10 Secrets to Becoming an Awesome Tech Coach
Listen and learn : Lecture
Wednesday, June 26, 12:00–1:00 pm
Location: Terrace Ballroom IV, Level 4 (near Posters)
Being a tech coach is no walk in the park. It takes a strong foundation, experience, organization and lots of patience. This session will focus on how to improve your practice, make the most of the time you have and become an awesome tech coach for your school.
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Topic:||Best practices and models for coaching|
|ISTE Standards:||For Coaches:
Content Knowledge and Professional Growth
In this session, we will take a closer look at what it really means to be an effective tech coach, how we can improve, build relationships, and help take teachers to the next level.
A tech coach wears many hats, and often many titles as well. As the popularity of the tech coach has risen and given us many new jobs and job changes, the resources to do the job well are few and far between.
I will share my story as a tech coach at the school, district, and regional levels, the lessons learned, best practices, templates, resources, and how to improve coaching and training.
I. Introduction and Overview
II. A Framework for Dynamic Learning
A. Quick Overview of the Dynamic Learning Model and Framework
B. Dynamic Learning Lesson Planning Template
C. Dynamic Learning Database of shared lessons
III. Building Relationships
A. Teacher Buy-In
B. Quick Wins
C. Crucial Conversations
IV. Getting Organized
A. Tools and Templates
B. Advice From Other Coaches
V. Meetings, Calendars, and Setting Goals
A. Creating a Schedule and Sticking To It
B. Goals for Success
VI. Designing PD That Works
B. Tips and Best Practices
VII. Wrap Up and Q&A
"Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction" by Jim Knight
"The Impact Cycle: What Instructional Coaches Should Do to Foster Powerful Improvements in Teaching" by Jim Knight
"The Ten-Minute Inservice: 40 Quick Training Sessions that Build Teacher Effectiveness" by Todd Whitaker and Annette Breaux
"Coaching Classroom Instruction (The Classroom Strategies Series)"
by Tom Roy and Tammy Heflebower