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Instructional Coaching: Driving Meaningful Tech Integration

Instructional Coaching: Driving Meaningful Tech Integration
Overview Integrating Technology Instructional Coaching Hampton High School has integrated technology across its entire program with a full-time instructional coach who supports the teachers in this work. The presence of a coach sharpens the school's focus on how technology can best make the learning more engaging and relevant for students, and gives teachers support in navigating the vast field of technology applications and devices. Many teachers either do not have the time or might even be resistant to bringing technology into their classroom; others may think it's just about doing the same thing with new tools. A good instructional coach not only provides teachers with the resources, support, and know-how on working with technology, but also ensures the smart use of technology to deepen the teaching and learning for all involved. How It's Done Funding: How They Got Started Bringing Teachers on Board Key Questions for Integrating Technology Why do you want to use this technology here?

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Tech Literacy: Making It Relevant Through Content Learning Overview Embed Technology Throughout Content The first year that Meyer Elementary School had a technology teacher, they focused on learning basic computer skills and tools, such as email, apps, and programs. Radical Learners « Three New Articles About Instructional Coaching Radical Learners In the past few months, I’ve published three articles that you might find valuable, if you are interested in coaching. First, for the February JSD, I published an article on the Instructional Coaching Cycle. You may read it here: The Instructional Coaching Cycle Second, for Principal Leadership, I published an article on how to set up a successful coaching program.

edutopia Karen Gilpin: By showing them that what we're doing in the classroom is affecting their community and helping their community, they see its value, and so they're willing to buy-in, even if the academics get a little hard, they're willing to work a little harder. Dana McCauley: Any problem isn't really a problem, it's an opportunity. Right? It's an opportunity to learn something. They may not be the hero that rides in and solves the problem completely, but they get a piece of it. They can be part of the solutions. SAMR and Teacher Confidence: A confluence of models As someone who works to assist educators with the integration of technology into instruction, I work with a wide variety of experience levels and skill sets. At times it is a challenge to meet all their needs. Nevertheless, just as in any K-12 classroom, you accept people where you find them and seek to help them move forward. But how can we best do that? Research has given us a couple of models that can serve as a lens to examine this and assist us in formulating strategies.

Everyone is coachable: we are all capable of change & growth All who wish to continually improve their craft … never lose the need to be coached. ~ Art Costa & Bob Garmston I was recently asked a question on Twitter: ‘Are some teachers un-mentorable?’ My response was along the lines of, ‘No-one is unmentorable or uncoachable; a person always has the capacity for growth.’ This belief underpins my ideas about school change and my school’s teacher growth model on which I presented at researchED conference in Sydney and ACEL in Melbourne. In scholarly literatures, coaching (sometimes used interchangeable with the term ‘mentoring’, such as in the writings of Ellie Drago-Severson, who I talked with last year) seems to be divided into expert coaching and peer coaching. Expert coaching involves an expert or master who provides guidance to a less-experienced apprentice.

edutopia In 2007, my co-teacher and I noticed that students felt increasingly like the world was "happening to them," as if they had no ability to affect positive change. This, coupled with the question "When am I going to use this?" led to the inspiration which has become the Fifth-Grade Environmental Project. Our goal was to create an educational model in which students' passions are the driving force, empowering them as global citizens. While we have limited time to cover required curriculum, we are committed to finding ways of embedding curriculum in "real-life" applications within the project. While the project's topic changes each year, the roots (or required elements) are the same, and the work evolves based on student passions, allowing each individual to find and contribute his or her gift to the whole, and reaffirming our belief that together we are smarter.

50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016 50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016 by TeachThought Staff What are the best teaching and learning apps for 2016? That’s a good question this post looks to answer. Every year, we put together a collection of what we believe are the best teaching and learning apps for that year. (Here, for example, is our 2015 version of the list below, where you will notice about half the apps are the same, and half have changed. Collaborative Team Teaching: Challenges and Rewards What does CTT stand for? Some people think it's "creative thinkers thinking," or "cool teachers teaching." Others say it's "conflict tackling together." While CTT means all of the above, it stands for "collaborative team teaching" and refers to the idea of a co-teaching partnership. Over the years, I have taught in seven co-teaching partnerships in a wide range of classroom environments.

Teaching methods: Team teaching Part 2 Hello, thanks for listening to this episode of the Teaching Methods series, brought to you by Teacher magazine. I’m Jo Earp, welcome to the second instalment of our two part podcast on Team Teaching. In Part One, my guests Dr Stephen Keast and Dr Bec Cooper explored the team teaching method and benefits for students. In Part Two, they share some of their tips for those interested in adopting the approach and pitfalls to watch out for.