This year-long cohort aims to support Instructional and Technology coaches who represent a range of experience and skill sets, from newbie to ninja! Instructors will provide tools, resources, and a supportive environment among coaching peers to discuss the triumphs and challenges of the coaching role in districts across the country. All participants will have a voice in discussions and help to shape our collaborative coaching PLN.
October: 10/11, 10/25
November: 11/1, 11/15, 11/29
January: 1/10, 1/24
February: 2/7, 2/21
March: 3/13, 3/27
April: 4/10, 4/24
May: 5/8, 5/22
All meetings are 7 – 8PM EST held on Google Meet. All participants must have a Google account. Assignments for graduate credit will be due on Google Classroom prior to the second monthly meeting.
The first meeting of each month will focus on delivering content and strategies to coaches focused on selected topics.
During the second monthly meeting, we will share work among peers, and participate in open discussion in a coaching cohort format.
Professional Development Points and Grad Credit
Participants can earn up 40 or 70 PDPs or an optional Graduate Credit from Worcester State University.
40 PDPs require 5 hours per month:
70 PDPs or Graduate Credit require 8.5 hours per month
Meet the Instructor
Jen Thomas is the Professional Learning and Program Coordinator for MassCUE. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Bates College in 2000, a Master of Arts degree in Musicology from Tufts University in 2002, and a Master of Science degree in Library Science from Simmons College in 2005. A passionate technology educator, she began her career as a library media specialist and later shifted into the role of instructional technology specialist. After almost two decades working in schools, she decided it was time to give back to an organization that supported her career and is now thrilled to be part of the MassCUE team. Jen is dedicated to empowering teachers and students and has a strong interest in planning and delivering professional development in all aspects of educational technology. Jen is a Google Certified Educator, Google Certified Coach, and Google Certified Trainer. She resides in Rhode Island with her husband, Charlie, and their three children, Cooper, Noah, and Caroline.
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