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. This program was formerly known as the District Building ICoach program.
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
ICoach Interest Form
Applications for the 2020-2021 ICoach program have closed. If you are interested in becoming an ICoach for the 2021-2022 school year and have not been an ICoach before, complete the ICoach Interest Form to receive information about the application process when it opens.
If you currently work for an Ohio education agency —ESC, ITC, Ed Tech, university, public, or academic library—and are interested in learning and sharing about INFOhio’s digital content and web tools, please consider joining our IPartner program.
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 2020-2021 school year has concluded.
If you have been an ICoach in the past and are interested in renewing for the 2020-2021 school year, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.