What does an Instructional Coach Do?
Ask the Tech Coach is a weekly podcast designed to support Tech Coaches and Instructional Technology Specialists. Each week Jeff Bradbury (TeacherCast Educational Network) and Sue Vincentz (Tech Imaginations) discuss relevant topics in Educational Technology.
What are the 4 Pillars of a Supportive Instructional Coaching Program?
To raise student achievement in the classroom, school districts need to have a solid vision and plan that is supported by both staff members and their community. To do this successfully, school districts need to have these four things in place so that there is a clear understanding of what classroom learning should look like.
Select a Framework for Digital Learning
To successfully create a plan of action when working with teachers in their classrooms, Instructional Coaches are supported by an agreed-upon digital learning framework. It is from this framework that a school district can come together in the next phase and build an Educational Technology Strategic Plan to support all professional learning in and out of the classroom.
How Do You Support Instructional Coaches?
The relationships that are set up to support Instructional Coaches at all levels of a school district are vitally important to the success of the coaching program and are directly related to the success of students in the classroom.
Supporting a Transition to Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams
Once you have a clearly defined digital learning philosophy, it is time to support your teachers by building a solid digital learning environment to help your students become college and career-ready.
Step 3: Set Up a SharePoint Communications Platform
Step 4: Support Through Microsoft OneNote
After your district is setup and ready to use Microsoft Teams,
it's time to train your staff on how to implement Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams effectively.