Across the country, many school districts are hiring instructional coaches or onsite professional developers to lead school reform efforts. Consequently, hundreds of educational professionals are finding themselves in high-stakes, critically important roles in their schools, with little or no professional development to prepare them for successfully performing their tasks.
The lack of professional learning for coaches places schools at risk. Decision makers in districts need to learn how to set up coaching programs so that they can save time and implement change efficiently. Districts also need to know what good coaching looks like so that they can create programs that really do improve the quality of students’ lives.
For close to two decades, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been studying instructional coaching. During this time, having worked with more than 50,000 coaches from around the world, they have identified seven factors that need to be in place for coaches to flourish. This Institute provides an overview of those seven factors and lays out a framework of what coaches need to learn to succeed.
This event will provide an overview of the 7 factors while providing an opportunity for participants to reflect on the next steps they need to take to ensure that all factor are ultimately in place for coaching. The workshop addresses the following questions:
• How can coaches build coherence and disseminate ideas across schools?
• Which leadership skills enable coaches to lead reform efforts in their schools?
This session will be facilitated through the use of Partnership Learning, so all professional learning is designed to be “hands-on” and practical and to encourage meaningful dialogue, reflection, and action planning.
Participants should leave each session with practical materials that they will be able to use right away, and everyone will have ample time to plan how to use the strategies, skills, tools, and other materials that they are most interested in using.
Monday, November 14, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMPacific Time
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Clarion Inn Conference Center1612 Sisk RoadModesto, California 95350USA
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