Mentoring & Coaching Early-Career Teachers

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• Design and Lead a Customized New Teacher Academy
We specialize in supporting early-career educators with current best practices for the classroom and profession. We work with schools and districts to create a program that fits the needs they have to onboard and support their new teachers. Customizing content, format, and duration, we will develop and help lead an academy to support new teachers. Areas of focus might include such topics as instruction, assessment, leadership, technology, and relational literacy.

• Individual or Group Instructional Coaching Sessions
EdTech Specialists consultants know that mentoring and coaching can help teachers not only improve but also make the leap from good to great. We recognize that while juggling other responsibilities, administrators and teacher mentors aren’t always available to support teachers when they need it. Our experienced team can work with teachers individually, or in groups, to assist schools in helping educators to enhance their professional practice. Coaching and mentoring services are available to teachers for face-to-face sessions or virtual meetings so that existing staff can avoid overload.

• Instructional Rounds
Educators learn from one another by collaborating but seldom do they get to learn from watching each other in action. Instructional Rounds are a great way to get educators into one another’s classroom to understand instructional practice, develop shared vocabulary for instructional conversations, and elevate the collective efficacy of a teaching staff. We will work with schools or districts to develop an Instructional Rounds experience and help them to implement it with some or all of their teaching staff. The Instructional Rounds experience would take a group of educators on learning walks to visit several classrooms around a theme of instructional practice, and then debrief the learning with them to inform their own practice. Facilitating classroom observations in this non-evaluative way supports the onboarding of new teachers and enhances the professional development of veteran educators.