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Tuesday, February 25 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Coaching Across the Generations

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As schools implement new technologies they hold a unique challenge in getting their teachers trained, comfortable, and confident enough to use them with their students. As technology coaches and instructors our job to work with these educators to build their capacity to use new technology tools and strategies with their students. As coaches, we face the challenge of communicating these new technologies to teachers across multiple generations. Schools have Millennials working alongside Gen X’ers, who are working alongside Baby Boomers that are preparing to retire. Each of these generational groups have their own unique way of learning and working with technology and it is important that coaches understand and respect how to communicate with each of these generational groups. Join us as we share our experiences and best strategies we’ve developed for empowering all generations to bring technology into their classrooms!

Presenters
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Elizabeth Byam

Instructional Technology Coach, Learning Technology Center
Elizabeth Byam started her career in Fulton, IL as a 4th-grade teacher. During her time as a classroom teacher, she obtained a Masters\\\'s Degree in Teaching and Learning with Technology. Meanwhile, she spent time providing professional development in and outside of her district... Read More →

Co-Presenters
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Ben Sondgeroth

Regional Educational Technology Coordinator, LTC Illinois
Ben began his career as a history teacher in Morrison, IL where he initiated and coordinated the district’s iPad pilot program, redesigning the curriculum to effectively integrate the new technology. During this time, he developed a passion for sharing with other teachers exciting... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Euphoria (2nd floor)