Coaches Academy

Overview

Instructional coaches are an invaluable resource in any learning system. Coaches have the power to influence teaching, student learning, and school culture. Effective coaches can ensure that 90% of staff learning transfers to the classroom.

Learning Forward’s Coaches Academy provides comprehensive learning and ongoing support for your system’s coaches and the leaders who support them. We host Coaches Academies at your location and design each academy to meet your coaches’ most pressing needs.

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What We Do

Coaches Academy helps coaches embrace their roles as learning leaders and better understand their relationships with teachers and principals. The academy also helps teachers develop skills in:

Building relationships

Presentation and facilitation

Leading professional learning

Providing effective feedback

Coaching individuals and teams

Selecting learning designs

Our Work

Coaching for Impact: Six Pillars to Create Coaching Roles That Achieve Their Potential to Improve Teaching and Learning

Despite decades of efforts to support teachers with coaching, most teachers still do not get the support they need in…

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Coaching Matters

Each chapter in this book describes an element of what research and the authors’ firsthand experiences know it takes to make coaching effective.

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Inquire

Fill out our web form and let us know about your system and how you’d like to support your coaches.

Connect

We’ll connect you with one of our coaching consultants to talk about our coaching work and how we can support you.

Engage

We’ll work with your coaches on site and virtually to ensure they’re work gets results for teacher and students.

Coaches Academy Team

Julie Lambert

Miami, Florida

Julie Lambert is a Learning Forward senior consultant with expertise in planning, designing and implementing professional learning initiatives in a…

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Cindy Harrison

Morrison, Colorado

Cindy Harrison is an international education consultant in instructional coaching, leadership, organizational change, and professional learning. She consults with school…

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Joellen Killion

Austin, Texas

Joellen Killion is a senior advisor to Learning Forward and served for many years as the association’s deputy executive director….

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Chris Bryan

Westminster, Colorado

L. Christine Bryan is an experienced classroom teacher, learning specialist, mentor, professional developer, instructional coach, coach champion, and leadership coach….

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