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What I Learned: My First Year of Formal Coaching Cycles

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

Tyler Erwin  
This session provides practical advice for new coaches who want to implement technology coaching cycles with teachers at their school. Attendees will leave the session with an understanding of how to organize/deploy coaching cycles, support personalized professional teacher learning, develop relationships, and show gratitude during the process.

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Professional developers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
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.
  • Conduct needs assessments to inform the content and delivery of technology-related professional learning programs that result in a positive impact on student learning.
  • Evaluate results of professional learning programs to determine the effectiveness on deepening teacher content knowledge, improving teacher pedagogical skills and/or increasing student learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

-The purpose of this session is to provide attendees with a practical framework for implementing instructional coaching cycles with teachers at their school or district. Also, attendees will review the learning takeaways from a coach's experience during their first year of coaching cycles, both the positive and negative. These takeaways should motivate attendees to begin using coaching cycles with their teachers and learn from the mistakes from other coaches so they can effectively incorporate this form of training with ease.

Attendees will know and be able to:
-design, coordinate, and communicate a coaching cycle schedule that best fits the needs of their teacher/schools
-utilize a coaching model, like GROW, that encourages teachers to set practical goals they'll accomplish during their coaching cycle
-conduct a needs assessment to determine what instructional strategies/digital tools can help teachers enhance their pedagogy/curriculum
-develop relationships with teachers of all content areas/grade levels and use questions to build rapport, identify skills gaps, and form realistic, measurable professional goals.
-track teacher growth over time using a pre-cycle and post-cycle self-evaluation rubric

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Tyler Erwin, Forward Edge

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