Tech Coaches Playground: Help Make Dreams Come True
Explore and create : Playground
Tuesday, December 1, 1:30–3:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Jenna Conan Simpson Dr. Virginia Duncan Tyler Erwin Kristin Harrington Robin Harris Marie Henderson Tracee Keough Mallory Kessen Molly Lutts Pattie Morales Nancy Penchev Katie Ritter Allie Schultze Katrina Serrano Dr. Hue-An Wren
We'll share tools and strategies that help facilitate the integration of technology and promote transformational change. Plan to collaborate and share successful strategies and resources with one another as we pursue rigorous, relevant and engaging learning experiences.
|Audience:||Coaches, Teachers, 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:
Digital Age Learning Environments
|Influencer Disclosure:||This session includes a presenter that indicated a “material connection” to a brand that includes a personal, family or employment relationship, or a financial relationship. See individual speaker menu for disclosure information.|
The purpose of this playground 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 practices 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 for each hour. Topics will include coaching models, strategies and tools that our mentor coaches have found successful, as well as hands-on modeling of new and innovative practices. Participants will be free to engage in discussion with the mentor coaches throughout the designated presentation times.
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Jenna is the Technology Integration Specialist at All Saints’ Episcopal School in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to leading her school’s move to remote learning last year, providing professional development and managing digital learning programs and student devices, she teachers technology classes including computer science, artificial intelligence, and VR/AR. Before moving into this role, she was a classroom teacher. She has her master’s degree in Educational Technology and is working on her Ph.D. in Learning Technologies. She is passionate about technology’s potential to transform classrooms to be more engaging and student-centered and to make teachers’ jobs easier.
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.
Kristin Harrington is the author of Adventures in Authentic Learning: 21 Step By Step Projects from an Ed Tech Coach. She is an edtech coach for Flagler County School District in Palm Coast, Florida. Harrington and an adjunct professor for Flagler College. Kristin is the 2020 ISTE Edtech Coaches PLN Award recipient, and an ISTE PLN Leader. As an adjunct professor, she's developed a deeper knowledge and appreciation for what it takes for students to succeed beyond high school and is passionate about sharing this information with others.
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 sessions a year for district staff and presents at state and national 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. Marie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Mathematics Education in 2003 and her Master’s degree in Instructional Technology in 2018.
Molly Lutts taught 8th grade ELA for several years and enjoyed supporting her peers and administration with Google products and Edtech tools. As much as she loved working with students, she realized her passion was supporting colleagues in the integration of technology in their lessons. She recently graduated with her MS in Human Resources Development which was focused on training and curriculum development for adults. She enjoys creating engaging content that increases the adoption of strategies, tools, and resources in the classroom. Molly is Google Level 1 & 2 Certified, and currently works as a Technology Integration Specialist.
Katie serves as the Director for Curriculum & Technology Integration at Forward Edge, working closely with district leaders to help them identify needs of their staff, plan PD and implement the PD. Katie received her M.A. in Education and Instructional Technology and her B.A. in Secondary Education from Northern Kentucky University, and is currently working on her Ed.D. from Vanderbilt University. She has served on the leadership team for the EdTech Coaches Network of ISTE since 2015, a Future Ready Schools Instructional Coaches Thought Leader since 2017, and is also a Google Certified Innovator, Coach, and Trainer.
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