Berks County Instructional Coaching Collaborative
December 14, 2012
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Education Center

AGENDA – Coaching and Technology



Essential Questions:
  • How do we define literacy in the 21st century and how do we support our students in becoming thoughtful producers and consumers of technology?
  • What is the role of the instructional coach to support teachers in the effective use technology?

8:15 – 8:30 a.m. – Arrival and Registration

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – Instructional Coaching and Technology

  • Please Do Now: Self-Reflection
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    Self-Reflection jrothenberger1 jrothenberger1 33 662 Dec 14, 2012 by lvey lvey
    • (Click on the Self-Reflection link above and answer the following) How do you currently coach teachers on integrating technology for teaching, learning and assessing? What are your coaching strengths? What are your needs?


Deepening our understanding of how coaches support teacher learning of effective technology use


9:30 – 9:45 a.m. – Break and Networking


9:45 – 11:15 a.m. – Wiki Exploration and Development to Support Coaching Practice

  • Demonstration – Creating a wikispace
    • Defining your purpose – a URL should reflect the purpose and goal of the wiki
    • Learn how to create: new pages, a discussion thread, embed a video, embed hyperlinks to resources and materials
    • Additional web resources for help

  • BYOW – Build Your Own Wiki or expand and enhance your current wiki

  • Create a plan for sharing and sustaining
    • Expanding our community of resources - Add your wiki to the Berks Coaching Collaborative wikispace

11:15 – 11:30 a.m. – Sharing and Closure
  • Wrap-Up and Next Steps
  • IU 14 Updates




Wiki Resources:

What is a Wiki:
Start HERE: http://www.wikispaces.com/content/teacher




Here are some more good examples of wikis to see. Some are made by students. Others are made by teachers. All are good examples.
  1. Learning Latin America - a 9th grade project. A must-see! This was done with a couple classes of 9th grade students, a senior Spanish V class, the teacher, librarian, and CFF coach. Take note of the discussion tabs and see how they used it to discuss their work.
  2. Net Generation Wiki Project - sure to be another award winner
  3. Flat World Wiki - an award winner from Vicki Davis (USA) and Julie Lindsay (Qatar) and their students. They used the wiki, a Ning (social network), Delicious (social bookmarking), Skype, and even Twitter. It was based on the best selling book by Thomas Friedman, "The World is Flat."
  4. FlatClassroomProject2008 - Stop NOW and look at this!Another project by Davis and Lindsay and others. Take a look at the list of schools that participated in this project, from the USA to France, Spain, Australia, Japan, Qatar, and more. How can this NOT be the kind of schooling we want for ALL of our students?
    1. The Flat Classroom Project- Previous year's version. Check out their work.
      1. Read this blog post - a blog post that asks, in frustration, why some schools still block blogs, wikis, etc
    2. The Horizon Project - another MUST SEE!! Based on the Horizon Report (pdf) that lists the major technology trends and tools that they feel will impact the world. This project had students asking, "How will this impact Education, Government, Health, and Entertainment. Great topic and nice project built by students in several countries.
  5. The Digiteen Project - why can't WE think of these first? "This is where schools and classrooms from around the world will discuss issues, research and take action to do with being online in the 21st century."
  6. Flat World Tales - another excellent idea. "The 1001 Flat World Tales Writing Project is a creative writing workshop made up of schools around the world, connected by one wiki."
  7. History Tours Wiki - check it out! This is made by two teachers, but imagine having your students create such a wiki, complete with Google Earth flyovers, images, sounds - the works.
  8. Joyce Valenza's wiki resources. Joyce is a well known librarian, blogger, and speaker in PA. Her list of resources is outstanding.
  9. Wikipedia - yes, THAT one
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    1. Conservapedia - Just what you think it might be. Yikes!
    2. Veropedia - Verified and vetted articles from Wikipedia
    3. Vicipaedia - Wikipedia in Latin!
  10. Jennifer Dorman's web 2.0 wiki - OUTSTANDING!! DANGER!! DO NOT GO HERE!!! (Unless you've got some time. It'll draw you in.)
  11. The Connected Classroom - from Kristin Hokanson, a Classrooms for the Future coach in PA
  12. This list of the 2008 nominees for Best Education Wiki. There are several in here and each one is worth a look. Get ideas for navigation, formats, etc.
  13. Web 2.0 Guru - Cheryl Capozzoli's wiki. Another dangerous site. TONS of links nicely indexed.
  14. A nice list of educational wikis