In this much-needed book, experts Emily L. Davis and Brad Currie draw on their extensive experience in coaching and instructional technology and provide concrete, research-based strategies to help coaches in their day-to-day role. Whether you’re beginning a coaching initiative or looking for practical insights on coaching in a variety of settings, including in groups and one-to-one, you’ll find the resources you need to overcome challenges and grow your coaching skills.
- The basics of tech coaching
- How to clarify on the expectations and objectives of your role
- Tips for recruiting teachers to work with you
- Guiding educators in planning and implementing meaningful technology integration
- How to plan and facilitate effective team coaching
- Strategies to gather and share data to communicate the impact of your coaching work
- How to stay ahead of the curve and keep learning for the future
Every chapter includes practical tools, templates, and illustrative vignettes from the field to help you ensure the success of your technology coaching initiative.
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Table of Contents
1. I’m A Tech Coach...Now What? 2. Tech Coaching 101 3. Coaching for Meaningful Technology Integration 4. Coaching Teams 5. How’s It Going? Gathering and Sharing Data on the Impact of Coaching 6. Staying Ahead of the Curve 7. New World Coaching
Emily L. Davis, Ph.D. (@mentorEmily), is an expert on the development of high quality induction and coaching programs for both new and experienced teachers. After research and leadership roles at Stanford, New Teacher Center, and the Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project, she is now the co-founder of the Teacher Development Network which helps districts and states leverage the power of preservice and inservice mentoring to improve recruitment, teaching, and learning.
Brad Currie (@TheBradCurrie) has been an educator for more than 18 years as a coach, teacher, and administrator. He currently serves as a Director of Planning, Research, and Evaluation for the Chester School District in Chester, New Jersey. He is the co-founder and co-moderator of a weekly Twitter discussion for educators called #satchat.