Back to school season is nearing an end, which means that technology teams are encountering roadblocks or preparing for how to overcome the same roadblocks next year. For our September Tech Coach Corner Webinar Panel: Back to School Roadblocks and Tips to Overcome Them, we partnered with 3 experienced Tech Coaches from our network to answer back to school questions asked by our audience.

 

We had so many great questions submitted by our Tech Coach Corner audience but we were only able to answer 6 of them in the live webinar – which resulted in a great discussion between our panelists. Melanie LeJeune, a Tech Coach at St. Louis Catholic High School, had some great tips for responding to the biggest challenges she’s faced in a 1:1 environment, Justin Keene, a Tech Coach at William A. Hough High School had some great tips on getting teachers to read district technology updates, and Daniel Manseau, a Tech Coach at Edward P. Boland Elementary had a lot of helpful tips for how to balance onboarding new teachers and continue to support experienced ones.

Tech Coach Corner questions that weren’t answered live:

How do you suggest setting up for a class with rotating teachers? For example, detention.

– Amanda H.

What is the easiest way to disseminate common how-tos, such as logging in to take attendance, a pattern for student passwords, etc?

– Corinna S.

How do I get teachers on board with trying come new things?

– Rebecca B.

As a Tech Coach, is it best to help teachers overcome the hurdle of “new technology” when students won’t connect and continue their practices as normal?

– Savannah A.

What is the most effective way to pass back student devices before school starts?

– Warren W.

What are teachers’ greatest needs? For instance, tech resources/ideas, modeling, co-teaching, etc.

– Jill T.

Have thoughts on these questions that weren’t answered? Tweet us @dyknow to share your tips to overcome these back to school roadblocks! We hope you learned a lot from this webinar discussion… keep an eye out for the next one!

Learn helpful Tech Coaching tips to try in your school this Fall!

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