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What Makes a Great Presentation Topic For Your Next Faculty Meeting?

Ask the Tech Coach Episode 25

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss how Tech Coaches can impress not just one teacher but an faculty by choosing and pulling off the perfect faculty meeting presentation.  

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Reflections and reactions to Episode 24 “How to Provide Direction”
  • Question: What happens if you are trying to lead but find yourself actually banging your head against the wall?
    • Reflections from the ISTE and NJEA Conference
    • 3 Things that Make a Memorable Presentation
      • Well Organized … Well Prepared … Well Thought out
        • Have a Great Plan A but always have a plan B
        • Always check your dongles
        • Never rely on Technology
        • Be prepared to lecture if needed
        • Know your audience
      • Audience Participation
        • Keep them awake … keep them busy
        • Don’t bore them with words on your slides
        • Your cat videos aren’t winners in 2019 … try something new
        • Know when to be innovative and when to leave innovation behind
      • Provides something that can be put into use the very next day
        • Templates are a great give away
        • Provide lesson plans that they can take home and mold to their needs
        • Share real-world examples during your presentation to get them thinking
        • End not with a Q&A but with a roundtable discussion
  • On the Next Episode
    • November 19: How to find your teaching/coaching style
      • How to feel comfortable teaching adults vs children
      • How to navigate through the sea of Administration and Association
      • How not to get disturbed when things get awkward

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  • When planning your conference and school presentations, always rely on yourself to get the job done.  Don’t rely on others.

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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!