317 – Be Interactive with Genially!

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…

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316 – VSTE Coaching Certification

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…

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Special Episode: Meet Our New Co-Host Matthaeus!

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…

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314 – Build School Podcasts – with Stevie Frank

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…

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313 – Grow Unique Educators! – with Ron Madison

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…

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312 – Instructional Storytelling: Google ALL Experience

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…

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311 – An EdTech Eulogy

As we near the end of the school year, it is time to reflect on our coaching and decide what went well and what we can utilize for next year. However, there will likely be some methods and practices that should not make the trip into next year. Rather they should end or perish with…

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310 – Tech with Littles! – with Sarah Kiefer & Brittney Priore

As instructional coaches, we sometimes work in specific grade level buildings. Other times we are serving the entire district, including all grade level bands. It can be a mystery in what edtech strategies we should implore in the elementary buildings. However, our littles are excited to learn and use technology, so we need to work…

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Why Classroom Management Should Be a Top Coaching Priority

“As a coach, I can help a teacher design an awesome and engaging lesson, but if the structures aren’t in place for good classroom management, that lesson can flop quickly.” Classroom management is not a new topic- in fact, you probably had at least a unit dedicated to it in your teacher prep classes, however;…

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