PODCAST

Ask The Tech Coach

Jeffrey Bradbury and Susan Vincentz

Ask the Tech Coach is a weekly podcast designed to support Tech Coaches and Instructional Technology Specialists. Each week, host Jeff Bradbury (TeacherCast Educational Network) and Susan Vincentz (Tech Imaginations) discusses relevant topics in Educational Technology.
Why are District Level and Building Level Coaching Relationships Vital for Student Success in the Classroom?
Welcome to "Ask the Tech Coach," a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists. In this episode of “https://www.teachercast.net/episodes/ask-the-tech-coach/ (Ask the Tech Coach),” Jeff and Susan discuss the various relationships that are formed when creating an Instructional Coaching Department. For more information, https://www.teachercast.net/does-your-district-have-a-plan-for-creating-positive-coaching-relationships/ (please visit our recent blog post.) If you would like to be a part of future podcasts and share your thoughts, https://www.teachercast.net/podcastguestform (please contact the podcast).  We would love to have you join the show. Join the TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network! Are you a Tech Coach or looking to become one this year? Are you searching for support in your position? The https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network), is a brand-new Professional Learning Network designed specifically for Tech Coaches and designed to provide weekly support for all Instructional Coaches. https://www.facebook.com/groups/instructionalcoachesnetwork (Instructional Coaches Network) (Facebook) https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14044473/ (Instructional Coaches Network) (LinkedIn) The Importance of Professional Coaching Relationships Why are coaching relationships important? Who should be setting up coaching relationships? Who should coaches be interacting with throughout the year? An outline of Coaching Relationships Coach/Teacher Coach/Library Media Specialist Coach/Building Administrator Coach/Central Office Administrator Coach/IT Department Coach/Student Contact the Podcast! http://www.teachercast.net/VoiceMail (TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail) Twitter: http://twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AskTheTechCoach) Email: feedback@teachercast.net Subscribe to “Ask the Tech Coach” https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-tech-coach-podcast-for-instructional-technology/id1067586243 (Apple Podcasts) https://open.spotify.com/show/3X8JwTCC5eeWUff8FHFeKR (Spotify) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vYXNrdGhldGVjaGNvYWNoLw (Google Podcasts) https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/dd92d8f6-fb5c-401b-9267-214dc5274709/ASK-THE-TECH-COACH (Amazon Music) Follow our Podcast on Social Media The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | http://www.twitter.com/teachercast (@TeacherCast) Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | http://www.twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AsktheTechCoach) Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | http://www.twitter.com/jeffbradbury (@JeffBradbury) Susan Vincentz | https://twitter.com/sv314dws (@)https://twitter.com/sv314dws (sv314dws) Join our PLN Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-the-tech-coach-the-teachercast-educational-network/id1067586243?mt=2 (commenting on iTunes) today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week. Let’s Work Together Host: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradbury Email: info@teachercast.net Voice Mail: http://www.teachercast.net/voicemail (http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemail) YouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTube (http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTube) iTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunes (http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunes) Check Out Additional TeacherCast Programming TeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp)) Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today/ (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today)) The Jeff Bradbury Show (http://www.BuildYourEDUBrand.com (http://www.BuildYourEDUBrand.com)) Need a Presenter? Jeff Bradbury http://www.teachercast.net/twitter ((@TeacherCast)) is available as a http://jeffreybradbury.com/...
4d ago
38 mins
4 Simple Steps for Creating Professional Looking Screencasts and Video Tutorials
Welcome to "Ask the Tech Coach," a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists. In this episode of “https://www.teachercast.net/episodes/ask-the-tech-coach/ (Ask the Tech Coach),” Jeff and Susan give our best advice from the Instructional Coaches Network about how to create professional style screencasts without spending a ton of money or time. If you would like to be a part of future podcasts and share your thoughts, https://www.teachercast.net/podcastguestform (please contact the podcast).  We would love to have you join the show. Join the TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network! Are you a Tech Coach or looking to become one this year? Are you searching for support in your position? The https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network), is a brand new Professional Learning Network designed specifically for Tech Coaches and designed to provide weekly support for all Instructional Coaches. https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (Click Here to Join!) Screencasting Tips & Tricks for Coaches Why use Screencasting? Tools (listed in order of votes from the coaches' network) Screencastify Camtasia Loom Quicktime Screen-Cast-O-Matic WeVideo Screenflow FlipGrid Iorad Best Tips & Tricks in Video Tutorial Production Setup Practice with audio and camera settings prior to trying to record Practice with lighting. You will want light coming on to your face from the front not from behind you to make you look like a shadow. Think about times to put your face in the video vs. When to not put your face in it. Recording Be real / authentic; don’t try to play a character. Be real for the educators who will be watching your tutorial. Be aware of unnecessary mouse movement while you are speaking. However, be sure that it is able to be clearly seen when moving it. Keep going and don’t stop once you start recording. There are awesome and simple editing tools that make it easy to edit out and clean up mistakes or pauses. Having one file to deal with is easier. When it's time to click a button, type something, or hyperlink to a new website, always stay silent. This way you can edit out the breaks in the middle to make your final edit more professional. Publishing Keep your content at a viewable length. Think about students’ attention spans and then think about the time your teachers have to focus on a video tutorial. Chunk the content into smaller pieces. Don’t do a full Google Classroom training, break up into small sections. Know your destination (YouTube vs Google Drive) Graphics 1280x720 Graphic Applications Canva Google Slides PowerPoint Contact the Podcast! http://www.teachercast.net/VoiceMail (TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail) Twitter: http://twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AskTheTechCoach) Email: feedback@teachercast.net Subscribe to “Ask the Tech Coach” https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-tech-coach-podcast-for-instructional-technology/id1067586243 (Apple Podcasts) https://open.spotify.com/show/3X8JwTCC5eeWUff8FHFeKR (Spotify) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vYXNrdGhldGVjaGNvYWNoLw (Google Podcasts) https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/dd92d8f6-fb5c-401b-9267-214dc5274709/ASK-THE-TECH-COACH (Amazon Music) Follow our Podcast on Social Media The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | http://www.twitter.com/teachercast (@TeacherCast) Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | http://www.twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AsktheTechCoach) Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | http://www.twitter.com/jeffbradbury (@JeffBradbury) Susan Vincentz | https://twitter.com/sv314dws (@)https://twitter.com/sv314dws (sv314dws) Join our PLN Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please...
