The Essential Tool: Peer Coaches

Peer Coaches know more than just instruction or technology, they understand classroom management, lesson planning and structure, instructional strategies and pedagogy, and formative and summative assessment. Coaches understand best practices in technology integration to assist teachers to enrich and enhance student learning. Teachers benefit from a model where they can exchange ideas, tips, and techniques,… Continue Reading The Essential Tool: Peer Coaches

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Laying the Foundation

In researching what resources are available for coaches to co-planning learning activities that help learning partners improve, it was clear that we first need to build the foundation. The entire Educational Leadership publication in October 2011 was about implementing and growing the culture and leadership skills needed to make technology integration possible. The publication has… Continue Reading Laying the Foundation

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Career and Future Ready: 21st Century Learning

The Partnership for 21st Learning created a framework for educators that provides a “…unified vision for learning to ensure student success in a world where change is constant and learning never stops”. There are key subjects areas that include English, reading or language arts, world languages, arts, mathematics, economics, science, geography, history, government and civics.… Continue Reading Career and Future Ready: 21st Century Learning

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Working Toward a Collaborative Culture

The schools who embrace peer coaching are those who value collaboration as a way to improve teaching practices and student outcomes. By effectively working together through communication and collaboration they improve instructional practices. Trust among peers is an important piece to successfully have those conversations about professional learning experiences and teacher growth. Peer coaching helps… Continue Reading Working Toward a Collaborative Culture

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