Constructor Lab
Leadership Summit
Edtech Advocacy &
Policy Summit

Top 10 List for Making an Impact With Technology and Coaching

Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 30

Participate and share

Participate and share : Poster

Tuesday, June 26, 1:15–3:15 pm
Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 30

Les Foltos   Mary Knight   Renda Fisk   Heather Zeigler  
It’s our ISTE version of the "Tonight Show" Top 10 List! Join us for a lively conversation to learn about tips for leveraging technology and peer coaching from some experts in the field.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Professional learning
Topic: Best practices and models for coaching
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Teaching, Learning and Assessments
  • Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences emphasizing creativity, higher-order thinking skills and processes, and mental habits of mind (such as critical thinking, metacognition and self-regulation).
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
  • 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.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

There are Top 10 lists for just about everything. They are a quick and manageable way to learn about topics. They are memorable, practical and motivational. At this poster session participants will come away with ten tips that they can turn around and use in a their own coaching program.


Coaching Top Ten List
1.Empower Teachers: Coaches at the Center of Professional Learning
2.Focus on Today’s Digital Learners: Gen Z & Gen Alpha
3.Clone Yourself to Build Capacity
4.Start with Relationships
5.The Many Roles of Coaches
6.Leveraging Tech for Deep Learning
7.Learn From Others Through Collaboration
8.It’s all About The Journey
9.Communication is Fundamental
10.Connect to ISTE Student Standards for the Win

In typical Tonight Show style, participants will interact with expert presenters through a fun and inspiring spinner wheel, that will drive the conversation topics. The wheel lists the Coaching Top Ten as well as ways for participants to share their own coaching tips and successes through discussion, FlipGrid, Twitter and more.

*Coaching Top Ten List
*Communication Skills Card
*Create your own Building Blocks of Trust

Supporting research

Beglau, Monica, et al. (2011). Technology, Coaching, and Community: Power Partners for Improved Professional Development in Primary and Secondary Education. ISTE White Paper. Retrieved October 4, 2011, from

Foltos, Les. Put Me In, Coach! Learning and Leading with Technology, February 2014: 22-25.

More [+]


Les Foltos, Peer-Ed

Les Foltos is the architect of the Peer Coaching program which trained coaches in 48 countries to help colleagues offer technology rich 21st Century classroom activities. Foltos created ISTE’s Coaching Academy and leads a Peer Coaching Course for students enrolled in the Digital Education Leadership program at Seattle Pacific University. He was Director of Instructional Technology for Seattle Public Schools from 1990 to 2001 and led the District’s efforts to integrate technology into more than 3,000 teachers’ classrooms. Foltos wrote Peer Coaching: Unlocking the Power of Collaboration, several articles, and is a co-author of the ISTE Coaching White Paper.

Mary Knight, Flagstaff Unified School District

Mary Knight Director of Technology, Flagstaff Unified School District Mary Knight has been an educator for 26 years and has served as the Director of Technology for Flagstaff Unified School District since 2001. She served as Project Director for the Northern Arizona Technology Integration Coaching Consortium (NATICC)--one of the coaching projects featured in the ISTE Whitepaper for Coaching. She believes that peer coaching is a critical component in providing engaging, effective learning experiences for students. Mary has spoken at educational events on peer coaching as well as strategies to transform schools and classrooms into effective digital age learning environments.

Renda Fisk, Flagstaff Unified School District
Heather Zeigler, Flagstaff Unified School District

In the role of Digital Literacy Specialist, Heather Zeigler, assists students in the development of the digital literacy skills critical for their future of college and/or career. She accomplishes this by supporting students, teachers, administrators and staff through professional development and peer coach program advancement and facilitation focused on technology integration. Heather guides FUSD staff in their role as facilitators of learning by planning technology rich projects and encouraging practices of integrating technology into education in a positive manner that promotes a more diverse, rigorous and personalized learning environment for the digital learners in our schools today.

People also viewed

K-12 Coding IN the Curriculum
Make it Real! Differentiate Your Professional Development
Ready, Set, Blend! Blended Learning in PK-4