Jan 17 2022
33 mins
Getting Your Coaches on the same Curriculum
Welcome to "Ask the Tech Coach," a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists. In this episode of “https://www.teachercast.net/episodes/ask-the-tech-coach/ (Ask the Tech Coach),” Jeff and Susan talk about getting coaches on the same page and teaching the same curriculum. If you would like to be a part of future podcasts and share your thoughts, https://www.teachercast.net/podcastguestform (please contact the podcast).  We would love to have you join the show. Join the TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network! Are you a Tech Coach or looking to become one this year? Are you searching for support in your position? The https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network), is a brand-new Professional Learning Network designed specifically for Tech Coaches and designed to provide weekly support for all Instructional Coaches. https://www.facebook.com/groups/instructionalcoachesnetwork (Instructional Coaches Network) (Facebook) https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14044473/ (Instructional Coaches Network) (LinkedIn) Getting Your Coaches on the same Curriculum The importance of having a PD curriculum Why should the entire school district be taught the same way How to create a curriculum of PD sessions How do you know what to teach during sessions? Where to store your files and resources The theory of the 4th dimension Contact the Podcast! http://www.teachercast.net/VoiceMail (TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail) Twitter: http://twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AskTheTechCoach) Email: feedback@teachercast.net Subscribe to “Ask the Tech Coach” https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-tech-coach-podcast-for-instructional-technology/id1067586243 (Apple Podcasts) https://open.spotify.com/show/3X8JwTCC5eeWUff8FHFeKR (Spotify) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vYXNrdGhldGVjaGNvYWNoLw (Google Podcasts) https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/dd92d8f6-fb5c-401b-9267-214dc5274709/ASK-THE-TECH-COACH (Amazon Music) Follow our Podcast on Social Media The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | http://www.twitter.com/teachercast (@TeacherCast) Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | http://www.twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AsktheTechCoach) Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | http://www.twitter.com/jeffbradbury (@JeffBradbury) Susan Vincentz | https://twitter.com/sv314dws (@)https://twitter.com/sv314dws (sv314dws) Join our PLN Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-the-tech-coach-the-teachercast-educational-network/id1067586243?mt=2 (commenting on iTunes) today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week. Let’s Work Together Host: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradbury Email: info@teachercast.net Voice Mail: http://www.teachercast.net/voicemail (http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemail) YouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTube (http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTube) iTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunes (http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunes) Check Out Additional TeacherCast Programming TeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp)) Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today/ (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today)) The Jeff Bradbury Show (http://www.BuildYourEDUBrand.com (http://www.BuildYourEDUBrand.com)) Need a Presenter? Jeff Bradbury http://www.teachercast.net/twitter ((@TeacherCast)) is available as a http://jeffreybradbury.com/ (Keynote Speaker, Presenter), or to Broadcast your conference LIVE! [convertkit form=1044050]
Jan 10 2022
21 mins
Are Your Coaches Thinking About These 5 Things in 2022?
Welcome to "Ask the Tech Coach," a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists. In this episode of “https://www.teachercast.net/episodes/ask-the-tech-coach/ (Ask the Tech Coach),” Jeff and Susan discuss our 2022 Tech Coach Resolutions! If you would like to be a part of future podcasts and share your thoughts, https://www.teachercast.net/podcastguestform (please contact the podcast).  We would love to have you join the show. Join the TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network! Are you a Tech Coach or looking to become one this year? Are you searching for support in your position? The https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network), is a brand new Professional Learning Network designed specifically for Tech Coaches and designed to provide weekly support for all Instructional Coaches. https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (Click Here to Join!) Tech Coach Goals and Resolutions for 2022 Jeff Be an active member of my school community. Engage with at least 60% of my teachers in the first month. Engage with at least 60% of the grade levels in the first month. Weekly Newsletters for both School Building and other Instructional Coaches More Engagement in the Tech Coaches Network and TeacherCast Newsletter Grow the Ask the Tech Coach / TeacherCast Social Media and YouTube channel Susan Continue with the school year beginning goal of intentionality with buildings and teachers. Balance with school/home/other responsibilities Engagement within PLN, face-to-face conference presentations, etc. Continue to grow my YouTube Channel subscription base Contact the Podcast! http://www.teachercast.net/VoiceMail (TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail) Twitter: http://twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AskTheTechCoach) Email: feedback@teachercast.net Subscribe to “Ask the Tech Coach” https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-tech-coach-podcast-for-instructional-technology/id1067586243 (Apple Podcasts) https://open.spotify.com/show/3X8JwTCC5eeWUff8FHFeKR (Spotify) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vYXNrdGhldGVjaGNvYWNoLw (Google Podcasts) https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/dd92d8f6-fb5c-401b-9267-214dc5274709/ASK-THE-TECH-COACH (Amazon Music) Follow our Podcast on Social Media The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | http://www.twitter.com/teachercast (@TeacherCast) Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | http://www.twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AsktheTechCoach) Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | http://www.twitter.com/jeffbradbury (@JeffBradbury) Susan Vincentz | https://twitter.com/sv314dws (@)https://twitter.com/sv314dws (sv314dws) Join our PLN Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-the-tech-coach-the-teachercast-educational-network/id1067586243?mt=2 (commenting on iTunes) today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week. Let’s Work Together Host: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradbury Email: info@teachercast.net Voice Mail: http://www.teachercast.net/voicemail (http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemail) YouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTube (http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTube) iTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunes (http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunes) Check Out Additional TeacherCast Programming TeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp)) Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today/ (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today)) The Jeff Bradbury Show (http://www.BuildYourEDUBrand.com (http://www.BuildYourEDUBrand.com)) Need a Presenter? Jeff Bradbury http://www.teachercast.net/twitter ((@TeacherCast)) is available as a http://jeffreybradbury.com/ (Keynote Speaker, Presenter), or to...
Jan 3 2022
22 mins
Are You A Teacher Success Manager?
Welcome to "Ask the Tech Coach," a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists. In this episode of “https://www.teachercast.net/episodes/ask-the-tech-coach/ (Ask the Tech Coach),” Jeff sits down with Scott Nunes from Canva to discuss the differences and similarities between the Tech Coach position and the Customer Success Manager role found in many EdTech companies and how they can both be used to ensure that students and teachers are getting the most out of their digital devices and applications each day. If you would like to be a part of future podcasts and share your thoughts, https://www.teachercast.net/podcastguestform (please contact the podcast).  