Is tech intimidating your teachers? Try coaching.

By Julianne B. Ross-Kleinmann
Categories: Coaching, Technology
April 2024
The 21st century is an exciting time for integrating technology in schools. Technology can help educators close digital use, digital design, and accessibility gaps by allowing us to tailor educational experiences to meet every learner’s needs (U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology, 2024). It can also help us prepare students for future jobs that have not yet been defined by leveraging and building skills like engineering design, computer sciences, artificial intelligence, computational thinking, and more. However, technology can feel intimidating and overwhelming to many educators. I know the feeling. Even though I am now a technology specialist who helps teachers plan lessons and units that integrate the right technology tool to motivate their students while enhancing and extending students’ knowledge, I was not

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Julianne B. Ross-Kleinmann ( is passionate about the power of instructional technology in teaching and learning, sharing what she has learned, and community service — her focus for over 30 years as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Juli is the instructional data analysis & technology specialist at Ulster County Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in New Paltz, New York.

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