Events Monday, Aug 13 - Friday, Nov 30

The Effective Literacy Coach Training

University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02140

2018-08-13T20:05:46Z 2018-11-30T21:05:46Z UTC The Effective Literacy Coach Training This course helps literacy coaches to improve teacher expertise and student achievement in their school. University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140 Center for Reading Recovery & Literacy Collaborative litcol@lesley.edu

Dates

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 mfasten@lesley.edu or 617.349.8798.

Outcomes

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

Format Tuition Registration Fee Total Discounts
Noncredit $2,950 $0 $2,950 10%: Literacy Collaborative network
Graduate 
Credit (3 or 6 credits)
$2,950 + $975/credit $40 $5,915–$8,840  

 

Noncredit Registration

Registration will open in March 2018.

Graduate Credit Registration

For graduate credit, please contact litcol@lesley.edu for more information.

Thank you for your expertise. You are amazing in that you have an incredible depth and knowledge of coaching developing teachers and you all are able to come down to the level of the beginning coach and lead them along the development path. Thank you for your patience and ability to listen without judgment.
Pauline Brackett, Reading Specialist, Keene, NH
Host
Center for Reading Recovery & Literacy Collaborative