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Professional Development



Instructional Coaching Conference
October 23, 2020 Virtual Event
Every educator needs a coach, but not everyone needs to be coached the same. Expand your instructional coaching repertoire and learn how to best help teachers build their instructional capacity.
For this year's virtual conference, here are some of the sessions available to attend:
  • Culturally Relevant Coaching: Empowering New Teachers
  • Supporting Teachers with Concurrent Classroom Instruction
  • Coaching Through The Reading Academies
  • Remote Instructional Coaching - WHAT and HOW?
  • Instructional Coaching in the Virtual World
  • Instructional Coaching Playbook for English Learners
  • Revving Up Your PLC Coaching with Clarity and Feedback
  • Planning for an Effective Post-Observation Conference
  • Instructional Coaching: Support Teachers of English Learners
  • Do I have to Coach PreK Too?
  • Coaching Teachers of Dyslexic or Reading Disabled Students
  • Organizing and Managing the Coaching Cycle
  • Who Needs Coaching? Not Me! Coaching the Resistant Teacher
For more information about this year's event, e-mail


Meet this year's Keynote Speaker
instructional-coaching-keynote-speaker-elena-aguiElena AguilarFounder & President, Bright Morning
Elena has trained thousands of educators across the United States and abroad in transformational coaching. She is the author of five highly acclaimed books: The Art of Coaching, (2013) and The Art of Coaching Teams, (2016) Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators (2018) and the Onward Workbook (2018), and Coaching for Equity (2020). She is a regular contributor to Edutopia and ASCD’s Educational Leadership, and she was a blogger for EdWeek Teacher for many years. 
Elena’s expertise derives from twenty five years as a classroom teacher, instructional coach and leadership coach working in diverse school environments. In her role as a consultant, she has partnered with leaders in public and private organizations across the United States and abroad.


3rd Annual Region 4 Instructional Coaching Conference

Date: Friday, October 23, 2020

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Session ID: 1487793

Credit: 6 CPE

Fee: $125

Audience: Instructional Coaches

Join us for this exciting virtual professional learning experience!  Register here.  For more information, e-mail


Professional Development Workshops, focused on Instructional Coaching






Instructional Coaching: PLCs by Design
Move to action using the PLC+ framework to support your teacher teams. Participants will focus on ensuring 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 .  Learn more and register here.




Instructional Coaching Group (Virtual)
6 Week Series Starting October 20, 2020

Expand your instructional coaching repertoire and learn how to best help teachers build instructional capacity. In this virtual six-week cohort, instructional coaches will engage in a variety of possible topics including: Roles and Responsibilities; Building Relationships; Organization Tips; Coaching Remotely; Facilitating PLCs; Implementing Effective Coaching Cycles; Planning for Effective PD; Using Data to Inform Instruction and Lesson Planning; and Coaching for Equity. Different technology platforms and digital resources will be embedded through these trainings to build capacity. Learn more and register here.






Instructional Coaching: Supporting a Learner-Centered Culture
Are you seeking to improve the quality of your teams' instructional planning meetings? Join us as we explore the coaches' roles and responsibilities to lead teacher teams in effective and productive instructional planning meetings.
Explore how to lead teachers in instructional planning meetings that create sustainable improvement for teachers and students. Examine the essential elements for a unit plan, lesson plan, and coaching support. You will leave this session with a completed plan, and have the opportunity to practice to ensure success to lead your teacher teams in planning aligned instruction.  Learn more and register here.



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