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Gillian Riley
Instructional Technology Coach

Schools Served:

 Savannah Arts AcademyBeach HighSavannah Early CollegeIslands HighJenkins HighOglethorpe CharterSavannah HighSTEM Academy

 

 About Me

Hello and welcome!


As an instructional technology coach, I help teachers get inspired, find resources and design the best possible learning experiences for students. Currently, I partner with teachers at 5 high schools and 2 middle schools. To me, being a coach means assisting teachers to accomplish the many roles of an educator. It also means helping test and evaluate and share tools that help students become critical thinkers.  


As a disengaged middle and high schooler myself, I believe it’s mission critical to make schools a place where students love to learn. To me this means giving students a reason to learn, giving them choices about how they learn, giving them a sense of belonging and instilling excitement about what they can contribute to our community and the world. These beliefs guide my day-to-day work.  


You may be interested to know that instructional technology coaches aren’t necessarily the most “tech savvy” people in the room. In the past, I found technology intimidating and struggled to navigate computers, smartphones, and other gadgets. Gradually, I changed my approach to problem solving, and that small mind shift made all the difference in the world. Here are a few mottos I follow that help me as a teacher and support specialist.


  1. Where there is a will, there is a way.

  2. There is more than one way to solve a problem or accomplish a task.

  3. Professional learning networks are powerful supports. Invest time in at least one.

  4. Invest in time to tinker. Trying new things keeps you fit for learning.  


Below are some of my favorite resources for teaching and learning. I hope you’ll find some of them useful.

 Favorite Resources

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