TECH COACHING COURSE:
Improve Tech Coaching Across Your School or District
In this interactive and engaging 20-contact-hour professional development course, you will learn to use the TIM Coaching Tool (TIM-C) to document coaching cycles in your schools.
For a teacher and coach, the TIM-C will provide an easy way to document their coaching relationship. For the school or district leader, the TIM-C will provide useful data about the strengths and areas for improvement of your coaching program. We will begin offering this online course during spring semester 2020. If interest warrants, we will also offer the course as a face-to-face course in Tampa, FL.
Participate in the short survey below before December 31, 2019 and receive 25% off the Tech Coaching course fee* for yourself. If you have colleagues who are also interested in the coaching course, please forward this webpage to them so they can complete the survey and also receive the reduced course fee for themselves.
Is the course just for technology coaches?
It’s for anyone interested in using the TIM-C as a coaching tool. All of the examples discussed within the course will be drawn from technology coaching, but the TIM-C itself can be used for coaching in any subject area. We welcome those who want to learn how to use the TIM-C to support coaching in general as long as participants understand that any examples given will be related to K-12 technology integration coaching rather than content areas such as reading or math.
Is taking the survey a commitment to taking the course?
Not at all! We welcome your input whether you are considering taking the TIM-C course or not. District technology leaders have already given us much valuable direction because they want the course to be most valuable for their staff, not because they plan to take the course themselves.
Are there any prerequisites?
The only requirement is that you care about providing the best coaching or mentoring possible at your school or district.
Is course based on a specific model of coaching?
No. The TIM-C doesn’t specify which coaching or mentoring model you will use. The goal of the course is to empower participants to use the TIM-C to support any model that their respective schools or districts have adopted.
If I attend a face-to-face training and bring my family, what are entertainment options for them while I take the face-to-face course?
Too many to list everything here! Busch Gardens is just a few blocks from the university. Tampa offers the Florida Aquarium, the Zoo at Lowry Park, Adventure Island, the Glazer Children’s Museum, and the Tampa Museum of Art. The surrounding area has the Dali Museum, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Safari Wilderness Ranch, Bok Tower Gardens, and the Ringling. Enjoy the beautiful beaches of Florida’s west coast. And all the attractions of Orlando are an easy day trip away. Discover more at Visit Tampa Bay.
*We will reduce your course fee from $120 to $90 when you register for any section of the TIM-C course before December 31, 2020, using the same email address you enter into the survey.