Instructional Coaching

Instructional Coaching as emerged as an important practice of teacher leadership. In this inquiry, you will learn best practices in instructional coaching and collegial analysis of evidence such as effective coaching conversations, collaborative planning, observing instruction, and analyzing student work.  As fieldwork, you will engage in observation of instruction, analysis of coachee practice, and instructional conferencing with teachers at your school, and bring back evidence to discuss and learn from.

“I wish every mentor in our supervisory union had the opportunity to take this course!” Dina DeSena, pre-K teacher and coach, Holland Elementary School

This is a four-session inquiry. We have both a fall course and a winter course option.


Saturday, September 14th, 9:00 – 12:00; Tuesday, September 24th, 4:00-7:00; Tuesday, October 8th, 4:00 – 7:00; Saturday, October 19th, 9:00 – 12:00


Wednesday, January 8th, 9:00 – 12:00; Saturday, January 25th, 9:00 – 12:00; Wednesday, February 5th, 9:00 – 12:00; Wednesday, March 11th, 9:00 – 12:00

Registration Information:
320:  Inquiry into Instructional Coaching, 2 graduate credits, $900
Optional add-on:  322:  Foundations of Instructional Coaching, 1 graduate credit, $450 (must also enroll in 320)

* Please note:  Participation in inquiries may be done remotely upon approval.