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The New Coach in Town

Participate and share

Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Wednesday, June 26, 1:00–2:00 pm
Location: 113BC

Tara Linney  
Whether you are a first-year EdTech Coach or a new one to your school, this session is built just for you. Learn how to reach out to support ALL of your educators and administration, meeting them where they're at. Fulfilling needs and linking EdTech integrations to the curriculum.

Audience: Coaches, Professional developers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
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: Class Dojo
Focus: Professional learning
Topic: Best practices and models for coaching
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments
  • Maintain and manage a variety of digital tools and resources for teacher and student use in technology-rich learning environments.
  • Coach teachers in and model use of online and blended learning, digital content, and collaborative learning networks to support and extend student learning as well as expand opportunities and choices for online professional development for teachers and administrators.
Visionary Leadership
  • Implement strategies for initiating and sustaining technology innovations and manage the change process in schools and classrooms.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is to provide new coaches (whether they be new to a school or new to the role of coach) with strategies and tools to help provide balance in their work.

Through this session participants will be able to:

1. Create a personalized booking system that links to their calendar.
2. Develop a monitoring system to track their interactions with teachers and school leaders.
3. Discover strategies for reaching adult learners where they are at.
4. See how technology integrates into a pre-set curriculum.


Intro to the objectives of the session. Speaker background.

Survey of participants - to see where they're coming from in terms of experience.

"Call me Coach"
Defining one's job and using language as a way to build a culture of coaching.
Participants learn about the importance of language in an environment, while also learning about the different coaching stances (mentoring, co-teaching, collaborating).

"Your School's Priorities"
Examining your school's priorities to see where and how you can operate as a changemaker, pushing the school's vision forward.
Participants will look at their school's site, noting the areas of the vision and mission statement where there work as a coach can come into play.

"Are you available?"
Creating a personalized booking system that links to your calendar to show learners when you're available.
Participants will create a booking calendar that links to their personal school calendar.

"Tracking interactions"
As a coach, keeping track of who we have and have not connected with is important.
Participants will learn how to gamify the tracking of interactions for their own reflection.

"Knowing the curriculum"
Tech is one of those things that is integrated into our everyday lives. Finding how it can seamlessly fit into a pre-defined curriculum is important for a coach's success.
Participants will explore their systems curriculum via Atlas, or a shared Drive, or some other shared platform. Participants will work in small groups to idea share and brainstorm on curricular connections with edtech.


Supporting research

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Tara Linney, TL Specialists

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