Topic: Discussion: Coaches as Systems Leaders
Date: Thursday, December 08, 2011
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern / 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central / 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Mountain / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Pacific
Jennifer Coffey, Ph.D., OSEP Project Director, SPDG Program Lead
Jennifer Coffey will lead the group in a discussion framed by this article: Coaches as Systems Leaders, by Michael Fullan and Jim Knight (2011). Educational Leadership (link to article provided below).
Below are discussion questions to be thinking about prior to the call:
1. How do we scale up coaching in districts and statewide?
2. We need to look at efficiencies – are there already people filling similar roles who could be redirected for coaching efforts? What other resources could be used toward coaching?
3. How do you support relationship-building between principals and coaches?
4. How do you train coaches and how do you monitor their effectiveness?