Technology Coaches: The Heart of Technology Integration
Lana Rebecca Peterson, Learning Technologies Media Lab, University of Minnesota, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
As access to educational technology grows within P12 schools and districts, the need for technology integration support does as well. With the increase in devices including laptops, phones, tablets and the integration of technology into the curriculum, the number of school district technology staff is growing to support technical as well as pedagogical needs. This roundtable explores the role(s) of the technology integrationist, who typically serves on a district’s technology team. This position primarily serves as an instructional coach for educators throughout the district. If educators have the support of technology coaches, they are more likely to use technology as a tool within their instruction (Beglau et al., 2011). The conversation will begin by featuring insights from seven technology coaches serving throughout one state’s school districts, specifically strategies for technology integration, challenges, and job responsibilities.
Peterson, L.R. (2015). Technology Coaches: The Heart of Technology Integration. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1392-1395). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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