Leveraging Our Learning for More Effective Coaching and Mentoring 

Oct 26, 2022 9:00AM—Mar 09, 2023 2:00PM

Location

Town School for Boys and French American International School in San Francisco, CA

Cost Early Bird Pricing for Members (Available until Sept 14) $2,750 members; $2,325 group-rate 3+; $4,325 non-members

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Leveraging Our Learning for More Effective Coaching and Mentoring

SESSION 1: October 26, 2022 | 9:00am - 2:00pm | French American International School

SESSION 2: November 17, 2022 | 9:00am - 2:00pm | Town School for Boys

SESSION 3: January 10, 2023 | 9:00am - 2:00pm | French American International School

SESSION 4: February 1, 2023 | 9:00am - 2:00pm | Town School for Boys

SESSION 5: March 9, 2023 | 9:00am - 2:00pm | French American International School

ABOUT THIS IN-PERSON ONGOING PROGRAM

In the evolving landscape of education, with retention and support of faculty as an essential priority, mentoring and coaching are vital for long-term success. This 5-session series is for novice and experienced coaches who wish to expand their tools and techniques to best equip teachers in their professional growth. Join us to learn and apply best practices for engaging in meaningful and productive coaching and mentoring. Through small group discussion, individual reflection, scenario analysis, and role play, attendees will learn to better navigate the current reality and develop skills that increase impact and foster resilience and agency. Participants will be able to apply their learning between sessions and use the group as thought partners throughout the school year. A wide range of resources will be shared.

LEARNING GOALS

Participants will:

  • Establish a shared language of coaching frameworks and concepts to foster a collaborative working community
  • Develop a tool box of practical strategies for engaging in coaching conversations
  • Reflect on and leverage new coaching techniques 
  • Identify and reflect on the ways in which different roles and power dynamics affect our coaching relationships and practices (supervisor, peer to peer, non-supervisory administrator)
  • Explore your own coaching identity and stance as well as develop and practice techniques for professional self-care
  • Apply strategies to one’s own current coaching challenges and receive feedback from fellow participants
  • Build ongoing connections with other educators involved in coaching and mentoring

AUDIENCE

Department heads, division heads, instructional coaches, teacher-leaders, novice and experienced coaches, and anyone interested in mentoring and coaching.

PARTICIPANT TESTIMONIALS

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"Many thanks for your expertise, candor, inclusiveness, kindness, sensitivity, depth of thinking. The resources and strategies shared were powerful and will certainly be revisited. And, such an impressive group of teachers, coaches, administrators in these sessions!"

"The resources and frameworks were invaluable, and the role plays (especially the longer ones) were essential! "
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ABOUT THE FACILITATORS

JenniferLiu

Jennifer Liu is the Director of Teacher Development and Strategic Initiatives at Town School for Boys in San Francisco, CA. Jennifer works with early career educators through Town’s New Teacher Institute, supports teacher learning and curricular initiatives through mentoring and coaching, and partners with the administrative team on school-wide initiatives. She has been an educator for over twenty-five years, working in both public and private schools. Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Psychology and Elementary Education from Wheaton College in Illinois and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Teaching with a focus on Gifted Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. 

JulieStrong

Julie Strong uses an iterative, asset-based approach to foster an environment where each individual is intellectually and personally engaged in creating an inclusive, collaborative, and resilient learning community. She is currently the Director of Teaching and Learning at the French American+International School, where she is responsible for preK-12 curriculum and faculty development among other roles. Julie taught science to grades 9-12 for 18 years while moving progressively into leadership, focusing on coaching, mentoring, and faculty support. She holds a B.S. in Biology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of California, San Francisco.

Cancellation Policy

Life happens. We understand that there will be times when you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for. We strive to be as helpful and flexible as possible when things out of your control happen. Please visit our FAQ page for detailed information about our cancellation policy and answers to frequently asked questions about enrollment and membership.