The Setting a Foundation for Coaching Series is designed to bring coaches together for four days of learning, reflection, and personal goal setting, with ample opportunities between workshop dates for practicing skills and implementing goals. With each workshop, coaches will reflect on and share experiences, while also receiving feedback from colleagues.

The Coaching Series topics include: Building Coaching Relationships, Coaching Communication Skills, and Designing Coaching Support.


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The Coaching Series of consists of courses for professional learning aligned to Coaching Observation Instrument elements and effective implementation of Arizona Content Standards. Each course can be delivered face-to-face either directly to coaches or through a trainer-of-trainer model. MCESA coaching services are also available to support principals in facilitating successful professional learning for their coaches. 


Instructional Coaching Series Overview

Setting a Foundation for Coaching: Building Coaching Relationships (7 hours):

By the end of the workshop, participants will understand ways trusting relationships and listening skills impact coaching and professional relationships.


Setting a Foundation for Coaching: Coaching communication Skills (14 hours-2 days):

Part 1: By the end of the workshop, participants will understand that communication skills are essential for effective coaching. Participants will know the elements of productive listening and effective paraphrasing and will be able to engage in a coaching conversation using a variety of paraphrase types. Participants will leave with an action plan to increase personal effectiveness in coaching communication skills with teachers.

Part 2: By the end of the workshop, participants will understand that communication skills are essential for effective coaching. Participants will know the elements of effective questioning and will be able to use questioning to support teachers in higher levels of reflection and thinking. Participants will leave with an action plan to increase personal effectiveness in coaching communication skills with teachers.


Goal Driven Collaboration: Designing Coaching Support (7 hours):

By the end of the module, participants will be able to use a protocol and apply strategies for designing support in order to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement.


Additional Instructional Coaching Workshops

Setting a Foundation for Coaching: The Principal-Coach Partnership (7 hours):

By the end of the module, participants will understand the benefits of a principal-coach partnership agreement has on the work of a coach and school culture. 


Goal Driven Collaboration: Coaching Cycles (6 hours):

By the end of the module, participants will know and understand the essential considerations of each stage of a coaching cycle.


Learn more about joining an upcoming Coaching Series cohort, or design a custom series for your school or district. Contact michelle.yerkes@mcesa.maricopa.gov