In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff welcomes Ohio Tech Coach Alex Oris on the program to discuss why it's important for Tech Coaches to create an effictive and efficient workflow for themselves. For so many Tech Coaches, the days are long and often a bit crazy. But there are a few things that you can do to keep yourself on track each day.
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In this episode, we discuss:
- Reflections from Last Week
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- How To Become An Effective & Efficient Tech Coach?Get Organized … Stay OrganizedThink both Micro and Macro
- Know where you are and where you are going
- Find Apps that are Multi-PlatformGoogle Calendar
- Gmail- Boomerang
- Google Forms
- Share Your VisionHelp teachers understand where the school is headed in the future
- Cite National and State Standards
- Be Open and HonestRelationships and Trust are key for building a rapport with your staff
- Teachers and Administrators will ask you for your opinion, and for good reason! Avoid telling them what they want to hear, but instead what you know is right.
- Don’t be afraid to stop and gather your thoughtsKeeping good notes means reorganizing good notes
- Keep asking questions to your educational leaders to make sure you are on task with their vision of digital learning
- Have a guiding document that keeps you on task that everyone can agree on.Strategic Plan
- Technology Integration Plan
- EdTech Integration Plan
- On the Next Episode
- Ep64: What is an Edtech Integration Plan
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- Alex Oris | @mrORIStechAlex Oris is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and has been Technology Integration Specialist for Cuyahoga Falls City Schools in Ohio since 2015. He uses various online resources and technological strategies to engage his learners with authentic lessons, and continuously provides support and professional development to teachers. While at Cuyahoga Falls, he has organized and presented at district level professional development edtech mini-conferences and breakout sessions, and taught graduate-level courses for staff. Previously, he taught sixth-grade mathematics for eleven years at Grand Valley Middle School in Orwell, Ohio and is a double graduate from Kent State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology. His previous professional presentations include ITIP Ohio Google Summit (2017, 18, 19), WVIZ ideastream (2018), and NEOtech (2017, 18, 19), as well as being selected as an OETC 2018 session reviewer, and has appeared on the Educational Duct Tape Podcast, the Teach Better Talk podcast, and the Get Inspired and Innovate podcast.
Explore these Resources
In this episode, we mentioned the following resources:
- Google Calendar and Tasks
- Gmail add-on Boomerang
- Google Forms
- Sheets add-on FormMule
Tech Coach Tip of the Week
- When it comes to the busy work week, it’s important for Tech Coaches to not only have a clear plan of attack each week. For this reason today we are going to be looking at a variety of ways that Tech Coaches can keep and stay organized both digitally and physically to make sure they are helping as many of their fellow staff members as possible.
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