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Friday, July 28 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hopkin - Building a Culture of Classroom Coaching

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Dr. Hopkin and Ms. Solway will provide an insight into how technology can be used to support coaching both as a tool for outstanding teacher development and education in the classroom. A working definition of what we mean (and do not mean) by the ubiquitous term ‘coaching’ will be provided, along with sound-bites from teachers about the difference it makes to their practice.  Presenters will describe the four Pillars of Coaching:
1. Retrievable (thematic) learning;
2. Retrievable (personalised) learning;
3. Predictive (personalised) learning;
4. SODA (self organised developmental arc) learning  
We will show examples of what is meant by each pillar, and will answer the challenge of how a teacher can self analyze: “You can’t coach what you can’t measure”. We will describe and demonstrate use of cellphones and iPads to collate self analysis and coaching content as well as use of Go Pro and MS Kinect to track student movement around Elementary and Kindergarten learning spaces. 
This session will describe the journey, pitfalls encountered and solutions discovered in using technology to support coaching.

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Dr. Neil Hopkin

Principal, The British International School
Neil has been a Principal of seven outstanding schools, across the UK, Singapore and China, including a federation of schools in Central London. In 2009, he was designated a UK National Leader of Education for his work in leading outstanding schools. With a Post Grad in Mathematics... Read More →

Friday July 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
St. James Boston Park Plaza