provide an opportunity for coaches to learn more about the act of coaching
- Share new and innovative uses of technology
- Create a solution set for various coaching scenarios which coaches will be able to apply to their own settings


We will plan to have 6-8 poster sessions and two "campfire" discussion areas that rotate every hour. Topics will include coaching models, strategies and tools that our mentor coaches have found successful. Participants will be free to engage in discussion with the mentor coaches throughout the designated presentation time.

Supporting research

ISTE Standards for Coaches. (n.d.). Retrieved September 19, 2017, from
Crompton, H. (2015, May 13). Know the ISTE Standards for Coaches: Support learning with technology [Web log post]. Retrieved September 19, 2017, from the ISTE Standards for Coaches%3a Support learning with technology
Douglas, T., & Snelling, J. (2017, April 1). Understanding the roles of tech, instructional coaches and how they are evolving. Entrsekt. Retrieved September 19, 2017, from the roles of tech%2c instructional coaches and how they are evolving
Orlando, J. (2014). Teachers’ changing practices with information and communication technologies: an up-close, longitudinal analysis. Research In Learning Technology, 22. doi:
Aguilar, Elena, Davina Goldwasser, and Kristina Tank-Crestetto. "Support Principals, Transform Schools." Educational Leadership 69.2 (2011): 70-73.
Knight, J. (2009). Coaching: Approaches and perspectives. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin Press.
Sheninger, E. (n.d.). Digital leadership: Changing paradigms for changing times.
Aguilar, Elena (2013). The art of coaching: effective strategies for school transformation. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

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Chris Biagiarelli, Hanover County Public Schools

This is Chris Biagiarelli’s 5th year as a technology coach. Before becoming a coach, Chris taught fifth grade for eight years. Chris is also a member of GRAETC ( a VSTE Regional Affiliate and was responsible for organizing the 2018 EdTechRVA conference at Virginia Commonwealth University. He gets great satisfaction in solving problems and helping others in anyway he can. In his spare time Chris enjoys eating out with friends at all the great local restaurants Richmond, VA has to offer and volunteering with a local chapter of Kiwanis International.

Suzy Brooks, Mashpee Schools/Technically Invisible
Lesley Burdine, Clarksville Montgomery County Schools

Lesley Burdine, MaED.- CMCSS Instructional Technology Coach Experience includes: -10 years teaching experience at the middle school level -9 years teaching Reading, Social Studies, and Inclusion -1 year Middle School Reading Intervention Specialist. Now serving as a first-year Technology Integration Coach supporting, training, and coaching middle and high school educators in the effective integration of technology into research-based instructional practices to enhance, improve, and transform teaching and learning.

Rebecca Chambers, Omaha Public Schools
Angelyn Cheatham, Garland ISD
Annmarie Clasky, River Forest District 90
Michele Curcio, Downingtown Area School District

Michele Curcio is an Instructional Coach for the Downingtown Area School District. In her twenty-third year as an educator, she has taught elementary school, middle level English, and Digital Information Technology K-12. Michele has an M.Ed. in Education and an M.S. in Instructional Design & Technology. She is a certified Instructional Technology Specialist, Google Certified Educator, Google for Education Certified Trainer and Apple Trainer. Michele’s greatest passion in life are her family and friends, especially her daughter, Joanne and husband, Mike.

Kim Darche, SD113A
Alissa DeVito, Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Alissa DeVito is the Associate Director of Educational Technology for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Schools. She was the original and only coach to 140 schools beginning in 2015. Since then Alissa has helped to expand the coaching team, support offerings, and district technology plans. With a background in the classroom, Alissa brings a teacher perspective to her leadership. Alissa has presented at several past ISTE conventions including ISTE 2015, ISTE 2016, and ISTE 2017, all with focuses on classroom technology integration and coaching. Additionally, Alissa has presented two webinars for the ISTE Tech Coaches Network.

Melissa Englert, Liberty Public Schools

Melissa is a middle school Innovation and Learning Coach, working with teachers to leverage technology to improve instruction. She is a Google Certified Innovator and a Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow through the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and IREX, International Research and Exchanges Board.

