It all started at the beginning of becoming an Educational Technology TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment). Volume 2 brings us to the end of my journey as an Instructional Coach and the beginning of my return to the classroom! But before I go, I'd like to share what I learned about being a TOSA/Coach.
In episode 11, we bring the Covina Tech Squad onto our show for a different perspective on how to support teachers with technology. Thanks Ryan, Daisy, Gabe, and Joey and good luck with everything. Also a shout out to David Platt, @herrplatt, for his awesomeness! You can find their podcast here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/covina-high-tech-tips-with-tech-squad/id1287697441?mt=2
Episode 10 brings the idea of podcasting to coaching. Podcasts are a great way to grow as a coach, share with your teachers, and simple to start. Mike, @TechMikeBUSD, and Tom, @TechTomBUSD will get us up and running on everything when it comes to #PodcastEDU. If you want to check out more podcast, check out this great crowdsourced list from @CreativeEdtech: https://goo.gl/AxL2p3
In episode 9, Josh Harris, @edtechspech, share about Daniel Pink's Book, Drive: The surprise truth about what motivates us. We discuss the possible motivation behind adult learners. Check out this great summary via RSA's Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc
In episode 8, we chat with @kevthemathguy from the New Teacher Center, https://newteachercenter.org/, on building Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). We also have a little fun share some learning from Bill Selak, @billselak, at #cuebold with Boots and Cats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nni0rTLg5B8
In episode 7, we discuss building relationships with others. Irma Zuniga (@ismandysg), a site coach at Monte Bella Elementary, and George Lopez (@NewImpulse), a district Edtech TOSA in Alisal, shares some tips on how to get started. We also celebrate May the Fourth for you Star Wars geeks like me.
In our final helping of Feedback: Breakfast of Champions, we discuss the tools you can use to build your feedback along with what your feedback might look like. We added a little fun with of cheesy gameshow style show and some freestyle rapping!
The Awesome Question List: tinyurl.com/feedbackloop3
Feedback Presentation: goo.gl/a3By7t
Feedback Padlet: padlet.com/coach_ben/feedback
In episode 5, we discuss gathering feedback as we identify 5 different areas in which we can gather feedback. I share a few examples and stories of gathering feedback to help connect the rubber to the road.
The Awesome Crowd-sourced question list: tinyurl.com/feedbackloop3
Episode 4, dives into reflection as we ponder how we measure and grow as TOSAs/Coaches. We will also discuss the Feedback Loop and the 5 essential questions that guide our feedback.
Access the session materials here: https://goo.gl/a3By7t
Scholarly Article Here: https://goo.gl/YGVpav
Episode 3 goes over building a TOSA plan for yourself by keeping in mind who your audience is. This episode goes over my basic plans, outlining where I started and why?
Ben's Sketchnote Plans: https://goo.gl/EzDpg6 & https://goo.gl/ZPrwJp
List of Sketchnote Tweeps: https://tinyurl.com/CCSketchnote
In episode 2, we discuss how to get started with TOSAing/Coaching by getting connected. My suggestions are to get on Twitter and other social media platforms to find your professional learning network/pln. Also make sure to head to some conferences to stay #classroomteacherfresh. Finally, here is a list of some TOSA/Coaches that can give you some inspiration on Twitter. tinyurl.com/TOSALiST