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Edtech Advocacy &
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Cultivating Collaboration

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Explore and create : Playground

This is presentation 3 of 3, at station "Tech Coaches Playground Station 2" within the playground "Edtech Coaches: Designing the New Learning Landscape"; scroll down to see more details.

Other presentations in this group:

Tracee Keough  
Lisa Kuhn  

Tech integration seed planted, check. Explore how to spread the fertilizer so educators can benefit from collaborative efforts with you and their colleagues.

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists
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: All materials will be available in the digital tote and interactive activities will be accessible via the slide deck and/or QR code.
Topic: Communication & collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.
  • Dedicate planning time to collaborate with colleagues to create authentic learning experiences that leverage technology.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is to introduce participants to both examples of collaboration that we have been a part of as Ed Tech Coaches and strategies of how to grow relationships that lead to collaborative efforts with educators at all levels of the district. Participants will be able to identify potential collaborative situations, perhaps outside of the current purview, and will be able to approach individuals of these collaborative efforts.

We will share resources that will get participants thinking outside the box and into collaborating beyond the classroom.


5-10 minutes - Present ourselves and our three main points:
Fertilize (build relationships)
Water the flowers (coaching cycles and opportunities)
Fill your vase (document the results)
10 minutes - discussion, Q&A

Included will be a digital interactive piece (i.e., Jamboard or Padlet) where participants share their collaborative efforts so we can build a collection of ideas to add to our resources for participants.

Supporting research

ISTE Standards for Educators: Collaborator

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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.

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