ICoach Program

Regional and District/Building ICoach Programs

Looking for professional development support? INFOhio sponsors a regional ICoach team and district/building ICoach team that can help you with your professional development needs.

Regional ICoach

The INFOhio regional Certified ICoach trains classroom teachers and other educators to use INFOhio resources effectively while helping them to integrate INFOhio into their classrooms. Each of Ohio's 16 state support regions has at least one ICoach.

  • The INFOhio ICoach encourages educators to develop 21st century instructional strategies through utilizing INFOhio resources.
  • Each ICoach will conduct training sessions for educators that deepen understanding of the instructional usage of INFOhio's electronic tools and resources, and INFOhio’s connection to the Ohio Learning Standards, as well as focusing on literacy, college and career readiness, and technology innovation.
  • Hands-on experiences will be encouraged.
  • The ICoach will endeavor to work with building/district professional development committees to tailor training sessions to meet the needs of those being trained.

If an ICoach can support your building/district's instructional development efforts, please contact an ICoach that serves your region for availability and applicable fees.

Find Your Regional ICoach

Use this Regional ICoach Directory to locate an ICoach near you, or email central@infohio.org.

Regional ICoach Map

Region 1

ICoach – Judy Tucker, NWOET
Educational Technology Specialist
tucker@nwoet.org
800-966-9638
Counties: Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood. Also see Regions 6 and 7.

Region 2

ICoach – Lori Slingerland, Connect
Media Services Liaison
lori.slingerland@ohconnect.org
216-520-6900 x5030
Counties: Erie, Huron, Lorain

Region 3

ICoach – Laurie Switzer, WVIZ/PBS ideastream
Ideastream Education
laurie.switzer@ideastream.org
216-916-6342
Counties: Cuyahoga

Region 4

ICoach – Jim Martin, LGCA
INFOhio Liaison
Jim.martin@lgca.org
440-357-9383
Counties: Geauga, Lake

Region 5

ICoach – William (Bill) Mullane, Ashtabula County ESC
Supervisor of School Improvement
william.mullane@ashtabulaesc.org
330-719-1199
Counties: Ashtabula, Mahoning, Trumbull

ICoach – Maria Hoffmaster, State Support Team
Instructional Consultant
maria.hoffmaster@sstr5.org
330-718-7869
Counties: Ashtabula, Mahoning, Trumbull

Region 6

ICoach – Caryn Kelley, SOITA
Educational Consultant
caryn@soita.org
937-476-6333
Counties: Auglaize, Champaign, Logan, Shelby. Also see Region 10.

ICoach – Judy Tucker, NWOET
Educational Technology Specialist
tucker@nwoet.org
800-966-9638
Counties: Mercer, Allen, Hardin, Auglaize (Wapakoneta only). Also see Regions 1 and 7.

Region 7

ICoach – William Mooney, ITSCO
Educational Consultant
bill@itsco.org
614-895-4738
Counties: Ashland, Knox, Marion, Morrow, Richland. Also see Regions 11 and 16.

ICoach – Judy Tucker, NWOET
Educational Technology Specialist
tucker@nwoet.org
800-966-9638
Counties: Crawford, Wyandot. Also see Regions 1 and 6.

Region 8

ICoach – Tamra Dugan, NEOnet
Library Support Specialist
dugan@neonet.org
330-926-3900
Counties: Medina, Portage, Summit

Region 9

ICoach – Connie Sickels, SPARCC
Technology Integration and Library Automation Specialist
connie.sickels@email.sparcc.org
330-445-2253
Counties: Columbiana, Stark, Wayne

Region 10

ICoach – Heather Koehl, Montgomery County ESC
Instructional Supervisor
heather.koehl@mcesc.org
937-225-4603 x3051
Counties: Darke, Greene, Montgomery, Preble

ICoach – Caryn Kelley, SOITA
Educational Consultant
caryn@soita.org
937-476-6333
Counties: Miami, Clark. Also see Region 6.

Region 11

ICoach – Trish Baker, LACA
Media Resource Coordinator
pbaker@laca.org
740-345-3400, ext. 214
Counties: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking. Also see region 16.

ICoach – William Mooney, ITSCO
Educational Consultant
bill@itsco.org
614-895-4738
Counties: Franklin, Madison, Pickaway, Union. Also see Regions 7 and 16.

