Coaching Calendar pre-preview

I’m happy to begin taking the wraps off of Stratepedia’s latest project: Coaching Calendar. For the most part, Coaching Calendar is exactly what it sounds like it is–an easy way for teachers to schedule instructional coaching appointments.

Coaching Calendar is a significant overhaul to the previous version, which was limited to two schools in the Virginia CLC implementation project. Now based on a more solid framework, teachers and coaches can view customized schedules and record session information privately and securely. Site coordinators can quickly schedule coaching dates with time slots custom to the school, and have access to coaching histories for both the site and individuals.

Since this is a pre-preview and not a full-on demonstration, I’ll share one image with you:

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We began rolling this new version out last week, migrating two schools from the previous version to this new one. Next we’ll be working with two other schools, who have never used an online solution for coaching scheduling. My personal goal is to work with these schools over the course of the school year to make Coaching Calendar as useful as possible, then make it available to other sites beginning in Summer 2009.

When time allows–hopefully in the next few weeks–I’ll sit down and do a more thorough, video-based introduction to Coaching Calendar. In the meantime, let me know if you’d like more information.

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Aaron Sumner

Aaron Sumner is the Director of Technology for Research and Development at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. He has worked in web development and instructional technology since 1994.
  • http://foryoursimformation.blogspot.com/ Sue Woodruff

    This is a great tool, Aaron. We are doing coaching from a distance with several sites in the Midwest Project. Is this something we might be able to try and use? Let us know – this is technology tool that I think would be very, very useful!

  • http://foryoursimformation.blogspot.com Sue Woodruff

    This is a great tool, Aaron. We are doing coaching from a distance with several sites in the Midwest Project. Is this something we might be able to try and use? Let us know – this is technology tool that I think would be very, very useful!

  • http://stratepedia.org/ Aaron

    Sue, my plan is to focus on making sure it works with the Virginia schools first, since funding for it technically came out of that project. After that I want to expand it–not just to other schools, but to potentially provide additional functionality that would be useful to instructional coaches. At that point I’d definitely like to work with you and other coaches to get a better feel for what those additional needs might be and how to go about implementing them. So–talk to you about it in a month or two?

  • http://stratepedia.org/ Aaron

    Sue, my plan is to focus on making sure it works with the Virginia schools first, since funding for it technically came out of that project. After that I want to expand it–not just to other schools, but to potentially provide additional functionality that would be useful to instructional coaches. At that point I’d definitely like to work with you and other coaches to get a better feel for what those additional needs might be and how to go about implementing them. So–talk to you about it in a month or two?

  • http://foryoursimformation.blogspot.com/ Sue Woodruff

    As soon as you are reading, I will be ready to talk with you about it!

  • http://foryoursimformation.blogspot.com Sue Woodruff

    As soon as you are reading, I will be ready to talk with you about it!

  • http://foryoursimformation.blogspot.com/ Sue Woodruff

    Let me make a correction, as my brain is thinking faster than my fingers can type. Sometimes I make the dumbest errors when sending messages. So the correction is…
    AS SOON AS YOU ARE READY, I WILL BE READY TO TALK WITH YOU ABOUT IT! I think this could be a huge potential time saver. I certainly understand you wanting to work out the “bugs” first. :-)

  • http://foryoursimformation.blogspot.com Sue Woodruff

    Let me make a correction, as my brain is thinking faster than my fingers can type. Sometimes I make the dumbest errors when sending messages. So the correction is…
    AS SOON AS YOU ARE READY, I WILL BE READY TO TALK WITH YOU ABOUT IT! I think this could be a huge potential time saver. I certainly understand you wanting to work out the “bugs” first. :-)