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 February 13
In a rapidly changing learning environment, clearly defined roles for instructional coaches is more critical than ever. “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. The course will begin February 13.
Begins March 22
This 15-hour course provides an overview of a structured continuous improvement network model, which has a proven track record of helping systems identify and solve unique problems of practice. Leveraging more than a decade of Learning Forward’s experience facilitating networks that drive improvement in education, and designed for teams of education leaders at the system level, expert facilitators Michelle Bowman and Nick Morgan will help participants gain the knowledge, skills, tools, and strategies for creating a structured improvement network that will help them identify, and solve, a unique existing system-level problem.
Begins March 27
Facilitated by expert leadership coaches Kendall Zoller, Chad Dumas, and Kathy Gross, this 15-hour online course will help you increase your credibility and strengthen relationships as you lead skillfully. Through whole-group sessions as well as one-on-one coaching, you will develop communication skills that contribute to credibility, rapport, influence, and impact. For those who run meetings, deliver professional learning, or present to groups, you will leave with the knowledge of how to structure powerful interactions with the skills of credibility, rapport, listening, and recovering with grace when things don’t go as planned.
Begins April 17
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. This course will begin in April.