PLS-1 Instructional Coaching and Mentoring for Equitable Learning
A highly skilled instructional coach and mentor is key to providing new teachers with a strong induction experience that will advance their instructional practice. In the Professional Learning Series (PLS) for Instructional Coaches and Mentors, participants learn the critical knowledge, skills, and tools to initiate and maintain effective relationships with novice teaches that result in instructional growth. Instructional Coaches and Mentors practice using multiple data points to asses practice and provide meaningful feedback to teachers. The goal is to support teachers to create and sustain Optimal Learning Environments in which the diverse needs of every learner are addressed with an unwavering attention to equity and continuous academic, social, and emotional growth.
- Explore the purpose of instructional mentoring/coaching and the opportunity it provides to create equitable conditions for student learning
- Examine the components of the instructional coaching cycle and the role that knowing students, standards, and tasks plays when planning for effective instruction
- Identify components of Optimal Learning Environments (OLE) and articulate the knowledge and skills teachers need in order to create an Optimal Learning Environment for every student
- Use foundational coaching tools, protocols, and language to support coaching conversations that accelerate teacher practice and student learning
Workshop runs from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm each day.