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Edtech Advocacy &
Policy Summit

Edtech Coaches: Designing the New Learning Landscape

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Explore and create : Playground

Kevin Bower  
Caty Carmendy  
Leticia Citizen  
Julie Daniel 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
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Coaching & mentoring
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Content Knowledge and Professional Growth
  • Engage in continual learning to deepen content and pedagogical knowledge in technology integration and current and emerging technologies necessary to effectively implement the ISTE Standards •S and ISTE Standards •T.
Professional Development and Program Evaluation
  • Design, develop and implement technology-rich professional learning programs that model principles of adult learning and promote digital age best practices in teaching, learning and assessment.
Digital Age Learning Environments
  • Model effective classroom management and collaborative learning strategies to maximize teacher and student use of digital tools and resources and access to technology-rich learning environments.
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

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.

Supporting research

Aguilar, Elena (2013). The art of coaching: effective strategies for school transformation. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Aguilar, Elena, Davina Goldwasser, and Kristina Tank-Crestetto. "Support Principals, Transform Schools." Educational Leadership 69.2 (2011): 70-73.

Crompton, H. (2015, May 13). Know the ISTE Standards for Coaches: Support learning with technology [Web log post]. Retrieved September 3, 2097, from the ISTE Standards for Coaches%3a Support learning with technology.

Douglas, T., & Snelling, J. (2017, April 1). Understanding the roles of tech, instructional coaches and how they are evolving. Entrsekt. Retrieved September 3, 2019, from
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ISTE Standards for Coaches. (n.d.). Retrieved September 3, 2019, from

Orlando, J. (2014). Teachers’ changing practices with information and communication technologies: an up-close, longitudinal analysis. Research In Learning Technology, 22. doi:

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Kevin Bower, Hempfield SD & Millersville University
Caty Carmendy, Mooresville Graded School District
Leticia Citizen, Hawthorne School

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, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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.

Leslie Fagin, Griffin Spalding County Schools
Kristin Harrington, Flagler County Schools
Robin Harris, Griffin-Spalding County Schools
Melissa Henning, The Source for Learning
ISTE Certified Educator
Stephanie Howell, Pickerington Local School District
Tracee Keough, Forward Edge
Lisa Kuhn, Forward Edge

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.

Dr. Ashley McBride, North Carolina Department of Public Inst
Pattie Morales, Indian Community School
Tisha Poncio, Wakelet

M.S. Learning Technologies/Instructional Design • #GoogleET • Creator of #studentsCANlead @cisdSWAT • Ambassador of @flipgrid @Wakelet @Buncee#wakeletwave #flipgridfever

Joshua Rodrigues, Seekonk
Allie Schultze, Baldwin County Public Schools
Amy Storer, Montgomery ISD
Karen Streeter, Cogent TLC, LLC
ISTE Certified Educator
Debbie Tannenbaum, Sangster ES- FCPS

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

Steve Wick, Neuqua Valley High School

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