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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Coaching into Backwards Design

Coaching teachers through their planning process can often be tricky! Through trial and error, I have learned that the best planning conversations and outcomes are a result of coaches who are able to strategically question teams at the right time during the planning process. Below is a session I created that shares how-to coach teacher teams through the Backwards Design Unit planning process, using strategic questioning.  


Coaching into Backwards Design



Unit planning using the Backwards Design Planning process is difficult in itself, but knowing how to coach teams through the process, is another skill in itself. Want to gain a general understanding of the Backwards Design process and learn how to 'strategically question and coach' teams through the process? Come visit this session!



Coaching into Different Types of Goals


As an Instructional Coach, one of the main components that drives the cycle and coaching work that we engage in with teachers, are the goals that derive from the initial coaching conversation that is held with the teacher. Teachers come to us with an area they want coaching support in to help grow their students and/or their teaching practice.  

Below is a session I created that dives into the different types of goals that a coach and teacher can work towards during a coaching cycle! 


Coaching into Different Types of Goals


In this session, participants will have the opportunity to think about some possible prerequisite engagement goals that coaches can partner with teachers to support student learning. These prerequisite engagement goals help set students up for success to be able to be successful on standards-based/academic goals. Participants will collaboratively work to create a bank of example goals for different types of measures, which will include an example data collection tool and teaching strategy for each example goal type. 




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Monday, July 20, 2020

Region 13's Instructional Coaching Conference 2020

Kicking off today is 2020's Instructional Coaching Conference, hosted by Region 13! This is a time where Instructional Coaches, administrators, and teachers can come together to grow in our practice and learn from each other! 

I am presenting two pre-recorded sessions for coaches on, 'Coaching into Backwards Design' and 'Coaching into Different Types of Goals.' If you are interested in my sessions, see the descriptions below! 

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Coaching into Different Types of Goals

In this session, participants will have the opportunity to think about some possible prerequisite engagement goals that coaches can partner with teachers to support student learning. These prerequisite engagement goals help set students up for success to be able to be successful on standards-based/academic goals. Participants will collaboratively work to create a bank of example goals for different types of measures, which will include an example data collection tool and teaching strategy for each example goal type. 

Coaching into Backwards Design

Unit planning using the Backwards Design Planning process is difficult in itself, but knowing how to coach teams through the process, is another skill in itself. Want to gain a general understanding of the Backwards Design process and learn how to 'strategically question and coach' teams through the process? Come visit this session!


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