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"Student-Focused Coaching is an invaluable guide and has directly impacted our collaboration with teachers nationwide. This practical model emphasizes the importance of maximizing teacher knowledge and efficacy and engages educators in collaborative problem-solving to prevent future challenges. In gathering feedback, we've learned that teachers and coaches are applying the student-focused approach to goal setting and instruction within their classroom setting. They also love the opportunity to learn with and from their colleagues. Thank you for providing such clear guidance on the many layers of effective coaching!" AIM Institute for Learning & Research (Pennsylvania)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading Road Trip

Podcast Title: Literacy Coaching and Professional Learning  

link to Reading Road Trip podcast: Literacy Coaching and Professional Learning
Coaching Conversations with Jim Knight

Coaching Conversations with Jim Knight

Podcast Title: Daryl Michel and Jan Hasbrouk

What We Do

  • Implement content from the Student-Focused Coaching book.

  • Establish and maintain relationships by conversing with and learning from all stakeholder groups.

  • Learn about existing systemic practices by engaging with various stakeholder groups.

  • Implement a Collaborative Problem-Solving Process to define a problem based on student data/evidence, set and monitor goals, and decide on implementation action items.

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  • Develop and deliver differentiated, sustained professional learning experiences to meet diverse learner needs.

  • Respond to the unique needs of individuals whom we support.

  • Model research-validated, evidence-based routines and activities to guide organizational change.

  • Support the development and design of systems that connect and align standards, assessments, instruction, and intervention.

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Upcoming Conference Presentations

June 4-5, 2024: Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio (Independence, OH)

 

Presentation Titles: Student-Focused Coaching

June 4-5, 2024: Literacy and Humanities Conference (Albuquerque, NM)

 

Presentation Titles: Empowering Educational Leaders: Driving School Improvement with the SAILS Framework; Student-Focused Coaching: The Professional Partnership Between Administrators and Instructional Coaches

June 5-7, 2024: Teachers Institute and Leading Change Conference (Glendale, AZ)

 

Presentation Titles: Facilitating Comprehension through Student-Focused Conversations in Literacy

June 10, 2024: Ohio Literacy Symposium (Columbus, OH)

 

Presentation Titles: Student-Focused Coaching: Collaborative Problem Solving Process (10:45 AM-12:00 PM); Student-Focused Coaching: SAILS Framework (1:15 PM-2:30 PM)

June 11-13, 2024: PaTTAN Literacy Symposium (Pennsylvania, Virtual)

 

Presentation Titles: I Can’t Read Your Mind: Making Thinking Visible Through Oral and/or Written Expression and Cohesiveness: Align Efforts and Increase Opportunities for Focused Collegial Conversations

June 20, 2024: Office of Public Instruction Summer Institute, Montana State University (Bozeman, MT)

 

Presentation Titles: The SAILS Framework: A Research-based Approach to Planning Instruction to Enhance Student Learning (AM); Making Your Thinking Visible Through Oral and Written Expression: The Power of Metacognitive Conversations (PM)

June 26 - 27, 2024: Western Region Education Service Alliance (Asheville, NC)

 

Presentation Titles: TBD

July 18 - 19, 2024: Iowa Science of Reading Summit (Cedar Rapids, IA)

 

Presentation Titles: Making Invisible Thinking Visible Through Oral and/or Written Expression; The Power of Sustained Professional Learning to Enhance Student Growth: Focus, Focus, Focus

July 31-August 3, 2024: Big Sky Literacy Summit (Big Sky, MT)

 

Presentation Titles: Leading Differentiated, Sustained Professional Learning: A Focus on Literacy; A Focus on Aligned Systems: The Student-Focused Coaching SAILS Framework

September 19 - 20, 2024: Coachfest (Charlotte, NC)

 

Presentation Titles: Student-Focused Coaching: An "Inside Out" Approach to Supporting Teachers

September 24, 2024: Learning Forward (St. Petersburg, FL)

 

Presentation Titles: Creating the Conditions for Successful Coaching and Modeling Learning through Sustained Professional Learning: A Student-Focused Coaching Approach

October 28-29, 2024: Teaching and Learning Conference (New Orleans, LA.)

 

Presentation Title:

Student-Focused Coaching: An "Inside Out" Approach to Supporting Teachers

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Select International and National Conference Presentations

Leaders Enabling Teachers to Talk Through the Construction of Strategic Coherence. World Association of Lesson Study Conference, Zwolie, The Netherlands.

 

But You Heard the Student and Peer Collegue Reactions: Why Return to Status Quo? World Association of Lesson Study Conference, Zwolie, The Netherlands.

Improving Literacy Instruction to Enhance Student Learning: A Student-Focused Coaching Approach. Teaching Learning Coaching Conference, Orlando.

Turning to One Another: Examining How We Communicate with Others. The Big Sky Literacy Summit, Montana.

Making Your Thinking Visible Through Oral and Written Expression: The Power of Metacognitive Conversations.  The Big Sky Literacy Summit, Montana.

The Power of Sustained Professional Learning to Enhance Student Growth: Focus, Focus, Focus.  Plain Talk for Literacy and Learning, New Orleans.

Enhancing Student Literacy Learning: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Conference on English Leadership, Anaheim.

Using Student Data to Unite Teams: A Collaborative Problem-Solving Process. Texas Assessment Conference, Austin.

Cooperation to Collaboration: Focus on the Student Lens. Teaching Learning Coaching Conference, San Antonio.

Engaging with Colleagues in Recurring Lesson Study Cycles: The Promise When Learning Together. World Association of Lesson Studies: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Invisible Leader: Facilitation in Lesson Study. World Association of Lesson Studies: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

Curriculum Development in a Magnet School: The Journey in Galveston ISD. Magnet Schools of America: Las Vegas.

Supporting Student Success Through Teacher Collaboration.  Plain Talk for Literacy and Learning: New Orleans.

The Power and Promise of a Learning Community: Better When Working Together. World Association of Lesson Study: Hong Kong/Macau (virtual).

Student-Focused Coaching: Guiding and Supporting STREAM Implementation. World Association of Lesson Study: Hong King/Macau (virtual).

Student-Focused Coaching: Supporting Student Success Through Teacher Collaboration. Teaching Learning Coaching Conference: Phoenix (virtual).

Personal Reading History: Cultivating Your Students' Identities as Readers. Arizona Department of Education HOPE Conference: Tucson (virtual).

Coaching and/or Mentoring and Impact on Enhancing Student Learning. Cambodia International Conference on Mentoring Educators: Phnom Pehn, Cambodia (virtual).

Maximizing Teacher Knowledge and Skills to Impact Student Learning: Research-based Unit Design and Lesson Planning in Magnet Schools. Magnet Schools of America National Conference: Las Vegas (virtual).

Maximizing Teacher Knowledge and Skills to Impact Student Learning: Redesigning Lesson Planning. International Lesson Study Seminar in Mathematics Education: Brazil (virtual).

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