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Collaboration to Transformation: Tech Coaches in Schools

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Bonnie Chelette  
Georgina Dean  
Jared Johnson  
Becky Lim  
Shannon Moore  

A panel of technology and instructional coaches from a variety of educational settings across the globe will share challenges and strategies toward building a community of practice to grow their practice. Panelists created the Google for Education Certified Coaches Open Chat to support a global transformation of impactful technology use in schools.

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Access to Google for Education Certified Coach Program: https://edu.google.com/teacher-center/programs/certified-coach/?modal_active=none
Access to #ECOpenChat: bit.ly/ecopenchat
Optional: Access to social media platforms (Twitter & Instagram)
Topic: Coaching & mentoring
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Visionary Leadership
  • Contribute to the development, communication and implementation of a shared vision for the comprehensive use of technology to support a digital age education for all students.
Teaching, Learning and Assessments
  • Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences using a variety of research-based, learner-centered instructional strategies and assessment tools to address the diverse needs and interests of all students.
  • Coach teachers in and model incorporation of research-based best practices in instructional design when planning technology-enhanced learning experiences.
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.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Current technology coaches, instructional coaches, school leaders, and those seeking a coaching role will be able to hear from Google for Education Certified Coaches and those currently going through the coaching curriculum on topics supporting technology transformation and will be able to ask questions to gather the information that will help them do their jobs.

The panelists will respond to questions about the Google for Education Coach Certification/Program and the impact that the pilot program (Dynamic Learning Project) had on their schools. The Dynamic Learning Project found that 78% of teachers felt less stressed about their classroom challenges as a result of working with a coach.

The topics and questions will Bring structure to your coaching practice by leveraging a 5-step model that helps educators use technology meaningfully in their classrooms. Panelists will share information about their active community and share the impact of collaboration.

Outline

Format: Q & A
The panelists will answer moderated audience-generated questions over the hour long session

We will have a Q/A format and we will take questions from the audience during the session. We will use a moderator for the session.

Supporting research

Google Certified Coach Program: https://edu.google.com/teacher-center/programs/certified-coach/?modal_active=none

Courageous Edventures by Jennie Magiera

“How Personalized Coaching Can Kick Start Your School’s PD” by Diana Lee: https://www.edsurge.com/news/2020-09-02-how-personalized-coaching-can-kick-start-your-school-s-pd?utm_campaign=site&utm_content=share-97

“Dear Instructional Coach, COVID called and our Job Description has Changed…” by Maegan Ramirez: http://ramireztosatips.weebly.com/blog/dear-instructional-coach-covid-called-and-our-job-description-has-changed

“Balancing Instructional Coaching and Social-Emotional Support During the COVID-19 Crisis” by Peter DeWitt: https://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2020/06/balancing_instructional_coaching_and_social-emotional_support_during_the_covid-19.html

“Making Technology Work”: https://www.edutopia.org/practice/instructional-coaching-driving-meaningful-tech-integration

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Presenters

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Bonnie Chelette, Louisiana Department of Education

Bonnie Chelette is an Instructional Technology Facilitator for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System in Louisiana. She is a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Trainer, & Coach, Google Educator Group Leader (GEG South Louisiana), co-founder of Global GEG, and leader of Global GEG's #ECOpen Chat. In addition, Bonnie is also an EdChange Global Leader and is passionate about supporting technology integration in schools. She shares her support and passion for coaching by bringing coaches together on a global scale.Bonnie Chelette is an Instructional Technology Facilitator for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System in Louisiana. She is a Google for Education Certified Innovator (#SEA19), Trainer, & Coach, Google Educator Group Leader (GEG South Louisiana), co-founder of Global GEG, and leader of Global GEG's #ECOpen Chat. In addition, Bonnie is also an EdChange Global Leader and is passionate about supporting technology integration in schools. She shares her support and passion for coaching by bringing coaches together on a global scale.

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Georgina Dean, Felsted School
ISTE Certified Educator

Georgina Dean is the director of learning technology for International School Community. A visionary leader, Dean’s goal is to offer creative digital integration leadership to education communities around the world. A creative and inspiring education leader, mentor, coach, writer, podcaster and keynote speaker, Dean is keen to impact creative innovation across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, where she has been fostering innovative change in education for over a decade. She empowers learners, educators and leaders with the digital age skills, tools and confidence they need to be successful members of a global community and thrive in tomorrow's competitive job market. Dean is a Google for Education Certified Trainer & Innovator (#VIA20), an Adobe Education Leader & Creativity Crew founding member, a Microsoft Innovative Educator and an Apple Teacher. She’s also an ISTE Certified Educator who empowers her communities to thrive as creative knowledge constructors and collaborative learners, and is excited about supporting education communities with their adoption of the ISTE Standards. Dean, along with two other education leaders, hosts the podcast “3 Caffeinated Coaches (#3CCs)” that explores a variety of topics to support education globally with coaching, mentoring and leadership. She’s passionate about igniting creativity with her weekly #eduTGIF livestream on Behance, and she enjoys inspiring educators and leaders to leverage the power of visual learning through sketchnoting and sharing strategies to empower learners to explore and discover their personal creativity process.

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Jared Johnson, Gilbert Middle School

Jared Johnson is a Digital Learning Coach at Gilbert Middle School in Gilbert, SC and is a Google For Education Trainer, Coach, Innovator, and leader of GEG South Carolina. His passion for impactful technology use in the classroom runs deep. Jared was one of the first 50 coaches to participate in the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) which was the pilot for the Google for Education Certificated Coaching Program. Jared is now a Mentor Coach with EdTechTeam who is one of the partners involved with Google for Education Certified Coaching Program.

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Becky Lim, East Maine School District 63

As a mentor and leader in education, Becky aims to create a positive and sustainable impact across education! She is an innovative and passionate Digital Learning Coach that serves to support teacher and student growth. Becky transitioned from an elementary teacher to a coach, where she currently supports teachers district-wide. With a Master's in educational leadership and a graduate certificate in Instructional Technology, Becky uses her skills to drive meaningful EdTech integration. She works with educators globally as a Global Google Educator Group leader and co-hosts the 3 Caffeinated Coaches podcast. Find out more at www.techwithbecky.com.

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Shannon Moore, Redwood High School

Shannon Moore is a High School English and Speech Teacher & Technology Coach in Visalia, California. She has been teaching for 10 years and loves all things #EdTech. She received her Masters of Education with a Specialization in Best Practices and Single Subject teaching credential from National University and her Bachelors in Communication from Fresno State. She is a Global Google Educator Group (GEG) leader and a Google for Education Certified Educator Level 1 and 2, as well as a Google for Education Certified Trainer. Recently, she has become an Adobe Education Leader and loves integrating creativity into her practice.

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