In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff welcomes Tech Coaches Susan Vincentz and Claudio Zavala Jr to discuss the role of the Tech Coach at professional development conferences, the creation and implementation of online learning modules, and our favorite Chrome Extensions.
In this episode, we discuss:
- Tech Coaching at a Professional Development Conference
- What topics do Tech Coaches look for?
- What topics should Tech Coaches be teaching?
- Keeping Professional Development alive in the district as the summer approaches
- How to build effective online professional development?
- Best Applications to use
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About our Guests
Susan Vincentz is a 20 year educator having taught in the classroom at the elementary level, served as a library media specialist and has served as a tech coach for 11 years. Her current coaching role is as a K-12 Technology Integration Specialist at Christian Academy School System in Louisville, Kentucky. Susan is a Google Certified Trainer and finds passion in teaching teachers how use Google to stay organized and work more efficiently. Susan has also served as a past president of KySTE, the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education where she has helped plan the state conference and professional development opportunities for teachers across the state.
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Claudio Zavala Jr
Claudio Zavala Jr. has been in education for over 20 years as an educator and edtech trainer. He is an edtech coordinator and consultant based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area who passionate about fostering creativity in the classroom and using creation tools to enrich learning experiences in the classroom. He’s an Adobe Education Leader, Alpha Squirrels, Flipgrid Ambassador, Google Certified Educator and a Participate Community Advisor.
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- Blog: www.iamclaudius.com
- YouTube: http://youtube.com/iamclaudius
Tech Tip of the Week
- It’s great to be able to get out of the classroom to attend professional development conferences. Where local conferences are a good place to start, it’s also important to try to attend larger regional conferences such as FETC or ISTE to see what is happening on a national level.
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