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We’re tech coaches at Forward Edge, a K-12 technology company in Ohio. We have a team of former educators who now work as instructional coaches across the region. In our podcast, we’ll share lessons, stories, and tips from our network of coaches and special guests. We’re right there with you - on the ground and in schools every day. Hear personal perspectives on the role of a coach, benefit from our experiences, and learn from our mistakes - wherever you are, we’ve been there, we are there, and we want to help! So press the restart button, recharge your coaching batteries, and leave feeling equipped and inspired to coach fearlessly - with the Restart Recharge Podcast: A Tech Coach Collective!
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Who is telling your story if you don’t? Telling the story of what we do and the story of the good stuff happening in the classrooms and buildings can transform our schools for the better. On today’s episode, we’ll be discussing the ins and outs of “telling your story” with Ryan McLane, co-author of Your school rocks, so tell people, and our very own master story-teller, Michael Roush. We all have a story to tell, let’s start telling it today! Links mentioned in the show:Forward Edge Coaches Camp Pre-RegistrationFollow Ryan on TwitterFollow Michael on TwitterRyan's book: Your School Rocks, So Tell PeopleMichael's TEDx TalkPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Megan Whitacre, Mallory Kessen, Michael Roush, Mark Gumm,Social Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Molly Lutts, Maggie HarrisCreative/Content Team- Brooke Conklin, Emily Cowan, Tracee KeoughProducers- Tyler Erwin & Katie Ritter
Join us as we dive into holiday hacks that utilize your technology skills beyond the classroom. Brooke Conklin and Tracee Keough will share some of their favorite EdTech tools for getting organized, saving money, and staying on top of the holiday rush. Links mentioned in the show:Forward Edge Coaches Camp Pre-RegistrationFollow Brooke on TwitterFollow Tracee on TwitterPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Megan Whitacre, Mallory Kessen, Michael Roush, Mark Gumm,Social Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Molly Lutts, Maggie HarrisCreative/Content Team- Brooke Conklin, Emily Cowan, Tracee KeoughProducers- Tyler Erwin & Katie RitterEdtech Coach Mentorship Program Year-long mentorship programs to support the ultimate PD provider: instructional coaches! Edge•U Badges Edge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!
Tyler Erwin and Tracee Keough are back with us on Restart Recharge today sharing insider secrets for making coaching cycles successful when you are “in the thick of it.” We’ll chat about goal setting, co-teaching, sharing resources, co-planning, and non-evaluative observations.Links mentioned in the show:Google's Certified Coach CurriculumFollow Tyler on TwitterFollow Tracee on TwitterPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Megan Whitacre, Mallory Kessen, Michael Roush, Mark Gumm,Social Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Molly Lutts, Maggie HarrisCreative/Content Team- Brooke Conklin, Emily Cowan, Tracee KeoughProducers- Tyler Erwin & Katie Ritter
Listeners will walk away from this episode prepared to initiate some buzz for their coaching program. Our guests, Tyler & Emily, will share their tried and true strategies for designing a coaching cycle program, from the pitch and marketing, to setting up systemic structures for success.Links mentioned in the show:Google's Certified Coach CurriculumFollow Tyler on TwitterFollow Emily on TwitterPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Megan Whitacre, Mallory Kessen, Michael RoushSocial Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Molly LuttsCreative/Content Team- Brooke Conklin, Emily Cowan, Tracee KeoughResearch & Logistics Team- Mark Gumm, Tyler ErwinProducers- Tyler Erwin & Katie RitterEdge•U Badges Edge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!Edtech Coach Mentorship Program Year-long mentorship programs to support the ultimate PD provider: instructional coaches!
Today on Restart Recharge, we will be talking to the founder of ConnectHub, a data collection platform for instructional coaches- Suzana Somers! We are going to talk with Suzana about what led her to create this powerful data-centric platform, how instructional coaches can collect data to inform their work, and how data can be used to make informed and transformative coaching decisions. Links mentioned in the show:Follow Suzana on TwitterFollow Connecthub on TwitterConnecthub Website - use code "fecoach" for 50% off your first year.Podcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Megan Whitacre, Mallory Kessen, Michael RoushSocial Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Molly LuttsCreative/Content Team- Brooke Conklin, Emily Cowan, Tracee KeoughResearch & Logistics Team- Mark Gumm, Tyler ErwinProducers- Tyler Erwin & Katie RitterEdge•U Badges Edge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!Edtech Coach Mentorship Program Year-long mentorship programs to support the ultimate PD provider: instructional coaches!
