Assessing the impact of coaching
Analyzing the data
Towards the end of the first semester, TI coaches were asked to complete
a check-in survey (
http://bit.ly/ASBTechCoachSurvey) about their role.
An analysis of the data reveals the following;
Face to face workshops (80%) and the Google Summit (60%) were
seen as significantly or outstandingly impactful by coaches. One
coach commented “The GAFE Summit was huge for me. I was
exposed to great ideas, tools, etc. and I have been using - and
sharing! - them extensively since.”
Meeting with other tech coaches and with the Directors of
Educational Technology were seen as being significantly helpful
to 70% of the coaches.
Outside consultants were seen as being significantly helpful to
50% of coaches. One coach commented “Two of the biggest leaps
forward in my professional development have been the Cognitive
Coaching training (Bill and Ochan Powell) and the Google
Summit. In both cases, I was able to turn around and immediately
share learning the context of coaching”. Another coach said “The
Google Summit was an amazing experience from which I have
been able to use and share some of my new learning from the
summit. Cognitive coaching has also been a valuable experience
which I have also been able to use within my team.”
60% of coaches indicated that their own PLN played a significant
role in their development as coaches.
50% of the coaches sometimes or often develop tech integration
lesson plans with their coachees.
40% of coaches indicated that they were able to work with
teachers to examine student work for tech integration; however,
we anticipate this will increase in the coming months as teachers
will be submitting student artifacts to the Technology Audit site.
About 20-30% of coaches were able to engage in in-class
coaching or peer observations. The others were unable to do this
so far due to the restrictions of time and schedule.