Edtech Coaches: Designing the New Learning Landscape
Explore and create : Playground
Kevin Bower Caty Carmendy Leticia Citizen Julie Davis Leslie Fagin Kristin Harrington Robin Harris Melissa Henning Stephanie Howell Tracee Keough Lisa Kuhn Dr. Ashley McBride Pattie Morales Tisha Poncio Joshua Rodrigues Allie Schultze Amy Storer Karen Streeter Debbie Tannenbaum Steve Wick
Explore 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:||Teachers, Coaches, Teacher education/higher ed faculty|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Topic:||Coaching & mentoring|
|ISTE Standards:||For Coaches:
Content Knowledge and Professional Growth
|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 have four presentation stations, each with its own video meeting room. Each session will be limited to 20 minutes, with 5 minutes between sessions per station. Topics will include coaching models, strategies and tools that our mentor coaches have found successful, teaching during CoVid, 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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Leticia Citizen, a 21-year educator, is an i4Coach with a particular interest in technology-enhanced teaching and global connections. As a result, she implements many applications available to teachers, helping augment their students’ learning, modernizing traditional classroom methods. Leticia dedicates her life to social justice, teaching through an equity lens, and providing intentional and engaging PD. She is co-founder of Equity In Action, CA and Tech.Teach.Grow, LLC. Leticia currently serves as an ambassador and trainer for varying digital tools including Nearpod, Wakelet, Newsela, and Flipgrid. She’s Google Certified and an MIE Expert.
Julie Daniel Davis worked for fifteen years in the k12 setting with the last role being Director of Instructional Technology and Innovation. Currently she is an educational consultant, advocate for voice technology use in education, founder/host of the Voice in Education podcast, and an adjunct Edtech professor at UT Chattanooga. She is an instructional technology professional development leader/speaker, digital citizenship author, a CoSN Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL), and Amazon Alexa Champion which led to being recognized by Amazon Alexa in their “2021 Women in Voice” series.
Ms. Kuhn has 19 years’ of classroom experience, 8 of which were spent in 1:1 classrooms where technology integration played a large role in student learning. She regularly incorporated backward design when planning her own French and Info Tech lessons and now incorporates these same principles as an EdTech Coach to a district of over 300 educators, PK-12.
M.S. Learning Technologies/Instructional Design • #GoogleET • Creator of #studentsCANlead @cisdSWAT • Ambassador of @flipgrid @Wakelet @Buncee#wakeletwave #flipgridfever
Debbie Tannenbaum is an Elementary School Technology Specialist in Fairfax County, VA. An educator with over twenty years of experience, Debbie Tannenbaum supports both staff and students to integrate technology tools into instruction through both co teaching sessions and weekly technology classes. She is also an avid blogger and shares her thoughts and reflections on her website: Techy Notes, SchoolRubric, the TeachBetter blog and The Teachers on Fire Maganzine on Medium. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram at @TannenbaumTech