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Learning from coaches: End strong, begin stronger!

Presenters: Joellen Killion, Kenya Pitts Elder, Andrea Gautney, & Paige Treshansky

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As the school year closes, instructional coaches are still hard at work. They are taking the many lessons learned in the last quarter of this school year and using those lessons to plan for a strong, if uncertain, year ahead. Join us for an exploration of how coaches are traversing the challenges of distance professional learning, remaining connected to the teachers they support, and applying their expertise in accelerating teacher learning.     A snippet of the webinar https://learningforward.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/06-04-webinar-snippet.mp3   Participants will: Learn strategies for identifying teachers’ needs and planning virtual professional learning sessions for a strong start to the NEW year; Explore recommendations for building and supporting virtual learning teams; Share strategies for celebrating the successes of teachers and leveraging them for the NEW

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Presenters

Joellen Killion is a senior advisor to Learning Forward and previously served as the organization’s deputy executive director. Killion has over 30 years of experience in planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of professional learning at the school, system, and state/provincial levels.

Professional Learning Director at Douglas County School System | + posts

Kenya Pitts Elder supports the professional learning of leaders, teachers, and instructional coaches. As a leader, she serves as a resource to the district's organizational development and technology integration initiatives. She designs and delivers professional learning sessions at both the school and district levels, state conferences, and enjoys being a consultant for the Highlands Ability Battery (HAB). Elder is a proud member of the Learning Forward Academy class of 2020 (Tenacious Troopers) and is passionate about serving educators and championing student success.

Math Instructional Coach at Clear Springs High School | + posts

Andrea Gautney is a math instructional coach for Clear Springs High School in Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD). Over the last fifteen years, Gautney has been a classroom teacher, has supported hundreds of secondary teachers in both California and Texas, and is a 5-year veteran facilitator for the New Coaches Academy in CCISD. She partners with teachers and teams to provide support and to build capacity in all facets of the classroom: deep mathematical content knowledge, technology integration, social and emotional learning, cultivating rapport, and professional growth. Gautney serves as a Learning Forward Consultant, leading learning through Coaching Academies, Mentor Teacher Cohorts, and Content-Based Coaching Cohorts.

Technology Innovation Coach at Kildeer Countryside School District 96 | + posts

Paige Treshansky's work focuses on increasing students' academic, social, and emotional success by empowering teachers to implement equitable high-quality instruction.

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