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Becoming an Organizational Guru

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 32

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Educational Technology Trainer
After 12 years in the classroom, Cori has transitioned to a coaching role where she helps empower educators to successfully use technology in their classrooms. Cori believes the technology enhances the lessons and doesn't replace strong educators and pedagogy.

Session description

One of the most important things for an educational coach is remaining organized so that things don't fall through the cracks. You may only have 5 to 10 minutes per teacher depending on schedules. Learn how to make the most of the time by organizing your materials, your schedule and your communications.
Grade level: Not applicable
Skill level: Beginner

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is to help instructional coaches stay organized so they can best serve their educational community - whether it's a single building or a large district.

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Each part of organizing communication and scheduling for an instructional coach will be shown for G-Suite and O365 schools in snapshot forms. The ideas will be discussed more in-depth as agnostic ideas.

Introduction - Who I am and review of the presentations agenda.
Database - Google Sites or Microsoft Sharepoint will both be given as examples of an intranet for training.
Email folders/tags/etc - Automating emails in both Gmail and Outlook to help prioritize and label messages.
Appointments - Google Calendar and Microsoft Booking can be used to all mentees to request appointments that fit within your calendar.
Newsletters - Discussion of different ways to share emerging technology through old-fashion printed newsletters, monthly emails, and more.
Wrap-up/conclusion - Closing discussion

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Supporting research

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Session specifications

Communication & collaboration
Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Professional developers
Attendee devices:
Devices useful
Attendee device specification:
Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Mac, PC, Chromebook
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials:
We are going to look at concepts but attendees may want to try in real-time as we discuss. Both G-Suite and O365 platforms will be discussed.
ISTE Standards:
For Coaches:
  • Establish trusting and respectful coaching relationships that encourage educators to explore new instructional strategies.
Professional Learning Facilitator
  • Design professional learning based on needs assessments and frameworks for working with adults to support their cultural, social-emotional and learning needs.
  • Evaluate the impact of professional learning and continually make improvements in order to meet the schoolwide vision for using technology for high-impact teaching and learning.
The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session

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