Leslie Fagin, Griffin Spalding County Schools

Leslie Fagin is an Instructional Technology Coach for the Griffin-Spalding County School System in Georgia. She’s a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Google for Education Certified Trainer, a Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2, a Seesaw Ambassador, a Nearpod Certified Educator, a Global Minecraft Mentor, and Apple Teacher. She is a member of the ISTE Digital Storytelling Executive Team and the ISTE Edtech Coaches Leadership Team. She was recognized as the ISTE Edtech Coaches PLN Award Winner for 2017. Her most recent project was that of a co-author for #Edumatch: Snapshot in Education 16.

Tami Flood, CHS
Annie Forest, Berwyn South District 100

Annie Forest is an instructional coach with 12 years of classroom teaching experience. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, received the 2014 Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) Award for Middle School Teaching, and is now on the board of directors for ICTM. Annie is passionate about giving all students an equitable education, making student thinking visible, incorporating purposeful technology, and teacher collaboration and reflection. She blogs at

Matthew Fuquay, Chesterfield County Public Schools

Matt Fuquay taught 6th grade S.S. for 10 years prior to becoming a Technology Integrator. He has served elementary, middle and high schools during his 6 years as an Integrator, and now serves as the High School Team Leader. As a Google Certified Trainer and National Board Certified Teacher, Matt's passion is to help teachers of ALL subjects infuse their lessons with technology. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports (Go Nittany Lions & all Philly teams!) and being outside, spending time with his beautiful wife and two daughters.

Gregory Gilmore, Fort Osage R-1

Gregory Gilmore currently serves as the Edtech Coach for Osage Trail Middle School in the Fort Osage R-1 School District. He has presented at the MOREnet, ITEC, METC, and Iowa 1:1 conferences, and has also presented ISTE PLS Webinars and contributes to Edtech Coaches PLN activities at ISTE Conferences. Mr. Gilmore joined the ISTE Edtech Coaches PLN Leadership team in 2015 and currently serves as the PLN President. He holds degrees in music from UCM and the University of Missouri, and an Ed.S. in Educational Technology from the University of Missouri.

Katherine Goyette, Tulare County Office of Education

Katherine Goyette works with administrators, coaches, and teachers as the Educational Technology and Integrated Studies Consultant for Tulare County Office of Education. Katherine is a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator who believes in the power of collaborative networks. She founded and is the co-founder of #CVTechTalk. Katherine is dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary, future-ready learning experiences for students. She was primary writer for California's Computer Science standards and recipient of a Google CS PD Grant for an integrated approach to CS education. Katherine maintains a blog and website at

Kristin Harrington, Flagler County Schools
Robin Harris, Griffin-Spalding County Schools
Danielle Head, Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools

Danielle Head has worked in the Clarksville Montgomery County School System since 2011, where she serves as an instructional technology coach. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree and Master Degree in elementary education. Danielle is certified MIE, Seesaw, and NearPod PioNear. Danielle has also presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Conference and NCCE Conference.

Melissa Henning, The Source for Learning
Jennifer Hervada, DASD

Jennifer Wade Hervada is an Instructional Coach in the Downingtown Area School District. She started her career in the Pharmaceutical industry for 10 years before becoming an Educator and then an Instructional Coach. She has a M.Ed in Educational Leadership. Currently, she works as an Instructional Coach, Apple Teacher, Computer Club Advisor and is a part of the Technology Innovators Team. Jennifer lives with her husband and two sons.

Brianna Hodges, Eanes Innovative School District
Ryan Hoxie, Beaverton School District
Amy Johns, Fayette County Public Schools
Adam Juarez, Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified

Adam Juarez is a 6-12 Technology Integration Coach for Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District. He leads teachers in implementing tech into their lessons through one-on-one coaching, demo lessons and professional development. In addition, he is a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator, 2017 CUE Leroy Finkel Fellowship Finalist and co-founder of the Twitter chat #CVTechTalk. He frequently presents at ISTE, CUE, EdTechTeam and Krause Center for Innovation (KCI) events.