Listeners will have all of their questions answered about the process for becoming a Google for Education Certified Coach. Amanda Del Balso, Senior Program Manager for the Certified Coach program joins us today as well as Certified Coach Emily Cowan who will share more about the journey to becoming a certified coach and offer some advice for listeners who are considering submitting their own application.Links mentioned in the show:Information about the Google Certified Coach ProgramGoogle's Certified Coach CurriculumApplicationInformation on Forward Edge's Coaching Mentorship program, recommended by Google for Education.Follow #GoogleEC on TwitterFollow Amanda on TwitterFollow Emily on TwitterPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Megan Whitacre, Mallory Kessen, Michael RoushSocial Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Molly LuttsCreative/Content Team- Brooke Conklin, Emily Cowan, Tracee KeoughResearch & Logistics Team- Mark Gumm, Tyler ErwinProducers- Tyler Erwin & Katie RitterEdge•U Badges Edge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!Edtech Coach Mentorship Program Year-long mentorship programs to support the ultimate PD provider: instructional coaches!
Planning a good, authentic, PD can be difficult. Adding on layers of differentiation, personal choice, assessment, and alignment with district initiatives makes this coaching skill even tougher to master. This episode will divulge  our top secrets for making a PD that “sticks” all year long. Adding strategic themes, activities, and creating an environment of engagement and fun can make a huge difference. Links mentioned in the show: Follow Brooke on TwitterFollow Lisa on TwitterPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Megan Whitacre, Mallory Kessen, Michael RoushSocial Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Molly LuttsCreative/Content Team- Brooke Conklin, Emily Cowan, Tracee KeoughResearch & Logistics Team- Mark Gumm, Tyler ErwinProducers- Tyler Erwin & Katie RitterEdge•U Badges Edge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!
Planning a good, authentic, PD can be difficult. Adding on layers of differentiation, personal choice, assessment, and alignment with district initiatives makes this coaching skill even tougher to master. This episode will explore the complicated art of differentiation for adult learning. Join us in exchanging ideas on differentiation in regard to pacing, mastery speeds, entry levels, content areas and grade levels in part 2 of our 3 part PD series.Links mentioned in the show: Follow Brooke on TwitterFollow Tracee on TwitterPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Megan Whitacre, Mallory Kessen, Michael RoushSocial Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Molly LuttsCreative/Content Team- Brooke Conklin, Emily Cowan, Tracee KeoughResearch & Logistics Team- Mark Gumm, Tyler ErwinProducers- Tyler Erwin & Katie RitterEdge•U Badges Edge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!
Planning a good, authentic, PD can be difficult. Adding on layers of differentiation, personal choice, assessment, and alignment with district initiatives makes this coaching skill even tougher to master. This episode will kick off a short series focused on designing quality professional development that creates sustainable teacher growth. On today’s episode, listeners will dive deep into aligning professional development with school and district initiatives as well as how to structure a year’s worth of targeted learning from day 1.Links mentioned in the show: Follow Brooke on TwitterFollow Emily on TwitterPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Megan Whitacre, Mallory Kessen, Michael RoushSocial Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Molly LuttsCreative/Content Team- Brooke Conklin, Emily Cowan, Tracee KeoughResearch & Logistics Team- Mark Gumm, Tyler ErwinProducers- Tyler Erwin & Katie Ritter
Listeners will gain an understanding of how to transition to a coaching role with confidence. They will hear from two first year coaches on their experience transitioning from out of the classroom, and out of an administration role, into a coaching role. Veteran coaches will enjoy relatable “flashbacks from the past” as Mallory and Mark relay their experiences and new transitioning coaches will learn tips and tricks to make their path to coaching smoother. Links mentioned in the show: Follow Mallory on TwitterFollow Mark on TwitterPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Megan Whitacre, Mallory Kessen, Michael RoushSocial Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Molly LuttsCreative/Content Team- Brooke Conklin, Emily Cowan, Tracee KeoughResearch & Logistics Team- Mark Gumm, Tyler ErwinProducers- Tyler Erwin & Katie RitterEdge•U Badges Edge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!
Listeners will walk away with suggestions for making time to read and what to read for professional growth during unstructured “down time” this summer or anytime.Links mentioned in the show: Follow Tracee on TwitterFollow Michael on TwitterForward Edge Coaches CampPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Megan Whitacre, Mallory Kessen, Michael RoushSocial Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Molly LuttsCreative/Content Team- Brooke Conklin, Emily Cowan, Tracee KeoughResearch & Logistics Team- Mark Gumm, Tyler ErwinProducers- Tyler Erwin & Katie RitterEdge•U Badges Edge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!
007 - Seize the Summer

