Using and Collecting Data to Tell the Story of your Coaching Program

Coaching Data Studio

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

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff welcomes Lisa Kuhn from Forward-Edge on the podcast to discuss the importance of Data Collection in the daily lives of an Instructional Coach.

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This week’s question is:

In what ways should Instructional Coaches be collecting and using Data to support their programs?

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Weekly Topic

  • The importance of understanding the power of Data Collection as Instructional Coaches
    • You either love it or hate it. Data, that is.
  • What types of Data are important to keep
  • Ways to upgrade your “thread count” for interacting with data.
  • How to … and how NOT to keep and collect Data
    • Who needs to see the data?
    • How long should you keep it?
    • When should you start to keep it?
    • Where you should you display it?
  • ISTE Presentations on Data collection and sharing
  • How I became interested in Data Studio and sharing it with my teachers.
  • Ways to upgrade your “thread count” for interacting with data.
  • Examples of ways tech coaches might use data as well as ways they can encourage their teachers to use it!

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  • #EduCoachChat
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  • #FECamp22
  • #FEK12

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About our Guest

Lisa Kuhn

Lisa Kuhn is transforming lives with her down-to-earth collaborative style that engages educators in finding balance: balance between the digital and pen-and-paper worlds, and the balance that naturally occurs when you select the best tech tool for the job instead of using tech for tech’s sake.

She holds a BS in French Education, as well as an MEd in Reading. She taught French for 19 years, during which she also served as building technology representative for her fellow teachers and as Info Tech teacher to her students. As an Instructional Design Coach, Lisa leverages the lessons learned from these experiences as she collaborates with fellow educators on their technology integration journey with their students. She is also a Google Certified Trainer.

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About Forward Edge

Forward Edge provides IT hardware and related solutions to the K-12 and Higher Education market. We are committed to delivering the technologies, products, and services that our clients and partners can both build upon and expand in today’s environment.

Forward Edge focuses 100% on Education, making our partner district’s needs our #1 priority. As a niche provider focused on the Education market, we bring deep specialized expertise to each school we service. We understand every aspect of school technology and relentlessly evaluate ways to future-proof school needs.

Our professional services are all-encompassing, and our team understands the latest technologies that influence classroom instruction – making us a perfect complement to a school’s internal IT staff and culture. We provide unsurpassed expertise at an affordable price.

We take a qualified approach to the tools we offer, the people we put in the district as support and project management processes. We make the use of a technology provider effortless with our yearly budget review and proactive forecasting, collaborating with district leadership to prioritize school needs now and in the future.

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