Growing Marigolds in Your Garden: Growing Ourselves to Grow Others
Participate and share : Poster
Tuesday, December 1, 12:00–1:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Marie Henderson Dr. Virginia Duncan
Growing ourselves grows others. Learn how spending a few minutes each day growing yourself professionally (cultivating your garden) creates better ground to promote professional growth of teachers.
|Audience:||Coaches, Professional developers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Topic:||Coaching & mentoring|
|ISTE Standards:||For Coaches:
Content Knowledge and Professional Growth
Both presenters are EdTech Coaches in separate districts in Kansas and have met online for the past 7 years to support each other’s processes. Each one has realized the importance and the value of creating a systematic way to invest time in learning and growing as coaches in order to grow the teachers they work with. The tips and strategies they will share are tips and strategies they have successfully implemented themselves.
- Preparing the Ground - Finding a system to set aside time for your own PL in order to keep yourself on the “edge of epiphany.”
- Cultivating Your Garden - Developing a local and long-distance support system (cultivating connections) for yourself and showing teachers how to do the same.
- Green-Thumb Coaches - Growing Teacher Leaders - By pushing your own boundaries, you are growing yourself as a resource. Stronger and better coaching creates stronger and better teachers.
Jennifer Gonzalez - Cult of Pedagogy “Find Your Marigold” - https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/marigolds/
Stephanie Hirsh - “4 Cornerstones of Professional Learning” - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wTxXAMcknLuZiEo8pmZS0Rb_UNFIF29X/view?usp=sharing
Elena Aguilar - The Art of Coaching
Katie Martin - https://katielmartin.com/2019/04/21/the-science-of-happiness-3-practices-that-changed-my-perspective/
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 designed and continues to facilitate a flexible professional learning model for district staff. 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. Marie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Mathematics Education in 2003 and her Master’s degree in Instructional Technology in 2018.
Dr. Virginia Duncan has been an Instructional and Technology Coach since August 2011. Before coaching teachers full time, Ginny taught English, History, and Drama at the middle school level. 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 by implementing flexible and personal professional learning models and strategies that change the way teachers learn and grow. She continues to refine professional learning plans with innovative professional learning ideas and environments.