Provide Just-in-Time, Relevant Professional Development through Coaching
Tech coaches are making a difference with teachers as they coach teachers
ISTE wiki site for this: bit.ly/RqEU8x
What is the role of the coach?
1. Co-planning learning activity
2. Model or team teach
3. Go and observe their learning partner or teacher and reflect
4. The above 3 are more difficult because teachers tend to be private
5. Get unprivate when relationships are established
6. Coaches are there to develop the capacity of the teacher; probing questions; build individual and collective responsibility
Is it better to start with instructional person first or tech?
1. It is important to start with instruction first so that there is high quality teaching standards.
2. What is Prebles vision of the kind of instruction he wants to see taking place in the classrooms?
3. Super has to articulate the vision after a certain period of time and what it will take to get there. Who are we? What are we all about?
Coaches should go to the teacher and support them.
Data collection on coaches is about evaluation which is needed to see if the collective work is working.
1. Many districts going to lease program so not stuck with dated equipment
2. Utilize funds that allows kids to make progress and prove it to the board and community
BYOD: Increase Chances for Success!
1. Should be a set of minimum specs
2. For kids who can’t afford it, some places give kids a Chromebook
What do you with kids who don’t bring, or don’t have the BYOD?
Teacher training? Offer ongoing, long term support.
Network security? Bringing in devices that can bring the network down. A separate network for BYOD
What about 3G or 4G where the network isn’t needed?
Equity among students? Fundraisers to earn the device, and every family to get insurance on device and the family takes care of all of the repairs.
Does BYOD really save money? Bandwidth, infrastructure, and training all has to take place.
3 things to help plan for BYOD
2. planning tools
3. additional resources
1. Horizon Reports
2. Speak Up Reports
1. There will always be issues
2. MILE Guide Self-Assessment Tool-Partnership for 21st Century Skills
>Implementation Guiding Recommendations
3. Participatory Learning-Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
>Acceptable use policies in the Web 2.0 era
>Leading with Web 2.0
>Learning with Web 2.0
>Transformative leadership with Web 2.0
4. One-to-One 2.0
BYOD should be considered across the district starting at grade 5
Buy a laptop and give to every freshman
Tell parents what they have to buy
Whole System Reform
Michael Fullan & Quinn
Whole system reform
Techies are findin the pedagoges and pedagoges are finding the techies
– set to explode in the next 24 months
change savvy leadership
system improvement framework
new pedagogical partnership
tools for moving to action
What is the innovation we are really working on in the next 24 months?
What did I want to learn about when coming to ISTELF12
What is the focus for our change?
– the moral imperative is to raise the bar and close the gap
– am I realizing the moral imperative for which I want change?
– saying the moral purpose is good for kids and others are doing it and so should we
My moral imperative is?
My moral imperative is to get teachers to be coaches and students to learn how to learn. In the age where information is overflowing, kids need to know how to curate it to create their own learning.
How does my moral imperative link to the school/system moral imperative?
My moral imperative is linked to other teachers by getting them to see the broader picture that education is changing and that by changing with tech, there is a greater capacity for learning and it is authentic.
What is the evidence that my moral imperative is being realized?
What is driving the ideals behind education?
Four criteria for right drivers
1. foster intrinsic motivation
2. engage teachers and students in continuous improvement
3. inspires team work
4. affects all students and teacher
What is good accountability?
1. A function of good data,, used as a strategy for improvement
3. widespread transparency
4. all of the above produce strong “internal accountability” which in turn produce strong public accountability
1. capacity building is the process of the developing the ability of the individual or organization to make the change required to improve learning for all students
2. it integrate the development of knowledge, skills and commitments
3. collective capacity building involves the increased ability of educators at all levels of the system to learn from and with one another with a focus and a coherent strategy for improving learning
2nd pair of drivers: Human vs. Social Capital
1. team work trumps individual work (do both)
2. be careful: focus on school principal development of teachers is NOT The driver (it is an enabler)
3. if you want to change the group, use the group
Tech vs. pedagogy
1. tech is seductive
2. it outraces pedagogy every time
3. the digital revolution is now unstoppable
Fragmented vs. Systemic
1. it’s a system thing
2. you need inspirational focus, good diagnosis
1. alignment is about structures; coherence is about mindsets; mindsets that are shared
2. system coherence is about shared mindsets
3. a tool is only as good as the mindset using it; fools with tools
How do we make change happen?
Lens 1: Leadership to mobilize action
Who needs to be involved? Who are the right people? What is the moral purpose for teaching and learning?
Lens 2: Instruction and assessment nexus
Lens 3: Collective capacity
Who can I get involved in what I am doing? Who else should see and know my thinking? Focus on peer learning as deep learning.
Lens 3: Systemness
Is change a part of the system vs. an add on? Do I now have more to do?
looking at integrating pedagogy and technology
student achievement, standards, assessment, pedagogy
Challenge for education
What percentage of your kids are really engaged in learning?
There is an increase in dissatisfaction within teachers; students are bored
John Hattie is a researcher
1. Which practices makes teachers effective? teacher as activator
2. What does it mean to be a teaching activator?
3. Facilitator vs. Activator
activator; reciprocal teaching; feedback; teacher-student self-verbalization, metacognition, goals-challenging, frequent effects of teaching
facilitator: simulation and gaming, inquiry based
New Learning: Exciting innovating learning
1. irresistibly engaging for both students and teachers
2. elegantly efficient and easy to use
3. technologically ubiquitous 24/7
4. steeped in real-life problem solving
1. best of all students learn collaboratively, consolidating connections with others locally and afar
The New Pedagogy
1. the expert teacher
2. instructional precision
3. What does it mean to have a learning partnership with students?