3 Critical Activities All Tech Coaches Must Do Before the School Year Starts

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Welcome to “Ask the Tech Coach,” a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists.

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Susan discuss 3 critical things that tech coaches should be doing before the school year begins.

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3 Ways To Start The School Year Off

  • Get Yourself Organized
    • Clean Your Online Hard Drives
      • OneDrive
      • Google Drive
    • Clean Your Inbox
      • Undo Favorites
      • Undo Tags
      • Delete Conversational Emails
      • Archive or Delete Unwanted Emails
    • Create a New Google Classroom for Trainings
    • Set up your calendar – Dana's Google Sheets Calendar Template
    • Set up your To-Do Lists
  • Set up meetings with your administration
    • District Admin
      • District Goals
      • Curricular Goals
      • New EdTech Programs and Projects
      • Coaching Goals
    • Principal
      • Building Goals
      • Teacher Goals
      • Creating PLN’s
      • Coaching Goals
    • Lead Teachers
      • Grade Level / Department Goals
    • Start Creating Tech Coach Templates
    • Bonus: Update Your Training Slide Decks and Resources
      • What’s New in Edtech?
      • Develop your own PLN of other tech coaches
      • What will Teachers be Learning during Orientation PD?
      • New Curricular Adventures

About our Guest

Dana Bingham-Cruz

Dana Bingham-Cruz is an educator of 15+ years, coach, blogger, presenter, Flipgrid Student Voice Ambassador, Screencastify Certified Genius, Seesaw Ambassador, Kami Certified Educator, Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2, Google for Education Certified Trainer, and VVSD Golden Hashtag Award winner. She is currently an Intervention & Enrichment Coordinator in a K-5 public school in a southwestern suburb of Chicago, IL.

She has gained a variety of unique perspectives from her experience as an elementary and middle school special education paraprofessional, middle school ESL teacher, middle school reading specialist, middle school language arts teacher, 5th grade teacher, literacy coach, instructional coach, and technology coach.

Dana provides practical and creative educational technology ideas you can put to good use no matter your role in education. From educators in Kinder, to educators in continuing adult education, there’s a little something for everyone!

Find her here:  www.DanaBingham.com or @EdTechBing on: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, & Instagram  You can also find her presenting 3 different sessions at the SPARCC Education Technology Conference Friday, August 6th

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