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As an instructional coach, you’re called upon to design solutions to challenges the teachers in your charge present to you. As an instructional leader, you are not simply coaching teachers to teach but also coaching teachers to learn. This course helps you define your coaching role and goals as you work to help teachers and schools fulfill their visions.
Whether you are beginning as an instructional coach, thinking about becoming one, or have been coaching teachers for twenty years, this course encourages you to reflect deeply about your own practice and build your toolbox of instructional coaching moves.
Grounded in research in adult development and responsive coaching models, you will explore five pillars that drive cycles of coaching across numerous contexts and with teachers at any stage of professional development. You’ll form bonds within a community of practice that stretches beyond your school, your district or CMO, your state, and even your country. Along with your fellow instructional leaders, you’ll contribute to and share libraries of best practices.
You’ll join Harvard faculty and experienced instructional coaches who work directly with beginning and veteran teachers to hone their teaching and instructional leadership practice. You’ll contribute your own expertise and learn from your fellow practitioners as you address the following questions:
The course is divided into six one-week modules. You’ll start by naming the problems of practice that you are encountering. Then, in collaboration with others, you’ll build tools and techniques to better address those problems of practice.
Each week consists of approximately three hours of online work and one practice challenge, during which you’ll apply your learning in your real-world context. Through the weekly modules, you’ll uncover five pillars of coaching that guide the collaborative learning experience. Though they are not the only five aspects to focus on when coaching, they are a curated framework, honed by course faculty and aimed at growing the relationship-building skills and practical lenses necessary to coaching.
Noah Heller focuses on developing effective approaches to practice-based teacher education, teacher leadership and learning, and mathematics pedagogy.
Victor Pereira's focus is on teacher preperation, developing new teachers, and improving science teaching and learning in middle and high school classrooms.
This program welcomes registrations from both individuals and teams. First-time registrants need to create a Professional Education account to register.
Individuals: Click the "Register" button at the top of this page to log into your Professional Education account and access the registration page. Proceed with the individual form until submission. Invoices will be immediately available upon the submission of the form.
Step 1: Designate one participant or an administrative staff member as the Coordinator.
Step 2: Upon the submission of the team application, all team members will receive an email notification with a link to their personal registration form. Team members should complete their forms promptly to access the program’s Community Group for updates and Canvas course access.
Professional Education is excited to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for your successful participation in this program. The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally and internationally recognized unit of measurement for non-credit continuing education programs. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Professional Education offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.
Requirements to be eligible to earn CEUs:
Upon successfully meeting all requirements outlined above, you will be notified via email that you have A) earned the certificate of completion for the program and B) are now eligible to earn CEUs. This email will contain the link to complete the required reflection assignment if you wish to receive CEUs, along with a submission deadline and time frame for receiving your CEUs. After submitting your reflection assignment, we will notify you via email of your CEU status, and if you have met all requirements, you will be able to download and view your CEU certificate at this point in time. ILC modules are eligible for 2 CEUs.
Note: Professional Education is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes the quality of continuing education and training.
Starting in 2024, ILC course tuition will be adjusted to $399 per person per course. However, if you have already taken at least one ILC course before or in 2023, you will continue enjoying the price of $349 per person per course for all iterations during 2024 through the use of a discount code. The code will be shared with all eligible participants via email. If you are eligible and don’t have it, please contact us so we can send it to you again. Click here for instructions on how to apply the code.