Supporting Instructional Coaching
Register by 10/1/19
Instructional coaching can be the most effective professional development teachers experience. Coaching can change classroom practice, build a positive school and district learning culture, and significantly increase student achievement. But hiring coaches and putting them to work doesn’t automatically yield these results. We’ll use Diane Sweeney’s student- centered coaching model and best practices from Maine administrators to identify the characteristics of effective support for instructional coaching.
- Clarify the purposes of instructional coaching across the district.
- Understand the principles of student-centered coaching.
- Explore the roles and responsibilities of principals, coaches, and school and district administrators in building a culture of learning.
- Use a team self-assessment framework to plan next steps.