How Can an Instructional Coach Provide Leadership and Direction to a School District?

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:

  • 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?
  • 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


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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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