Instructor/Facilitator: Ellen Dorsey, WCUUSD Instructional Coach
(August 2021 – May 2022) 3 Graduate St. Michael’s Credits
Target Audience: New and experienced instructional coaches, administrators interested in developing a coach approach.
Dates: August 13 and November 11, 2021, January 12, March 16, and May 5, 2022
Hours: 9 -3:30 pm (includes light breakfast & Lunch when not virtual)
Texts: Jim Knight’s Corwin books: Better Conversations: Coaching Ourselves and Each Other to be more Credible, Caring and Connected and The Impact Cycle: What Instructional Coaches Should do to Foster Powerful Improvements in Teaching
NEW! We are offering the opportunity to invite an administrator to attend all or part of that first session to allow them to get on the same page. Please indicate on the registration if you will bring a guest and write their name in the comment box or send an email at a later date if unknown at this time.
**Note: This course will be taught in either an in-person classroom with COVID protocols in place or virtually, as needed. It is equipped with a ZoomRoom Classroom Camera for remote access for participants.
This course is designed to meet the learning needs of coaches with varying levels of experience. The learning opportunities are designed to fit within Jim Knight’s framework for Instructional Coaching and the Instructional Coaching Practice Standards developed by the New Teacher Center.
Throughout the course, participants engage in coaching cycles both as a coach and as a coachee as they dig deeper into their own coaching practice and goals. The individual sessions are structured to provide participants with opportunities to reflect, address problems of practice (or “coaching conundrums”) and share resources and materials that will improve their effectiveness as a coach. Using a cohort approach, participants will connect with one another and other skilled practitioners who can speak to meeting the varied expectations of those in a coaching role.
Through this course, participants will:
· Deepen their understanding of the processes and protocols involved in facilitating an instructional coaching cycle;
· Explore ways to engage teachers in collaborative, instructionally focused, problem-solving conversations and reflective analysis to promote teacher agency.
· Design a professional learning plan (PLP) outlining goals for coaching.
· Understand, reflect on, and strategically respond to problems of practice associated with instructional coaching.
· Contribute to the development of a collaborative Instructional Playbook that can be used during coaching cycles.
|Date:||April 5, 2021|
Instructor/Facilitator: Jay Nichols, Executive Director VPA
Note: This course will be taught in either an in-person classroom with COVID protocols in place or virtually, as needed. It is equipped with a Zoom Room Classroom Camera for remote access for participants.
Dates: Yearlong September 2021 – June 2022
September 15, Oct. 12, Nov. 18, and Dec.17, 2021 Jan. 13, Feb. 15, Mar. 24 Apr. 15, May 12 and June 8, 2022
Time: 9:00-3:30 (includes light breakfast and lunch when not virtual)
Leading Vermont Schools Cohort #8
This Principal cohort will meet once a month to explore how effective principals deal with the multiple roles and responsibilities of a Vermont building leader, balancing the practical daily issues while impacting student learning. Vermont’s leading experts, from Dan French, Secretary of Education, to Brad James, Education Finance Manager present to this cohort, giving these principals a personal connection to leaders in Vermont education.
Target Audience: Principals, particularly those in their first years in Vermont schools
Whether you are new to supervision and evaluation, new to Vermont education legislation, or need a clearer understanding of practical and important facets of building leadership, each session brings Vermont experts that will give you guidance and knowledge in:
• supervision & evaluation of teachers and support staff
• legal issues
• systems management
• fiscal management & budget development
• student management
• instructional leadership and curriculum and assessment
• effective procedural development
• community involvement
• student voice
• school safety
Books (included): The Prinicpal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact by Michael Fullan and Leaders of Learning by Rick DuFour and Robert Marzano
|Date:||March 25, 2021|
|Date:||April 16, 2021|
Jay is a previous member of the Champlain Valley Educator Development Center Board and Executive Committee. Jay was on the Board and a member of the hiring committee that appointed Lauren Wooden to be the organizations second Executive Director. Jay has taught several graduate classes through CVEDC and Saint Michael’s College. Annually, he facilitates the Leading Vermont Schools: Understanding the Principalship Cohort group that provides year-long training in a course structure designed specifically to support new and relatively new Vermont Principals.