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Bringing Technology-Infused Learning Experiences Into Today's Classrooms Through a Coaching Framework

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 111AB

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Math and Science Specialist
ISTE Certified Educator
Beth Balch is an ISTE certified educator with a background that includes Marketing/Graphic Design, Elementary Education, as well as Instructional Design, and Technology. Beth has supported teachers in developing pedagogical practices that support the effective integration of technology in K-12 classrooms for over a decade. She currently serves as a Math Specialist for Alabama's Math, Science, and Technology Initiative through the University of Alabama Huntsville.
Alabama Mathematics, Science, Technology Initiative
@LeShell Smith
Le Shell Smith is a Secondary Mathematics Specialist at AMSTI-UAH. Le Shell has experience teaching seventh grade through AP Calculus. In 2000 and 2014, she was named teacher of the year for her district. She is an Alabama OGAP facilitator for Fractional and Proportional Reasoning. Le Shell develops and pilots professional learning to meet the needs of educators in our state. She serves as president of the Alabama Mathematics Leadership Alliance. She is also a member of the Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics.

Session description

This session explains our process of equipping educators to ensure all students are receiving purposeful, technology-infused, future-ready classroom experiences. It demonstrates how a coaching framework that is focused on developing collective teacher efficacy is being used to create and implement a technology-infused shared vision of collaborative leadership.

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is to share our vision for overcoming the challenges of infusing technology into K-12 mathematics classrooms and how we implement this vision across the state of Alabama. This process of equipping educators ensures that all teachers who are being supported by our mathematics coaches have learning opportunities that build an understanding of effectively infusing technology into their mathematics lessons to improve teaching and learning for all students.

Participants will:
*recognize how educators in the state of Alabama are being equipped and supported to implement the vision of infusing future-ready and technology-rich learning experiences through a statewide coaching framework

*observe our pathway from vision to implementation using tools such as the SAMR model and the 4 Shifts Protocol to design lessons that integrate Alabama’s DLCS standards into K-12 mathematics content areas

*learn about our next steps for monitoring and continuing the vision of infusing technology to deliver high-quality instruction and learning.

Our session will highlight:
SAMR Model (,
4 Shifts Protocol (, An integrated mathematics resource from Everyday Computing ( this resource includes unit plans for lessons that have been integrated as a result of our vision
Alabama’s Coaching Framework (
AMSTI’s (Alabama's Math, Science and Technology Initiative) Coaching Model

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Throughout the session, we will utilize the feedback and backchannel feature of the Mentimeter app to engage participants.

Welcome (2 minutes)

Challenge Accepted (objective 1):
Share our vision for the State of Alabama that addresses some of the challenges; Introduction to the vision and coaching framework: share a video compilation (15 minutes)

Action Steps and Current Reality (objective 2):
Share research on collective efficacy, job-embedded PD and how our Coaching Academy accomplished the implementation of our vision. (10 minutes)
Through our Coaching Academy we are now supporting all school systems to support teachers with effective integration of technology for all students. (15 minutes) note-taking tool-graphic organizer

Next Steps (objective 3):
How we will continue to monitor and implement the vision and continue deepening the learning for teachers. (10 minutes)

Q & A : including backchannel and face-to-face questions (5 minutes)

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Supporting research

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Session specifications

Coaching & mentoring
Grade level:
Skill level:
Coaches, Principals/head teachers, Teachers
Attendee devices:
Devices required
Attendee device specification:
Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials:
Subject area:
ISTE Standards:
For Coaches:
Change Agent
  • Cultivate a supportive coaching culture that encourages educators and leaders to achieve a shared vision and individual goals.
  • Recognize educators across the organization who use technology effectively to enable high-impact teaching and learning.
For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.