The INFOhio Integration Coach program, or ICoach program, is for outstanding PreK-12 educators who are interested in learning how to integrate INFOhio's digital content and web tools into instruction and sharing their knowledge with other Ohio educators.
The purpose of the ICoach program is to:
Benefits to ICoach:
Benefits to District:
Expectations of an ICoach:
"As a classroom teacher I always used INFOhio resources. Now working as a technology integrationist, my goal is to get my teachers to know how these resources are invaluable to them as well. I love INFOhio and will continue to promote and teach these resources." —Pam Schroeder, Technology Integrationist, Ottawa-Glandorf Local Schools
"I love sharing my knowledge with colleagues and with students. It feels good to teach others how to properly find reliable information." —Mary Rodriguez-Noble, Media Specialist, Toledo Public Schools
"This will be my fourth year as a Building ICoach. I love helping students and teachers find the information they need." —Laura Schmidt, Library Tech, Plain Local Schools
"Every time I get a chance to share these resources with a group of teachers they are so amazed and say, "Why didn't I know about all of this?" We all need to keep spreading the word!" —Deanna McDaniel, Media Specialist, Westerville City Schools
"I always love the truly amazing updates to INFOhio that I get to share with staff. THANK YOU for all that you do for the educators, parents and students of Ohio!" —Michele Massa, Title 1 Lead Teacher, Kettering City Schools
"This training is very well done. I appreciate the self-driven pace and easy to understand content." —Kati Heintzman, Library Media Specialist, Middletown City Schools
"I enjoy being an ICoach so I can continue to support and share with other educators the benefits of INFOhio that they may not have ever been aware of!" —Christine Danhoff, Technology Integration Specialist, Genoa Area Local Schools
INFOhio ICoaches are certified to provide educators in their building or district with training on how to integrate INFOhio digital resources and tools effectively into their classrooms. The value-added rationale for becoming an INFOhio ICoach is the ability to encourage engaging and relevant learning in their district or building by integrating the INFOhio digital resources and tools.
Each year, INFOhio trains a new cohort of INFOhio ICoaches. If you want to become a new ICoach for the 2021-2022 school year, complete the following application requirements:
Qualified applicants will receive notification of acceptance into the ICoach training program by May 3, 2021.
Qualified applicants will receive notification of acceptance into the ICoach training program on May 3, 2021. Those applicants will participate in a self-paced, online course. The ICoach online course will open on May 3, 2021, and participants will have until July 15, 2021 to complete the coursework. Upon completion of the course, the participant will receive certificates of completion for 15-18 hours of training determined by by the personalized content chosen by the participant. The training course will cover critical ICoach topics:
Once ICoaches have completed the initial certification training, they can renew certification annually by fulfilling the requirements of the renewal process.
*Trainers are solely responsible for determining the day, time, and provision of a facility for their trainings. INFOhio will not pay for a trainer stipend, computer lab, travel, or other expense or liability that may be incurred through offering this instruction.
2020-2021 ICoaches: Report all of your outreach efforts in the ICoach Reporting form by June 30, 2021. Remember that even a conversation with colleagues about using the INFOhio resources is considered a form of outreach. Find professional development and training resources using the Learning Pathways on INFOhio Campus.
INFOhio ICoaches renew their certification annually. Annual renewal for the program for the 2021-2022 school year begins April 15, 2021 and ends July 15, 2021. Current ICoaches will receive an email with 2021-2022 renewal instructions beginning April 15, 2021. If you are a current ICoach and you did not receive an email with renewal instructions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have been an ICoach in the past and are interested in renewing for the 2021-2022 school year, please contact email@example.com.