The Coaching Academy is
a series of self-paced modules.
One of the primary goals for
integrating technology is to enhance learning. But what does “enhanced” learning look
like. Answering this question is critical to
Ed Tech Coaches since the answer is at the heart of what effective coaches do as
they collaborate with peers.
This Learning Lab helps
participants define a norm of effective learning that they can use with
collaborating teachers as they work to integrate technology to enhance
learning. Participants will also
learn several key communication skills designed to make collaboration with a
peer more effective. Participants
will get hands on experience using the norm for effective instruction, and these
communication skills, to assess a variety of relevant learning activities, as an
Ed Tech Coach does. They will
explore both the strengths of these learning activities, when compared to the
norm for effective learning, and learn how to improve the learning activity so
that it learning becomes more and more effective.
Learning Lab will assist Ed Tech Coaches to develop skills in Teaching,
Learning, and Assessment, and continue their Professional Growth, which are
essential skills in the NETS•C Standards. The Learning
Lab is designed for K-12 educators in any subject area who want to become
Educational Technology Coaches or strengthen their Coaching skills.