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Professional Development




New (Nearly New) Teacher Collaborative:

Honoring Choice and Valuing Voice

4-Day Virtual Workshop begins October 21, 2021


The first years as a new or “nearly” new teacher are always challenging. This collaborative combines research and practical essential techniques to help new and “nearly” new teachers develop valuable skills, knowledge and strategies for a successful start to a long, inspiring career. The New (Nearly Near) Collaborative is a highly participatory series that provides year-long professional development through four half days of virtual sessions, three one hour PLCs, and individual instructional coaching customized to meet the instructional needs of the teacher.


Developed specifically for Elementary Language Arts teachers, discussion topics for this workshop will include:
• Culturally Responsive Teaching
• Diverse Instruction/Teaching All Students
• Supporting Special Student Populations
• Data Driven instruction (Using formal/informal assessment data to improve decision making)
• Deconstructing the Standards
• Understanding School Culture
• Classroom Management
• Managing the Classroom Demands and Students
• Lesson Planning
• Understanding the RLA Curriculum
• Learning Strategies


Learn more and register here.





Instructional Coaching - Bite-Sized Sessions

What are your needs as an instructional coach? Meet your individual goals and personalize your learning by selecting from these bite-sized virtual sessions.


Providing Models of Expert Teaching to Support Implementation of Coaching Goals

Teachers need to see effective instruction in action. Modeling is one way to show a teacher how to implement a specific strategy. By modeling lessons that make teaching and learning visible, coaches help teachers build a vision of effective instruction. Learn processes to make your model teaching a collaborative one-on-one professional development opportunity.


Principal and Instructional Coach Relationship

Learn strategies and explore tools to build a collaborative partnership of professional development between principal and instructional coaches.

Coaching Adults

Teachers of all levels of experience and expertise can benefit from instructional coaching, but engaging and motivating adult learners can be challenging. This session will explore strategies for developing, engaging, and empowering teachers.


Remote Instructional Coaching

Maximize your coaching time through remote instructional coaching. This session will share resources and strategies to provide full coaching cycles remotely.





Who Needs Coaching? Not Me! Coaching the Resistant Teacher

January 27, 2022  |  1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.  (Virtual Session)
Explore practical techniques and tips for coaching the teacher that does not want to be coached. Participate in collegial dialogue with other coaches through problem-solving real world coaching scenarios. Using research and evidence based practices, create a plan of action to support resistant teachers. Learn more and register here.


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