We would love to have you join the show. Join the TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network! Are you a Tech Coach or looking to become one this year? Are you searching for support in your position? The https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network), is a brand new Professional Learning Network designed specifically for Tech Coaches and designed to provide weekly support for all Instructional Coaches. https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (Click Here to Join!) Are Coaches in the Business of Customer Success? What is a Customer Success Manager? How does a CSM compare to a Coach? What are CSM’s responsible for? What does a Customer Success Manager Do? Working with all levels of education and educational leadership The importance of building rapport with your end users Ways to stay organized as a Tech Coach and a CSM Using your calendar to your advantage The importance of self-reflection The importance of being a part of a team … yet being your own boss Time Management Skills (SO IMPORTANT!) How can a Coach and CSM be effective in their roles? Build relationships first … then identify needs … then create a strategy Create SMART Goals as a Coach and help teachers create goals of their own What are metrics that a CSM needs to be aware of? About our Guest Scott Nunes Scott Nunes is an energetic ELA Teacher turned Edtech Coach, Consultant, and now district Engagement Advocate for http://www.canva.com/ (Canva)! This aspiring author has zeal for Design, AR/VR, 3D Printing, and PBL. He builds on his 20+ years as a freelance Graphic Designer to bring real world relevance to classrooms around the world. When he isn’t busy podcasting (Education Today) he can be found sharing on Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/MrNunesTeach (@MrNunesTeach)). Scott is all about building relationships and uplifting teacher and student voices while advocating for belonging, choice, and creating positive work cultures that empower stakeholders to achieve a unifying vision. Contact the Podcast! http://www.teachercast.net/VoiceMail (TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail) Twitter: http://twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AskTheTechCoach) Email: feedback@teachercast.net Subscribe to “Ask the Tech Coach” https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-tech-coach-podcast-for-instructional-technology/id1067586243 (Apple Podcasts) https://open.spotify.com/show/3X8JwTCC5eeWUff8FHFeKR (Spotify) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vYXNrdGhldGVjaGNvYWNoLw (Google Podcasts) https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/dd92d8f6-fb5c-401b-9267-214dc5274709/ASK-THE-TECH-COACH (Amazon Music) Follow our Podcast on Social Media The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | http://www.twitter.com/teachercast (@TeacherCast) Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | http://www.twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AsktheTechCoach) Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | http://www.twitter.com/jeffbradbury (@JeffBradbury) Susan Vincentz | https://twitter.com/sv314dws (@)https://twitter.com/sv314dws (sv314dws) Join our PLN Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world
Dec 13 2021
40 mins
Creating Individualizad Professional Development for All Staff Members
Welcome to "Ask the Tech Coach," a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists. In this episode of “https://www.teachercast.net/episodes/ask-the-tech-coach/ (Ask the Tech Coach),” Jeff and Susan discuss the reasons why every member of your educational team (including the Superintendent) should take part in https://www.teachercast.net/creating-individualized-professional-development/ (professional development) sessions. If you would like to be a part of future podcasts and share your thoughts, https://www.teachercast.net/podcastguestform (please contact the podcast).  We would love to have you join the show. Join the TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network! Are you a Tech Coach or looking to become one this year? Are you searching for support in your position? The https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network), is a brand new Professional Learning Network designed specifically for Tech Coaches and designed to provide weekly support for all Instructional Coaches. https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (Click Here to Join!) Weekly Topic “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin Conduct a Needs Assessment – Who? What? When? Why? How? Should We Provide Everyone with a Free and Fair Professional Development Plan? How to create Individualized https://www.teachercast.net/creating-individualized-professional-development/ (Professional Development for All Staff Members)? Who Should be Included in Professional Learning Days? How do you Build a Professional Development Platform for All Staff Members? Should PD only happen on PD Days? What are the limits to what is covered? Contact the Podcast! http://www.teachercast.net/VoiceMail (TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail) Twitter: http://twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AskTheTechCoach) Email: feedback@teachercast.net Subscribe to “Ask the Tech Coach” https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-tech-coach-podcast-for-instructional-technology/id1067586243 (Apple Podcasts) https://open.spotify.com/show/3X8JwTCC5eeWUff8FHFeKR (Spotify) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vYXNrdGhldGVjaGNvYWNoLw (Google Podcasts) https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/dd92d8f6-fb5c-401b-9267-214dc5274709/ASK-THE-TECH-COACH (Amazon Music) Follow our Podcast on Social Media The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | http://www.twitter.com/teachercast (@TeacherCast) Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | http://www.twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AsktheTechCoach) Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | http://www.twitter.com/jeffbradbury (@JeffBradbury) Susan Vincentz | https://twitter.com/sv314dws (@)https://twitter.com/sv314dws (sv314dws) Join our PLN Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-the-tech-coach-the-teachercast-educational-network/id1067586243?mt=2 (commenting on iTunes) today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week. Let’s Work Together Host: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradbury Email: info@teachercast.net Voice Mail: http://www.teachercast.net/voicemail (http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemail) YouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTube (http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTube) iTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunes (http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunes) Check Out Additional TeacherCast Programming TeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp)) Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today/ (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today)) The Jeff Bradbury Show (http://www.BuildYourEDUBrand.com (http://www.BuildYourEDUBrand.com)) Need a Presenter? Jeff Bradbury http://www.teachercast.net/twitter ((@TeacherCast)) is available as a...
Dec 6 2021
26 mins
Why are the ISTE Standards Important for Instructional Coaches?
Welcome to "Ask the Tech Coach," a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists. In this episode of “https://www.teachercast.net/episodes/ask-the-tech-coach/ (Ask the Tech Coach),” Jeff and Susan welcome Jenna Cinelli, a middle school tech coach. We discuss strategies for bringing in the ISTE standards into your coaching as you work with teachers. If you would like to be a part of future podcasts and share your thoughts, https://www.teachercast.net/podcastguestform (please contact the podcast).  We would love to have you join the show. Join the TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network! Are you a Tech Coach or looking to become one this year? Are you searching for support in your position? The https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network), is a brand new Professional Learning Network designed specifically for Tech Coaches and designed to provide weekly support for all Instructional Coaches. https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (Click Here to Join!) Weekly Topic Are the https://iste.org/ (ISTE) Standards for Technology Important? Importance may start out lying in getting to know your role as an instructional coach before ever starting to implement them with teachers and students. https://www.iste.org/standards/iste-standards-for-students (ISTE Standards for Students) https://www.iste.org/standards/iste-standards-for-teachers (ISTE Standards for Educators) https://www.iste.org/standards/iste-standards-for-education-leaders (ISTE Standards for School Leaders) https://www.iste.org/standards/iste-standards-for-coaches (ISTE Standards for Coaches) How to Implement the ISTE Standards in your school? Whose job is it bring it up and responsible for students/teachers to know the standard? Coach vs. Principal guidance. Evaluator vs. Coach What is the coach role in promoting the standards? What is the administrator’s and central office role in promoting the standards? Is your administration championing the standards? Instructional piece lies with the teacher What is your approach as a coach in talking about the ISTE Standards? A majority of these standards in all of the areas are not just Technology standards; they are just good teaching and leadership standards. Promoting the ISTE Standards to: Teachers School Leaders Coaches About our Guest: Jenna Cinelli Jenna Cinelli, Middle School Technology Integration and Support Specialist and former Library Media Specialist and elementary classroom teacher. Mom of teenage boys, ex-lawyer and forever theatre kid. Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/MrsCinelliLMS (@MrsCinelliLMS). Contact the Podcast! http://www.teachercast.net/VoiceMail (TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail) Twitter: http://twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AskTheTechCoach) Email: feedback@teachercast.net Subscribe to “Ask the Tech Coach” https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-tech-coach-podcast-for-instructional-technology/id1067586243 (Apple Podcasts) https://open.spotify.com/show/3X8JwTCC5eeWUff8FHFeKR (Spotify) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vYXNrdGhldGVjaGNvYWNoLw (Google Podcasts) https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/dd92d8f6-fb5c-401b-9267-214dc5274709/ASK-THE-TECH-COACH (Amazon Music) Follow our Podcast on Social Media The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | http://www.twitter.com/teachercast (@TeacherCast) Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | http://www.twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AsktheTechCoach) Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | http://www.twitter.com/jeffbradbury (@JeffBradbury) Susan Vincentz | https://twitter.com/sv314dws (@)https://twitter.com/sv314dws (sv314dws) Join our PLN Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by...
Nov 29 2021
49 mins
How to Get Organized … Digitally!
