Technology Coaching

How Can Tech Coaches Help Teachers Embrace Technology Integration Challenges? – Education Article

Hey there Tech Coaches, I have a question for you. . . Are your teachers struggling with Technology Integration? If the answer to this question is YES then guess what … you are not alone.  In fact, for many tech coaches, the very thought of doing what they are professionally brought into a district to do is a daunting task. On one side of the spectrum, you have teachers who are your go-getters and will jump on the latest and…

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Three Ways To Support Teachers Through Unexpected Challenges in Technology Integration – Education Article

As the weather gets colder and the winter holidays are upon us, it’s often the time of year where Tech Coaches sit down with their administrators and discuss the current state of their digital learning environments. These conversations are important not just to keep everyone on the same page, but to make sure that teachers are getting the best technology and the best support and the best professional development possible to support their students each day. For many Tech Coaches,…

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5 Simple Ways That Your Tech Coach Can Create Effective District Wide Online Professional Development – Education Article

Over the course of my last 4+ years focusing on redesigning professional development, I have worked to meet teachers where they are, while giving them the most up-to-date PD offerings that they can choose from an array of workshops, discussions, and more. I am one Coordinator of Staff Development for a 2 high school district. It’s often quite difficult for me to make my rounds between both buildings, while working with 250+ staff (this also includes nurses, administrative assistants, and…

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3 Ways To Support Teachers Through Unexpected Challenges in Technology Integration – Education Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff Bradbury and Dan Kreiness from the Leader of Learning Podcast discuss several ways that a Tech Coach and a school district can support teachers as they settle into learning how to use new technologies in their classrooms. Today’s episode of Ask the Tech Coach is brought to you by Dyknow.  When Technology Teams…

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How Can We Successfully Monitor Tech Integration In Our Classrooms? – Education Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff welcomes Technology Coach and Microsoft Innovative Innovator Melania LeJeune to discuss ways that teachers can monitor tech integration in their classrooms. Today’s episode of Ask the Tech Coach is brought to you by Dyknow. When Technology Teams plan for technology integration, it is crucial to think about how teachers will manage student device…

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Are Your Teachers Involved In Their Professional Learning Goals? – Education Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff takes a look at several reasons why it’s important for our teachers to be involved in their professional learning decisions.  For so many teachers, they are told when to show up for PD sessions and given not much else in terms of a vision or professional roadmap.  Because of this, Professional Development for…

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How To Successfully Plan Your Educational Technology Integration … Effectively – Education Article

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff unpacks the key steps needed to begin planning your school district’s Educational Technology Integration Plan.  In this episode, you will learn why it’s important to not only clearly define your scope and sequence for creating a digital classroom but also why it’s important to give your teachers yearly benchmarks that will effectively meet the ISTE standards. If this topic is new to you, I would like to suggest that you also…

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5 Ways To Create An Effective Tech Coach Workflow To Be More Efficient and Effective – Education Article

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff welcomes Ohio Tech Coach Alex Oris on the program to discuss why it’s important for Tech Coaches to create an effictive and efficient workflow for themselves.  For so many Tech Coaches, the days are long and often a bit crazy.  But there are a few things that you can do to keep yourself on track each day. Today’s episode is brought to you by the Tech Coach Mastermind Program. Join us…

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3 Ways To Build Your Tech Coach Brand Inside of Your School Community – Education Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” we take a look at the professional relationships we have with our students, teachers, and communities.  For many Tech Coaches, we think about our jobs as “in-class support” but so much of what we do is supporting what happens outside of the classroom walls. If you are a Tech Coach looking to learn about…

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7 Ways To Get Your Google Drive Organized As Tech Coaches – Education Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and welcomes JP Prezzavento and Susan Vincentz onto the podcast to discuss 7 ways to get your Google Drive organized as Tech Coaches. For many Tech Coaches, digital organization is a daily habit, but at the end of the year, it can be difficult to keep everything where you need it to be.…

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10 Tips & Tricks for Tech Coaches Running Lunch & Learns During the School Day – Education Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss 10 Tips and Tricks for running Lunch and Learns in our schools. This podcast is sponsored by Concordia University – Portland In this episode, we discuss: Reflections from Last Week People reached out about us sharing examples of crib sheets. Appreciated the nuanced approach to how we put ours together.…

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How Do We Inspire Innovation In The Classroom? – Education Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff welcomes Dr. Sam Patterson and Joe Benvenga onto the podcast to discuss how Tech Coaches can help not only support technology integration but foster a culture of classroom innovation in the process. This podcast is sponsored by Concordia University – Portland In this episode, we discuss: Build Your EDU Brand Online Course FREE…

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Are You An EdTech Coach Or An EdTechnician? – Education Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick take a look at some of the Do’s and Don’ts of being a Tech Coach.  For many of us, we are seen as a content specialist who helps teachers in their classrooms but often, we are asked to perform tasks that are more appropriate for the IT department.  What do you…

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How Do You Change the Culture and Climate in your School District? – Education Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss the importance of not only identifying what school districts want their student and staff cultures to be but how to set up a successful roadmap to help everyone achieve their goals each year. In this episode, we discuss: Reflections and reactions from last weeks episode New Mastermind starts this week 5…

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3 SImple Ways to Create Systems for Your Coaching Business – Education Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss why it’s important for Tech Coaches to create systems for their various duties throughout the day that will help them do things just a bit faster. In this episode, we discuss: FETC TeacherCast Podcasting Workshop Microsoft Interviews Round Table Discussion How Can We Create Systems for our Tech Coaching? What…

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