Coach teachers in and model incorporation of research-based best practices in instructional design when planning technology-enhanced learning experiences
Research-based best practices have proven to be critical when planning technology-enhanced learning experiences. Yet, word of mouth tends to be the first stepping stone for many educators when trying out technology for the first time. In my blog post, Word-Of-Mouth = Evidence-Based: Merging word of mouth momentum with evidence-based EdTech implementation, I review the best practices that can support coaches in blending these two methods of implementation, word of mouth and research-based best practices, as a starting point for educators.
Another way to model and incorporate best practices as a coach is by using adult learning best practices that also are best practices for students. In my blog post, Best Practices for Adult Learners When Designing Professional Development, I go over these best practices that can be a way for coaches to model and teach to adult learners that will also apply to educator’s students, as well. Below is an example of Best Educational Strategies that translate to adults and students and would be a great starting point for coaches.