Welcome to "Ask the Tech Coach," a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists. If you would like to be a part of future podcasts and share your thoughts, https://www.teachercast.net/podcastguestform (please contact the podcast).  We would love to have you join the show. Join the TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network! Are you a Tech Coach or looking to become one this year? Are you searching for support in your position? The https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network), is a brand new Professional Learning Network designed specifically for Tech Coaches and designed to provide weekly support for all Instructional Coaches. https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (Click Here to Join!) Weekly Topic: How to Get Organized … Digitally! In today’s world, we’re often overwhelmed by our digital devices and the volume of available digital information. https://amzn.to/3x5KCY6 (Get Organized Digitally! )outlines a complete digital organizational system for the busy educator and helps you harness the power of technology to save time. This book is your go-to source, presenting the "nuts and bolts" of exactly how to make technology work for you in both your personal and professional life. The motivation for the book was the Pandemic. If it hadn't been for technology, we wouldn't have had school in so many places. We have always had people like you and I who were pushing the frontiers when it came to technology. But, we also have so many who aren't comfortable with technology and especially don't have a way for it all to work together. When everything is pencil and paper, life is easy. When everything is digital, it's easy.  But when you have one foot in the boat and one foot on the dock, that's when life becomes hard. This book is the how to do it book to organize your life digitally. It connects the dots. It shows how things build upon other things. About Our Guest: Dr. Frank Buck Dr. Frank Buck is currently ranked #1 in the world by Global Gurus Top 30 in the “time management category.” He is a public speaker, productivity coach, and author of https://amzn.to/30Eaa2V (Get Organized!:) Time Management for School Leaders. Frank started as a band director and then moved into school administration as an assistant principal, principal, and curriculum coordinator. Since his retirement from public education in 2009, he has spoken to audiences throughout the United States and internationally. His mission is to help busy professionals achieve total control over their time and the peace of mind that nothing is falling through the cracks. Frank’s nuts-and-bolts approach, along with his blend of content and humor, has made him a favorite with audiences. Links Of Interest http://www.frankbuck.org/ (FrankBuck.org) http://www.twitter.com/drfrankbuck (@DrFrankBuck) Contact the Podcast! http://www.teachercast.net/VoiceMail (TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail) Twitter: http://twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AskTheTechCoach) Email: feedback@teachercast.net Subscribe to “Ask the Tech Coach” https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-tech-coach-podcast-for-instructional-technology/id1067586243 (Apple Podcasts) https://open.spotify.com/show/3X8JwTCC5eeWUff8FHFeKR (Spotify) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vYXNrdGhldGVjaGNvYWNoLw (Google Podcasts) https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/dd92d8f6-fb5c-401b-9267-214dc5274709/ASK-THE-TECH-COACH (Amazon Music) Follow our Podcast on Social Media The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | http://www.twitter.com/teachercast (@TeacherCast) Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | http://www.twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AsktheTechCoach) Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | http://www.twitter.com/jeffbradbury (@JeffBradbury) Susan Vincentz | https://twitter.com/sv314dws (@)https://twitter.com/sv314dws (sv314dws) Join our PLN Are...
Nov 22 2021
41 mins
Are Your Digital Literacy Resources … META?
Welcome to "Ask the Tech Coach," a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists. If you would like to be a part of future podcasts and share your thoughts, https://www.teachercast.net/podcastguestform (please contact the podcast).  We would love to have you join the show. Join the TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network! Are you a Tech Coach or looking to become one this year? Are you searching for support in your position? The https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network), is a brand new Professional Learning Network designed specifically for Tech Coaches and designed to provide weekly support for all Instructional Coaches. https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (Click Here to Join!) About our Guest Jennifer Hanley is the North American Head of Safety at Meta where she handles safety policy for the U.S. and Canada. She works with internal teams, external partners, and government stakeholders on issues including women’s safety, child safety, bullying, digital well-being, and suicide prevention. Prior to joining Meta she served as Vice President for Legal and Policy at the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) where she directed FOSI’s government outreach and policy strategy. During her time at FOSI, Jennifer built relationships with government officials and external partners, led research projects, and advised leading technology companies on best practices, policy developments, and emerging issues around online safety. Jennifer is a magna cum laude graduate of the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and is a member of the Maryland Bar and District of Columbia Bar. Jennifer graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from the George Washington University where she studied political science. She resides in the District of Columbia with her husband, a U.S. Diplomat and son. [Social: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferahanley/ (LinkedIn)] About Meta Platforms Inc. Meta Platforms Inc, previously Facebook, is the parent organization of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, among other subsidiaries. Together, our products Facebook & Instagram are the leading social media platforms connecting over a billion people worldwide. People, and young individuals in particular, come to Facebook and Instagram to share their stories, connect globally and maintain connections with friends and family. Our mission is to give people the power to share and to make the world more open and connected while ensuring that everyone feels safe when using our platforms. This vision will remain our priority as we expand into the Metaverse. Links to resources: Child safety hub: https://www.facebook.com/safety/childsafety (https://www.facebook.com/safety/childsafety) Get Digital: https://www.facebook.com/fbgetdigital (https://www.facebook.com/fbgetdigital) Both accessible from the Safety Center: https://www.facebook.com/safety (https://www.facebook.com/safety) Contact the Podcast! http://www.teachercast.net/VoiceMail (TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail) Twitter: http://twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AskTheTechCoach) Email: feedback@teachercast.net Subscribe to “Ask the Tech Coach” https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-tech-coach-podcast-for-instructional-technology/id1067586243 (Apple Podcasts) https://open.spotify.com/show/3X8JwTCC5eeWUff8FHFeKR (Spotify) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vYXNrdGhldGVjaGNvYWNoLw (Google Podcasts) https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/dd92d8f6-fb5c-401b-9267-214dc5274709/ASK-THE-TECH-COACH (Amazon Music) Follow our Podcast on Social Media The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | http://www.twitter.com/teachercast (@TeacherCast) Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | http://www.twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AsktheTechCoach) Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | http://www.twitter.com/jeffbradbury (@JeffBradbury) Susan...
Nov 15 2021
17 mins
LEGO Education and NASA Team Up to Help You Skyrocket Your Students into Space!
Welcome to "Ask the Tech Coach," a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists. If you would like to be a part of future podcasts and share your thoughts, https://www.teachercast.net/podcastguestform (please contact the podcast).  We would love to have you join the show. Join the TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network! Are you a Tech Coach or looking to become one this year? Are you searching for support in your position? The https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network), is a brand new Professional Learning Network designed specifically for Tech Coaches and designed to provide weekly support for all Instructional Coaches. https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (Click Here to Join!) About LEGO Education https://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.LEGOeducation.com&esheet=52477466&newsitemid=20210817005628&lan=en-US&anchor=LEGO%26%23174%3B+Education&index=11&md5=23a28b606b7f4ab6b4616be6d0533657 (LEGO® Education) offers a range of playful, hands-on STEAM learning experiences based on its comprehensive learning system for students in early learning, primary and secondary education, as well as through after-school programs and competitions. From the Early Learning portfolio to the LEGO® Learning System, these solutions create an active and collaborative environment where learners of all levels and abilities build their confidence, future-proof their skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure, and the SPIKE logo are trademarks and/or copyrights of the LEGO Group. ©2021 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved. Links Of Interest Twitter: https://twitter.com/LEGO_Education?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (@LEGO_Education) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/legoeducation/?hl=en (@legoeducation) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LEGOeducationOfficial/ (@LEGOeducationOfficial) About Our Guest: Dr. Jenny Nash Dr. Jenny Nash serves as the Head of Education Impact Team for LEGO Education in the US, where she provides direction and leadership in delivering meaningful education opportunities for students. With previous experiences as a professional development provider and Middle School Science teacher, Jenny is an advocate for hands-on, inquiry-based learning for students and building confidence in teachers to provide this type of learning. Contact the Podcast! http://www.teachercast.net/VoiceMail (TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail) Twitter: http://twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AskTheTechCoach) Email: feedback@teachercast.net Subscribe to “Ask the Tech Coach” https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-tech-coach-podcast-for-instructional-technology/id1067586243 (Apple Podcasts) https://open.spotify.com/show/3X8JwTCC5eeWUff8FHFeKR (Spotify) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vYXNrdGhldGVjaGNvYWNoLw (Google Podcasts) https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/dd92d8f6-fb5c-401b-9267-214dc5274709/ASK-THE-TECH-COACH (Amazon Music) Follow our Podcast on Social Media The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | http://www.twitter.com/teachercast (@TeacherCast) Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | http://www.twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AsktheTechCoach) Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | http://www.twitter.com/jeffbradbury (@JeffBradbury) Susan Vincentz | https://twitter.com/sv314dws (@)https://twitter.com/sv314dws (sv314dws) Join our PLN Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-the-tech-coach-the-teachercast-educational-network/id1067586243?mt=2 (commenting on iTunes) today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week. Let’s Work Together Host: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradbury Email: info@teachercast.net Voice...
