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How Our Coaches Approach Working with Teachers

Instructional Technology Coaches can be seen as powerful change agents in schools. They can inspire educators to push beyond traditional pedagogical practices, redefine their instructional approaches, and ignite (or reignite) a passion for teaching. The instructional technology coaches at Knowing Technologies have created this list of “helpful tips” from their experiences at different K12 schools. Know Your Audience Coaches must have a strong understanding of the different abilities and comfort [...]

2021-01-25T14:30:44-08:00December 27, 2016|

5 Tips for Selecting a Learning Management System (LMS) for Your School

For those who are new to the LMS scene, learning management systems have pervaded the higher education sector for over fifteen years, and have most recently found their place in the K12 setting. What schools are most interested in, as it pertains to learning management systems, is a single shared ecosystem that unifies educators, students, and parents. When schools begin their preliminary research in the learning management system space, it [...]

2021-01-28T12:29:58-08:00December 27, 2016|

Our Instructional Technology Coaching Program in Action

Our Instructional Technology Coaching Program is composed of multiple phases that will extend through an entire academic year. This article is intended to explain the structure of the program once the school year has begun. If you haven’t had a chance to read the initial phase of the program. Please be sure to check it out![/vc_column_text][divider line_type="No Line" custom_height="30"][vc_column_text]Once the school year begins, the weekly one-­to-­one meetings will start immediately [...]

2021-01-28T12:33:35-08:00August 28, 2015|

How We Evaluate Your School’s Technology Use

[vc_row type="in_container" scene_position="center" text_color="dark" text_align="left" overlay_strength="0.3"][vc_column column_padding="no-extra-padding" column_padding_position="all" background_color_opacity="1" background_hover_color_opacity="1" width="1/1"][vc_column_text]If you are questioning your school’s use of instructional technology or are struggling to develop a long-term technology plan, then you are a part of a larger network of schools grappling with the same predicament. You may be asking: Can I justify why these investments are essential to a 21st-century education? Are our faculty supported with instructional technology use? Are [...]

2021-01-25T14:15:41-08:00August 28, 2015|

Why Every School Should Consider a Personalized Learning Network (PLN)

A professional learning community (PLC) is not a new concept in the field of education. In fact, it is widely considered as a way of operating rather than a thing.  PLCs can play an integral role in any school and have the power to build a shared value of continuous improvement. "So why don’t all schools have professional learning communities?" As many educators have experienced, the major challenge associated with producing [...]

2021-01-28T12:41:58-08:00August 18, 2015|

Why Educators Need Conferences AND Individual Attention

Written by Jim Puccetti, Director of Teacher Development and Instructional Design As a high school teacher for over a decade, I have experienced some excellent conferences and workshops all around the country that focused on technology integration. One of my favorite faculty professional development experiences has been the national Cue Conference, held annually in Palm Springs, CA. It is the largest and oldest education technology conference in California, and amongst [...]

2021-01-28T12:35:29-08:00August 18, 2015|
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