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Robin Couts, Ed.S, NBCT - Instructional Technology Coach

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 Who Is My Tech Coach?

I'm Robin Couts and my experience includes 24 years as a high school business technology teacher, 21 years as an adjunct community college professor, and 7+ years as a tech coach. My education includes a Bachelor's and Master's in Business Education, as well as an Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction. I hold certifications in National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Administration, MOS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, IC3 and Corel WordPerfect.
 
I look forward to working with teachers to integrate technology into their instruction and can be contacted at 615-472-4062 or robinc@wcs.edu. Follow me on Twitter @wcsCOrc.

 What Is Your Tech Coach?

Have you ever thought about how to approach Schelty's design qualities in your classroom? Effective use of technology in your lessons is a great way to "work on the work".

Marc Prensky, a leader of technology use in schools, states that "Our students have changed radically" and that in order for teachers to reach their students they must also change (2001). A technology coach is there to guide you in your endeavor to transform student learning by providing teachers and schools with customized instructional support and best practices technology instructional practices.

The technology coach is an effective strategy for focusing on technology integration as a way of meeting the No Child Left Behind goal to "improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools" (United States Department of Education, 2001).

 How Can A Tech Coach Help Me?

The purpose of a technology coach is to assist teachers with effective use of technology in their classroom in order to improve student learning. In order to accomplish this, a technology coach is responsible for the following:

  • Conducting individual or small group teacher conferences on appropriate use of instructional technology in all content areas.
  • Modeling appropriate teaching strategies infusing technology in classrooms.
  • Demonstrating and promoting appropriate and ethichal use of technology with regard to privacy and copyright issues.
  • Providing up-to-date training on the technology tools in your school and their most effective use in the curriculum in order to meet district initiatives.

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 Instructional Technology Resources

 BYOT for Social Studies PD
 New Teacher Induction Prezi
 National Education Technology Standards
 Internet Safety Education
 November Learning
 Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
 Internet4Classrooms
 Bloom's Digital Taxonomy
 Bump Up the Blooms Prezi
 Robin's Noodle
 Flashcards

 WCS District Resources

 Discovery Education Streaming
 NetTrekker