Nov 15 2021
18 mins
How Do You Successfully Plan Your Professional Development … Backwards?
Welcome to "Ask the Tech Coach," a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists. If you would like to be a part of future podcasts and share your thoughts, https://www.teachercast.net/podcastguestform (please contact the podcast).  We would love to have you join the show. Join the TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network! Are you a Tech Coach or looking to become one this year? Are you searching for support in your position? The https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network), is a brand new Professional Learning Network designed specifically for Tech Coaches and designed to provide weekly support for all Instructional Coaches. https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (Click Here to Join!) What Should Your EdTech Integration Plan Look Like? What is a EdTech Integration Plan? plan and roadmap that a district will use to guide them in meeting the needs, goals, and recommendations of a school district's Strategic Plan. shows off not what but how technology is going to be used in a district Planning Process Step 1: Review and discuss the district Strategic Plan and once again ask the question, “How do we want to respond to these goals and meet the needs of our students?” Step 2: Review and discuss the findings in the District Snapshot. Make a list of everything that someone says is great about the district and everything that has been identified as needing improvement. Step 3: Identify each key member of the district and assign them a task based on their areas of expertise and if possible, partner them up with another member of the district to collaborate on future tasks in this process. Step 4: Assign groups and committees to compose the remaining steps of the process. Step 5: Create an Outline of what the district would like to see in the final Educational Technology Integration Plan. Step 6: Set short-term and long-term goals for planning, communicating, and create a meeting calendar to assist in project management. What does the outline look like? Overall questions Materials required Essential questions The guiding force behind decisions What should the staff members know? Supporting standards Baseline of knowledge What does PD look like? Contact the Podcast! http://www.teachercast.net/VoiceMail (TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail) Twitter: http://twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AskTheTechCoach) Email: feedback@teachercast.net Subscribe to “Ask the Tech Coach” https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-tech-coach-podcast-for-instructional-technology/id1067586243 (Apple Podcasts) https://open.spotify.com/show/3X8JwTCC5eeWUff8FHFeKR (Spotify) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vYXNrdGhldGVjaGNvYWNoLw (Google Podcasts) https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/dd92d8f6-fb5c-401b-9267-214dc5274709/ASK-THE-TECH-COACH (Amazon Music) Follow our Podcast on Social Media The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | http://www.twitter.com/teachercast (@TeacherCast) Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | http://www.twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AsktheTechCoach) Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | http://www.twitter.com/jeffbradbury (@JeffBradbury) Susan Vincentz | https://twitter.com/sv314dws (@)https://twitter.com/sv314dws (sv314dws) Join our PLN Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-the-tech-coach-the-teachercast-educational-network/id1067586243?mt=2 (commenting on iTunes) today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week. Let’s Work Together Host: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradbury Email: info@teachercast.net Voice Mail: http://www.teachercast.net/voicemail (http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemail) YouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTube...
Nov 15 2021
16 mins
The District Snapshot: Understanding the Importance of Stepping Back to Look at Yourself in the Mirror
Welcome to "Ask the Tech Coach," a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists. In this episode of “https://www.teachercast.net/episodes/ask-the-tech-coach/ (Ask the Tech Coach),” Jeff and Susan discuss creating a district snapshot and why this is a place to start as you begin to make long-range plans for where your district is heading. If you would like to be a part of future podcasts and share your thoughts, https://www.teachercast.net/podcastguestform (please contact the podcast).  We would love to have you join the show. Join the TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network! Are you a Tech Coach or looking to become one this year? Are you searching for support in your position? The https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network), is a brand new Professional Learning Network designed specifically for Tech Coaches and designed to provide weekly support for all Instructional Coaches. https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (Click Here to Join!) Creating A District Snapshot Creating a roadmap for your district employees to follow over the coming years has to begin by deciding who you are at the beginning before you proceed to where you want to be. Think Before Picture & After Picture beginning with the before and your District Snapshot What is a District Snapshot? Document, report, graphic to showcase where a district is at any given time Simple or more complicated as you desire or dependent on the information requested How Does A District Snapshot Work? Self-Assessment tool for looking and analyzing data based on specific criteria Data collected from various stakeholders Clear and easy to understand by all stakeholders Creating A Single Focused Question This is the heart of the district snapshot as it is focused on where the district is and wants to go Examples: What is the overall makeup of our school district? How can we properly redistrict our students due to the increase of low-income housing? How do we want to effectively distribute next year’s budget funds across all our school buildings to meet the needs of our Title I students? Formulating Your Instructional Technology Focus Question Create a broad overview of how technology is used (hardware/software) to support students. Examples: In what areas of my school district is Instructional Technology being used effectively? In what areas of my school district is Instructional Coaching being seen as Successful? Is there a correlation between the amount of technology (hardware) funding provided to a school building and the amount of professional development provided? Who Should the questions be addressed to? Normal coach/teacher interactions; coach/admin interactions Central Office staff Non-school personnel Students Parents How Can Your District Snapshot Support Instructional Coaching? What is Beyond the District Snapshot? Contact the Podcast! http://www.teachercast.net/VoiceMail (TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail) Twitter: http://twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AskTheTechCoach) Email: feedback@teachercast.net Subscribe to “Ask the Tech Coach” https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-tech-coach-podcast-for-instructional-technology/id1067586243 (Apple Podcasts) https://open.spotify.com/show/3X8JwTCC5eeWUff8FHFeKR (Spotify) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vYXNrdGhldGVjaGNvYWNoLw (Google Podcasts) https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/dd92d8f6-fb5c-401b-9267-214dc5274709/ASK-THE-TECH-COACH (Amazon Music) Follow our Podcast on Social Media The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | http://www.twitter.com/teachercast (@TeacherCast) Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | http://www.twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AsktheTechCoach)...
Nov 8 2021
25 mins
The 4 Pillars of a Successful Instructional Coaching Program
Welcome to "Ask the Tech Coach," a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists. In this episode of “https://www.teachercast.net/episodes/ask-the-tech-coach/ (Ask the Tech Coach),” Jeff and Susan discuss The 4 Pillars of Instructional Coaching Programs. If you would like to be a part of future podcasts and share your thoughts, https://www.teachercast.net/podcastguestform (please contact the podcast).  We would love to have you join the show. Join the TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network! Are you a Tech Coach or looking to become one this year? Are you searching for support in your position? The https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network), is a brand new Professional Learning Network designed specifically for Tech Coaches and designed to provide weekly support for all Instructional Coaches. https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (Click Here to Join!) What are the 4 Pillars of Instructional Coaching? What is the impact of a successful instructional coaching program on student achievement? Having a District Identity? A Strong Self Identity based on Historical Use of Educational Technology Strategic Plan Mission & Vision Statements Logos and Self Identifiers Digital Learning Systems and Platforms SAMR 4C’s TIMS TPAC The EdTech Integration Plan District Tech Plan vs. EdTech Plan – What you have vs. What are you going to do with (or implement) what you have? Create by including stakeholders mentioned below using the district mission, goals, learning systems, etc. Include how the supportive programs will be carried out with the technology that you have. Supportive Staff Members Digital Learning Department IT Department Curriculum Department Central Office Administration Central Office Staff Building Administration Library Media Specialists Supportive Programs New Teacher Orientation Parent University Student Tech Teams Day Time Professional Development / On Demand Professional Development Building Evaluation Programs Contact the Podcast! http://www.teachercast.net/VoiceMail (TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail) Twitter: http://twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AskTheTechCoach) Email: feedback@teachercast.net Subscribe to “Ask the Tech Coach” https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-tech-coach-podcast-for-instructional-technology/id1067586243 (Apple Podcasts) https://open.spotify.com/show/3X8JwTCC5eeWUff8FHFeKR (Spotify) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vYXNrdGhldGVjaGNvYWNoLw (Google Podcasts) https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/dd92d8f6-fb5c-401b-9267-214dc5274709/ASK-THE-TECH-COACH (Amazon Music) Follow our Podcast on Social Media The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | http://www.twitter.com/teachercast (@TeacherCast) Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | http://www.twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AsktheTechCoach) Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | http://www.twitter.com/jeffbradbury (@JeffBradbury) Susan Vincentz | https://twitter.com/sv314dws (@)https://twitter.com/sv314dws (sv314dws) Join our PLN Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-the-tech-coach-the-teachercast-educational-network/id1067586243?mt=2 (commenting on iTunes) today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week. Let’s Work Together Host: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradbury Email: info@teachercast.net Voice Mail: http://www.teachercast.net/voicemail (http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemail) YouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTube (http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTube) iTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunes (http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunes) Check Out Additional TeacherCast Programming...
