Coaching and mentoring in a virtual world: What to keep and what to change

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Is it the new normal or the now normal or just new and now? As educators across the world have adjusted to current teaching and learning environments, instructional coaches and mentors have been essential in helping to ensure continuously smooth transitions. From online office hours to virtual collaboration and feedback sessions, just-in-time tips and strategies, and ongoing emotional support, the job of the coach and mentor continues to evolve and grow.



Join us for this important webinar as instructional coaches and mentors share how their practice has amplified and changed and what they are looking forward to keeping and changing going forward.

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Instructional Specialist at Churchville Middle School | + posts
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Math Teacher and Mentor Teacher at Central Middle School | + posts
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Senior Vice President, Professional Services Content at Learning Forward | + posts

Sharron Helmke is senior vice president for professional services content at Learning Forward. She designs and manages the organization’s consulting service programs that support state, regional, and local organizations in translating their improvement and learning goals into custom-designed high-quality professional learning programs that result in scalable and sustainable change. During her twenty-plus years in education she has served in a variety of roles at the campus and district levels, including teacher, instructional coach, and district-based program administrator. She is an international coaching federation certified professional coach, a Gestalt professional coach, and a trauma-informed care provider, all of which inform her approach to supporting educators. She is the author of numerous professional articles, including “To make a difference for every student, give every new teacher a mentor” in the August 2022 issue of The Learning Journal.

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Academic Coach and Literacy Instructor at Cobb County School District | + posts

Stacey Jones is currently an academic coach and literacy instructor for the Cobb County School District. She began her career as an elementary school teacher and went on to become a middle school teacher and department chair. She has worked as a literacy consultant for the Consortium on Reading Excellence in Education, serving both urban and rural school districts across the United States. Her positions have included high school administrator, lead teacher, intervention instructor, and high school academic coach.

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