This has been a really interesting year as a Technology Coach in our school. It’s the first year the school has had a position like this. There are 3 of us in the position (2 a married couple, 1 not a certified teacher). We don’t have a job description. The school is attempting to go 1:1 with iPads…I could go on.
After working with some teachers and approaching in it different ways, things have come to a point where we need to figure some stuff out. That’s where I’d be forever grateful if you’d chime in! In any way you’d like (comment, tweet, email, etc), could you please respond to any or all of these questions? This is a rather hastily written plea so anything else you’d like to contribute would be wonderful. MERCI bien in advance!
Do you have technology coaches (instructional technology specialists, technology integration coaches…whatever you’d like to call it) in your school? (Why?)
What does their job look like? What responsibilities do they have? (Why?)
Are they certified teachers or support staff? (Why?)
Are they considered admin/leaders or teachers? (Why?)
Do they influence teachers or give them what they ask for? (Why?)
Please share any knowledge or resources you have! I’m eager to help mold this position into what is best for the teachers and school. THANK YOU!