Nov 1 2021
32 mins
Moviemaking in the Classroom: Lifting Student Voices Through Digital Storytelling
Welcome to "Ask the Tech Coach," a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists. If you would like to be a part of future podcasts and share your thoughts, https://www.teachercast.net/podcastguestform (please contact the podcast).  We would love to have you join the show. Join the TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network! Are you a Tech Coach or looking to become one this year? Are you searching for support in your position? The https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network), is a brand new Professional Learning Network designed specifically for Tech Coaches and designed to provide weekly support for all Instructional Coaches. https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (Click Here to Join!) Weekly Topic Why do stories appeal to us? Why does storytelling matter? The potential for storytelling in the classroom as a powerful instructional strategy How teachers can design storytelling opportunities that make efficient and effective use of instructional time The impact of storytelling on my classroom Where storytelling fits into pandemic or post-pandemic education About our Guest: Jessica Pack Jessica Pack is a California Teacher of the Year (2014) and CUE Outstanding Educator who has been teaching middle school for 17 years. She has used digital storytelling as an instructional strategy for most of her career and regularly presents on the topic at both regional and national conferences. In addition to her role as a classroom teacher, Jessica co-hosts a podcast called Storytelling Saves the World, available on iTunes and SoundCloud. She is currently serving as an ISTE PLN Leader and her upcoming speaking engagements include ISTE Creative Constructor Lab Virtual and California STEAM Symposium presented by the California Department of Education. You can connect with Jessica @Packwoman208 on Twitter and Instagram, as well as at jessicapack.com Links of Interest Twitter: https://twitter.com/packwoman208 (https://twitter.com/packwoman208) Instagram: https://instagram.com/packwoman208 (https://instagram.com/packwoman208) About the Book https://amzn.to/3EdWn0M ()Our world hinges on storytelling and the ways in which stories can be told are always evolving. For students to become future-ready, confident creators of original content, they need opportunities to share their stories. https://amzn.to/3EdWn0M (Moviemaking) helps students showcase their learning, process their lives and connect with others in a meaningful way. https://amzn.to/3EdWn0M (Moviemaking in the Classroom) breaks down the process of digital storytelling to help teachers plan efficient and effective instructional sequences. The book provides guidance on how to purposefully build visual and audio literacy skills to improve student work and increase student efficacy in the creative process. Also included are practical suggestions for removing barriers from the storytelling process, such as how to provide more opportunities for students to tell their stories during a single academic year. About the Book: Moviemaking in the Classroom Shows teachers how to create efficient and effective lesson sequences with digital storytelling in mind, particularly in a blended learning environment. Supports teachers who are new to digital storytelling by showing the impact and importance of providing students with multiple opportunities to tell their stories. Offers project ideas for teachers already implementing digital storytelling in their classes and shows how to streamline workflow and improve their professional practice. Supports distance and remote learning through a full chapter on strategies for applying these practices to a distance learning environment. Fosters diversity, inclusion and student empowerment by showcasing student examples on topics including racism, death and illness, immigration, gun violence and pollution. About ISTE The...
Oct 26 2021
26 mins
How to Use Project Based Learning Strategies to Get Students Excited About Face-to-Face Learning.
Welcome to "Ask the Tech Coach," a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists. In this episode of “https://www.teachercast.net/episodes/ask-the-tech-coach/ (Ask the Tech Coach),” Jeff and Susan welcome http://tract.app/ (Tract) co-founders Esther Wojcicki and Ari Memar, a peer-to-peer online community designed for kids in grades 3 - 12 to discover new interests, fuel their creativity, and develop 21st Century skills through engaging classes and clubs led by outstanding student leaders who inspire, mentor, and guide kid's learning. onto the program to discuss the importance of having all of our students exited to come to school each day to experience dynamic learning experiences. If you would like to be a part of future podcasts and share your thoughts, https://www.teachercast.net/podcastguestform (please contact the podcast).  We would love to have you join the show. Join the TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network! Are you a Tech Coach or looking to become one this year? Are you searching for support in your position? The https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network), is a brand new Professional Learning Network designed specifically for Tech Coaches and designed to provide weekly support for all Instructional Coaches. https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (Click Here to Join!) About Tract http://tract.app/ (Tract) is the world’s first peer-to-peer learning platform that provides kids ages 8+ with project-based learning activities to ignite their imagination and help them develop creativity, independence, critical thinking skills, and skills in problem-solving. Tract content can be used in school or at home in a 100 percent ad-free environment that is moderated and curated by a team of education experts led by Esther Wojcicki. Learn more at http://tract.app/ (tract.app). https://teach.tract.app/ ()   Links of Interest Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tractlearning/ (@tractlearning) Twitter: https://twitter.com/tractlearning (@tractlearning) Facebook: http://facebook.com/tractlearning (@tractlearning ) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tract-learning/ (@tract-learning) TikTok: http://tiktok.com/@tract.app (@tract.app) About our Guests Esther Wojcicki - Tract Cofounder + Chief Learning Officer Esther Wojcicki is known as the GodMother of Silicon Valley because of the number of highly successful students coming out of her program at Palo Alto High. She is co-founder of http://tract.app/ (TractLearning), Inc (2020), founder of the largest scholastic media program in the US at Palo Alto High (1984), the 2002 California Teacher of the Year; a 2009 MacArthur Foundation Research Fellow. Dr. Wojcicki was Chair of Creative Commons, Chair of PBS Learning Matters, and on the Board of the Freedom Forum, the Newseum, & the Alliance for Excellent Education. She co-founded the Journalistic Learning Initiative at the University of Oregon, is CEO of GlobalMoonshotsinEducation.org (2019) and holds three honorary doctorates. She is the author of Moonshots in Education (2014) and How to Raise Successful People (May, 2019). She is mother of CEO of YouTube, Susan Wojcicki; CEO of 23andMe, Anne Wojcicki, and Fulbright Scholar, Janet Wojcicki. Ari Memar = Tract Cofounder + CEO Ari Memar is the CEO and Co-founder of Tract - the world's first peer-to-peer learning community - which he started with his former high school teacher, Esther Wojcicki. Prior to starting http://tract.app/ (Tract), Ari was a Product Leader at Uber, helping start and scale several new business lines within Uber's New Mobility division. Contact the Podcast! http://www.teachercast.net/VoiceMail (TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail) Twitter: http://twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AskTheTechCoach) Email: feedback@teachercast.net Subscribe to “Ask the Tech Coach”...