007 - Seize the Summer

2021-05-1833:15

Listeners will walk away with ideas for making the most of their downtime as a coach during the summer. Links mentioned in the show: Follow Megan on TwitterFollow Lisa on TwitterForward Edge Coaches CampPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Megan Whitacre, Mallory Kessen, Michael RoushSocial Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Molly LuttsCreative/Content Team- Brooke Conklin, Emily Cowan, Tracee KeoughResearch & Logistics Team- Mark Gumm, Tyler ErwinProducers- Tyler Erwin & Katie Ritter
Listeners of this episode will join us in reflecting on what has worked well last school year as a tech coach, discuss the importance of reflection for a coach, and share tips on how they plan to build on the skills learned this year for a successful transition back into a more “normal” school year next fall.  Links mentioned in the show: Follow Tyler on TwitterFollow Molly on TwitterForward Edge Coaches CampPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Megan Whitacre, Mallory Kessen, Michael RoushSocial Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Molly LuttsCreative/Content Team- Brooke Conklin, Emily Cowan, Tracee KeoughResearch & Logistics Team- Mark Gumm, Tyler ErwinProducers- Tyler Erwin & Katie RitterEdge•U Badges Edge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!
005 - Let's Get Social!

005 - Let's Get Social!

2021-04-2001:05:09

Listeners will develop a better understanding of how to navigate the expansive space of Social Media and build a larger coach PLN- ultimately, equipping them with a virtual “social circle” to recharge their coaching batteries and get inspired from like-minded people. This episode will cover ideas and tips for coaches new to social media, and those who even have a blue check mark!  Links mentioned in the show: Follow Annamarie on TwitterFollow Mallory on TwitterMallory's Teaching Gamers YouTube Channel#GoogleEC @ISTEEdTechCoaches,   #ETCoaches Global Educator Collective on FacebookEric Curts on Twitter and his blogMatt Miller on Twitter and his siteKasey Bell on Twitter Joe Sanfelippo on Twitter#TeacherTwitter#Games4Ed,  #GameBasedLearning, #GamesforChange#VikingDiffCanvaForward Edge Coaches CampPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Megan Whitacre, Mallory Kessen, Michael RoushSocial Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Molly LuttsCreative/Content Team- Brooke Conklin, Emily Cowan, Tracee KeoughResearch & Logistics Team- Mark Gumm, Tyler ErwinProducers- Tyler Erwin & Katie RitterEdge•U Badges Edge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!
Testing season is here, and it can often leave tech coaches with open calendars and doors closed in faces. In this episode, Brooke Conklin and Michael Roush discuss how they tackle testing season- from supporting stressed out teachers to preparing for end of year transitions.  Links mentioned in the show: Follow Brooke on TwitterFollow Michael on TwitterForward Edge Coaches CampPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Megan Whitacre, Mallory Kessen, Michael RoushSocial Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Molly LuttsCreative/Content Team- Brooke Conklin, Emily Cowan, Tracee KeoughResearch & Logistics Team- Mark Gumm, Tyler ErwinProducers- Tyler Erwin & Katie RitterEdge•U Badges Edge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!
003 - Virtual PD Burnout

