Creating System-wide Support for Learning Coaches - Webinar Series
This is a multi-day event.
Who should attend
Learning/Instructional Coaches, District Leaders and AISI Leads
About this learning opportunity
Session 1: March 13, 2012 - Partnership Agreements - Coaches and Collegues
Coaches' work is complex, yet when they take time to build relationships and develop explicit partnership agreements with their colleagues, they can more quickly focus on teaching and learning. In this session, you will learn the fundamentals of establishing partnership agreements and relationship fundamentals.
Session 2: April 10, 2012 - Roles of Coaches in Supporting Teachers
Coaches use multiple roles to support their colleagues. In this session, you will explore the range of options available to coaches and teachers you support based on the roles of coaches. Having clarity about how coaches work with teachers gives both a focus and purpose to the interaction that occurs between a coach and a teacher.
Session 3: May 8, 2012 - Strategies for Engaging Teachers - Coaches' Roles
Not all teachers welcome support from coaches. In this session, you will unpack different reasons teachers may not be open to a coach's help. You will acquire strategies for engaging reluctant teachers and for supporting professional learning in stages that mitigates teachers' anxiety.
This learning opportunity is subsidized as a result of a grant from Alberta Education to support implementation.
About the facilitator(s)
Joellen Killion is senior advisor for Learning Forward. Killion focuses on improving professional learning for all educators. Her books include Assessing Impact: Evaluating Staff Development, Taking the Lead: New Roles for Teacher and School-based Coaches (co-authored with Cindy Harrison); The Learning Educator: A New Era in Professional Learning (co-authored with Stephanie Hirsh); and Becoming a Learning School (with Patricia Roy). At Learning Forward, she has led a number of initiatives related to examining the link between professional development and student learning. She has extensive experience in professional development planning, design, implementation, and evaluation both at the school and system level.