Registration is now open for a free summer academy where teachers can learn to boost their technology integration skills by learning from colleagues across the county.
The two-day Technology Coaching Collective (CoCo) Academy is organized by the San Diego County Office of Education's Educational Technology team for educators to network while learning new skills for coaching other teachers and integrating technology.
All presenters at the academy are local educators.
"A strength of our academy is the opportunity to learn from others in the field who coach teachers, take risks with new concepts and technologies, and are growing their practice of authentic technology integration into the curriculum," said Dr. Michanne Hoctor-Thompson, coordinator SDCOE's Educational Technology team.
Participants at the academy will explore:
- Authentic technology integration
- Learner-centered coaching
- Designing and making within the curriculum
- Coaching models from around San Diego County
- Growing professional learning networks
"The workshops available at the academy are all about how to incorporate technology tools into your curriculum to learn how to be a stronger instructor and to positively impact student learning outcomes," said Dr. Alicia Gallegos Butters, director of Educational Technology for SDCOE.
The summer academy will be from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 9 and 10 at SDCOE's main campus.
The academy is part of the Coaching Collective professional learning network organized by SDCOE's Educational Technology team. The quarterly meetings give participants a no-cost way to network, collaborate, share resources, and discuss challenges and successes. The collective includes technology integration specialists, teachers on special assignment, and leaders from districts across the county.