The Role of Technology Coordinator as Coach. The impact on teaching practices and student performance Kathleen Covey. What is a technology coach?. Guides teachers in the use and integration of technology in their respective classrooms (Sugar, 2005)
The impact on teaching practices and student performance
Guides teachers in the use and integration of technology in their respective classrooms (Sugar, 2005)
Trained to work with persons with varying levels of ability in technology.
Provides job-embedded professional development.
Variety of undefined roles.
Ability to describe technology terminology in a nonthreatening way
Coaches should make certain that their colleagues have the necessary knowledge and skills to ensure success.
Staff development must be results driven, standards based and job embedded.
Partner with a University
Technology integration specialists
Generation Yes www.genyes.org
Virginia: ITRT and Technology Support Staff
Tennessee: Coach provides job-embedded PD
Arizona: Coach, Specialist, and observations
Pittsburgh, PA: Internships
Pennsylvania: Classrooms for the Future (CFF)
To integrate technology effectively into the curriculum.
Develop professional learning communities.
Change instructional strategies to meet the needs of all learners.
Increase data-driven decision-making
Improve student performance.
50 technology projects – teachers rated 94% effective or very effective.
All teachers and administrators felt the program should continue.
PSU Cohort two results
Peer Coaching Website