Edtech Coaches Playground: Helping Teachers Grow
Explore and create : Playground
Tuesday, June 25, 9:30 am–1:00 pm
Location: Playground C, Street Level, Broad Street Atrium
Robbie Barber Meredith Bates Kevin Bower Suzy Brooks Danna Bruns Michele Curcio Kim Darche Ruth Davis Alissa DeVito Dr. Virginia Duncan Melissa Englert Tyler Erwin Leslie Fagin Tami Flood Amber Franzdorf Gregory Gilmore Kristin Harrington Marie Henderson Melissa Henning Jennifer Hervada Kathleen Kersznowski Mary Knight Rachel Langenhorst Stacey Lindes Kimberly Lowden Heather Marrs Jamie Morris Dr. Ruth Okoye Ann Oro Kelsey Pacer Becky Poljac Charles Randolph Katie Ritter Teresa Rizzo Michael Roush James Russell Allie Schultze Pam Shoemaker Margaret Sisler Jaclyn Stevens Karen Streeter Dr. Nicole Stulak Don Sturm Colleen Terrill Jeannie Timken Stacy Tippens Steve Wick Gillian Wilson Melissa Young Heather Zeigler
Coaches will discover ways to deepen professional knowledge and improve professional practice. We'll share tools and strategies that help facilitate the integration of technology and promote transformational change. Plan to collaborate and share successful strategies assisting one another as we pursue rigorous, relevant and engaging learning experiences for all students.
|Audience:||Coaches, Professional developers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Topic:||Best practices and models for coaching|
|ISTE Standards:||For Coaches:
Content Knowledge and Professional Growth
The purpose of this session is to provide an opportunity for those who serve as Edtech 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.
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Ms. Barber is an electrical engineer from Ga. Tech who wandered into a school library. She works with high school students and teachers on finding the best resources, using the technology available and locating the perfect book. Ms. Barber does classes & presentations on tech-infused ideas in the classroom.
Nationally recognized as a teacher leader, Suzy Brooks is the Director of Instructional Technology for Mashpee Public Schools and President of Massachusetts ASCD. Her work in blended learning, student engagement and social media has been featured by EdWeek, NBC News’ Education Nation, Instructor Magazine, EdSurge, Tech&Learning, Intel, ASCD, and the NEA. She is the co-author of a new book in the #LeadForward series - Modern Mentors: Reimagining Teacher Leadership and speaks nationally as the founder of Technically Invisible.
Ruth Davis has been the Technology Integration Specialist at Roxbury Public Schools, NJ since 2014 and will transition into the Supervisor of Technology Integration in Mahwah Public Schools, NJ in July 2019. She is passionate about connecting with educators to help them better their best as they grow professionally and to help them discover innovative ways to utilize technology to better prepare students with skills necessary for success in their future. She believes that filling our crayon boxes with various shades of technology allows educators to guide students in creating a colorful picture that brings learning to life.
Alissa DeVito is the Associate Director of Educational Technology, PreK-12 for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Schools. Alissa works with school in the 5 southeastern corner of PA to drive meaningful technology integration. Alissa is the proud graduate of DeSales University (B.A. in Elementary Education) and Boise State University (Instructional Technology K-12 Masters Certification). She is currently pursuing a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership at Holy Family University. In her downtime, Alissa enjoys spending time with her 2 year old son and reading! Follow her on Twitter: @alissa_devito
Dr. Virginia Duncan has been an Instructional and Technology Coach since August of 2011. Ginny is most passionate about helping teachers through their professional journey. She loves assisting teachers in their individual professional growth and helping them become teacher leaders. Ginny has worked to transform Professional Learning at her school site. She continues to refine the school’s professional learning plan with innovative professional learning ideas and environments.
Leslie Fagin is an Instructional Technology Coach in Georgia where she works with secondary school teachers on effective technology integration. She’s a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Google for Education Certified Trainer, Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2, Seesaw Ambassador, Nearpod Certified Educator, and Flipgrid Certified Educator. She is the President Elect of the ISTE Edtech Coaches PLN. She was recognized as the ISTE Edtech Coaches PLN Award Winner for 2017. Her most recent projects is that of creator of Ernie’s Mobile STEAM Lab - a school bus turned STEAM lab with hands on STEAM educational activities for students.
For the past 20 years, Tami Flood (aka Tech Tami), has taught high school social studies in a diverse suburban school district in Pennsylvania. Tami has worked with thousands of students, and as a result, has gained valuable experiences in differentiated instruction, project-based and Flipped Learning. Currently, Ms. Flood is serving as the Canvas Lead Teacher/ Canvas Administrator and instructional technology integrator. Recently, she also began consulting with her company, InnovatEd Learning. “Tech Tami” is a Google Certified Educator and Trainer, Newsela Certified Educator, Nearpod Certified Educator, EdPuzzle Coach; has a Masters in Education and a second masters in Educational Administration - Curriculum & Instruction.
Gregory is an Edtech Coach to teachers and leaders in grades K-8 and is fortunate to have the opportunity to apply this experience while serving on the leadership team of the Edtech Coaches PLN over the past four years. His latest ISTE project is collaborating with the Technical Working Group tasked to lead the process of refreshing the ISTE Coaching Standards.
Kristin Harrington is an Ed Tech Coach for Flagler County School District in Palm Coast, Fl. She has a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology and Instructional Design from the University of Florida. Kristin is an author for ISTE's Empowered Learner Magazine, as well as the ISTE Blog. She is a PLN Leader for the ISTE Learning Spaces Network, as well as a contributor to the ISTE Standards Community and Ed Tech Coaches Network. She is also the Co-Founder of Edcamp St. Augustine and Edcamp Flagler, and a moderator for #FLedChat on Twitter.
Marie Henderson is the Instructional Technology Specialist for Hays Unified School District in Hays, KS where she serves local teachers as a technology trainer and instructional coach. She facilitates more than 50 in-person trainings a year for district staff and presents at state and national technology conferences. She’s passionate about adult learning theory and empowering adults to implement student-centered, research-based instructional practices. In her free time, she’s a wine enthusiast, sings in two local ensembles, and enjoys activities at her church.
Becky is currently a technology specialist with Chesterfield County in Midlothian, VA. She supports two elementary schools. Prior to being a technology integrator she was a high school educator. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and visiting local breweries.
Jaclyn B. Stevens is a Digital Learning Coach and Research Scholar at The William & Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University. As a coach, Jaclyn supports educators and leaders in adaptive student-centered approaches to provide concrete, quality, purposeful, reflective and on-the-ground personalized learning supported through technology to work towards equity for all learners. Her mantra is to adapt, not adopt - fostering digital initiatives to transform professional learning through changes in pedagogical shifts and meeting the needs of all learners to champion creativity and innovation. Follow @jaclynbstevens and learn more at jaclynstevens.com.