Peer Coaching 2009 Azla Conference

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Peer Coaching 2009 Azla Conference

  1. 1. Ignite the Spark of Peer Coaching for Teacher-Librarians Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference Pamela Gaviña Ann Lumm
  2. 2. Welcome and Session Overview <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Effective professional development </li></ul><ul><li>About the Peer Coaching program </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching in practice </li></ul>Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference
  3. 3. Synectic Activity <ul><li>How is Professional Development like / not like a campfire? </li></ul>Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference
  4. 4. Effective Professional Development <ul><li>On the job, job-embedded </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term, ongoing </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on classroom activities </li></ul><ul><li>Highly collaborative environment </li></ul><ul><li>Structured to offer chances to learn from others </li></ul>Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference
  5. 5. Classroom Impact Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference Type of Training Knowledge Mastery Skill Acquisition Classroom Application Theory 85% 15% 5-10% PLUS Practice 85% 80% 10-15% PLUS Peer Coaching Study Teams Class Visits 90% 90% 80-90%
  6. 6. Typical Professional Development <ul><li>Traditional training </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on tools </li></ul><ul><li>Hands on </li></ul><ul><li>Lacks opportunity for reflection </li></ul>Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference
  7. 7. Misconceptions <ul><li>“ If you buy it, they will use it.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ If you buy it, it will change </li></ul><ul><li>the way children learn.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ If you buy it, it develops </li></ul><ul><li>21st Century skills.” </li></ul>Libraries Lighting the Way – 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference
  8. 8. Our Dreams As Educators <ul><li>What skills do our students </li></ul><ul><li>need for their future? </li></ul>Libraries Lighting the Way – 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference
  9. 9. 21 st Century Learning <ul><li>Critical Thinking/Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Written and Oral Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork/Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity appreciation </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Application </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul>Libraries Lighting the Way – 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference
  10. 10. Reaching Our Dreams <ul><li>What skills and knowledge do TEACHERS need to offer this type of learning to their students? </li></ul>Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference
  11. 11. Teachers Need to: <ul><li>Inspire student learning and creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Design , develop digital age learning expectations and assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Model digital age work and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Promote and model digital age citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in professional growth and leadership </li></ul><ul><li>ISTE 2009 </li></ul>Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference
  12. 12. Why Peer Coaching? <ul><li>Builds teacher leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Helps teachers collaborate with each other and reflect on their teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Alignment – can be tailored to district or school initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Provides professional learning over time </li></ul>Libraries Lighting the Way – 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference
  13. 13. Why Peer Coaching? <ul><li>Peer Coaching is… </li></ul><ul><li>A non-evaluative, non-prescriptive collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the collaborating teacher’s wants and needs </li></ul><ul><li>“ Just in time” learning </li></ul><ul><li>Helps build skills and confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Systematic and focused on strategies that help teachers change daily practice </li></ul>Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/PeerCoaching
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  15. 15. Peer Coaching Program Curriculum <ul><li>Coaching Skills (Communication and Collaboration) </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Improvement to engage students and promote critical thinking and problem solving skills </li></ul>Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference Coaching Skills Tech Integration Lesson Improvement
  16. 16. One Year Training Journey <ul><li>Session 1: Orientation (Principals invited) </li></ul><ul><li>Session 2: Coaching Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Session 3: Assessing Lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Session 4-5 : Collaborative Lesson Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Session 6: Overcoming Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Session 7: Effective School Based Professional Development and Sharing Coaching Successes (Principals Invited) </li></ul><ul><li>Session 8: Celebration of Coaching Success </li></ul>Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference
  17. 17. The Power of ONE Coach in ONE Year! Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference 1 Coach + 2 Collaborating Teachers 3 Teachers impacted Elementary level 3 teachers x 30 students 90 students impacted Secondary level 3 teachers x 150 students 450 students impacted Think about the impact for future years and additional coaches!
  18. 18. Coaching Roles and Responsibilities Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference Consult Plan learning activities Model Collaborate Use tech to add value to a lesson Reflect and offer feedback Non-evaluative partnership
  19. 19. Coaching in Practice <ul><li>Broward County, Florida </li></ul><ul><li>L ibrary I ntegration N etwor K S upport </li></ul><ul><li>LINKS takes aim at raising student achievement through 21 st Century School Library Media Programs </li></ul><ul><li>LINKS Cadre: 12 Library Media Specialists attended the week-long, in depth Facilitator Training in Summer 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Broward County divided into four geographical zones </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitators begin training Peer Coaches in October 2008 – Library Media Specialists partnered with their school’s Reading Coaches </li></ul>Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference
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  26. 26. Coaching in Practice <ul><li>Isaac School District, Phoenix, Arizona </li></ul><ul><li>2 Peer Coaching Cohorts have completed the program </li></ul><ul><li>District facilitators were trained in September 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>17 graduates in year 1 (2008), 13 in year 2 (2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Participants recruited by Director of Technology and principals, including technology coaches, classroom teachers, building leaders, and participants of math academy </li></ul><ul><li>Classes conducted twice a month from January to December </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Coaches were paid for attending the classes </li></ul>Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference
  27. 27. Coaching Impact / Shift Happens <ul><li>Teacher leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher technology skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learning communities </li></ul><ul><li>Student achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Technology literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Administration awareness </li></ul>Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference
  28. 28. 2009 Isaac Success Stories Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference Final 2009 collaborative projects shared on Glogster site http://edtech4az.glogster.com/peer-coaching-practice/
  29. 29. Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference LaTonya Jones, 3 rd Grade Teacher
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  32. 33. Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference Carole Corcoran-Ancona, K-8 Special Ed Teacher
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  34. 35. Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference Dave Hatton, 3 rd Grade Teacher
  35. 36. Chalk Talk Protocol <ul><li>Without talking… </li></ul><ul><li>Write ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Circle those you agree with </li></ul><ul><li>Connect ideas with lines </li></ul><ul><li>Add questions or comments </li></ul><ul><li>TOPIC: WHY IS PEER COACHING A GOOD FIT FOR LIBRARIANSHIP? </li></ul>Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference
  36. 37. Let the Journey Begin for You! <ul><li>Use what you know now </li></ul><ul><li>Become a coach </li></ul><ul><li>Become a facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate for leadership support to grow a Peer Coaching program </li></ul>Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference
  37. 38. Innovative Teacher Network Hosts Peer Coaching Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference Join the Innovative Teacher Network for FREE ! http://apac.partnersinlearningnetwork.com/Resources/Pages/CoachingSessions.aspx Curriculum resources for facilitating a Peer Coaching Program are available.
  38. 39. Ignite the Spark of Peer Coaching <ul><li>Questions? Comments? </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for your participation! </li></ul><ul><li>Pamela Gavina, [email_address] Teacher-Librarian, Isaac School District </li></ul><ul><li>Ann Lumm, [email_address] Technology Integration Specialist, Isaac School District </li></ul>Libraries Lighting the Way -- 2009 Arizona Library Association Conference

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