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Technology, Coaching, and Community: Power Partners for Improved Professional Development in Primary and Secondary Education

Date: June 2011
Authors: Monica Beglau, Jana Craig-Hare, Les Foltos, Kara Gann, Jayne James, Holly Jobe, Jim Knight, and Ben Smith
Affiliation: ISTE International Society for Technology in Education


* Situation: Effective use of technology is essential for teaching and learning in a global, digital age.

* Problem: Many teachers do not know how to design and support technology-rich learning environments.

* Solution: Coaching, combined with communities of learning, is a highly effective job-embedded professional development model

* Result: Teachers experience technology as an effective tool for professional learning and develop the skills to powerfully use technology to improve student learning.

Content highlights include:

* Introduction to three coaching models that provide highly effective professional development

* 10 tips for leveraging technology, coaching, and community

* 5 key benefits that result from the integration of technology, coaching, and community

* Introduction to the NETS x C

Source Article: http://www.iste.org/learn/coaching-white-paper.aspx

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