Private Workshop: Online Professional Development for Instructional Coaches

Private Workshop: Online Professional Development for Instructional Coaches


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.

Full workshop details below. Session dates and times are shown to the right, below the dropdown menu.


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


1 Session: 3 Hours Per Session, 2 Sessions: 1.5 Hours Per Session, 1 Session: 1 Hour (Introductory)


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