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Wednesday, June 26, 10:30–11:30 am
Location: Room 111

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From Teacher to Teacher Coach, Zero to Sixty in One Year

Molly Klodor   Dan Stitzel  
Explore how one district hacked the traditional coaching model in order to improve teacher instruction and student learning. Learn how Streetsboro City Schools promoted two tech savvy teachers to share one very important role as instructional technology coaches while maintaining their positions as active classroom teachers.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Principals/head teachers
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 Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Support educators in using technology to advance learning that meets the diverse learning, cultural, and social-emotional needs of individual students.
Connected Learner
  • Develop the skills needed to lead and navigate change, advance systems and promote a mindset of continuous improvement for how technology can improve learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

1) Attendees will recognize the benefits of utilizing their own personnel to enrich their staff and impact student learning outcomes.
2) Attendees will learn how Streetsboro City Schools designed and integrated the technology coach and teacher model in their district and recognize ways they can apply the model.
3) Attendees will be presented a variety of examples demonstrating students engaging with technology as a result of their teachers receiving quality instructional technology coaching.


Attention getter - 2 minutes
Intro and bios (5 minutes)
Explain backchannel question platform (Mentimeter) (2 minutes)
Panel discussion (40 minutes)
--Background - What led to this model?
--Philosophy - Why use this model?
--Implementation with examples
--Improvements to be made in coming years
--How to implement in other districts
Question and Answer (10 minutes)

Supporting research

Ehsanipour, Tina & Gomez Zaccarelli,Florencia. (July 2017). Exploring Coaching for Powerful Technology Use in Education. Retrieved from https://digitalpromise.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Dynamic-Learning-Project-Paper-Final.pdf.

Knight, J. (2007). Instructional coaching: A partnership approach to improving instruction ; a multimedia kit for professional development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Kraft MA, Blazar D, Hogan D. The Effect of Teacher Coaching on Instruction and Achievement: A Meta-Analysis of the Causal Evidence. Review of Educational Research [Internet]. 2018;88 (4) :547-588.

Nelson, R. F., & Webb, L. (2015). Teaching with Technology: The Role of the Instructional Coach. GSTF Journal on Education,2(2). doi:10.5176/2345-7163_2.2.54

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Molly Klodor, Streetsboro City Schools

Molly Klodor is a high school English teacher and Technology Integration Coach at Streetsboro City Schools. Molly is a Google Certified Trainer and a Read&Write Certified User, among other distinctions. She loves helping teachers and staff use technology to better learn and teach. In addition to her tech life, she's an avid Cleveland fan and a lover of reading!

Dan Stitzel, Streetsboro City Schools

Dan Stitzel is an eighth grade English teacher who has been educating at Streetsboro Middle School for 10 years. Recently, Dan added another position to his daily role in Streetsboro as an Instructional Technology Coach. Through this split position, Dan has the opportunity to work with both students and colleagues every day. Dan is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator and is working on becoming a Google Certified Trainer. Dan is also a certified EdPuzzle Coach, and he has worked with the Ohio Department of Education to write a model curriculum for the instructional technology standards.

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