My Teaching Partner: Proven strengths-based coaching model that raises student achievement and engagement

October 28, 2020

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Improve student outcomes with a proven strengths-based coaching model developed at the University of Virginia. MyTeachingPartner Coaching Model (MTP) focuses on how teachers and students interact in the classroom. The MTP model has been proven to have a positive impact on strengthening instruction and increasing student engagement, and researchers found a reduction of racial disparities in disciplinary practices and fewer referrals for behavior.

This webinar will feature an expert panel followed by an extended Q&A period to encourage robust discussion. The 90-minute format will ensure all your questions are answered. 

Participants will:

  • Learn about the elements that make MTP coaching unique: a focus on classroom interactions, a strengths-based approach to engaging teachers, and use of video clips as a focus for reflection;
  • Learn about the research that shows MTP’s effectiveness in improving student outcomes and makes MTP an “evidence-based” program;
  • Develop an understanding of what strengths-based coaching really is and how it supports teachers’ growth and improved student outcomes; and
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions relevant to your own situation in an extended 90-minute format.
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Learning Forward is the only professional association devoted exclusively to those who work in educator professional development. We help our members plan, implement, and measure high-quality professional learning so they can achieve success with their systems, schools, and students.

Additional resources:

If you are interested to learn more about the MyTeachingPartner-Secondary Project, you can find detailed information athttps://www.secondarycoaching.org/ or email the project team at:secondarycoachingproject@air.org. A new group of districts will begin implementation in fall 2021. There are slots still open for districts to join.

 

Presenters:

Andrew Wayne, Managing Researcher, American Institutes for Research
Andrew Wayne, a managing researcher at AIR, is a researcher and policy expert on K-12 education. He leads projects to design, improve, scale, and test the impact of K-12 educational policies and programs, especially those focused on teachers and teaching. His current work is funded through grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s Educational Innovation and Research grants program and the Institute of Education Sciences. He recently completed an eight-district randomized-controlled trial on the impact of providing performance feedback to teachers and principals. He has published in such journals as Educational Leadership, Educational Researcher, and Review of Educational Research.

Meg Ryan, MTP Coach, Louisa County Public Schools, VA
Megan Ryan is an educator with Louisa County Public Schools in central Virginia.  She began her career as a classroom teacher, before moving into her current role as Mentor Coordinator.  In this role, she organizes and executes orientation for new teachers when they join her division.  She supports these teachers throughout the year as an instructional coach. Megan is a certified MTP-S coach for Louisa County Public Schools.  She is most interested in teacher improvement and growth.

Betty Underwood, Rewarding Educator Achievement and Performance (REAP) Project Director and MTP champion, Lansing School District
Betty Underwood is currently the director of the Rewarding Educator Achievement and Performance Grant (REAP) for the Lansing School District in Lansing, Michigan. She has worked with the Lansing School District as a consultant and iCollaborate project leader for the past eight years. Prior to that, she worked as FirstSchool Implementation director for Michigan through a collaborative MSU, UNC project, and with the Michigan Department of Education. Underwood has also worked as a teacher, curriculum consultant, professional development leader, coach, elementary principal, and school improvement facilitator at the local and state levels.

Destiny Shantell Woodbury, Founder and CEO, The Anchor School
Destiny Shantell Woodbury is in her 14th year in education. She began her teaching career with Teach for America in 2007. She has worked at the Teach For America Houston Institute in many roles for 10 years. Previously, she was a School Leader at YES Prep where she reduced the suspension incident rate (students with 1+ incident) from 44% to 15%. Prior to joining YES Prep, she was a School Leader in Achievement First in Brooklyn, NY. Destiny was a Manager of Teacher Leadership Development (MTLD) with Teach For America Houston, where she coached 37 first and second-year STEM CMs within KIPP Houston and YES Prep. She taught for 5 years as a fifth-grade science teacher on KIPP Houston, now KIPP Texas, and was also the grade level chair, science content chair, MS Science teacher leader and curriculum leader, robotics coach, and the head track and field coach. Read full bio.

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Learning Forward is the only professional association devoted exclusively to those who work in educator professional development. We help our members plan, implement, and measure high-quality professional learning so they can achieve success with their systems, schools, and students.