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We’re coaches at Forward Edge, a K-12 technology company in Ohio. We are a team of former educators who now work as instructional coaches across the region. On 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...
In this exciting episode, join Matthaeus Huelse and Katie Ritter as they learn more about "Tech Madness", a thrilling tech competition that transformed professional development into a battleground of innovation and skill. Discover how our instructional coaches Alyssa Faubion and Jordan Petri turned a friendly contest into a powerhouse of learning, motivation, and community building among educators. We discuss what makes this a success across multiple rural districts, and how Alyssa and Jordan...
As the school year winds down, Rachel Porter and our hosts, Matthaeus Huelse and Katie Ritter, explore practical strategies for instructional coaches to help teachers reflect on the past year and prepare for the next. They discuss the importance of feedback, the use of AI to organize and analyze responses, and the value of having a coaching buddy to gain different perspectives.Whether you're an instructional coach feeling isolated in your role or a school leader looking to inspire your team, ...
Ready to enhance your role in educational leadership? "The Leadership Journey: Insights for Instructional Coaches" offers a practical and insightful look into the world of instructional coaching. This episode is perfect for instructional coaches, curriculum specialists, and educators looking to deepen their impact and leadership skills within the educational landscape.We are talking with Natasha Rachell, Director of Instructional Technology for Atlanta Public Schools about personal anecdotes,...
In this episode of "AI Conversations," we are bringing back the hot topic of AI in the classroom. Join us and forward-thinking educator Adam Mohler as he delves into how AI can revolutionize teaching and learning. Adam emphasizes that AI is not just a tool for students but also a personal assistant for teachers, easing their workload and supporting better teaching. Discover how AI can create engaging and personalized learning experiences, from generating first-grade-level stories to creating ...
405 - TikTok your PD

