2 a. & b.

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a. Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences addressing content standards and student technology standards

b. Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences using a variety of research- based, learner-centered instructional strategies and assessment tools to address the diverse needs and interests of all students

Peer Coaching Experience

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All of the performance indicators in this standard charge one to coach teachers. The first performance indicator, 2a., is a good place to address my work in peer coaching specifically. I have worked to create technology-enhanced learning experiences addressing content and student tech standards and student need. I have experience working as a peer coach both formally with a mentee and informally via teacher collaboration. I started this process Exploring What It Means to Be a Peer Coach, focusing on differentiating peer coaching from evaluation. I learned that peer coaching relationships need to be:

  • learner-centered
  • no fault
  • strengths-based
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The Journey of a New Teacher

 

I also explored coaching relationships with a new teachers in my post Coaching Relationships with New Teachers: Implementing Inquiry Over Advocacy and created the above graphic to highlight the journey of a new teacher. The theme of inquiry of advocacy emerged as a significant aspect of any peer coaching relationship, specifically one focused on the use of educational technology. In order to build capacity, I also learned that it is important to incorporate:

  • active listening
  • paraphrasing
  • clarifying and probing questions
Essentials to Peer Coaching

Peer Coaching Essentials

 

My Peer Coaching Plan below outlines my experience as a peer coach in one particular relationship and specifically highlights the process of addressing content and student technology standards. I later reflected on this process further in my post, Reflections on Peer Coaching: Experiences and Essentials and created the above graphic of peer coaching essentials.

Peer Coaching Plan

 

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