“When teachers stop learning, so do students.”

Jim Knight, Unmistakable Impact: A Partnership Approach to Dramatically Improving Instruction

Welcome to the Cotten Tech Coach website & blog.

My purpose is to share innovative practices for instructional technology integration in your student-centered classroom. Explore my Blog and Resources to get Tech Tips and introduced to new Tech Tools that you can begin implementing today.


Read blog posts showcasing the newest in educational technology and strategies for effective integration of instructional technology.


Access all of my free resources and templates. Feel free to make copies and use.


Learn about my conference engagements and how to contact me.

I believe…

  • technology should be used to enhance or transform learning.
  • content should be first, then pedagogy, and last, add the tool that would be the most effective in meeting your goals.
  • learning should be personalized to meet students where they are.
  • classroom environments should be flexible and student-centered.

A Little About My Background…

  • Currently an Instructional Technology Coach
    • Implementation 1:1
    • Professional Development & Coaching
  • Currently an Adjunct Professor at Franklin University
  • Currently an Adjunct Professor at Wilson College through Eduspire
  • Instructional designer with Pixton Comics
  • Professional Development Facilitator
    • Implementation 1:1
    • Professional Development & Coaching
  • Secondary Social Studies teacher
  • Ed.D. in Instructional Design & Leadership, Duquesne University
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, Averett University
  • B.S. in Business, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A. in History, University of Pittsburgh