405 - TikTok your PD

2024-03-1243:48

Ever thought of TikTok as more than just dance moves and viral challenges? In this week’s episode of Restart Recharge, we're shaking things up by diving into how TikTok can be a game-changer for teacher PD. We're joined by the one and only Dr. Tyler Tarver, who’s not just a big deal online with over 120 million views but also a guru when it comes to making learning fun and accessible. Tyler’s going to walk us through his adventure from YouTube to TikTok, showing us that a little creativity ca...
Join us this week on Restart Recharge as we tackle the essential topic of feedback in education with Brooke Conklin, a return guest and one of our very own here at Forward Edge. Brooke, who has helped build and is now leading our certification programs and our Coaching Network. Today she brings her practical experience and insights into how effective feedback can enhance teaching and learning.In this episode, Brooke shares stories from the field, including a pivotal experience with a fourth-g...
This week on Restart Recharge, we're getting into the nitty-gritty of "Building and Sustaining Communities and Teacher Groups." Andrea Carovillano joins us to share her practical advice on creating supportive environments where teachers work together effectively.We'll talk about how to make teacher groups work for everyone, celebrate small wins, and build connections that matter. Andrea will also cover dealing with challenges and keeping things moving in a positive direction, all with a focus...
In this week's Restart Recharge, we take a slight detour from our usual discussions on pedagogy and professional development to focus on a topic that's crucial for anyone looking to step into the world of instructional coaching: the application process. We're joined by Tyler Erwin, Assistant Director of Curriculum and Integration at Forward Edge, who brings a wealth of knowledge from his role at the helm of our instructional coaching team.Dive deep with us as we explore the nuances of instruc...
Welcome to our first episode of Season 4 of Restart Recharge! This time we navigate beyond the surface of bite-sized learning to explore the transformative world of micro-credentialing in K-12 education. Join us as we delve into a comprehensive discussion with Tom Burton, CEO of We Empower LLC and former Superintendent of Princeton City Schools, who brings his rich expertise and innovative thinking to our conversation.This episode goes beyond conventional teaching strategies, addressing key i...
In this season finale of "Restart Recharge," hosts Matthaeus and Katie reflect on the year, focusing on the challenge of finding effective professional development (PD) strategies for instructional coaches. They explore the importance of adaptability and communication in education, inspired by a historical event that Katie brings to life through an insightful activity. This episode serves as a thought-provoking dialogue, not just to review the past year but to ignite ideas and questions for e...
Join us and Alfonso Mendoza, host of 'My EdTech Life,' as we unravel the secrets of making technology in education both simple and empathetic. From building relationships across 14 buildings to offering military-grade life advice, Fonz shares actionable strategies for reaching every teacher in your district and tips on keeping tech approachable. This episode is a treasure trove for anyone looking to enhance their EdTech strategies with a human touch.https://www.myedtech.life/Follow Alfonso on...
Join Matthaeus Huelse and Katie Ritter as they talk with Deb Norton about the intricacies of Artificial Intelligence in education in today's episode. Deb shares her insights on ethical considerations, such as plagiarism, and offers practical advice on how to integrate AI tools in a balanced and responsible manner. The episode delves into trusted AI resources, the concept of "human in the loop," and the emerging field of prompt engineering. Whether you're an educator, tech coach, or administra...
In today's episode, Matthaeus Huelse and Katie Ritter explore the realm of interactive digital content with Cat Spencer from Genially. Cat, a former English teacher now passionate about EdTech, shares her move to Genially and how this one-stop shop is simplifying interactive content creation for educators. They discuss the variety of resources Genially offers, from gamification templates to intuitive training materials. The conversation also touches on the importance of community among educat...
Instructional coach Emily Heller joins hosts Katie Ritter and Matthäus Huelse to discuss the VSTE Coaching Certification program she helped create in Virginia. Emily provides insights into the structure of the program, which offers flexible professional development and community support for tech coaches. She shares tips for coaches looking to advocate for more training, emphasizing the importance of networking, data-driven advocacy, and creating the resources you need. Emily leaves listeners ...
Welcome to a special episode of "Restart Recharge: A Tech Coach Collective!" In this episode, we're taking a slight detour from our usual content to introduce you to our new co-host, Matthäus Huelse. From his roots in Germany to his educational journey across continents, Matthäus brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to the podcast. Join Katie Ritter as she uncovers fun facts and quirky questions about Matthäus, from his favorite type of ballroom dancing to his unique journey ...
Join us as we welcome special guests Katie Fielding and Crystal Trapani to discuss accessibility and how coaches can integrate it into their work. Katie and Crystal share their personal journeys to accessibility advocacy. They offer tips for making materials more accessible through simple changes like font selection, alt text for images, and leveraging closed captions. Other highlights include modeling inclusive practices, starting small when working with teachers, empowering others, and vuln...
There are several media outlets to share thoughts and knowledge today, but one that has continued to grow in popularity is podcasting! Guess what…you’re listening to one right now! Let’s jump on board with podcasting in schools - whether it’s educators or students podcasting can both be fun and valuable! Today we’ll discuss how instructional coaches can make a push for podcasting in their schools and how they can build future podcasters.StevieFrank.comFollow Stevie on Twitter (X)! Podcast Tea...
As we kick off a new school year, it is an important time to reach out to all teachers to help them be successful. We can aid in their growth throughout the school year and that will continue through their teaching of the students. We’re joined by Ron Madison, an instructional technologist from Michigan, who strives to aid in the growth of ALL the educators he works with.Follow Ron on Twitter!Check Out Ron's Superhero 3-D Printouts!Podcast TeamHosts- Katie Ritter & Justin ThomasEdit...
Google for Education is always at the forefront of innovation to best equip educators with their educational technology needs! But how do they get their new innovations in the minds of educators? Through a partnership with Forward Edge, the creation of the Google Adaptive Learning Lab allowed for fast paced, but interactive sessions for educators to learn new Google tools from our instructional coaches. The main event was at ISTE 22, but two coaches took the show on the road to tour the US to...
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