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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 itWhat 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 EpisodeNovember 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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