This workshop aims to support educators aspiring to become Technology or Instructional Coaches, and also supports coaches who are relatively new in their coaching role. The workshop aims to provide coaches with structure, tools, resources, and a PLN that they can access for support. Coaches Jen and Jess will discuss best practices and will support attendees who are interested in incorporating the Google Coaching model into their professional practices. This workshop will be asynchronous with weekly synchronous meetings.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 18, 2022
|Audience||Instructional Coaches (technology and all curricular areas)|
|Instructors||Jen Thomas and Jessica Brittingham|
July 25, 2022 through August 19, 2022 (4 Weeks)
Asynchronous with weekly synchronous online meetings. Meetings TBD based on participants’ availability.
Live Virtual Meetings Weekly TBD based on participants’ availability
|MassCUE Member Cost||$150|
|Graduate Credit (Optional)||
At the first class, participants may choose to register for 1 graduate credit through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $125.
Jen Thomas is a passionate technology educator who began her career in education as a library media specialist. After twelve years in the school library, she decided to shift her role and is now the Instructional Technology Specialist at Dartmouth High School in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. She is dedicated to empowering teachers and students and has a strong interest in planning and delivering professional development in all aspects of educational technology. Jen is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator, Google Certified Trainer, and facilitates online professional development courses with a number of non-profit educational organizations. She is also a member of the first MassCUE Champions Cohort.
Jessica Brittingham is an enthusiastic technology and instructional coach with fourteen years of classroom experience as a high school English teacher. Jessica is passionate about project-based learning and 21st century skill development, and now serves as the Technology Integration Specialist for Uxbridge Public Schools. In her new role, Jessica remains passionate about and committed to student centered learning, skills- based curriculum, and technology integration. She strives to encourage and empower teachers to take risks in the classroom, and takes pride in creating professional development opportunities that model her educational philosophy. Jess is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator, a Google Certified Trainer, and has applied to the Google Certified Coach program (results pending).
Kicking the year off as a coach
Building Relationships with teachers and administrators
Communication and Coaching
Campaigns and Initiatives
This course supports the following ISTE Coaching Standards:
1: Change Agent
1a) Create a shared vision and culture for using technology to learn and accelerate transformation through the coaching process.
1b) Facilitate equitable use of digital learning tools and content that meet the needs of each learner.
1c) Cultivate a supportive coaching culture that encourages educators and leaders to achieve a shared vision and individual goals.
1d) Recognize educators across the organization who use technology effectively to enable high-impact teaching and learning.
1e) Connect leaders, educators, instructional support, technical support, domain experts and solution providers to maximize the potential of technology for learning.
2: Connected Learner
2a) Pursue professional learning that deepens expertise in the ISTE Standards in order to serve as a model for educators and leaders.
2b) Actively participate in professional learning networks to enhance coaching practice and keep current with emerging technology and innovations in pedagogy and the learning sciences.
2c) Establish shared goals with educators, reflect on successes and continually improve coaching and teaching practice.
3a) Establish trusting and respectful coaching relationships that encourage educators to explore new instructional strategies.
3b) Partner with educators to identify digital learning content that is culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and aligned to content standards.
3c) Partner with educators to evaluate the efficacy of digital learning content and tools to inform procurement decisions and adoption.
3d) Personalize support for educators by planning and modeling the effective use of technology to improve student learning.
4: Learning Designer
4a) Collaborate with educators to develop authentic, active learning experiences that foster student agency, deepen content mastery and allow students to demonstrate their competency.
4b) Help educators use digital tools to create effective assessments that provide timely feedback and support personalized learning.
4c) Collaborate with educators to design accessible and active digital learning environments that accommodate learner variability.
4d) Model the use of instructional design principles with educators to create effective digital learning environments.
5: Professional Learning Facilitator
5a) Design professional learning based on needs assessments and frameworks for working with adults to support their cultural, social-emotional and learning needs.
5b) Build the capacity of educators, leaders and instructional teams to put the ISTE Standards into practice by facilitating active learning and providing meaningful feedback.
5c) 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.
6: Data-Driven Decision Maker
6a) Assist educators and leaders in securely collecting and analyzing student data.
6b) Support educators to interpret qualitative and quantitative data to inform their decisions and support individual student learning.
6c) Partner with educators to empower students to use learning data to set their own goals and measure their progress.
7: Digital Citizen Advocate
7a) Inspire and encourage educators and students to use technology for civic engagement and to address challenges to improve their communities.
7b) Partner with educators, leaders, students and families to foster a culture of respectful online interactions and a healthy balance in their use of technology.
7c) Support educators and students to critically examine the sources of online media and identify underlying assumptions.
7d) Empower educators, leaders and students to make informed decisions to protect their personal data and curate the digital profile they intend to reflect.
Register for this Workshop
Online Workshop (Optional Grad Credit): July 25, 2022 through August 19, 2022
Live Virtual Meetings: Weekly. TBD based on participants’ availability.Register Now
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 18, 2022