Put me in, coach: Coaching the digital educator (part 2)

Case studies in Peer Coaching suggest that the collaborative community established between the coach and the educators fostered interaction, shared of resources, and the creation and support of professional learning communities between and within schools and districts.

What Does All This Mean?

The soundest approach is to pick the coaching model that best fits the institution, the educator, and the goals that need to be accomplished. The crucial component is to implement a coaching program, with the idea in mind of doing it sooner rather than later.

The ideal pairing is a technically savvy educator with an educator who’s eager to adopt technological advances, yet stymied by what to and how best to do it. Coaching empowers educators and provides a networked community to not only jumpstart implementation but produce an ongoing kinship of support. That treatise alone is a strong argument for intertwining coaching into every phase of technological development and implementation.

The last of our series, Part 3, is ten tips ISTE has outlined to successfully implement a coaching program.

GinaMaria Jerome is a business analyst at EM&CS.

Helpful Links and Resources

The Kansas Project

International Coach Federation

International Society for Technology in Education

Collaborative Coaching and Networking for Online Instructors