Oct 25 2021
43 mins
What does Project Based Learning Look Like in Hybrid Classrooms?
Welcome to "Ask the Tech Coach," a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists. In this episode of “https://www.teachercast.net/episodes/ask-the-tech-coach/ (Ask the Tech Coach),” Jeff speaks with educator, coach, and co-author of the new book “https://amzn.to/3A0hi5i (Environment Science for Grades 6-12)” from ISTE Books, James Fester. If you would like to be a part of future podcasts and share your thoughts, https://www.teachercast.net/podcastguestform (please contact the podcast).  We would love to have you join the show. Join the TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network! Are you a Tech Coach or looking to become one this year? Are you searching for support in your position? The https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network), is a brand new Professional Learning Network designed specifically for Tech Coaches and designed to provide weekly support for all Instructional Coaches. https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (Click Here to Join!) In This Episode ... What is Project Based Learning? What isn’t Project Based Learning? The difference between focusing on the End Point and the Journey The Importance of Authentic Learning Shifting to a “Learner-Centered” Environment PBL and Distance Learning Understanding how to create a Call to Action Getting Started with Project Based Learning What is the role of the coach in this process? Advice for Coaches in the 2021-22 School Year Be willing to jump in along with your teachers! Let them know that they are not alone Give Grace and recognize that sometimes no matter how brilliant an idea is … if it’s not the right time … it’s just not the right time. Don’t give up on it. Ask Questions to your teachers What’s on your mind? What is challenging you! About our Guests James Fester James Fester is a teacher, educational consultant and instructional coach who helps teachers harness the power of authentic, experiential, technology-infused approaches to classroom instruction. He works as a project-based learning consultant for PBLWorks, the industry leader in providing high-quality professional development for teachers and schools. Additionally, he has collaborated with organizations such as National Geographic, Google, and the National Park Service on educational initiatives. His writing has been featured on well-known educational sites such as Getting Smart, TEDex, Edutopia, and KQED. Links of Interest https://www.festeredu.com/ (https://www.festeredu.com/) @saintfester Jorge Valenzuela Jorge Valenzuela is an adjunct professor at Old Dominion University and the lead coach at https://www.lifelonglearningdefined.com/ (Lifelong Learning Defined). Jorge's extensive experience as a facilitator of professional development has taken him all over the country where he regularly works with teachers to develop their project-based learning knowledge integrated with STEM and SEL. His book Rev Up Robotics and its companion jump start guide Ready, Set, Robotics! are available from ISTE, and his next book, which explores his Equity and SEL Integration Framework, is forthcoming from Solution Tree. Links of Interest https://www.lifelonglearningdefined.com/ (https://www.lifelonglearningdefined.com/) @jorgedoesPBL About the Book Environmental science (ES) education is essential to providing students with opportunities for hands-on investigations to find solutions to complex environmental problems. But the recent COVID-19 crisis has dramatically curtailed student access to ES-focused experiences, particularly affecting students of color and those from low-income communities. At the same time, changes in pollution and air quality levels, as well as a resurgence of wildlife, have created new avenues for students to connect with the revitalized world through technology and social-emotional...
Oct 18 2021
30 mins
Instructional Coaching through Computational Thinking
Welcome to "Ask the Tech Coach," a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists. In this episode of “https://www.teachercast.net/episodes/ask-the-tech-coach/ (Ask the Tech Coach),” Jeff welcomes Greenville K-8 Virtual School educator Emily Strickland and Kelli Recher, from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) onto the podcast to discuss Ignite My Future in School (IMFIS) program. If you would like to be a part of future podcasts and share your thoughts, https://www.teachercast.net/podcastguestform (please contact the podcast).  We would love to have you join the show. Join the TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network! Are you a Tech Coach or looking to become one this year? Are you searching for support in your position? The https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network), is a brand new Professional Learning Network designed specifically for Tech Coaches and designed to provide weekly support for all Instructional Coaches. https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (Click Here to Join!) In This Episode ... Welcome Emily About Emily’s School Leadership Council for Discovery Education Learning Leader for Ignite My Future Welcome Kelli Recher (RECKER) About Tata Consultancy Services Ignite My Future In Schools Program Ignite My Future in School (IMFIS) was created in partnership with Discovery Education to empower educators to teach computational thinking, which are the critical skills that help students solve real-life problems and challenges by expressing them in a way that computers can solve. Program Goals What is the Ignite My Future in School Program? Created in September 2017 Empowering 20,000 teachers and 1 million students 353 school districts 50 States California, Texas, New York, Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey The Importance of teaching students about computational thinking. What is it? Why is it important? Makes up 67% of all project new STEM jobs More than 500,000 open computing Jobs in the US Unfortunately, only 45% of high schools currently teach computer science What do beginning lessons look like? What grades should we begin teaching computational thinking? Examples of computational thinking What resources are available to educators to support the curriculum? Once a student is fluent in Computational Thinking … what could their next learning pathway be? Why should school districts partner with the Ignite My Future In Schools Program? IMFIS combines the best of digital content, lesson plans, career vignettes, and professional learning to help teachers prepare students for future careers. The program offers educators instructional resources and year-round curriculum support. Ignite My Future In Schools Learning Leaders Network 246 Educators Free Teacher-Driven community of like-minded individuals Sharing Resources How did the Learning Leaders Network start? The importance of having this community as a teacher The Global Innovations Program The Pandemic How to teach Computational Thinking while hybrid learning Creating a community during a pandemic How to keep Ignite My Future alive during the pandemic? How to keep students engaged? How did activities change? What is this year going to be like for you and your students? What is the future for computational thinking curriculum and projects? What should the role of a coach be when supporting teachers who are working with edtech companies and programs? About our Guests Emily Strickland is an educator for Greenville K-8 Virtual School in Greenville, SC as the Middle level Math Interventionist. Through this role, she helps motivate students to love mathematics...
Oct 11 2021
28 mins
Should Instructional Coaches be seen as School Leaders?
