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Addressing Digital Divides in Education: The 2024 NETP Breakdown best practices digital divide instructional design Feb 20, 2024

Written by Katie Ritter

The US Office of Educational Technology has released the latest version of the National Education Technology Plan (NETP), which highlights the latest research, classroom realities, national trends, and innovative solutions schools are using to tackle complex challenges....

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A Look at Bite-Sized Learning for Teachers empowering teachers professional development restart recharge podcast Feb 09, 2024

Written by Brooke Conklin

Mark was frustrated. As an instructional coach at Roosevelt High School, he had been working hard to provide quality PD for teachers. But attendance at their traditional after-school workshops was dwindling. Teachers claimed they were too burned out to engage in more...

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Redefining Assessment: Beyond AI Detectors in the Classroom academic integrity ai best practices empowering teachers Dec 06, 2023

Written by Matthäus Huelse

As an EdTech coach, I've had the opportunity to engage in many enriching conversations with teachers, administrators, superintendents, and fellow EdTech coaches. The vast majority of the time, these discussions revolve around maximizing the benefits of AI tools in...

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Reining in the Wild West of AI: Streamlining Teacher Workloads Nov 16, 2023

Written by Matthäus Huelse

I admit it. I have been using AI for my work for months now. And I know what you are thinking: oh, it’s just another AI-generated article/blog post/recipe… but no! I did write this article. Every word. And then I handed it to the editor and if you ask...

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Demystifying Your Coaching Role coaching role general coaching new to coaching Oct 19, 2023

Written by Torie Mollett

Picture it. 

You’ve been assigned a new coaching role, maybe your first coaching role ever, or your first day in a new school or district.  You’ve probably found a nice spot in your building, a home base, so to speak.  You’ve communicated...

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The Balancing Act: Instructional Coaching in Large School Districts best practices general coaching new to coaching organization time management Oct 03, 2023

Written by Brooke Conklin

Instructional coaches play a critical role in supporting teachers and improving student outcomes. But coaching in a large district, whether geographically or by student population, comes with unique challenges. In a recent Restart Recharge podcast episode, two...

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The Wild West of AI: An Introduction to AI in Education ai empowering teachers general coaching Sep 22, 2023

Written by Matthäus Huelse

Saddle Up!

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly becoming a part of our daily lives, and education is no exception. AI has the potential to revolutionize the way we teach and learn, offering new opportunities for personalization and efficiency. However, it...

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Couples’ Therapy: Laying the Foundation for a Solid Admin/Coach Relationship general coaching new to coaching relationships Sep 06, 2023

Written by Lisa Kuhn-Oldiges with inspiration from Dr. Katie Ritter and the Forward Edge Curriculum & Integration Team

Many factors play a role in a successful coaching program and one that can launch a coach’s impact into the stratosphere is the admin/coach relationship. The importance...

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Integrating Technology with Littles: Tips to Enhance Student Learning   general coaching littles new to coaching technology integration Aug 08, 2023

 Written by Brooke Conklin, with inspiration from Sarah Kiefer, Brittney Priore, and Debbie Tannenbaum

“These kids are just too young to use Chromebooks.” 

“It takes me 20 minutes just to get everyone logged on.”

“Upper-elementary is a more appropriate...

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10 Myths of Conference Confidence: Busted! conferences Jul 25, 2023

Written by Torie Mollett (@TorieTeaches)

  1. “I have nothing to share…”
  2. “I’m not *insert person’s name*...”
  3. “They probably won’t accept my proposal…”
  4. “I’m too new to this position/field so it’s not my place to...
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ISTE 23 Recap: Favorite Takeaways conferences iste Jul 11, 2023

Written by Lisa Kuhn (@LisaK_techtalk)

Flights delayed due to (sometimes never arrived) inclement weather…check-in lines out the door…15,000+ steps per day…rain-drenched crowds waiting for their Ubers to arrive…

While some attendees experienced some (or all) of the...

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Stop Asking Kids What They Want to Be When They Grow Up careers culture reflection relationships Jun 20, 2023

Written by Brooke Conklin (@brookeconklin19)

 “What do you want to be when you grow up?” This question is a rite of passage for children everywhere. It seems like as soon as a child enters the doors of pre-school we are asking them this question. In pre-school, the stakes are...

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