3 Ways To Support Teachers Through Unexpected Challenges in Technology Integration

3 Simple and Effective Ways Tech Coaches Can Support Teachers In and Out of the classroom

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff Bradbury and Dan Kreiness from the Leader of Learning Podcast discuss several ways that a Tech Coach and a school district can support teachers as they settle into learning how to use new technologies in their classrooms.

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  • The Importance of Having School District Buy-In With Your EdTech Integration Plan

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How To Support Our Teachers In The Classrooms

  • Create A Logical Curriculum For Your Weekly NewslettersWeek 1: An Introduction to an application or website
  • Week 2: A brief description of one or two things (maybe supported by a video) sharing the app or websites potential in the general education setting.
  • Week 3: A link back to Week 2 in case any teacher might not have seen the first bits of information followed by an example or two of how the app or website can be used in a few different subject areas. Perhaps give an example or a template of how a single activity can be used both in Math and Science
  • Week 4: Give the app a more featured role in the newsletter not only reviewing what you already sent, but with a more detailed walk through. At this point, you should be on Week 1 of a totally different app or website at the bottom of the newsletter to begin another cycle.
  • Know Teachers Needs Before They Need Them
  • Create a Needs AssessmentGoogle Form
  • Google Drawing
  • Don’t be afraid to learn from your teachers AND their studentsLearning Walks
  • Provide Teachers With The Tools They Need In Their ClassroomsGoogle Classroom
  • OneNote
  • One Drive / Google Drive
  • Dyknow


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About our Guest

Dan Kreiness is a middle school administrator, instructional leader, podcast host, and doctoral candidate who constantly searches for the most effective ways to advance education and produce high student achievement. Dan began his teaching career by spending nearly eight years in the New York City Department of Education as an eighth grade English language arts teacher, academic intervention specialist, and middle-level literacy coach, then spent nearly five years at Derby Middle School in Derby, Connecticut as a reading teacher and instructional coach. Dan holds master's degrees in adolescent education and educational leadership and is currently a doctoral student in the field of educational leadership. He was named to the 2017 class of ASCD Emerging Leaders. He is also a Google Certified Educator, Nearpod Pioneer, Flipgrid Ambassador and Hoonuit Learning Ambassador.

Dan hosts his own Leader of Learning podcast that can be found on music streaming services such as iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and TuneIn, or on any podcast catcher. Dan has been a recurring host and panelist on the EduMatch Tweet and Talk podcast series. He is also an author who features his writing on his own “Leader of Learning” blog and has contributed guest blogs to The EduCal Blog, Your Instructional Coach, and TeachBoost. In addition to blogging, he also has published works as a contributor to the Edumatch Snapshot in Education (2017) Volume 2: Professional Practice and The EduMatch Teacher’s Recipe Guide: Survive and Thrive in the Kitchen and Beyond.

Dan is emerging as an expert presenter at education conferences, training, and EdCamps on topics including leadership, growth mindset, student engagement, various instructional technologies, augmented and virtual reality for education, and using social media in education. His specific educational interests include leadership, educational technology, and student engagement.

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