ICoach Interest Form
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Thank you for the interest! Here is some additional information fro the INFOhio ICoach class. You will receive an email with more information on applying to the next class once the registration window opens. In the meantime, if you have questions, contact Melissa Solema. solema@infohio.org

Additional ICoach Information

Purpose: The INFOhio ICoach trains people within their building or district to integrate INFOhio digital resources effectively into their classrooms. The INFOhio ICoach also encourages educators to develop instructional strategies through using INFOhio resources. The value-added rationale for becoming an INFOhio ICoach is the ability to encourage “engaging and relevant” learning in their district or building by using the INFOhio digital learning resources.

Recommendation Process: Interested individuals will provide a recommendation from either their ITC Provider, building principal or district supervisor speaking to the applicant's knowledge and usage of INFOhio’s tools and resources with teachers, students, and parents.

Benefits:

To ICoach:
• Certified as an authorized INFOhio trainer after completion of required training that can be used to demonstrate professional learning growth.
• Learn about INFOhio tools and resources updates first.
• Be connected to the online learning community of INFOhio trainers to share ideas and training resources.

To District:
• Local trainer for professional development training on INFOhio tools and resources and on incorporating technology in the classroom.
• Ease of scheduling with a local trainer for professional development.
• Knowledge growth through sharing in the online learning community for INFOhio trainers.

Certification Process:

Selected applicants will participate in a self-paced, online course including webinars and learning modules. Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance for 15 hours of training. The course and webinars will cover:
• Getting to Know INFOhio.
• INFOhio resources.
• INFOhio tools—integrating the learning with the resources.

ICoaches will be re-certified each year through a presentation of resource and website updates available in August prior to the new school year. For this training class, the recertification process will begin in August, 2020. Back to School information will be provided in August, 2019 with updates to use during the 2019-2020 school year.

Expectations of the those starting the ICoach program in mid-year:
• Complete at least 1 training during the 2019-20 school year in their district, which can include parents.
• Report training dates and numbers of participants to INFOhio.
• Participate in an INFOhio ICoach online learning community to share ideas with other ICoach members.
• Provide their own handouts and contact hour certificates.

Preferred Qualifications for ICoaches:
• Current teaching license and/or library media experience preferred and experience with technology teaching strategies.
• Understanding of key learning theories and methods of instruction and their relation to technology integration.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Knowledge of Ohio Learning Standards and digital learning environments that encourages creative and independent use of instructional technology.
• Ability to encourage the use of INFOhio resources by staff and students through student-centered, constructivist methods.
• Ability to assist teachers in knowing which INFOhio electronic resource or interactive tool supports specific educational goals, as well as which ones provide support in using technology effectively on a daily basis.
• Authorization of Superintendent/District Supervisor or Building Principal.

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