Edutopia Blog by Les Foltos offers some insights from educators on keys to effective collaboration.
Foltos offered "The Noble Art of Getting Wiser Together" workshop at the ATEA-BETT 2017 Conference, and was interviewed about Peer Coaching.
Principals boost coaching's impact: School leaders' support is critical to collaboration
by Les Foltos, February 2015. Journal of Staff Development.
Foltos explains various ways principals and coaches can collaborate to support coaching, and use coaching to bring Deep Learning into classrooms across the school.
The secret to great coaching: Inquiry method helps teachers take ownership of their learning
by Les Foltos, June 2014. Journal of Staff Development.
One key to helping teachers build the capacity to create innovative learning activities is inquiry. Foltos explores how coaches use of inquiry helps teachers develop answers to the questions they face in their classrooms.
Put me in coach! I'm ready to teach with technology
by Les Foltos, July 21, 2014.
In this ISTE article Foltos outlines strategies ed tech coaches and educators can use the Common Core and other content standards to open the door to technology integration.
Stop talking tech: 3 tips for pedagogy based coaching
by Nicole Krueger, May 3, 2014
ISTE's Krueger's interviews Les Foltos who outlines strategies educators should use pedagogy to drive the use of technology.
Unlock the Power of Collaboration through Peer Coaching
by Les Foltos, March 20, 2013
Anthony Salcito's Daily Edventures features this VLOG that explains one strategy coaches use to help peers improve teaching and learning.
Daily Edventures: Les Foltos Interview
May 29, 2012
Microsoft's Anthony Salcito interviews Peer-Ed Director of Educational Innovation Les Foltos about improving student outcomes via collaboration and Peer Coaching. “Teachers work largely in isolation, so innovation doesn’t spread from classroom to classroom,” says Les Foltos. “Peer coaches use skills in communication, collaboration, lesson design, and ICT integration to help peers offer innovative learning activities to their students.” Read more of the interview at http://dailyedventures.com/?p=5553
Technology, Coaching, and Community: Power Partners for Improved Professional Development in Primary and Secondary Education
by Monica Beglau, Jana Craig Hare, Les Foltos, Kara Gann, Jayne James, Holly Jobe, Jim Knight and Ben Smith; ISTE White Paper; June 2011
Peer Coaching is highlighted in this White Paper as one of three coaching models “that provide highly effective professional development.”
Wisconsin wins 21st Century Education Award for Peer Coaching
July 15, 2011
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills honored our coaching partners—Wisconsin’s Leadership Coaching Professional Development Program—with a 21st Century Education Award at the group's annual summit. The Wisconsin facilitators we have trained have been working with coaches in about 25 districts across the state. Learn about the award for the Wisconsin Peer Coaching Collaborative.
Teachers learn better together