Instructional coaching is a field with promise and possibility. A successful school or district coaching model can create a powerful professional learning community committed to student success. The goal of school-based instructional coaching is to increase student learning by providing continuous, relevant, and job-embedded support to teachers (Sweeney, 2010). In order to do so, schools employ a variety of instructional coaching models. However, not all models lead with a focus on evidence and student learning. Student-Centered Coaching is the model that embraces these practices and puts teachers in the best position to improve student learning.
Explore Instructional Coaching Options and Resources
Student-Centered Instructional Coaching Certificate Program
This year-long certificate program consists of four online courses offered one at a time each semester. Through authentic, job-embedded professional development, apply the practices of Student-Centered Coaching. Program fee varies by course.
Instructional Coaching Symposium
At the day-long Instructional Coaching Symposium, current and aspiring coaches discuss challenges and opportunities through the analysis of problems of practice. Details for the fall 2020 conference will be available this summer.
Instructional Coaching in the Content Areas
In this month-long course offered spring 2020, develop and expand understandings and applications of instructional coaching within the content areas of literacy and math. Available for credit or non-credit. Program fee varies by credit selection.
Courageous Coaching Conversations
Share your expertise as we navigate the changes to our education system due to COVID-19. Ask questions, share ideas, and connect with other coaches and instructional leaders. These weekly meetings are free to attend.
What Our Participants Are Saying
“From theory to practice, the Foundations of Student-Centered Coaching supported me in becoming a more effective instructional coach. With student learning at the heart, this course pushed me to consider the ways in which I might facilitate adult learning and foster a culture of learning in my school.”
“This class really helped me define my role as an instructional coach. It offers a variety of resources that support teaching and learning. I was energized by this course because it helped me understand that it isn’t about fixing teachers; it is about student achievement. Thank you!”