Region 12

ICoach – Jeff Good / Heather Smith, Western Reserve Public Media
Director of Education
jgood@westernreservepublicmedia.org
330-677-4549
Counties: Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Muskingum, Noble, Tuscarawas.

Region 13

ICoach – Allison Curran, Hamilton County ESC
Instructional Consultant
Allison.Curran@hcesc.org
513-674-4317
Counties: Clermont, Hamilton

ICoach – Kathy Aurigemma, SWOCA
INFOhio Liaison
Kathy@swoca.net
513-869-4724
Counties: Butler, Warren

Region 14

ICoach – Becky Cropper, Brown County ESC
40 Development Coordinator
becky.cropper@brown.k12.oh.us
937-378-6118 ext. 532
Counties: Adams, Brown, Clinton, Fayette, Highland

Region 15

ICoach – Tom Kitchen, Ross-Pike ESD
Director of Curriculum and Professional Development
tkitchen@rpesd.org
740-702-3120
Counties: Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto

Region 16

ICoach – William Mooney, ITSCO
Educational Consultant
bill@itsco.org
614-895-4738
Counties: Galia, Jackson, Meigs, Monroe, Vinton, Washington. Also see Regions 7 and 11.

ICoach – Trish Baker, LACA
Media Resource Coordinator
pbaker@laca.org
740-345-3400, ext. 214
Counties: Athens, Hocking, Morgan, Perry. Also see region 11.

  • Region 1

    ICoach – Judy Tucker, NWOET
    Educational Technology Specialist
    tucker@nwoet.org
    800-966-9638
    Counties: Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood. Also see Regions 6 and 7.

  • Region 2

    ICoach – Lori Slingerland, Connect
    Media Services Liaison
    lori.slingerland@ohconnect.org
    216-520-6900 x5030
    Counties: Erie, Huron, Lorain

  • Region 3

    ICoach – Laurie Switzer, WVIZ/PBS ideastream
    Ideastream Education
    laurie.switzer@ideastream.org
    216-916-6342
    Counties: Cuyahoga

  • Region 4

    ICoach – Jim Martin, LGCA
    INFOhio Liaison
    Jim.martin@lgca.org
    440-357-9383
    Counties: Geauga, Lake

  • Region 5

    ICoach – William (Bill) Mullane, Ashtabula County ESC
    Supervisor of School Improvement
    william.mullane@ashtabulaesc.org
    330-719-1199
    Counties: Ashtabula, Mahoning, Trumbull

    ICoach – Maria Hoffmaster, State Support Team
    Instructional Consultant
    maria.hoffmaster@sstr5.org
    330-718-7869
    Counties: Ashtabula, Mahoning, Trumbull

  • Region 6

    ICoach – Caryn Kelley, SOITA
    Educational Consultant
    caryn@soita.org
    937-476-6333
    Counties: Auglaize, Champaign, Logan, Shelby. Also see Region 10.

    ICoach – Judy Tucker, NWOET
    Educational Technology Specialist
    tucker@nwoet.org
    800-966-9638
    Counties: Mercer, Allen, Hardin, Auglaize (Wapakoneta only). Also see Regions 1 and 7.

  • Region 7

    ICoach – William Mooney, ITSCO
    Educational Consultant
    bill@itsco.org
    614-895-4738
    Counties: Ashland, Knox, Marion, Morrow, Richland. Also see Regions 11 and 16.

    ICoach – Judy Tucker, NWOET
    Educational Technology Specialist
    tucker@nwoet.org
    800-966-9638
    Counties: Crawford, Wyandot. Also see Regions 1 and 6.

  • Region 8

    ICoach – Tamra Dugan, NEOnet
    Library Support Specialist
    dugan@neonet.org
    330-926-3900
    Counties: Medina, Portage, Summit

  • Region 9

    ICoach – Connie Sickels, SPARCC
    Technology Integration and Library Automation Specialist
    connie.sickels@email.sparcc.org
    330-445-2253
    Counties: Columbiana, Stark, Wayne

  • Region 10

    ICoach – Heather Koehl, Montgomery County ESC
    Instructional Supervisor
    heather.koehl@mcesc.org
    937-225-4603 x3051
    Counties: Darke, Greene, Montgomery, Preble

    ICoach – Caryn Kelley, SOITA
    Educational Consultant
    caryn@soita.org
    937-476-6333
    Counties: Miami, Clark. Also see Region 6.

