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Instructional Coaching 101 Training


OSAC Members,

We hope that you are able take advantage of this opportunity to train effective instructional coaches in your district, provided in partnership with the Teaching & Leading Initiative at OU Tulsa. We are so excited to be able to provide this  much needed training for our members!

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Instructional Coaching 101 Training

The Teaching & Leading Initiative of Oklahoma (or TLI) is a nonprofit professional development training organization that was established in partnership with OU-Tulsa and Collegiate Hall. The coaching approaches emphasized in this training has been used throughout the past three years at Collegiate Hall, which achieves an average of 1.8 years of growth in math, science, and reading with almost all novice teachers in a high poverty community. For more information about TLI, visit www.tlioklahoma.org

Target Audience:
Instructional leaders including instructional coaches, teacher trainers, instructional specialists, mentor teachers, PLC leaders, assistant principals, and principals.  Class size limited to 20.

The purpose of the training is to provide instructional leaders with the foundations for strong instructional coaching, aligned with research, theory and evidence. In these 2 days of learning experiences, instructional leaders learn about the basic of instructional coaching, from induction to exit. Sessions Include: Establishing a Coaching Relationship, Classroom Observation, Planning for a Coaching Session, Executing a Coaching Session, Real-Time Coaching, and Differentiated Coaching.  Includes both content and practice.

Dr. Joanna Lein is the Executive Director of the Teaching & Leading Initiative of Oklahoma and an adjunct professor at OU-Tulsa and Johns Hopkins University. She has coached over 200 novice teachers in a variety of school environments. Prior to starting this organization, Dr. Lein was the assistant superintendent in Cleveland, Oklahoma where she supervised principals and led the curriculum and instruction work. She holds a doctorate from OU-Tulsa where she studied novice teacher development, specifically examining how to build competence in beginning teachers through instructional coaching. She developed the Competence-Supportive Coaching Model that has been empirically proven to support teacher competence, specifically in the areas of classroom management and content planning.

Location: Building D, OSAC Conference Room - ICTC, Muskogee
Time:  8:00 to 4:00 each day
Lunch: Included on site
Day 1: October 23, 2018

  • Overview of Coaching
  • Coaching Continuum
  • Identifying the “Bar” for Good Teaching, Low Inference Notes, and Identification Key Action Steps
  • Classroom Observations
  • Developing a Strong Theory Using Evidence

Day 2: October 29, 2018

  • Practice with Day 1
  • Differentiated Coaching: Using Skill and Will to Assess Approach
  • Deep Dive on Practice-Based and Real-Time Coaching
  • Fish Bowl, Model, and Practice Rounds
  • Full Simulation

Leaders are expected to practice content between session dates.

$250 per person for OSAC districts for 2 sessions
$350 per person for non-member districts


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