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.
- 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
Department heads, division heads, instructional coaches, teacher-leaders, novice and experienced coaches, and anyone interested in mentoring and coaching.
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS
CATDC, Town School for Boys, and French American International School will be working together to do all we can to ensure your health and safety over the course of our five sessions, monitoring closely nationwide, state, and local updates and recommendations. We ask that you do not attend if you are infected with Covid, have Covid symptoms, or have had close contact with someone who is infected in the last 10 days.
All participants in this program need to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines and show a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card (with booster or boosters) before attending. You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have received all doses in the primary series and all boosters recommended for you, when eligible.
"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!"
“Leveraging our Learning for More Effective Coaching and Mentoring was a truly valuable professional development opportunity. The program has a focus on and practice of self reflection, provides insightful literature, opportunities to practice role playing scenarios, and have discussions about real situations with colleagues. This experience helped me become a more confident and effective mentor for my associate teacher and students.”
“The coaching and mentoring PD allowed me to learn practical strategies that I now use every day with my associate teacher. The resources provided and the real world scenarios allowed me to prepare for future conversations.”
"I really appreciated the balance between learning tangible, effective tools and models for coaching, as that concrete information helped me understand what I was trying to do and why, with actual practice sessions focused on the how. As awkward as role playing can be, I found that I was far more comfortable and relaxed the more I practiced, which left me more mental space to be intentional about what I said and how I presented it."
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
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.
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 Assistant Head of School for 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.
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.