Google’s Certified Coach program  empowers instructional coaches to work 1:1 with educators and drive impactful technology use in their schools. Coaches get access to research-backed strategies and tools — so that new and veteran educators alike can transform instruction across every classroom.
The goal of the Google Certified Coach Cohort Program is to help instructional coaches strengthen their practice and successfully become Google for Education Certified Coaches.
You will complete this work alongside other educators in a cohort model with access to all course resources, monthly virtual online meetings, and weekly office hours.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 1, 2021
|Audience||Instructional Coaches (technology and all curricular areas)|
|Instructors||Jen Thomas & Johanna Wilson|
August 2, 2021 August 26, 2021 September 23, 2021 October 21, 2021 November 18, 2021 January 6 , 2022 February 3, 2022
|MassCUE Member Cost||$195|
|Prerequisites||Google Educator Level 2 is required prior to obtaining Google Coaching Certificate|
|Optional Graduate Credits (2) Worcester State University||At the first class, participants may choose to register for 2 graduate credits through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $250. All participants, including those who do not opt for graduate credit, will receive a certificate documenting the number of course hours attended.|
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.
In her current role, 6-12 Technology Integration Specialist, Johanna works closely with the teachers and students in Hamilton-Wenham to support the effective use of technology in teaching and learning. In addition to designing and implementing professional development opportunities for her colleagues, Johanna coaches the school’s student-tech leaders as they learn, practice, and apply valuable future-ready skills. Johanna is passionate about project-based learning and was charged with the design and oversight of a school makerspace, where she collaborates with teachers who are looking to incorporate hands-on, in-context, meaningful project-based learning experiences for their students. Johanna is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator and a member of the first MassCUE Champions Cohort.
Month 1: Introducing the Certified Coach Program and the Challenge-Based Coaching Model
Month 2: Building a Strong Coaching Team & Culture
Month 3: Cultivating Effective Coach & Teacher Relationships
Month 4: Refining Strategies for Impactful Coaching
Month 5: Leveling Up Your Coaching Toolkit & Celebrating and Advancing Success
This course supports the following ISTE Standards for Coaches:
1a Create a shared vision and culture for using technology to learn and accelerate transformation through the coaching process.
1bFacilitate 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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