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Ding! Ding! Technology Coaching For the Win

Location: W185d

Participate and share

Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Sunday, June 24, 1:30–2:30 pm
Location: W185d

Laura Morris   Melissa Piette  
People's Choice winner. Join us as we walk you through our process for meeting teachers where they are at, establishing motivating and meaningful PLNs that support innovative teaching and learning, while creating a positive culture for learning and moving everyone forward, one step at a time!

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Attendees should have a Google account set up so they can access our collaborative materials.
Focus: Professional learning
Topic: Best practices and models for coaching
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Visionary Leadership
  • Contribute to the development, communication and implementation of a shared vision for the comprehensive use of technology to support a digital age education for all students.
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.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will reflect and explore their own beliefs around learning while participating in and creating a collaborative PLN. Starting with this reflection piece has leveled the playing field and supported a shared vision around instructional strategies and technology integration.

Participants will delve into our professional learning model about meeting staff where they are at and moving them forward. Traditional professional learning structures don't always give teachers what they need and can be seen as a one size fits all model. We will share our approaches and our systematic changes to our district's professional learning structure.


1. Introduction (10 Min.)
-Presenter bios
-District overview
-Padlet to get to know the audience
2. Beliefs about Learning Interactive Activity (20 min)
-Share our process for developing our district belief and sharing with staff
- Facilitate a collaborative activity surround developing their own belief about learning while creating a new professional learning network.
3. Professional Learning Structure (30 min)
- Share our district's past professional learning structure and outcomes
- Highlight our current structures, strategies and outcomes for positive and engaging professional learning. (Topics included: Relationship building, district Tech Mentor structure, district professional learning structure, collaborative work days, flexible scheduling, use of Twitter to gain momentum, our 3Cs of technology coaching and template creation and use).
- Engage in a 3Cs conversation with a peer to model one of the structures and share reflections

Supporting research

Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching by Charlotte Danielson

Apple Education

Professor John Hattie

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Laura Morris, Wausau School District

Laura Morris is currently an Instructional Technology Integration Specialist and and Apple Teacher for the Wausau School District. She has taught in kindergarten and first grade classrooms, all in a 1:1 iPad environment. Laura is passionate about personalized learning and building relationships with teachers to support technology integration in the classroom.

Melissa Piette, Wausau School District

Melissa Piette, is an Assistive and Instructional Technology Integration Specialist and an Apple Teacher for the Wausau School District in Wausau, Wisconsin. Prior to her current role as an integration specialist, Melissa served as a special educator, Autism Specialist and District Program Support Teacher. Melissa has a passion for access for all and universal design strategies.

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