TASL Approved: 12 hours of professional learning credit
The Ayers Institute Instructional Coaching Academy: Coaching Models and Practices will equip new coaches and build capacity in current coaches through interactive instruction and relevant practice focused on the skills necessary for coaching. Participants will engage in explicit instruction to explore the skills of committed listening, paraphrasing, presuming positivity, and providing reflective feedback, and then practice these skills throughout the sessions. Participants will also explore the differences between coaching and evaluation, the conditions necessary for coaching, and how to approach each leadership role with a coaching mindset. This academy is useful for new coaches who want to learn how to engage in coaching, current coaches who want to strengthen their coaching skills, principals who want to focus on building capacity in others, and other educational leaders who are charged with supporting coaches and/or teachers in any capacity. Dr. Karen Marklein and Dr. Rachael Milligan will be leading the learning in this academy. Together, these Ayers Institute directors have over 20 years of coaching experience.
This Instructional Coaching Academy will be conducted in-person and will include instruction, facilitator/participant interaction, small group discussions, and skill practice. Enrollment is limited to ensure the quality of the learning experience for each participant.