Coaching for Educators

This course provides both current and aspiring coaches with research-based professional development that builds and expands the coach's internal capacity to optimize coaching results.  Through a combination of collaborative peer work, coaching simulations, professional reading and webinars, the course will investigate the powerful connection between coaching and performance and the impact of coaching on accelerating the effectiveness of the coachee.  Participants in this course will develop and practice coaching strategies that when successfully implemented will help build the capacity of the coachee.  Participants will learn how to skillfully overcome coaching challenges through the use of active listening techniques, paraphrasing, clarifying questioning, mediational questioning and goal setting.  In addition, strategies that support the situational needs of the coachee will be explored including instructional, facilitative and transformational coaching strategies.  Participants will also investigate coaching tools that effectively support the coaching process.  This course provides an opportunity for the participant to practice coaching conversations, receive coaching feedback, reflect on coaching competencies and develop knowledge and skills of coaching stances through coaching simulations. Graded on a Pass/No Pass basis.    

EDUU 9030 Coaching for Educators 1

Coaching for Educators 1 is the first course of the two course coaching program for teachers and education administrators. It builds on the knowledge and skills of experienced school leaders. Participants enrolled in this first course will explore coaching theory, research and methods; practice using coaching methods and processes within the context of their coaching assignment; use goal setting protocols, appropriate coaching instruments and processes of formative and summative assessments designed to support the coachee's growth in the leadership competencies outlined in the California Professional Standards for Education Leaders (CPSEL). Participants will develop their coaching skills; engage in ongoing professional learning in the CPSEL and current educational trends, research and policy; and receive support for coaching challenges while reflecting on their coaching practice and networking with their coaching peers. 2 credits.

EDUU 9031 Coaching for Educators 2

Coaching for Educators 2 is the second course of the two course coaching program for education administrators and teachers. It builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in Coaching for Educators 1 course. Participants enrolled in this second course will deepen their knowledge of coaching theory, research and methods; apply coaching methods and processes within the context of their coaching assignment; use goal setting protocols, appropriate coaching instruments and processes of formative and summative assessments designed to support the coachee's growth in the leadership competencies outlined in the California Professional Standards for Education Leaders (CPSEL). Participants enrolled in this second course of the two course coaching program will refine their coaching skills; engage in ongoing professional learning in current educational trends, research and policy; and receive and provide support for coaching challenges while reflecting on their coaching practice and networking with their coaching peers. 2 credits.