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Conference

 

Instructional Coaching Professional Development Series

 

Effective Instructional Coaching Practices for Coaches of Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Teachers

October 29, 2019
Explore the roles of an instructional coach, the tools available for instructional coaches, and how to effectively implement the coaching cycle to support prekindergarten and kindergarten teachers in improving quality of instruction. We will discuss how instructional coaches can also set themselves up for success by communicating effectively with teachers and administrators, staying up to date on research based practices, and reflecting on their own coaching abilities for continual improvement. DETAILS

 

 

Coaching in Mathematics Professional Learning Communities
Growing Teachers. Growing Teams.
How do you coach within a PLC to create a culture of professional trust while developing collective teacher efficacy? How do you coach within a PLC in a way that keeps the focus on eliminating disproportionality in student outcomes through classroom culture, instruction, and assessment? Explore effective coaching practices for supporting and leading a PLC that strengthens student learning. Participants will receive a copy of Mathematics Coaching & Collaboration in a PLC at Work.  REGISTER
 

 

The Campus Administrator's Role

November 20, 2019
This session will provide an overview of an administrator's role in establishing an effective instructional coaching process. Administrators will be provided with information and scenarios for implementing instructional coaching on a campus that will result in optimal coaching experiences.  DETAILS

 

 

Coaching Teachers of ELs

Empower educators to support English Learners (ELs) in acquiring English language proficiency and content area knowledge. Instructional coaches will explore learning environments, instructional methodologies, and other considerations that lead to the academic growth and English-language development of ELs.

 

 

Coaching in Mathematics Professional Learning Communities
Developing High-Quality Lessons
How do you coach within a PLC to support the development of high-quality mathematics lessons that are both relevant and meaningful for students? How do you coach within a PLC in a way that keeps the focus on eliminating disproportionality in student outcomes through classroom culture and instruction? Explore effective coaching practices for supporting and leading a PLC that examines current lesson planning practices and builds a framework for developing high-quality mathematics lessons. Participants will receive a copy of Mathematics Instruction & Tasks in a PLC at Work.  REGISTER
 

 

Foundations Revisited for Experienced Coaches

December 6, 2019
This session for experienced coaches will provide resources and materials that can be used to support coaching cycles and protocols. Suggestions and guidance will be given to collaboratively increase teachers’ instructional capacity through coaching. Experienced coaches will leave this session with fresh ideas, while also revisiting best practices.  DETAILS

 

 

PLCs by Design

January 16, 2020
Move to action using the PLC+ framework to support your teacher teams. Participants will focus on ensuring your teachers discover the vital role they play in the equation of teaching and learning. Discuss equity, high expectations, and a commitment to building self-efficacy and collective efficacy. This session will support educators to question practices and outcomes. Participants will receive a copy of the publications, PLC+ Better decisions and Greater Impact by Design and The PLC+ Playbook, a Corwin publication.  DETAILS

 

 

Make Every English Learner Successful
January 21, 2020 
Build your English learner playbook by providing dynamic tools to support any content area. Coach around crafting opportunities for students to meaningfully engage with content in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking. This session will focus on 5 things that make every English learner successful. Join us as we explore the components, purpose , and applications to instruction.  DETAILS

This session will also be available on August 6, 2020. Register for that session here.

 

 

Working with the Adult Learner

January 22, 2020
Adult learners have a variety of experiences, learning styles, and needs. Finding the best way to reach and interact with adult learners can be a challenge for academic coaches. This session will explore many of the factors impacting successful coaching relationships by focusing the coach on the best ways to approach the variety of individuals encountered within the school setting and strategies for positive outcomes. DETAILS

 

 

Coaching in Mathematics Professional Learning Communities
Developing High-Quality Assessments and Intervention
How do you coach within a PLC to develop high-quality common assessments and use the resulting data to drive instructional decisions? How do you coach within a PLC in a way that keeps the focus on eliminating disproportionality in student outcomes through classroom assessments and data-informed interventions? Explore effective coaching practices for supporting and leading a PLC that examines assessment practices and uses data to inform next steps in instruction. Participants will receive a copy of Mathematics Assessment & Intervention in a PLC at Work.  REGISTER
 

 

Planning and Conducting Effective Professional Development to Improve Instructional Capacity

February 4, 2020
Coaches will be presented with tools and step-by-step guidance on how to facilitate effective, meaningful, and timely professional development as part of the Instructional Coaches Series. This session will address: presentation strategies, using data to plan PD, PLCs, and other ways to build teacher capacity. Coaches will leave with tools for direct application and strategies for immediate implementation. DETAILS

 

 

The Critical Elements of the Coaching Cycle

February 7, 2020

Learn how to set manageable goals to begin coaching cycles with teachers. Explore how to organize and manage the different phases of each cycle, as well as, ways to communicate effectively with teachers and administrators in order to yield optimal results. DETAILS

 

 

Supporting Teachers of Special Student Populations - Kickin’ it Up a Notch

February 21, 2020
Empower teachers to put teaching and learning first for all students through targeted instructional coaching for special student populations (Bilingual, Dyslexia, Homeless Students, Foster Care, Gifted and Talented, Migrant and Special Education). Coaches will examine the unique instructional needs of special student populations and identify practices that are unique to teachers and teaching teams for special populations. Join us as we share best practices to impact transfer of knowledge for adults that lead to classroom implementation and improved student outcomes for all learners.  DETAILS

 

 

Coaching in Mathematics Professional Learning Communities

High-Quality Practice and Feedback Through Grading
How do you coach within a PLC to ensure high-quality practice for students and to support consistent grading routines for scoring of student work? How do you coach within a PLC in a way that keeps the focus on eliminating disproportionality in student outcomes through high-quality practice and appropriate grading? Explore effective coaching practices for supporting and leading a PLC that plans intentional student practice and teacher feedback through scoring that results in mathematical proficiency.  Participants will receive a copy of Mathematics Assessment & Intervention in a PLC at Work.  REGISTER
 

 

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