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Every day we hear that educators must change the way they teach. They must integrate technology into classroom learning activities to help students develop 21st Century skills. Who is helping teachers develop these skills and competencies? Is this professional development effective?
Participants in this Webinar will explore the effect of typical professional development, the characteristics of effective professional development, and the classroom impact of this type of professional learning. They will see how Peer Coaching aligns with current research and learn about the program goals and strategies Peer Coaching uses to prepare teacher leaders to coach other educators. Finally, participants will learn how Peer Coaching has helped educators in more than 47 countries to adopt instructional strategies and integrate technology in ways that help them offer students 21st Century learning experiences.
Bio: Les Foltos, PhD, is the founder of Peer-Ed (peer-ed.com). He served as director of instructional technology for Seattle Public Schools and helped develop the ISTE Coaching Academy, which launched in March 2013. He is also a co-author of ISTE’s coaching white paper (iste.org/learn/coachingwhite-paper). This article is adapted from his book Peer Coaching: Unlocking the Power of Collaboration (Corwin, 2013).