Practical Approaches to Peer Observation and Coaching: Productive Coaching Conversations

Details

This one-day institute will explore practical and quick-to-implement strategies for establishing a culture of professional reflection in your school. Led by Glen Pearsall, who has set up coaching programs in more than forty schools, it provides techniques and frameworks for ensuring professional learning in your school is both supportive and focused on sustained improvement. 

Objectives and Outcomes 

  • Leave with a step-by-step process for implementing or refining peer observation and coaching in your school, using techniques designed specifically for classroom teachers to help them manage this process during a busy teaching schedule. 
  • Discover a wide array of data tools and apps for collecting evidence that have been successfully road-tested in schools. Participants will also receive question-stem lists for ensuring coaching conversations and trail activities for introducing and honing peer coaching skills among staff. 
  • Learn strategies for teacher-leaders on how to respond to the challenges that might emerge from within their team when implementing the peer observation. 
  • Practise practical, data-driven ways for identifying and reaching goals and targets that will have the biggest impact on student performance given the time and workload pressures that teachers face in the everyday classroom.

Participants will explore how to use an evidence-based approach to observation asa way to foster collaborative conversation and other forms of coaching. This will be delivered through video of actual coaching conversation as well by investing model materials for ensuring this is a protected and effective professional learning experience for those being coached.

Objectives and Outcomes

  • Learn how to use questioning to help colleagues refi ne their practice.
  • Explore question stems that help ensure peer conversations are fluent andimprovement focused.
  • Learn the difference between attributive and non-attributive feedback.
  • Identify coaching techniques for helping teachers with a wide range ofexperience and abilities.

Additional Information

SKU CONF2019HAE
Session Session 2 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Day Day 3
Strand Assessment, Classroom Strategies

This one-day institute will explore practical and quick-to-implement strategies for establishing a culture of professional reflection in your school. Led by Glen Pearsall, who has set up coaching programs in more than forty schools, it provides techniques and frameworks for ensuring professional learning in your school is both supportive and focused on sustained improvement. 

Objectives and Outcomes 

  • Leave with a step-by-step process for implementing or refining peer observation and coaching in your school, using techniques designed specifically for classroom teachers to help them manage this process during a busy teaching schedule. 
  • Discover a wide array of data tools and apps for collecting evidence that have been successfully road-tested in schools. Participants will also receive question-stem lists for ensuring coaching conversations and trail activities for introducing and honing peer coaching skills among staff. 
  • Learn strategies for teacher-leaders on how to respond to the challenges that might emerge from within their team when implementing the peer observation. 
  • Practise practical, data-driven ways for identifying and reaching goals and targets that will have the biggest impact on student performance given the time and workload pressures that teachers face in the everyday classroom.

Participants will explore how to use an evidence-based approach to observation asa way to foster collaborative conversation and other forms of coaching. This will be delivered through video of actual coaching conversation as well by investing model materials for ensuring this is a protected and effective professional learning experience for those being coached.

Objectives and Outcomes

  • Learn how to use questioning to help colleagues refi ne their practice.
  • Explore question stems that help ensure peer conversations are fluent andimprovement focused.
  • Learn the difference between attributive and non-attributive feedback.
  • Identify coaching techniques for helping teachers with a wide range ofexperience and abilities.