CANCELLED: Providing Effective Coaching in a Fast-Paced Digital World

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Dr. Bruce Ellis  
Coaching is no easy task so it’s no wonder that many coaches feel stretched for time to have quality communication, provide adequate time for reflection, and give ongoing, meaningful feedback. Join us to learn about a few digital tools to help you with these critical components.

Audience: Coaches, Principals/head teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Microsoft Office Lens
Google Keep
Adobe Scan
Post-it Note App
Topic: Coaching & mentoring
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Science
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
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.
For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Inspire a culture of innovation and collaboration that allows the time and space to explore and experiment with digital tools.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will be able to experience a variety of tools that can assist with instructional coaching (the coach providing support to the teacher) as well as the teacher implementing in the classroom. We'll share how synchronous and asynchronous communication and collaboration can be used to best support the needs of their students. Tools specifically integrated in the digital instructional coaching model include:
Microsoft Office Lens
Google Keep
Adobe Scan
Post-it Note App


5 minutes - Intro and identify attendee backgrounds (and promote collaboration and networking within and beyond the session)
35 minutes - device-based, investigative activities
10 minutes - peer-to-peer interaction, collaboration and crowdsourcing
10 minutes - reflection (identifying next steps, setting goals for when they return to school, etc.)

Supporting research

Bakhshaei, Mahsa, et al. Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching. Digital Promise, 2018.
Brand, Glenn A. "What research says: Training teachers for using technology." Journal of staff development 19 (1998): 10-13.
Connor, Carol McDonald. "Commentary on the special issue on instructional coaching models: Common elements of effective coaching models." Theory into Practice 56.1 (2017): 78-83..
Kunz, Gina M., et al. "Meeting rural science teachers’ needs: Professional development with on-going technology-delivered instructional coaching." American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA (2013).

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Dr. Bruce Ellis, TCEA
ISTE Certified Educator

Bruce’s versatile classroom teaching experiences lend authenticity to his customized workshops. He possesses a thorough command of a wide variety of educational technology tools and their implementation in a dynamic, learner-centered classroom. His 20+ years of experience, enthusiasm for educational technology, and his hands-on approach to training have helped thousands of educators effectively utilize educational technology and improve student success. Increased teacher enthusiasm and motivated practice are the results of training sessions led by Bruce.

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