We like to think of the Coach Resources as an area to share best practices we have heard about, but it is also valuable to share with and learn from colleagues around you. Teachers often tell us that one of the best unexpected parts of Khan Academy is the opportunity to collaborate with other teachers. Sharing is also a great way to gain support in your efforts.
Ways to share best practices
- Brainstorm and share with other teachers at your school/in your district
- Write a blog post about the impact you see and your experience
- Attend or organize a local meet-up
- Ask and answer community questions on the Khan Academy Coach Resources site
- Hold a workshop or seminar to discuss what KA is and how you use it
- Participate in teacher sharing opportunities like EdCamps
- Present to your board at one of their regular meetings
- Present at a conference
Examples of sharing
- 5th grade teacher from Michigan, Kristine Nannini, wrote a blog post sharing how she uses the data reports on the Khan Academy site
- 4th grade teacher Alison Elizondo at Burnett School in Milpitas, California has presented to teachers at 3 schools, and she and her principal, Rich Julian presented to the district board. The main goal was to raise awareness about what Khan Academy is and how it can help other teachers.
- 7th grade math teacher Kimberly Stephens of Sampson County, North Carolina presented to her local school board and was featured in this local news story.
- High school teacher Tal Sztainer created a video about his classroom's evolution and posted it on YouTube
- Oakland Unity High School presented at the 2012 and 2013 CCSA conferences to discuss Khan Academy's impact on his students' attitudes and character
- Escondido Union School teacher Paul Erickson shared his experiences with KA at the 2013 CUE conference
- Former Chicago TFA-er Harsh Patel participates in EdCamps sharing about his experience with teachers around the country
The main point is to share, and in return you'll hopefully find a community to support your efforts.