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Coaching K-12 Teachers on the Super Power of Technology Integration

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture


Monday, June 24, 4:30–5:30 pm
Location: 122A

Dr. Niki Gordon  
People's Choice winner. Learn how to coach teachers through technology integration. Discover how to create a coaching cycle schedule, and the use the coaching cycle to coach teachers. You'll create a coaching cycle schedule and leave with technology resources.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Participants will need access to a Google Account. This will allow me to share the documents and presentation for the session. If participants do not have a Google Account they will still be able to participate with an internet accessible device.
Focus: Professional learning
Topic: Best practices and models for coaching
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Teaching, Learning and Assessments
  • Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences addressing content standards and student technology standards.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Technology integration is not providing one-to-one devices to students and telling teachers to utilize technology in your lessons. Technology alone is just technology. Teachers are great at the craft of teaching. However, many are provided one size fits all eight hour professional development on technology tools and are expected to implement the technology moving forward. It sounds easy to do, but it is not! There are so many components to a great lesson and if you are not confident in the technology tool, it can do more harm than good. In order for technology integration to be implemented with fidelity and effectiveness, it has to be purposeful and intentional. Instructional Technology Coaches provide districts and schools with an expert on instruction and technology. They provide teachers with one on one support by building relationships through coaching. The coach provides teachers with support in purposefully and intentionally implementing technology into their lessons.

This session will provide attendees two important elements of coaching, the coaching cycle and the coaching schedule. The presenter will elaborate on the importance of creating a coaching cycle schedule, and the use of the coaching cycle to coach teachers. Attendees will have the opportunity to create a coaching cycle schedule and receive technology resources that can be used used for implementation when coaching teachers.

Outline

I. 5 minutes
Introduce the presenter. Icebreaker-Use padlet to have participants introduce themselves as a superhero and tell how they integrate technology or have coached a teacher to integrate technology.
Provide attendees with links to presentation and resources.
II. 5 minutes
Provide attendees with the definition of technology integration and the role of the coach and teacher in students success with technology integration.
III. 30 minutes
Lecture on the coaching cycle schedule and its importance to the coach. Lecture on coaching teachers through the coaching cycle focusing on the preparation stage, instructional stage, and the reflective stage of the technology integrated lesson.
IV. 20 minutes
Attendees will be provided a template to create a coaching schedule. The presenter facilitate and help attendees as they create their own coaching cycle schedule. Recap of the session.

Supporting research

Foltos, L. (2014). Put me in, coach! I’m ready to teach with technology. ISTE Standards in Action. Retrieved from: https://www.iste.org/explore/ArticleDetail?articleid=28

Hutchison, A. & Woodard, L. (2018). Examining the Technology Integration Planning Cycle Model of Professional Development to Support Teachers' Instructional Practices. Teachers College Record, v120 n10

Joseph, M. & Fisher, E. (2018). The 6 Fundamentals of Technolopgy Coaching. EdTech Magazine. Retrieved from: https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/06/6-fundamentals-technology-coaching

Kahl, J. (2018).The digital classroom in the 21st century: A study of K-12 physical educators use of instructional technology.St. John's University (New York), School of Education and Human Services, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing

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Dr. Niki Gordon, Henry County Schools

Dr. Niki Gordon has sixteen years of experience as an educator of English Language Arts and Instructional Technology. She is an Education Technology Specialist with Kennesaw State University iTeach. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Middle Grades Education, a Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Education with a specialization in Professional Studies. Dr. Gordon develops and provides professional development for instructional technology integration at the K-12 district level and school level. She facilitates teachers in effectively integrating technology into their instruction through observation, modeling, and instructional coaching.

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