a. Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences addressing content standards and student technology standards.
b. Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences using a variety of research based, learner-centered instructional strategies and assessment tools to address the diverse needs and interests of all students.
Through my two years of studying digital education leadership I have had a few great experiences coaching educators in the implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences. Most notably, during my course on peer coaching I had the opportunity to complete a peer coaching project. For this project I worked with a colleague to embed more digital learning into a current unit. The entire reflection can be found in my blog post titled “Soliciting and Providing Feedback through Peer Coaching Experiences”. I began this project by creating a SMART goal to establish a focus for my coaching. Then, I worked with my colleague to reshape the chosen unit so that it utilized educational technology while being aligned with content standards.
During my peer coaching course I gathered a lot of very valuable resources. I wanted to make sure that I could easily access these resources so I developed a peer coaching “toolbox” which I plan to keep adding to as I gain more coaching experience. I reflect on my “toolbox” in more depth in my blog post titled “Developing a Peer Coaching Toolbox”.
Additionally, I spent some time looking at the essential elements of a peer coaching learning environment. I reflect more on this topic in my Setting the Stage for Peer Coaching blog post. Below, I include an infographic I created on some of the essential elements for establishing an environment for peer coaching.