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Effective Coaching to Strengthen Instruction


Course Description

Learn the fundamentals of instructional coaching to increase the quality of classroom practice to improve academic success.  

With Effective Coaching to Strengthen Instruction by Joellen Killion, develop the essential skills of building relationships, communication, and observation. With these skills as your foundation, learn a coaching cycle for planning, implementation, and debriefing in the context of three different instructional supports—modeling/demonstration, co-teaching/ collaboration, and observation.

This course includes videos of authentic classroom practice, a coach to provide personalized feedback, and flexibility to engage with the content on your schedule.


Course Presenter

Joellen Killion

Joellen Killion is senior advisor for Learning Forward and formerly its deputy executive director. As senior advisor she leads, facilitates, and contributes to initiatives related to the link between professional learning and student learning. She has over 30 years’ experience in planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of professional learning at the school, system, state, and international level. Killion is a frequent contributor to education publications and the author of 12 books including:

Partner Profile

Learning Forward shows educators how to plan, implement, and measure high-quality professional learning so they and their team can achieve success with their system, their school, and their students.

They are the only professional association devoted exclusively to those who work in educator professional development. They help their members leverage the power of professional learning to affect positive and lasting change.

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