Welcome to "Ask the Tech Coach," a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists. In this episode of “https://www.teachercast.net/episodes/ask-the-tech-coach/ (Ask the Tech Coach),” Jeff and Susan welcome podcaster, administrator, and author Josh Stamper on the program to discuss the importance of coaches being seen as leaders in their school districts. If you would like to be a part of future podcasts and share your thoughts, https://www.teachercast.net/podcastguestform (please contact the podcast).  We would love to have you join the show. Join the TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network! Are you a Tech Coach or looking to become one this year? Are you searching for support in your position? The https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network), is a brand new Professional Learning Network designed specifically for Tech Coaches and designed to provide weekly support for all Instructional Coaches. https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (Click Here to Join!) Weekly Topic How do we define Leadership inside of our school buildings? What do/should we be looking for when selecting our school leaders? What is the role of the Instructional Coach in the world of school leadership? What types of leadership roles should we be expecting from our coaches? What should the role of the coach be when active in a building’s leadership council? What is the one key thing that all coaches must have with the teachers they work with to be effective leaders? If a coach is not comfortable in a leadership role, what can they do to improve their confidence in themselves and in the position? How can an Instructional Coach lead the transformation of classrooms … especially this year? Advice for anyone in a leadership role this year when working with so many variables? About our Guest: Josh Stamper Joshua Stamper initially used his artistic talent, creativity and original ideas as a professional graphic designer. He then transitioned to inspiring students to utilize their imagination and creative expression in public education. Being unsuccessful as a student growing up, Joshua never expected to be back in the classroom as a teacher, athletic coach or administrator. His struggles as a student spawned a passion to change the education model, push the boundaries of traditional learning, and explore new innovative ideas. Joshua has been a middle school Assistant Principal in North Texas for the past eight years, where he's served at four campuses in two school districts. In addition to his current administrative position, Joshua is the host of Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, an author, leadership coach, education presenter, and Podcast Network Manager for the Teach Better Team. Joshua lives in the Dallas, TX area with his wife and five children. You can stay connected by following https://www.twitter.com/Joshua__Stamper (@Joshua__Stamper) on Twitter and Instagram, or by visiting his website https://www.joshstamper.com/ (www.joshstamper.com). Links of Interest Twitter: https://twitter.com/Joshua__Stamper (@Joshua__Stamper) (@Joshua__Stamper) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joshua__stamper/?hl=en (@Joshua__Stamper) (@Joshua__Stamper) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-stamper/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-stamper/) Aspire Podcast: http://www.joshstamper.com (joshstamper.com) Team Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/teachbetterteam (@teachbetterteam) Team Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachbetterteam (@teachbetterteam) Team LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/teachbetterteam (https://www.linkedin.com/company/teachbetterteam) Aspire to Lead Book: https://amzn.to/3Cqz8Qj (https://amzn.to/3Cqz8Qj) Contact the Podcast! http://www.teachercast.net/VoiceMail (TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail) Twitter: http://twitter.com/askthetechcoach...
Oct 4 2021
42 mins
How To You Coach Your Teachers Through Controversial Conversations?
Welcome to "Ask the Tech Coach," a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists. In this episode of “https://www.teachercast.net/episodes/ask-the-tech-coach/ (Ask the Tech Coach),” Jeff and Susan sit down with educator Keturah Proctor to discuss the importance of supporting teachers both for curricular and controversial conversations with students. If you would like to be a part of future podcasts and share your thoughts, https://www.teachercast.net/podcastguestform (please contact the podcast).  We would love to have you join the show. Join the TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network! Are you a Tech Coach or looking to become one this year? Are you searching for support in your position? The https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network), is a brand new Professional Learning Network designed specifically for Tech Coaches and designed to provide weekly support for all Instructional Coaches. https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (Click Here to Join!) Weekly Topic If the role of an Instructional Coach is to support the teaching of curricular topics, should coaches be in a position to be supportive of all curricular topics? Should coaches be involved in planning lessons with teachers around difficult and controversial topics that they themselves may or may not feel comfortable discussing? How do we encourage our teachers to reach out to coaches when planning the instruction of difficult and controversial topics? Examples of Controversial Topics that might face coaches: Religious Conversations Political Conversations Family-based Conversations Covid / Health based Conversations Conversations about Race How can teachers and coaches navigate their way through these topics without putting themselves or their believes in the conversation? Should teachers be teaching what the community wants and how the community wants, or should they be teaching to a district-approved curriculum? Tips for navigating teaching these difficult topics and doing so effectively What it means for teachers to be truly inclusive in the classroom How to effectively listen to students, what they want to learn, and how to let them lead in the classroom How to center different students’ lived experiences in teachers’ curriculum and instruction practices What should the role of coaches be during the teaching of controversial topics? Co-Teaching vs Modeling vs Sitting in the Back About our Guest: Keturah Proctor Keturah Proctor has over 20 years of experience in education advocating for students through an Anti-Bias, Anti-Racist lens. Her work in the role of Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & District Curriculum Coordinator, as well as her work as a Regional Equity Professional Development Facilitator, has positioned Ms. Proctor to support focused instruction and guidance in the following areas: Unpacking Anti-Racist Theories and Pedagogy, Developing Social Justice Units of Study, Establishing Foundational Understandings of Anti-Racism and Social Justice work for school communities, and Formalizing the Racial Equity work within School Buildings. Her work centers the lived experiences of students while also focusing on cultivating authentic relationships with students, families, and community members. Ms. Proctor is also an Education Ambassador for the National Public Education Support Fund and is a Community Activist. Links of Interest Twitter: https://twitter.com/kproctor1517 (https://twitter.com/kproctor1517) EDUTwitters to Follow on these Topics: Chris Emdin @Chris_E310 Gholdy Mohammed @GholdyM Center for Antiracist Education @antiracist_ed Cornelius Minor @MisterMinor NYU Metro Center @metronyu Contact the Podcast! http://www.teachercast.net/VoiceMail (TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail) Twitter:...
Sep 27 2021
40 mins
Formative Assessments using Google Apps!
Welcome to "Ask the Tech Coach," a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists. If you would like to be a part of future podcasts and share your thoughts, https://www.teachercast.net/podcastguestform (please contact the podcast).  We would love to have you join the show. Join the TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network! Are you a Tech Coach or looking to become one this year? Are you searching for support in your position? The https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network), is a brand new Professional Learning Network designed specifically for Tech Coaches and designed to provide weekly support for all Instructional Coaches. https://www.teachercast.net/TCNForm (Click Here to Join!) Contact the Podcast! http://www.teachercast.net/VoiceMail (TeacherCast.net/VoiceMail) Twitter: http://twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AskTheTechCoach) Email: feedback@teachercast.net Subscribe to “Ask the Tech Coach” https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-tech-coach-podcast-for-instructional-technology/id1067586243 (Apple Podcasts) https://open.spotify.com/show/3X8JwTCC5eeWUff8FHFeKR (Spotify) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vYXNrdGhldGVjaGNvYWNoLw (Google Podcasts) https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/dd92d8f6-fb5c-401b-9267-214dc5274709/ASK-THE-TECH-COACH (Amazon Music) Follow our Podcast on Social Media The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network | http://www.twitter.com/teachercast (@TeacherCast) Ask the Tech Coach Podcast | http://www.twitter.com/askthetechcoach (@AsktheTechCoach) Follow our Hosts Jeff Bradbury | http://www.twitter.com/jeffbradbury (@JeffBradbury) Susan Vincentz | https://twitter.com/sv314dws (@)https://twitter.com/sv314dws (sv314dws) Join our PLN Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-the-tech-coach-the-teachercast-educational-network/id1067586243?mt=2 (commenting on iTunes) today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week. Let’s Work Together Host: Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast | @JeffBradbury Email: info@teachercast.net Voice Mail: http://www.teachercast.net/voicemail (http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemail) YouTube: http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTube (http://www.TeacherCast.net/YouTube) iTunes: http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunes (http://www.TeacherCast.net/iTunes) Check Out Additional TeacherCast Programming TeacherCast Podcast (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp (http://www.teachercast.net/tcp)) Educational Podcasting Today (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today/ (http://www.educationalpodcasting.today)) The Jeff Bradbury Show (http://www.BuildYourEDUBrand.com (http://www.BuildYourEDUBrand.com)) Need a Presenter? Jeff Bradbury http://www.teachercast.net/twitter ((@TeacherCast)) is available as a http://jeffreybradbury.com/ (Keynote Speaker, Presenter), or to Broadcast your conference LIVE! [convertkit form=1044050] For More Information: https://www.askthetechcoach.com/ (https://www.AskTheTechCoach.com)
Sep 20 2021
42 mins

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