Virtual Coaches Academy launches in North Dakota, Hawaii

By Learning Forward
October 2020
Vol. 41, No. 5
Since 2012, Learning Forward has supported instructional coaches in North Dakota through a partnership with the North Dakota Teacher Support System. This year, for the first time, we began providing that support entirely online through a Virtual Coaches Academy, which launched in September and includes 90 coaches serving schools, districts, and organizations across the state. The Virtual Coaches Academy provides tools, strategies, and protocols to help coaches understand their roles as leaders and facilitators of professional learning in both a virtual and face-to-face context, while maintaining its focus on creating a collaborative community of coaches committed to developing their skills in building relationships, leading professional learning, and individual and team coaching. The Academy includes live, facilitated sessions with an expert coach; asynchronous, collaborative learning communities

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