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Creating a Coaching Culture

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Participate and share : Poster

Monday, November 30, 1:30–2:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Ann Baum  
Dr. Christina Godard  
Elisa Gormley  
Kati Heefner  

Going from zero coaches to a few or even just one? Join Gettysburg Area School District as it shares how it developed a coaching culture for its staff. Hear the process for building the vision for coaching and what core practices were put in place for learner success.

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Attendees will need a mobile device to scan the QR code provided or to access the online URL through the ISTE app to access all of the resources presented and shared at the session.
Topic: Coaching & mentoring
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Professional Development and Program Evaluation
  • Design, develop and implement technology-rich professional learning programs that model principles of adult learning and promote digital age best practices in teaching, learning and assessment.
  • Evaluate results of professional learning programs to determine the effectiveness on deepening teacher content knowledge, improving teacher pedagogical skills and/or increasing student learning.
For Education Leaders:
Visionary Planner
  • Evaluate progress on the strategic plan, make course corrections, measure impact and scale effective approaches for using technology to transform learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Purpose: To share the development of the instructional coaching program implemented in the district to encourage a student-centered coaching culture for transformational learning.

Participants will be able to:
-hear the need for instructional coaching as a district that had many resources, but little instructional technology leadership
-experience the process used to implement a new instructional coaching program in the district, including a new Instructional Technology Director and several instructional coaches
-see the resources used to develop the instructional coaching vision and core practices
-explore the resources used to "market" the instructional coaches to encourage the use of the coaches for transformational learning
-explore the ways the coaches unified district resources to maximize the effective use of technology in the classroom
-view pictures and videos of coaching in action both in the classroom and with staff

Supporting research

ISTE Standards for Coaches:

Aguilar, E. (2013). The art of coaching: Effective strategies for school transformation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Brand.

Knight, J. (2009). Instructional coaching: A partnership approach to improving instruction. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Knight, J. (2018). The impact cycle: What instructional coaches should do to foster powerful improvements in teaching. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Sweeney, D., & Harris, L. (2017). Student-centered coaching: The moves. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

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Ann Baum, Gettysburg Area School District

Ann Baum is the Instructional Technology Director at the Gettysburg Area School District in Gettysburg, PA.

Dr. Christina Godard, Gettysburg Area School District
Elisa Gormley, Gettysburg Area School District
Kati Heefner, Gettysburg Area School District

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