  • Region 11

    ICoach – Trish Baker, LACA
    Media Resource Coordinator
    pbaker@laca.org
    740-345-3400, ext. 214
    Counties: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking. Also see region 16.

    ICoach – William Mooney, ITSCO
    Educational Consultant
    bill@itsco.org
    614-895-4738
    Counties: Franklin, Madison, Pickaway, Union. Also see Regions 7 and 16.

  • Region 12

    ICoach – Jeff Good / Heather Smith, Western Reserve Public Media
    Director of Education
    jgood@westernreservepublicmedia.org
    330-677-4549
    Counties: Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Muskingum, Noble, Tuscarawas.

  • Region 13

    ICoach – Allison Curran, Hamilton County ESC
    Instructional Consultant
    Allison.Curran@hcesc.org
    513-674-4317
    Counties: Clermont, Hamilton

    ICoach – Kathy Aurigemma, SWOCA
    INFOhio Liaison
    Kathy@swoca.net
    513-869-4724
    Counties: Butler, Warren

  • Region 14

    ICoach – Becky Cropper, Brown County ESC
    40 Development Coordinator
    becky.cropper@brown.k12.oh.us
    937-378-6118 ext. 532
    Counties: Adams, Brown, Clinton, Fayette, Highland

  • Region 15

    ICoach – Tom Kitchen, Ross-Pike ESD
    Director of Curriculum and Professional Development
    tkitchen@rpesd.org
    740-702-3120
    Counties: Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto

  • Region 16

    ICoach – William Mooney, ITSCO
    Educational Consultant
    bill@itsco.org
    614-895-4738
    Counties: Galia, Jackson, Meigs, Monroe, Vinton, Washington. Also see Regions 7 and 11.

    ICoach – Trish Baker, LACA
    Media Resource Coordinator
    pbaker@laca.org
    740-345-3400, ext. 214
    Counties: Athens, Hocking, Morgan, Perry. Also see region 11.


District/Building ICoach Program

INFOhio trains and certifies a corps of District/Building ICoaches who, in turn, train teachers within their building or district on how to use INFOhio digital resources effectively while helping them to integrate INFOhio into their classrooms.

Benefits:

To the District/Building ICoach

  • Certification as an authorized INFOhio trainer after completion of required training that can be used to demonstrate professional learning growth.
  • First notification about INFOhio tools and resources updates.
  • Connection to the online learning community of INFOhio trainers to share ideas and training resources.

To the District

  • Access to a local trainer for professional development on INFOhio tools and resources.
  • Ease of scheduling with a local trainer for professional development.
  • Knowledge growth through sharing in the online learning community for INFOhio trainers.

Find Your District/Building ICoach

Use this District/Building ICoach Directory to locate the ICoach in your district that has been certified to provide professional development training on INFOhio resources, or email central@infohio.org.

 


2018-2019 New District/Building ICoach Applications

For the 2018-2019 school year, District/Building ICoach applications will open on October 10, 2018. On October 10th, visit this page for links to the application and recommendation forms. If you have questions about the program or are interested in applying and would like to receive an early invitation to apply, please email central@infohio.org.

2018-2019 New INFOhio District/Building ICoach Information

INFOhio District/Building ICoaches are certified to provide educators within 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 District/Building ICoach is the ability to encourage engaging and relevant learning in their district or building by using the INFOhio digital resources and tools.

Application Process for New 2018-2019 District/Building ICoaches

Each year, INFOhio trains a new cohort of INFOhio District/Building ICoaches. If you want to become a new District/Building ICoach for the 2018-2019 school year, complete the following application requirements:

  1. Read the information on this page about the benefits of the program, preferred qualifications, the certification process, and expectations for new District/Building ICoaches.
  2. Complete the 2018-2019 New District/Building ICoach Application Form by Friday, October 26th.
  3. Send the 2018-2019 INFOhio District/Building ICoach Recommendation Form link to a reference of your choice and ask your recommender to complete the form online by Friday, October 26th. Your recommender should be able to speak to your knowledge, use, and ability to train other educators and parents on using INFOhio’s tools and resources. ITC Providers, regional ICoaches, building principals, and district supervisors are all acceptable as references.

Qualified applicants will receive notification of acceptance into the District/Building ICoach training program by October 31, 2018.

