Online Professional Development for Instructional Coaches

Online Professional Development for Instructional Coaches


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Sure, an instructional coach can learn from PD for teachers. But what a coach really needs is professional development for instructional coaches.

Effective instructional coaching starts with great teaching. But too many coaches shift from the classroom to coaching without the right training and resources.

If you’re transitioning to a coaching role, or looking to level up in your coaching practice, register today for this online professional development workshop for instructional coaches.

In this online workshop, you’ll learn all the skills you need to support adult learners by planning and executing effective coaching cycles.

Each virtual session is conducted in real time with a live facilitator. Registration includes all the print and digital resources you need to implement what you learn right away. Participants earn a total of 5 PD Hours.

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Professional development for instructional coaches is essential to the long-term success of your school or district. Coaches build capacity from within, helping schools get the most from their teaching staff.

To be successful, coaches must develop strong relationships, and help teachers connect educational theory to classroom practice. They need both pedagogical expertise and deep content knowledge, often across multiple grade levels or subject areas.

And all while overcoming resistance and working within teachers’ already-packed schedules.

But when coaches are successful, students thrive. Effective instructional coaching is proven to be the most effective form of professional development for educators.

In this online professional development workshop for instructional coaches, you’ll collaborate with other coaches as you plan coaching cycles tailored to the needs of your teachers and your school.

You’ll learn how the best coaches challenge and support educators to bring out their best. And you’ll leave with resources and practical strategies that will help you to see results right away.

Professional Development for Instructional Coaches

Effective coaching starts with relationships, but it ends with outcomes.

Some coaches develop strong relationships with teachers, but have a hard time pushing them to develop their teaching practice.

Others expect teachers to change overnight, without establishing the trust needed to help teachers to embrace change.

Our professional development for instructional coaches will help you both challenge and support your teacher-learners.

With intentional planning, your coaching cycles will help teachers take ownership of their professional growth. You become a support, as they work toward their own goals.

  • Reflection: Guide teachers through taking an honest look at their strengths and areas for growth
  • Goal-Setting: Turn reflection into specific, measurable outcomes
  • Planning: Develop unit plans and lesson plans to support intended outcomes
  • Embedded Support: Demo lessons and practice observations make professional growth goals a reality.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to make the most of all four coaching practices. And how to construct coaching cycles that match each practice to the needs of your teacher-learners.

Workshop Overview

This professional development for instructional coaches includes 5 hours of interactive, hands-on professional learning. Sessions are conducted in real time, with a live facilitator. You’ll explore coaching scenarios and engage in discussions with fellow coaches.

As a participant, you’ll learn to plan and implement effective coaching cycles, and you’ll receive your own copies of all the print and digital resources to bring what you learn back to your school the very next day!

Unit 1: Reflective TeachingReflect on the Heart, Hands, and Head of effective teaching. Explore how reflection can support relationships and teacher ownership.

Unit 2: Goal-Setting – Create meaningful SMART goals that connect teacher interest to school vision and student needs.

Unit 3: Planning and Reporting – Plan coaching cycles and measure teacher growth via teacher practices and student outcomes.

Save Your Seat

Enrollment is open to all current and aspiring instructional coaches, teachers, and administrators.

For more on best practices in instructional coaching, read 5 Ways Teacher Coaching Can Fix Your PD Problem

For more information on any of our workshops contact us at [email protected]

If your school or district is interested in group pricing or custom professional development packages, schedule a free consultation with one of our education consultants.

We accept payment by credit card or purchase order. To register by PO, choose Purchase Order as your payment method at checkout. Please include contact information for your school or district business office.

About the Presenter

Jeff Lisciandrello is the founder of Room to Discover and an educational consultant specializing in student-centered learning practicesJeff Lisciandrello is an expert in math curriculum and student-centered instructional practices. He has over 15 years experience as a classroom teacher, curriculum designer, and instructional coach. In Jeff’s workshops, educators, don’t just hear about differentiation and inquiry-based learning. They experience them first-hand. You can connect with him via Twitter @EdTechJeff



May 2022

15 reviews for Online Professional Development for Instructional Coaches

  1. Dana

    The breakout rooms! This was so different than most pds because I was able to work with other teachers and talk about meaningful topics.

  2. John

    I liked the back and forth and that the PD was more collaborative than completely instructive.

  3. Matt

    Break out rooms and discussion were the best parts.

  4. Antony

    The breakout groups to encourage honest discussion from teachers generally nervous to share in bigger groups.

  5. Semra

    I liked the breakout rooms!

  6. Ana

    It was nice to reflect myself on all the attributes of teaching. Room to Discover gives teachers ideas to try right away. It is very practical, which I liked! It was grounded in the real world unlike some PDs that are focused on theory.

  7. Belinda

    I liked the heart, hand, and head reflective tool. I felt comfortable participating in the converstation with the host. His presentation was well organized and his communication was clear. All of us were engaged.

  8. Laurie

    It was informative and there were good ideas to support teachers.

  9. jayne

    It was interactive. Shared good resources.

  10. Belinda

    I liked the reflection tools that could be used with our teachers (heart, hand, head)

  11. Emily Huff

    Useable resources! Collaborating for fellow coaches. If you are interested in instructional coaching or want to become a better instructional coach, this is a great basics of strategies that work. It also allows you to test out some coaching on fellow peers.

  12. Jessica Saunders

    The discussions we had along with the resources given really helps with understanding the role of a coach.

  13. Jessica Cappello

    I really liked the hand, heart, mind concept in helping teachers self-identify where they want to focus their work and goal setting. It’s a nice way to get acquainted with the idea of coaching if, like many of us, you are the first in your district and are looking for a starting point.

  14. Danielle Puglisi

    The resources that were shared. I can use them right away! I also liked talking to other coaches to hear what their experiences were like.

  15. Teresa Caldwell

    I loved the collaboration with educators around the country in breakout rooms. We had great conversations and were able to share coaching successes and areas for growth.

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