Bonnie Martinez, Garland ISD
Laura Nylen, Indian Prairie School District 204
Dr. Ruth Okoye, The Source for Learning
Ann Oro, Archdiocese of Newark NJ Schools Office
Kelsey Pacer, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Fanny Passeport, Mercedes-Benz International School
Charles Randolph, Arlington Public Schools
Katie Ritter, Forward Edge

Katie serves as the Director for Curriculum & Technology Integration at Forward Edge, working closely with district leaders to help them identify needs of their staff, plan PD and implement the PD with teachers. Before joining Forward Edge, she worked in adult education, served as Director of Educational Technology for a private, 1:1 high school, and an Integration Specialist at the district level in a large, public district in Ohio. Currently, she is the Outgoing President of the ISTE Edtech Coaches Network, a Future Ready Schools Instructional Coaches Thought Leader, Co-Leader of GEGOhio and is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer.

Dr. Lynne Schrum, INET Educational Consulting, Inc
Allie Schultze, Baldwin County Public Schools

Allie Schultze is a Consulting Teacher with Baldwin County Public Schools in the Education Technology department. She has a BA in Deaf Education and MA in Educational Technology, both from Michigan State University. She is a Google for Education Certified Educator Level 1 and 2 and Certified Trainer. She is also an eMINTS Affiliated Trainer. Allie loves experimenting with new tech tools and is currently working with librarians to create makerspaces in her district's schools.

Dr. MaryBeth Sepelyak, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Pam Shoemaker, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools

Gregory Gilmore currently serves as the Instructional Technology Coach for Osage Trail Middle School in the Fort Osage R-1 School District. His previous teaching assignments include elementary library and music in grades 5-12. He has presented at the MOREnet, Missouri Choral Directors Association, METC, Iowa 1:1, and ITEC conferences. He has also presented ISTE Professional Learning Series Webinars and has contributed to EdTech Coaches PLN activities held during ISTE Conferences. Mr. Gilmore joined the ISTE EdTech Coaches PLN Leadership team in June 2015 and currently serves as the PLN President.

Margaret Sisler, Fairfax County Public Schools
Karen Streeter, Cogent TLC, LLC
Dr. Nicole Stulak, Downingtown Area School District
Nicole Tanner, Richland Two - Langford Elementary

Nicole Tanner is in her 16th year of public education and her 10th year in Richland Two. She was a classroom teacher for twelve years before stepping into the Technology and Learning Coach role. She is a graduate of Columbia College (BA in Early Childhood Education and M.Edu. in Divergent Learning). Her passion is discovering new ways to incorporate technology in students' learning and guiding teachers to integrate technology in their instruction.

Colleen Terrill, Seekonk Public Schools

Colleen Terrill is currently the Director of Instructional Technology for Mashpee Public Schools after being a 6th-grade teacher. She provides ongoing professional development for teachers in her district. Colleen is a regular presenter at regional and national conferences such as MassCUE, ACTEM, CoSN, Tech and Learning and ISTE. She was a Keynote Panel Presenter for the New England 1:1 Summit. She is also an Associate Professor through the Extended Campus Program at Fitchburg State University teaching Explicit Instruction and Technology Integration in the Classroom. She is currently pursuing her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership.

Alyssa Tormala, Jesuit High School
Steve Wick, Neuqua Valley High School

I am Science Teacher & Instructional Technology Coordinator at Neuqua Valley High School. I am a Google Certified Trainer and a Future Ready Schools Instructional Coaches Thought Leader. I’ve taught Science & Social Studies at the Middle School and High School level for more than 20 years. My focus as a learner is strongly connected to the 4Cs, Instructional Technology, G Suite for Education, Professional Development, and Pedagogy Connected to Learner-Centered Classrooms.

Dr. Jo Williamson, Kennesaw State University
Jakki Wiseman, Richland District 2
Lindsay Z, Orland School District 135
Jenny Zalewski, Sheboygan Area School District
Nicole Zumpano, Learning Technology Center of Illinois

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