ERIC Number: ED530323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr-4
Reference Count: 10
Utilizing Information Technologies to Support Coaching: Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?
Moran, Mary Catherine
Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse
Technological tools and the connections they offer represent a virtual podium to enhance coaches' roles. They can serve to support professionalism, minimize a sense of isolation, help develop content knowledge, keep coaches informed of innovations (and innovators) in practice, clarify coaches' roles and responsibilities, increase their understanding of engaging presentation methodologies, and offer opportunities to connect with "more competent others" (no matter where they are located)! In this paper, the author shares the guidelines articulated by Julie Coiro (2005) in the book "Innovative Approaches to Literacy Education" which provide good advice to those who are interested in giving technology its due. The author highlights some of Coiro's observations as a platform to share personal experiences and to outline helpful resources that may be of interest as well.
Descriptors: Literacy, Information Technology, Technological Advancement, Coaching (Performance), Technology Uses in Education, Guidelines, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies, Educational Resources, Technology Planning, Technology Integration, Technological Literacy, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse (LCC)