Do You Want To Become A Better Tech Coach?
Of course, you do!
If you are reading this and you are a Tech Coach or are looking to become a Tech Coach in the near future then you probably fit this description
- You are highly motivated and a “go-getter”
- You aren't afraid to take charge of your own professional development
- You know how hard it is to be in charge of professional learning for hundreds of teachers and are often reaching out to your PLN to get the best answers, tips, and tricks so you can bring them into the classroom
Am I on the right track?
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6 Things That You Should Be Doing If You Are A Tech Coach
Join the TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network
Did you know that the TeacherCast Tech Coaches network is made up of almost 1,000 Tech Coaches from around the world?
Membership in the Tech Coaches network is FREE and you can join simply by joining our Tech Coaching Newsletter. Each week we will share with you our latest posts, lesson plans, podcasts, and professional development opportunities.
Build Your PLN and Build it Wide!
If you are like most Tech Coaches, you are probably responsible for the professional learning for the entire school district. You are probably working on behalf of your teachers, but also working amongst the world of administrators.
This can be a very powerful, but stressful place to be each day.
No matter if you work alone, or are on a team of coaches, it's important for all coaches to have a group of peers that they can turn to when questions arise. In New Jersey, my Ask the Tech Coach cohost Nick and I belong to a group of coaches who meet once a month to discuss what is happening in our school districts. We call ourselves the New Jersey Tech Educators Network (#NJTEN). This group is now in our 4th year together and it's one of the things I look forward to each month.
Follow Tech Coach Hashtags on Twitter
In addition to having a support group of local coaches who you can turn to by voice, text, or vox, it's also important to know where online to find great information that supports Tech Coaches. Fortunately, there are several great educational hashtags that you can turn to.
— Susan Vincentz (Tech Imaginations) (@sv314dws) January 12, 2019
Subscribe to Tech Coach Blogs and Podcasts
If you search online, you will find several blogs and podcasts that focus on tools and pedagogy. We often feature these on our Educational Podcasting Today show. However, have you ever searched for a podcast or blog that speaks directly to your position, or provides information on how to be a better Tech Coach?
Fortunately for us, there are several great places that we can bookmark to keep updated with the latest best practices.
- Ms. Houser's Instructional Coaching Resources
- Ask the Tech Coach
- TeacherCast Tech Coach Resources
- Educational Leadership and Coaching Posts
— Sheryl Brennan 🇺🇲 (@WildAppleRanch) September 18, 2018
Join the Tech Coach Mastermind … TODAY!
If you are a Tech Coach or looking to become a Tech Coach, the best thing you can do for yourself in 2019 is to join the TeacherCast Tech Coach Mastermind!
Join us for our next 8-week program where you will learn the step-by-step proven system for kicking your professional development program up a notch.
What Do You Get When You Join The Mastermind?
- Individualized and Group Coaching Sessions
- An Edtech Digital Learning Plan for Student Success
- Free Downloadable Teaching Templates
- Bonus Podcasts, Blog Posts, and Lesson Plans
- FREE LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP in our Online Coaching Community
- 2 FREE Online Courses
Share Your Knowledge With Other Tech Coaches
No matter if you are a new Tech Coach or a member of a veteran team, it's important that we are supporting each other. There are two things that we would like to invite you to do today!
- Join us as a guest on the Ask the Tech Coach Podcast!
- Write a Guest Blog Post for our TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network
— EdTechCoachesNetwork (@EdTechCoaches) August 29, 2018
This year, TeacherCast will be focusing on helping Tech Coaches curate and create the best resources on the web for coaches but we can't do it alone. If you have any resources that we can add to these lists, please leave them in the comments below.