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How Can Tech Coaches Use PD Days To Establish A Month’s Worth Of Teacher Interactions?

Post PD Teacher Interactions

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick take a look at the important period of time that happens after a major PD Session and discuss several things that a Tech Coach can do to engage their teachers both in large, medium, and small group settings.

In this episode, we discuss:

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  • How Can We Support Our Teachers After Your Big PD Session?
      • Creating specific examples and templates and emailing them to teachers
        • Google Slides
        • Google Sites
        • SMORE
        • SWAY
      • Lunch and Learns or follow-up workshops/sessions to address specific skills. Keep it short and sweet.
        • Never hold a lunch and learn in the breakroom
        • Focus on a conversation not just on Tech
        • Get your ideas from the questions that teachers are asking you throughout the week
        • Feed them!
        • Rotate Classrooms
      • Check-in (how are they doing? How can you help)
        • Show up with something useful
        • Build on skills during the conversation that they don’t know they need to learn
        • “Can I show your kids something real quick?”
      • Coach or facilitate a trial run. Rinse and repeat.
      • Share your success with your administrative team to plan additional large
  • On the Next Episode
    • April 15: How to create a Crib Sheet or Template for Teachers
    • April 22: How to create the perfect Lunch and Learns
    • April 29: Tech Coach Round Table

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  • The goal of a professional development session should never be seen or planned as a one-off event.  It should always be looked at as the introduction to several interactions with staff members for the next few weeks.

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Jeff Bradbury, creator of TeacherCast, and father of the famous @EduTriplets is the Coordinator of Instructional Technology at Westwood Regional School District. Thanks for checking out TeacherCast today. Please take a moment to find me on all of my Social Media channels!