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Using AI to Support Teacher Coaching

08/15/2022

Topics: Artificial intelligence, Edtech coaching

When I became a coach at St. Vrain Valley Schools 10 years ago, I was passionate about supporting early-career teachers. That passion remains today. There’s nothing more…

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The Whys and Hows of Edtech Coaching

04/15/2022

Topics: Edtech coaching

Edtech coach. IT facilitator. Lead tech teacher. There are almost as many titles for people who fill the role as there are models for the role itself. Depending on the state, district or school, there may be…

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​​​​​​​7 Pillars of PD Every Edtech Coach Should Know

03/31/2022

Topics: Edtech coaching

Ashley McBride spent her first few months as an edtech coach helping teachers solve easy problems. She showed them how to set up Google Classrooms. She taught them how to use new tools.

Then she…

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Stop Talking Tech: 3 Tips for Pedagogy-Based Coaching

01/09/2023

Topics: Edtech coaching

One of the best ways a tech coach can reach teachers is to stop talking about technology.

It may seem counterintuitive, but focusing on technology can be alienating, especially for the skeptics and reluctant adopters.

"Sometimes when tech coaches step in to help, they'll start…

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