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!

Once the school year begins, the weekly one-­to-­one meetings will start immediately and will provide your teachers the support and guidance they need as they begin integrating more technology into their courses. If a teacher would like their Instructional Technology Coach to observe their class on a certain day – perhaps they are using a new tool for the first time, or would like some assistance in its execution – this can be easily scheduled.

In addition to support, these meetings will provide your teachers the time to reflect on the overall experience and carefully assess the impact the new technology is having on their students and their own pedagogy. While there is a specific action plan set in place for each teacher, an essential component to this program is to continually modify the plan to ensure that the tools and strategies being used are effective.

Since this program is highly personalized, it will be appropriately paced for each participating teacher.

It will challenge them to take risks with their curriculum.  With your Instructional Technology Coach only a phone call, text, or email away, your teachers will feel encouraged to experiment with new technologies. By the end of the program, your teachers will have gained the confidence and skill set to successfully integrate technology into their courses.

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Author Jim Puccetti

Before joining Knowing Technologies, I spent eight years as a secondary level science teacher and an instructional technology leader at De La Salle High School. I received my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership at the University of San Francisco, where I created a model that teachers could use to effectively integrate technology into their classrooms. I have presented in a variety of conferences across California and have garnered both Apple and Google certifications along the way. When I teamed up with Knowing Technologies, I began building the Instructional Technology division of the company. I designed a coaching program that addresses many of the challenges associated with most traditional professional development models -- and I am proud to say that the results have been the catalyst for pedagogical transformation for all participating teachers.

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