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 Keynote Announced for Two-Day Tech Coaching Academy

The Coaching Collective Summer Academy the San Diego County Office of Education is hosting July 10 and 11 will feature a keynote presentation by Glen Warren from the Encinitas Union School District.

Warren is the district's director of literacies, outreach, and libraries. He has an impressive list of accomplishments and awards, including being named an Orange County teacher of the year, and receiving the Creativity in Education Award from the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and the Leaders Making a Difference Award from LINK Americas Foundation. His goal as an educator is to revive and advance the love of learning.

"We're really excited to be able to bring some of Glen Warren's expertise and enthusiasm to educators from throughout the county as part of this academy," said Michanne Hoctor-Thompson, coordinator with SDCOE's Learning Technologies department.

Warren believes in personalized student learning through the integration of multiple literacies, including information literacy, media literacy, digital literacy, design thinking, and digital citizenship. He was one of the writers of the California Model School Library Standards and the California Career Technical Education standards for the Information and Communication Technology sector.

Register now for the free two-day academy, which will be from 8 a.m. to noon July 10 and 11 at SDCOE's main campus, 6401 Linda Vista Road in San Diego. The academy will give educators from the classroom to the district office the chance to boost their coaching skills for technology integration. Registration closes June 30.

The academy will provide best practices for instructional technology specialists, teachers on special assignment, instructional coaches, and resource teachers who coach teachers as they integrate technology into their classrooms.

Participants at the academy will get the chance to:

  • Explore coaching models 
  • Define and market their role as a coach 
  • Develop a coaching plan 
  • Deepen professional learning 

The July 10 session will focus on harnessing the tools and internalizing the practices that are essential to leading others through coaching. The July 11 session will focus on building upon success and maximizing effectiveness as coaches.

The academy is part of the Learning Technologies Coaching Collective, also known as CoCo, that SDCOE's Learning Technologies department started in February. The professional-learning network meets quarterly, giving participants a no-cost way to network, collaborate, share resources, and discuss challenges and successes.