Coaching

CPD 4 Teachers offers coaching in a number of areas and ways:

1. Supporting schools implement their pedagogical framework through classroom planning IMG_6870_Edit-400x442pxand practice:

– The Art and Science of Teaching (ASoT)
– Classroom Instruction that Works (CitW)
– Dimensions of Learning (DoL)
– Understanding by Design (UbD)
– The Thinking Skills Framework (Blooms Taxonomy)

– The New Taxonomy of Educational Objectives (Marzano & Kendall)thumb_9781412936293_1024

 

 

2. Supporting and implementing Evidence-based Instructional Strategies.

Receive coaching in a micro-strategy supported by lesson observation and feedback in reciprocal teaching, formative feedback, higher-order thinking skills, co-operative learning and Intentional Instruction.

Coaching Conversations

 

 

3. Developing effective coaching conversations for leaders to GROW staff capacity.

 

4. Designing a Coaching Program in your school to support teacher observations and feedback.picture7

5. The Middle Leaders Coaching Course to support Instructional Leadership.

6. Mentoring and Coaching Mindset (for teachers)

 

 

Coaching is a way of leading and learning. “If you look at improving instruction, there has to be a linchpin to make change happen, and that’s the coach.”  Jim Knight

See the list below for information on Coaching options that we offer:

Powerful Planning That Makes A Difference

With the constant changes to curriculum it is important that we always remember the importance of taking time to PLAN learning experiences that meet the learning needs of our students. CPD 4 Teachers takes teachers through the process of backward mapping when programming. We start with the end in mind: …

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Develop Your Leaders with a Middle Leaders Course

PEDAGOGICAL LEADERSHIP – Leading your team. This course develops the pedagogical leadership and capacity of individual teachers, middle leaders or senior leaders in a range of positions and at various career stages. It is ideal for: Aspiring Teacher Leaders Primary and Secondary Co-ordinators Academic and KLA Co-ordinators and/or Heads of …

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Explore Evidence-based Practice using LEARNING TEAMS

A great way to allow teachers to professionally learn together is through the structure of “Learning Teams.” These small learning communities of teachers who work together with the same cohort of students are an effective way to share expertise, explore learning goals, access feedback and collect qualitative and quantitative data, …

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WAYS TO LEAD INTENTIONAL CHANGE

Coaching and Mentoring are the ways educators make meaning together and gain new insights and knowledge that lead to intentional change. This change will enhance classroom practice and student learning. Being part of a learning community is not simply about the pursuit of individual learning goal, it also is about …

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Explicit Teaching for Success

Do your teachers use explicit instruction and have meta-language that unites them with their colleagues and supports learners with key thinking processes across the school? Many contemporary pedagogical frameworks apply this explicit teaching approach to higher order thinking processes that align with the Common Curriculum Elements. McREL’s Classroom Instruction that …

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Pedagogical Frameworks

Pedagogical Frameworks: A School-wide Approach to Teaching and Learning
     Listed below are a number of contemporary Pedagogical Frameworks that schools are embracing to develop evidence-based “best bets” of instructional strategies within their teachers’ practice. Many schools are moving towards pedagogical frameworks because they outline strategies that have a …

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Case Study – Xavier College, Hervey Bay.

CPD 4 Teachers began working with Xavier College in 2012. Xavier College is a Catholic School with students from Pre-Year 12 on a beautiful campus at Eli Waters, Hervey Bay. The College leadership sought a united curriculum and pedagogical approach that would professionally engage their staff with research based “best bets” …

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Pedagogical Frameworks: A School-wide Approach to Teaching and Learning

What is best practice? Are you seeking best practice from your teachers in order to achieve better student outcomes for all students? School leaders must be very clear on the instructional practices they wish their teachers to develop and adopt. Many schools are moving towards pedagogical frameworks that outline strategies …

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Supporting Schools Implement their Pedagogical Framework

Are you in a situation where your school is discussing the theory of best practice, but struggling with the implementation process? The implementation, and maintenance of a school’s pedagogical framework is a large task and one where adequate support of school leaders and teachers is vital if professional engagement and …

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Growing the capacity of your leaders with effective coaching conversations techniques 

Is your School’s Teaching and Learning Vision reflected in your Teachers’ Professional Learning Plans? A teacher’s Professional Learning Plan must align with the school’s vision for teaching and learning. The school’s educational targets must be made clear and schools must endeavor to support those staff who are unsure. Teachers must …

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