Growing Partnerships through Coaching Conversations Learning Forward Annual Conference Orlando, Florida December 5, 2017 Sharon Jones Kwani Woods
Agenda • OCPS Coaching • Partnership Practice • Data Collection and Display • Coaching Conversation
Learning Invitations • Listen for new information • Ask a question if you wonder it • Share your wisdom by participating
of the surrounding world Who’s in the Room? Teacher Leaders about how YOU work in your daily practice RELATIONSHIP PARTNERSHIP COLLABORATOR CRITICAL FRIENDSHIP Instructional Coaches Administrators Aspiring School Site Central Office
Orange County Public Schools • 207, 253 Students • 10th largest in US • 4th largest in Florida • 191 Traditional schools • 125 Elementary • 37 Middle • 20 High • 5 K-8 • 4 Exceptional Centers & Others • 194 Countries represented • 170 Languages spoken • 24, 629 employees (13,000+ instructional) Barbara M. Jenkins, Ed.D.
Orange County Public Schools District Goal Orange County Public Schools is committed to investing in human capital and values a high‐performing and dedicated team. The district anticipates critical shortages in the teaching and administrative ranks over the next five years due to increased student enrollment and the opening of new schools, projected retirements, a competitive job market and competing priorities. Consequently, there is an elevated sense of urgency to invest in human capital. By developing a district-wide culture of continuous learning, where staff is provided the time, resources and support necessary to develop job proficiency and satisfaction, OCPS will engage and retain effective employees.
Advanced Coaching Academy Effective coaches need professional learning that ensures they understand how to navigate the complexities of helping adults, have a deep understanding of a comprehensive, focused set of teaching practices, communicate effectively, lead effective, and work in systems that foster meaningful professional learning (Knight, 2007, 2011, 2013).
Advanced Coaching Academy • Application • Targeted audience (school-based coaches) • Principal Recommendation • Interview • Learning • 3 day summer institute (July 2017) • 2 day fall sessions (September 2017) • 3, ½ day sessions (November 2017- March 2018) • Portfolio Documentation & Certification • Learning Showcase (May 2018)
Advanced Coaching Academy • Focus on collaborating with teachers and giving feedback through coaching cycles • Individualized coaching experiences • Data collection and display
Advanced Coaching Academy Coursework in ACA is grounded in the premise that all teachers can learn in an environment that is safe to take risks and make mistakes while learning. Coaches understand the importance of giving specific and timely feedback and support based on strategies used by the teacher.
LASTINGER CENTER Coaching for Impact - 6 Pillars 1. System Vision and Commitment 2. Recruitment and Selectivity 3. Shared Responsibility 4. Role Clarity, Time, and Culture 5. Development and Support 6. Compensation and Sustainability
DATA COLLECTION • Guiding Question - How often do I provide opportunities to engage all students? • Data Considerations • What evidence do you need to collect? • What might your data display look like? • In pairs, create a data display that presents the evidence collected in response to the guiding question. • Partner with another pair to engage in a coaching conversation around their data display
DATA DISPLAYS Data Displays
Conversation role play • Identify who will be the Coach? • Who will be the teacher? • Who will be the observers? • And decide which data display will be used? • Engage in coaching conversation for 5 minutes • Observers make note of what you hear and see • Debrief the process and repeat with a different, coach, teacher and observers as time allows
CONTACTS Sharon Jones email@example.com UF LastingerCenter Educational Training Specialist Kwani Woods firstname.lastname@example.org OCPS Professional Development Services Senior Administrator