003 - Virtual PD Burnout

2021-03-2301:13:42

We're all tired of looking at screens and joining another virtual meeting right now. As a tech coach, how do you balance this virtual PD burnout with needing to provide ongoing PD to teachers? We dive into this timely topic in our third episode.Links mentioned in the show: Follow Annamarie on TwitterFollow Emily on TwitterMiss. Bensko's blog about her playlistsMiss Bensko's Spotify AccountForward Edge Coaches CampPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Megan Whitacre, Mallory Kessen, Michael RoushSocial Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Molly LuttsCreative/Content Team- Brooke Conklin, Emily Cowan, Tracee KeoughResearch & Logistics Team- Mark Gumm, Tyler ErwinProducers- Tyler Erwin & Katie RitterEdge•U Badges Edge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!
In second episode we will Talk to Tracee Keough and Lisa Kuhn, tech coaches at Forward Edge, about how they have juggled coaching and supporting educators through the past year in multiple learning environments.  Links mentioned in the show: Follow Tracee on TwitterFollow Lisa on TwitterForward Edge Coaches CampPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Megan Whitacre, Mallory Kessen, Michael RoushSocial Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Molly LuttsCreative/Content Team- Brooke Conklin, Emily Cowan, Tracee KeoughResearch & Logistics Team- Mark Gumm, Tyler ErwinProducers- Tyler Erwin & Katie RitterEdge•U Badges Edge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!
In our very first episode we will attempt to define the role of a tech coach! This is a great episode for aspiring coaches to understand the role, current coaches to make sure you're on the right track, and for building and district leaders to understand how this critical role can support all of your educators!  Links mentioned in the show: Tweet containing responses to coach job titlesKraft research article: Kraft, B. (2018). The Effect of Teacher Coaching on Instruction and Achievement: A Meta-Analysis of the Causal Evidence. Review of Educational Research, 88(4), 547–588. https://doi.org/10.3102/0034654318759268ISTE Standards for CoachesFuture Ready Coaches Instructional FrameworkGoogle Certified Coach Program WebpagePodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Megan Whitacre, Mallory Kessen, Michael RoushSocial Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Molly LuttsCreative/Content Team- Brooke Conklin, Emily Cowan, Tracee KeoughResearch & Logistics Team- Mark Gumm, Tyler ErwinProducers- Tyler Erwin & Katie RitterEdge•U Badges Edge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!
We’re tech coaches at Forward Edge, a K-12 technology company in Ohio. We’re part of a team of former educators who now work as instructional coaches across the region.In our podcast, we'll share stories, tips, and lessons we've learned along the way from our network of coaches and special guests. We’re right there with you - on the ground and in schools every day. Hear personal perspectives on the role of a coach, benefit from our collective experiences, and learn from our mistakes - wherever you are, we’ve been there, we are there, and we want to help!Starting on February 23, you can listen to us at home or at school. You can even take us with you on your commute! Our podcasts drop every other Tuesday and can be found on notable platforms such as Apple, Spotify and Stitcher. We’ll also be on YouTube!So press the restart button, recharge your coaching batteries, and leave feeling equipped and inspired to coach fearlessly - with the Restart Recharge Podcast: A Tech Coach Collective!Credits: Music by geovanebruny from PixabayPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Megan Whitacre, Mallory Kessen, Michael RoushSocial Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Molly LuttsCreative/Content Team- Brooke Conklin, Emily Cowan, Tracee KeoughResearch & Logistics Team- Mark Gumm, Tyler ErwinProducers- Tyler Erwin & Katie Ritter
Join us as we wrap up our final episode of our mini-series on coaching cycles! This week Tyler and Brooke will discuss how they close out coaching cycles and celebrate the progress educators make throughout the semester. Links mentioned in the show:Google's Certified Coach CurriculumGoogle Coach Curriculum with Google Classroom Write up from BrookeFollow Tyler on TwitterFollow Brooke on TwitterPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Megan Whitacre, Mallory Kessen, Michael Roush, Mark Gumm,Social Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Molly Lutts, Maggie HarrisCreative/Content Team- Brooke Conklin, Emily Cowan, Tracee KeoughProducers- Tyler Erwin & Katie RitterEdge•U Badges Edge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!Edtech Coach Mentorship Program Year-long mentorship programs to support the ultimate PD provider: instructional coaches!
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