In substandard 5C, coaches utilize technology to promote diversity, cultural understanding, and global awareness. This interaction may include students, peers, parents, and others. Technology is a wonderful tool for expanding the four walls of the classroom.
In my first piece of evidence, I present a Google Classroom “hack” that allows PLCs, departments, and even schools as a whole to communicate and collaborate in real-time. Google Classroom is an ideal tool for sharing resources and experiences in order to combat the silo effect that is so often seen in education.
In my other piece of evidence, I reflect on my experiences with coaching teachers outside of my own school. One teacher was located in a different state while the other was in a whole different country. Possibilities like this exist only because of technology.