As an experienced technology coach at Pelion Middle School in Pelion, South Carolina, Laura Beckham is passionate about using digital tools to help her students extend their horizons. After spending seven years as a history teacher and six as a digital coach, Laura maintains that the best way to transform students’ learning is through their relationships with teachers. “As teachers, we are still the most influential and most important component to help our students learn,” Laura says.
Before the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) arrived at her school, the teachers at Pelion Middle School were familiar with digital concepts like blended learning. They would also regularly drop by her office for help, whether it was troubleshooting a tool or asking for pedagogical support. But like any innovative coach, Laura was determined to take her school to the next level of digital learning practices. Laura credits the Dynamic Learning Project’s coaching model, teaching resources, and wider teaching community for completely transforming her coaching.