African-American teacher in a classroom

Instructional Coaching Opportunities

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.


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.”

Walter Basnight

“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!”