Partnerships for effective coaching series: My Teaching Partner-Secondary

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This webinar focuses on sharing information on the partnership with Learning Forward, American Institutes for Research (AIR), and Teachstone to bring an evidence-based coaching model to districts across the country. The MyTeachingPartner-Secondary Coaching Model (MTP-S) is a content-neutral coaching model anchored in the Classroom Assessment and Scoring System (CLASS). The MTP-S model has been proven to have a positive impact on strengthening instruction and increasing student engagement, leading to a reduction of racial disparities in disciplinary practices. AIR is continuing to help districts learn more about the My Teaching Partner-Secondary model and gain experience with it. If interested, you can book an appointment to find out more at

This webinar will feature a panel who will share their experiences in the partnership and with implementing the coaching model. Participants will be encouraged to share partnerships they have engaged in to bring professional learning to teachers and the impact on student growth.

Participants of this webinar will:

  • Understand the benefits of partnerships for effective professional learning;
  • Learn about the evidence-based MTP coaching model;
  • Hear from participants in the field about how relationship building enhanced the impact of the model; and
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences.

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Managing Researcher at American Institutes for Research | + posts

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 has published in such journals as Educational Leadership, Educational Researcher, and Review of Educational Research.

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Founder and CEO at The Anchor School | + posts

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.

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MTP Coach at Louisa County Public Schools | + posts

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.

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MTP Teacher at Louisa County Public Schools | + posts

Ed Heisig is a special education teacher at Louisa County Middle School in central Virginia. He graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelors in Special Education and George Mason University with a Masters in Teaching. Heisig has worked since 2002 at the middle school in various content areas as a special educator. In the last few years, he has worked as part of a collaborative pair in a seventh-grade ELA classroom. He also serves on the building leadership team at the middle school.

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