Days 1-4: August 13-16, 2018
Days 5-7: October 9-11, 2018
Days 8-10: November 28-30, 2018
(8:30 am–3:30 pm)
Effective Literacy Coach is a 10-day intensive training, with supplementary webinars, that supports coaches in their role. Developed by Irene Fountas and faculty, we'll identify critical attributes of a healthy, professional learning community for adult learners and how to build it for your school in collaboration with school administrators.
The Effective Literacy Coach Training is available for 3 or 6 graduate credits or for noncredit professional development hours. For more information on graduate credit, please contact Melissa Fasten at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617.349.8798.
This professional development helps you explore the multiple roles of the literacy coach. You'll come to understand the importance of a literacy coach in a school. In this course, you'll:
- Identify the critical attributes of a healthy, professional learning community for adult learners and how to build it for your school
- Examine the coach's partnership with school administrators to support teacher development
- Discover methods of organizing effective ongoing note-taking for coaches by setting up coaching notebooks and monitoring teacher development over time
- Design an effective coaching session with a teacher: pre-lesson conference, classroom visit, post-conference/coaching session
- Employ generative coaching to support teacher independence
- Learn how to use language that opens conversation and promotes trust as well as the analysis of teaching and its effects on learning
- Use observational tools to sharpen the analysis of the teaching of reading and writing
- Select particular kinds of coaching to meet the needs of specific teachers: intervention, collaborative, and cluster coaching as well as individual coaching
- Link coaching sessions to professional development to get a shift in teaching
- Analyze a coaching conversation before and after a lesson with colleagues to get immediate and thoughtful feedback
Expectations For This Training
You'll have many hands-on opportunities for coaching scenarios through role playing. For homework, you'll try out a collegial interaction and record it. Then, bring the recorded clips to share as a part of the training. We'll give you details about your assignment during the first week of training.
Cost and Registration
|Noncredit||$2,950||$0||$2,950||10%: Literacy Collaborative network|
Credit (3 or 6 credits)
|$2,950 + $975/credit||$40||$5,915–$8,840|
Registration will open in March 2018.
Graduate Credit Registration
For graduate credit, please contact email@example.com for more information.