ICoach Program


The INFOhio Integration Coach program, or ICoach program, is for outstanding PreK-12 educators who are interested in learning how to integrate INFOhio's digital content and web tools into instruction and sharing their knowledge with other Ohio educators. 

The purpose of the ICoach program is to:

  • Support INFOhio in increasing outreach for INFOhio digital content and tools.
  • Strengthen INFOhio's outreach within districts and schools throughout the state.
  • Provide professional development and training opportunities using INFOhio's training curriculum.

Benefits to ICoach:

  • Certification as an authorized INFOhio trainer after completion of required training that can be used to demonstrate professional learning growth.
  • First notification about INFOhio tools and resources updates.
  • Connection to the online learning community of INFOhio trainers to share ideas and training resources.

Benefits to District:

  • Access to a local trainer for professional development on INFOhio tools and resources.
  • Ease of scheduling with a local trainer for professional development.
  • Knowledge growth through sharing in the online learning community for INFOhio trainers.

Expectations of an ICoach:

  • Plan and lead at least 1 training on INFOhio tools and resources per year for educators or parents in your district. Trainings may be in person or virtual via Google Meet, Zoom, or other video platforms.
  • Report training dates and numbers of participants to INFOhio using the ICoach Reporting Form.
  • Provide your own handouts and contact hour certificates for trainings you lead.
  • ICoaches are solely responsible for determining the day, time, and facility for trainings. INFOhio will not pay for a trainer stipend, computer lab, travel, or other expense or liability which may be incurred through offering this training.
  • Here's how #INFOhioWorks for ICoaches

    "As a classroom teacher I always used INFOhio resources. Now working as a technology integrationist, my goal is to get my teachers to know how these resources are invaluable to them as well. I love INFOhio and will continue to promote and teach these resources." —Pam Schroeder, Technology Integrationist, Ottawa-Glandorf Local Schools

  • Here's how #INFOhioWorks for ICoaches

    "I love sharing my knowledge with colleagues and with students. It feels good to teach others how to properly find reliable information." —Mary Rodriguez-Noble, Media Specialist, Toledo Public Schools

  • Here's how #INFOhioWorks for ICoaches

    "This will be my fourth year as a Building ICoach. I love helping students and teachers find the information they need." —Laura Schmidt, Library Tech, Plain Local Schools

  • Here's how #INFOhioWorks for ICoaches

    "Every time I get a chance to share these resources with a group of teachers they are so amazed and say, "Why didn't I know about all of this?" We all need to keep spreading the word!" —Deanna McDaniel, Media Specialist, Westerville City Schools

  • Here's how #INFOhioWorks for ICoaches

    "I always love the truly amazing updates to INFOhio that I get to share with staff. THANK YOU for all that you do for the educators, parents and students of Ohio!" —Michele Massa, Title 1 Lead Teacher, Kettering City Schools

  • Here's how #INFOhioWorks for ICoaches

    "This training is very well done. I appreciate the self-driven pace and easy to understand content." —Kati Heintzman, Library Media Specialist, Middletown City Schools

  • Here's how #INFOhioWorks for ICoaches

    "I enjoy being an ICoach so I can continue to support and share with other educators the benefits of INFOhio that they may not have ever been aware of!" —Christine Danhoff, Technology Integration Specialist, Genoa Area Local Schools

ICoach Interest Form

Applications for the 2021-2022 ICoach program have closed. If you are interested in becoming an ICoach for the 2022-2023 school year and have not been an ICoach before, complete the ICoach Interest Form to learn more about the qualifications and receive information about the application process when it opens.

If you currently work for an Ohio education agency —ESC, ITC, Ed Tech, university, public, or academic library—and are interested in learning and sharing about INFOhio’s digital content and web tools, please consider joining our IPartner program.


2021-2022 ICoach Reporting Form

2021-2022 ICoaches: Report all of your outreach and training efforts in the ICoach Reporting form by June 30, 2022. Find professional development and training resources using the Learning Pathways on INFOhio Campus.

Annual Renewal

INFOhio ICoaches renew their certification annually. Annual renewal for the program for the 2021-2022 school year has concluded. 

If you have been an ICoach in the past and are interested in renewing for the 2021-2022 school year, please contact central@infohio.org.

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