New Online Learning
Advance your knowledge, skills, and practices with guidance from Learning Forward’s top practitioners and the highest quality online learning experience available. Learning Forward’s new online learning platform brings participants together to meet virtually for live, facilitated sessions; asynchronous learning experiences; and group collaboration.
Begins July 18
Course: Powerful Practice for Professional Learning
This course for professional learning leaders and facilitators will help you design and deliver highly effective adult learning in both in-person and virtual environments. Ensure your learning designs promote the highest levels of learning and retention, and increase adult learners’ capacity to implement new learning. Expert Learning Forward Texas facilitators Trish Hinze and Terri Iles will lead live learning sessions, as well as provide asynchronous support and feedback as you complete a professional learning design using tools and strategies provided in the course. This course begins July 18.
Begins August 7
Course: Key Roles for Instructional Coaches
Clearly defined roles for instructional coaches is critical to ensure both school and district coaches’ work focuses on improved instructional practice and increasing student learning. “Key Roles for Coaches” is a 15-hour, three-week online course that will explore practical and powerful roles for instructional coaches responsible for helping teachers increase their capacity to serve all students. Facilitated by expert Learning Forward coaches Heather Clifton and Andy Mendelsberg, the course will include tools that support deep exploration and implementation of the roles of coaches, developing partnership agreements with teachers and leaders, and a deep dive into the essential coach roles of data coach and classroom supporter.
Begins September 25
Course: Implementing a Coaching Cycle
In this 15-hour, three-week course, expert coaches Heather Clifton and Andy Mendeslberg will unpack the coaching cycle as well as examine practice components of a planning conversation to set the stage for coaches’ ongoing work with teachers. Participants will Illustrate and explain the components of the coaching cycle; synthesize a variety of ways to structure coaching cycles and how to determine which structure is appropriate to use in a particular situation; establish goals with a client for a coaching cycle; examine key supports including demonstration, co-teaching, and observation with data gathering; and identify key questions to ask during planning and reflection conversations.