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Technology, Coaching and Community: Power Partners for Improved Professional Development in Primary and Secondary Education

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Published: 2011
Topics: Standards

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  • Situation: Effective use of technology is essential for teaching and learning in a global, digital age.
  • Problem: Many teachers do not know how to design and support technology-rich learning environments.
  • Solution: Coaching, combined with communities of learning, is a highly effective job-embedded professional development model.
  • Result: Teachers experience technology as an effective tool for professional learning and develop the skills to powerfully use technology to improve student learning.

Content highlights:

  • Introduction to three coaching models that provide highly effective professional development
  • 10 tips for leveraging technology, coaching, and community
  • 5 key benefits that result from the integration of technology, coaching and community
  • Introduction to the ISTE Standards for Coaches


Monica Beglau, Jana Craig-Hare, Les Foltos, Kara Gann, Jayne James, Holly Jobe, Jim Knight and Ben Smith