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How to Provide Leadership and Direction In Your School District as a Tech Coach

Ask the Tech Coach Episode 24

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss the many hats that a Tech Coach wears during the day.  It’s always important to remember that as a Tech Coach you represent not just the teaching staff, but the administrative direction of district policy as well.  

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Reflections and reactions
  • What do you do when your teachers … don’t get it
        • What if you say the wrong thing in the heat of the moment?
        • How do you recover from an unprofessional comment?
        • What do you do if you accidentally invent a new function or feature?
  • Mastermind Update/ Breakout Groups
  • EdTech Integration Plans
  • How can a tech coach provide direction when they aren’t in any type of power position?
    • Becoming a leader in the faculty room
        • More than just a teacher
        • Providing help whenever/wherever needed
        • Highlighting faculty accomplishments/showcasing their work
    • Becoming a leader in the administration
      • The voice of the classroom
      • The voice of the students
      • The voice of the daily activities around the campus
      • Being an innovative mind
    • Liaison between faculty and administration
      • The go-between the classroom and central office
    • Becoming a leader in the community
        • Community training
        • Board of Education Presentations
        • Parent Nights/Information sessions
    • Becoming a leader for the curriculum
        • You are an advocate for how to push the curriculum not just now to use a computer
        • Staying abreast on current trends/pedagogy
    • Becoming a leader for the rest of the world
        • Everything is driven by state and ISTE standards
  • On the Next Episode
    • November 12: What makes a good faculty or department meeting presentation?
    • We are seeking cohosts for our November Tech Coach Roundtable.  Please email if interested.

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  • When going about your day as a tech coach, don’t forget that you don’t just wear one hat, but you wear many hats all of the time, each and every day.

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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!