Preferred Qualifications for District/Building ICoaches

  • Current teaching or administrator license and/or library media experience.
  • Experience with technology teaching strategies.
  • Understanding of key learning theories and methods of instruction and their relation to technology integration.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Ohio Learning Standards and digital learning environments that encourage creative and independent use of instructional technology.
  • Ability to encourage the use of INFOhio resources by staff and students through student-centered, constructivist methods.
  • Ability to assist teachers in knowing which INFOhio electronic resource or interactive tool supports specific educational goals, as well as which ones provide support in using technology effectively on a daily basis.
  • Recommendation from an education professional qualified to speak to the applicant's knowledge, use, and ability to train parents and other educators on using INFOhio’s tools and resources.
  • Authorization of Superintendent, District Supervisor, or Building Principal.

How Are District/Building ICoaches Trained and Certified?

Qualified applicants will receive notification of acceptance into the District/Building ICoach training program by October 31, 2018. Those applicants will participate in a self-paced, online course. The D/B ICoach online course will open on November 1, 2018, and participants will have until January 31, 2019 to complete the coursework. Upon completion of the course, the participant will receive a certificate of attendance for 15 hours of training. The course will cover critical District/Building ICoach topics:

  • Getting to know INFOhio
  • INFOhio tools and resources
  • Integrating INFOhio tools and resources into instruction
  • Best practices for training adults and sharing about INFOhio

Once District/Building ICoaches have completed the initial certification training, they can renew certification annually by fulfilling the requirements of the renewal process.

What Are the Expectations for New 2018-2019 District/Building ICoaches?

  • Provide at least one training on INFOhio resources to educators or parents from your building or district during the remainder of the 2018-19 school year.*
  • Provide handouts and contact hour certificates (if required) for training participants.
  • Report training dates and numbers of participants to INFOhio.
  • Share your training ideas or strategies with other District/Building ICoaches through the INFOhio listserv, social media, or the D/B ICoach course.

*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.

  • Here's how #INFOhioWorks for District/Building ICoaches

    "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

  • Here's how #INFOhioWorks for District/Building ICoaches

    "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

  • Here's how #INFOhioWorks for District/Building ICoaches

    "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

  • Here's how #INFOhioWorks for District/Building ICoaches

    "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

  • Here's how #INFOhioWorks for District/Building ICoaches

    "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

  • Here's how #INFOhioWorks for District/Building ICoaches

    "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

  • Here's how #INFOhioWorks for District/Building ICoaches

    "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

2018-2019 District/Building ICoach Renewal

INFOhio District/Building ICoaches renew their certification annually. 2018-2019 D/B ICoach renewal concluded on September 21, 2018. If you were a D/B ICoach who missed the renewal, please email central@infohio.org.

Annual Renewal

INFOhio District/Building ICoaches renew their certification annually. Annual renewal for the District/Building ICoach program for the 2018-2019 school year began August 13, 2018 and concluded September 21, 2018.

If you are a current District/Building ICoach, check your email for 2018-2019 renewal instructions. If you did not receive an email with renewal instructions, contact central@infohio.org.

Renewal Process

By September 21, 2018:

  1. Click here to download the D/B ICoach renewal PowerPoint. Open the presentation, click Slide Show in the menu, and then check the box next to "Use Presenter View." You will need to view the slides and the notes together. Then play the presentation from the beginning. When you reach slide 35 you have the opportunity to decide which path you would like to take to complete the slide set.
  2. When you have reviewed the presentation, click here to complete the 2018-2019 District/Building ICoach certification renewal form in SurveyMonkey. Your renewal will then be complete.

**Note: Once you complete the renewal form, you will automatically be redirected to the page where you can get your contact hour certificate.**

Please plan to complete your renewal by September 21, 2018. If you have questions about this process, contact central@infohio.org.

Then feel free to save your copy of the PowerPoint presentation, add or remove slides or notes as needed, and use it any presentations or conversations you have with colleagues throughout the fall semester! Remember that even a conversation with colleagues about using the INFOhio resources "counts" as a form of outreach.

Report all of your outreach efforts in the 2018-2019 District/Building ICoach Report Back form.

2018-2019 District/Building ICoach Report Back Form

2018-2019 D/B ICoaches: Report all of your outreach efforts in the District/Building ICoach Report Back form. Remember that even a conversation with colleagues about using the INFOhio resources "counts" as a form of outreach. Find PowerPoint slides you can use in any presentations or conversations you have with colleagues throughout the school year in INFOhio's Educator Tools.

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