Do you have a vision for successful technology integration at your school? When we think about the learning experiences we want every student to have, one word often comes into the conversation — collaboration. Collaboration is an essential part of success for students, teachers, and school leaders, and an essential part of collaboration is the Technology Coach. There is a new technology coaching conference open to educators next month that I can’t wait to tell you about. It’s all about collaboration among professionals!
The conference theme is Collaboration for Successful Technology Integration. And I’m super excited to partner with the folks at Dyknow to tell you all about it. And spoiler alert: It’s totally free, and I’m giving the keynote presentation, too!
Technology Coaching Conference
On March 20, 2020, Dyknow is hosting the 2020 Technology Coaching Conference. It’s a special virtual event with a full day of presentations for educators. It will take place on March 20th, with 6 presentations throughout the day. Even if you can’t attend the full day conference, just by registering you will get access to all the presentation recordings and resources.
Here is the official description of the event:
It’s undeniable – technology is rapidly changing K-12 education. But as new devices, applications, and innovations enter the classroom, many teachers are getting frustrated – devices are causing distractions, students are off task, and effective instructional strategies are a mounting challenge. This presents a tremendous roadblock for administrators who want to keep current with innovations in pedagogy and prepare students for 21st-century learning and beyond.
But there is a silver lining amidst all the change: Technology Coaching
Over the last few years, Technology Coaches have never been more important, as 70% of schools nationwide have had groups of new hires where 26%-50% of teachers were incapable of using technology efficiently in their classrooms. But as we begin a new decade, too many administrators are unaware of what technology coaching is, and how they can use it to give teachers the confidence that they are maximizing their instruction time.
This single-day, completely virtual conference will be consumable whenever best fits your schedule. We are bringing together some of the brightest thought leaders and Technology Coaches in K-12 education to discuss topics ranging from the Tech Coach role, instruction and professional development to effective technology integration tactics for the classroom.’
If your school filter blocks the registration link, you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to complete your registration.
10 Ways Coaches Can Support Teachers with Tech Integration
As I mentioned earlier in the blog post, I’m super excited to kick off this special new event! My session is all about ways coaches can support teachers with technology integration this school year. Here is the description of my virtual keynote presentation:
Coaches have an essential role in school communities and can make a great impact on the lives of students through their work! Join Dr. Monica Burns, author of Tasks Before Apps and founder of Class Tech Tips, as she shares ways coaches can support teachers throughout the school year. You’ll learn about the importance of collaboration in this special role, and why creating channels of communication is essential. Dr. Burns will share strategies for how to set up norms for coaching, what to do when buy-in is limited, and how to use digital tools to connect with teachers. You’ll walk away from this session with big ideas and strategies you can put into action right away!
This session shares some of my very favorite tips for coaches. I certainly can’t wait for you to hear all about them — and hopefully add a few to your tool belt!
Tips for Attending Virtual Conferences
If you’re a regular listener of my Easy EdTech Podcast, you might have caught the episode all about webinars. In episode 19, How to Make the Most of Webinars, I share strategies that are perfect for a virtual conference like this one. You can click here to listen to the episode or press play to listen below.
I’m so excited that this digital learning conference is entirely free and available for replay. I love attending virtual events like these at the scheduled time, so I can participate in a discussion with other attendees and ask questions. But I also love having the option to watch a replay on my own time, especially if I have a busy schedule on the conference day.
Virtual Conference from Dyknow
The 2020 Technology Coaching Conference is hosted by Dyknow, an awesome company I shared on the blog last year. With Dyknow, you can monitor student device usage in real-time. On your dashboard, you can view thumbnails of what each student has up on their screen, along with URLs that update in real-time. This way, you can check in on students and provide support when needed. You can learn all about Dyknow in this blog post.
Will you join us for this free day of sessions? The presentations will only be available for people who register. But if you can’t attend the live stream, the folks at Dyknow will send you the recordings.
Head over to the event page to register for the 2020 Technology Coaching Conference. It’s totally free, full day of learning you won’t want to miss! If your school filter blocks the registration link, you can also email email@example.com to complete your registration.