TECHNOLOGY COACHING WORKSHOP: COACHING YOUR COLLEAGUES
This Two day Workshop is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about coaching and adult learning and how these can lead to school-wide change. While the focus will be on technology coaching, the skills introduced during this workshop can be used by instructional coaches across a school. Participants will explore and learn how coaching conversations can transform teaching practice and ensure effective transfer of professional learning.
Audience: Teachers across all content areas and age ranges who are interested in developing their leadership capacities as coaches.
Coaching is a powerful way of supporting change in schools. It is an effective form of professional development because implementation of new learning is high when teachers become more reflective about their practice. Coaching leads to greater efficacy among teachers, and, as a result, more satisfaction with their work.
Many schools are moving away from the traditional role of a technology teacher, responsible for planning and delivering stand-alone lessons, and moving towards a model of technology integration coaching, where subject and grade level teachers are supported to become self-directed in the ways they use technology to transform student learning.
What will participants learn at this workshop?
Essential coaching skills that will be introduced and practiced are:
Ways of building trust and rapport with individuals and teams
The skills of paraphrasing and asking questions
The basic protocols of coaching conversations
Maggie Hos-McGrane has been teaching for over 30 years, 25 of these in international schools in Europe and Asia and is passionate about empowering teachers to use technology to transform learning. She is an IB consultant, IB school visitor and IB workshop leader, facilitating both online, face-to-face regional workshops and in-school workshops. Maggie has presented about technology integration at international conferences including ISTE, Learning2, ECIS, AASSA, and EARCOS, in Asia, Europe, Africa, North and South America. Maggie is a Google Innovator, has published several books about digital citizenship and technology integration, and has been recognized as one of the 365 heroes of education by Anthony Salcito, the Vice-President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft. Maggie documents her growth as an educator, coach and leader on her blog, Tech Transformation, which is read by more than one million educators worldwide. She was the Director of Educational Technology at the American School of Bombay.
Maggie is Consilience’s Director of Coaching Services and aims to support schools by tapping into her experience and four year journey to become a cognitive coaching trainer. She has facilitated training at schools in India and Malaysia, and led workshops on coaching for Indian NGOs. Maggie has also presented about coaching at ISTE, NESA, and the Vietnam Technology Conference.
Cancellation Policy: All registrations are final and non-refundable. Registration is, however, transferrable. If you cannot make it to the event, please find a colleague to attend in your place.