Jul 2, 2019
Are you a tech coach, instructional coach, or something in between? Maybe you dream of one day being a coach? Ready to learn the top 10 secrets of being an awesome tech coach? This episode is for YOU! Being a coach is no walk in the park, but I can help make it easier.
It takes a strong foundation, experience, organization and lots of patience to be an effective coach. This episode will focus on my best-kept secrets, how to build relationships, organize your time, create meaningful PD and more!
I want to dive deep and help you become the best tech coach possible. There are so many great resources for you to excel in your coaching and consultant role, so get ready to learn.
Each of the 10 secrets is specifically designed to help you learn, engage, and inspire yourself and your students. My goal is to keep your brain sharp and your education moving throughout the summer break.
Tune in and learn how to stay
focused through summer, plan for your educational goals, and keep
your students on track. You won’t want to miss any of my tips for
becoming an amazing edTech coach.
In This Episode:
[00:38] - Welcome back y’all! Today Kasey shares one of her ISTE presentations: The Top 10 Secrets of an Awesome Tech Coach!
[01:58] - Shout out to Celina
ISD in Celina, TX! Want to learn more about Shake Up
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[02:48] - Shout out to Rebecca Brewer one of our active Shake Up Learning community members.
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[03:53] - Have a question? Check out our SpeakPipe Button at www.shakeuplearning.com. You can leave a shoutout, a question, or share an idea by going to our show notes and looking for the microphone button to leave me a message.
[05:27] - Tech coach can mean a lot of different things these days! Whether you identify as a coach already or are looking to become a coach, this episode is for you.
[07:02] - What does being a coach mean to you?
[07:54] - Secret number 1: Relationships are EVERYTHING! Learn how to build great relationships with Kasey’s tips.
[14:08] - Try using the Impact Cycle questions and strategies from Jim Knight. Listen more and talk less and keep asking, “...and what else?”
[20:38] - Check out Pam Hubler’s Google Sheets template to block and organize your time between meetings, PLC’s, coaching sessions, and more!
[25:59] - Google Keep is a great tool for managing your to-do lists.
Assign tasks to yourself and others in your Google file comments.
Secret #5: Keep Meticulous Notes
Types of Notes
[28:53] - As a coach, you will attend a variety of meetings, in order to stay organized, try Google Forms.
[31:32] - Plan meaningful professional development. Teach and treat your teachers as professionals.
See this post to learn How to Design Google PD That Works!
[35:47] - Whether you are doing professional learning or demonstrations, remember “show, not tell.”
[39:12] - Every interaction that you have does not HAVE to be face to face.
[41:04] - Shout out to Northside ISD in San Antonio, TX for keeping a folder of videos of classroom visits.
[45:09] - Avoid the teacher summer slide by staying connecting and offering quick learning opportunities.
[47:55] - Be a connected coach and kudos to you for listening to this episode!
[50:02] - Kasey shares the podcast questions of the week:
“What steps can you take to improve in your role as a tech coach over the next year?”
Post your answer to your favorite social media platform using the hashtag #ShakeUpLearning, or share it in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook!
[50:58] - Join Kasey in the Shake Up Learning Summer Book Study from July 11th to August 8th, 2019.
Learn more at this link, then head to the special Facebook group where each week we will discuss 4 chapters from Kasey’s book.
Kasey will post discussion questions that tie into the reading and issue a challenge or choice of challenges related to that section of the book.
We will share #booksnaps, ideas, lessons, failures and successes, links, and a whole lotta ways to Shake Up Learning!
[52:28] - Thank you for tuning in! Please subscribe to the podcast, and leave a review on iTunes. (Bonus points if you use the word “y’all” in your review!)