Peer Coaching Pilot 2012 Lena ArenaProject Coordinator, DER NSW Sydney Region
A quote…“The more powerful technologybecomes, the more indispensable goodteachers are.” - Michael Fullan
What is Peer Coaching?Peer coaching is a process by which teacherswork with one another to share expertise andprovide feedback, support and assistance.The peer coach does not advise or tell. He orshe asks questions and supports the coacheeto find their own answers.Peer coaching is not mentoring.
Peer Coaching…1. provides job-embedded professional feedback and support2. promotes active learning by offering teachers opportunities to become involved in meaningful discussion and planning, observe other teachers, be observed, and receive feedback3. offers teachers opportunities to link the ideas learned in professional learning sessions to their teaching context4. is a collaborative partnership between peer coach and coachee and not a mentor- novice relationship.
The Peer Coaching Structure
Peer Coaching Roles PC Program • These are the three people who lead the Directors program. Dr Les Foltos is a program director. PC Master • These are the people who can train facilitators. Trainers There are currently 3 in Australia.PC Facilitators • These are the people who can train coaches to work with teachers. They can also coach.Peer coaches • Peer coaches work with teachers in schools.Participating • Participating teachers work with a peer coach. teachers Later they may choose to train as a coach.
Why Peer Coaching?Relationship between Type of Training and ImpactThis table was adapted from research on the impact of professional development(Joyce & Showers, 1994; Showers, Murphy & Joyce, 1996). The impacts have beenreplicated by later research.
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Peer Coaching Cycle
Peer Coaching Pilot The Structure• 3 full days face to face workshops. Terms 1 and 2 • Friday 24 February 2012 • Friday 16 March 2012 • Friday 4 May 2012• In-between tasks, collaboration via VC• In-school coaching practicum • Peer Coach Accreditation on completion of all modules and submission of evidence • Total of 50 hours including in-school practicum
The modules Module 11 Peer Coaching Theory Module 22 Coaching skills and knowledge Module 33 Pedagogy skills and knowledge Module 44 Practice the coaching Module 55 Plan to put it into practice in your school. Module 66 Back to school to do it!
Accreditation Evidence – in school practicum 2. A brief coaching report from one teacher you are coaching.1. A coaching log signed 3. A record of a lesson by a principal (or improvement process delegate) and including notes re participating teachers. observation and feedback.
Accreditation Evidence – in school practicum 5. A peer coaching implementation plan for a full program in 20134. A coaching chronicle or narrative description of what you actually achieved.
Your commitmentTo become an accredited Microsoft Peer Coach 2. Coach at least 2 staff members1. Attend all 3 training 3. Complete and submit all days activities required as evidence
Support• Funding of $5000• Teacher release – use CEPS code 808• Use spread sheet to track expenditure for reporting purposes• Wiki and/or edmodo group will be created to support pilot schools• Contact Lena for assistance at any time
Peer Coaching Pilot Schools• Canterbury Boys High School• Cronulla High School• Endeavour Sports High School• Georges River College - Penshurst Girls Campus• Randwick Girls High School
Questions? Lena Arena Project Coordinator, DER-NSW Sydney Region Phone: 9582 2851 Carmelina.email@example.com