Thursday, September 21, 2017
Now that I am a digital learning coach, I have the privilage to support the needs of teachers in the entire district to integrate educatioal technology into lessons. This job is fast pace and never the same from day to day. I am reminded often of the impact that technology can have on teachers and students. I love to open the world and strnegthen access that would not be possible without technology. I received one of the most substantial, eye-opening, reminders of the value and importance of technology the other day.
An inspirational teacher that I worked with the other day has a student with very speical needs. we were able to work together to create what I can only describe as a symphony using technology insturments which worked in harmony to provide precious access to her student. I made a stark realization that day. Her special student would not be able to have the same quality experience as other students without the use of technology that we put to use together.
I was, needless to say, so moved by my colleague's desire to provide access and equity for her student, and her determination and willingness to try different things excited me. This moment, this example is at the heart of why I chose to pursue an instructional coaching position; to support teachers in making a positive difference in the educational and life of the students we serve.