Course curriculum

Instructor(s)

Peter DeWitt

Peter DeWitt (Ed.D) is a former K-5 teacher (11 years) and principal (8 years). He is a workshop facilitator and leadership coach who runs competency-based workshops and provides keynotes nationally and internationally focusing on school leadership (collaborative cultures and instructional leadership), as well as, fostering inclusive school climates.

His work has been adopted at the state level, university level, and he works with numerous school districts, school boards, regional networks, ministries of education around North America, Australia, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the U.K.

Peter is the author, co-author or contributor of numerous books. Visit www.petermdewitt.com for more about his work.

The Coaching Course: A Framework for Deeper Impact

Fee provides full access for 1 year

Huggins et al (2020) found that “leadership coaching capacities of experienced school leaders can be developed to support less-experienced school leaders to lead continuous improvement efforts,” and those efforts ultimately can have a positive impact on student learning. The Learning Policy Institute and NAESP (2020. p. 6) found that “Both mentors and coaches provide critical learning opportunities for principals. Principals often report that having a mentor or coach is the most valuable learning opportunity for them.”

It's not just leadership coaching that can be impactful. Instructional coaches and learning specialists (Australia) can provide impactful professional learning and development to teachers who want to deepen their practices when it comes to student learning and developing collective efficacy. DeWitt writes (2021) “Instructional coaches provide an outside perspective and can help us understand how to improve in our areas of growth, which can help us develop better practices in our positions and have a deeper impact on student learning.”

If you are a coach who has a strong conviction to help others deepen their practices, while you deepen your own as well, this on-demand course is for you.

The Coaching Course: A Framework for Deeper Impact is designed for coaches and learning specialists who want to engage in a coaching framework with anyone who want to deepen their practices. It is also designed for those leaders who want to coach others within their building.

This may be the most comprehensive on-demand framework you will find on the topic of coaching, because it is specifically focused on instructional coaching and leadership coaching. However, directors and regional superintendents are taking the course so they can improve their practices, at the same time they improve the practices of those they serve.

The content (i.e. modules with video tutorials, recorded webinars, research, step-by-step directions, cycle of inquiry, etc.) focuses on collaborative leadership, self-efficacy and collective efficacy, instructional leadership and school climate. Within the framework allows coaches and those they coach to work at their own pace.

The price for all of the framework, which is $2,000.00 USD per-coach, provides coaches with full access to all the content for one-year. Coaches, both leadership coaches and instructional coaches, may use the content with as many people as they wish over that year. The price also includes optional Zoom meetings with Peter DeWitt and the rest of the participants every 3 weeks or so, where everyone engages in a community of practice approach.

There are 6 highly impactful modules in the framework. Those modules are:

    Module 1 – Develop
    Module 2 – Explore
    Module 3 – Inquire
    Module 4 – Plan
    Module 5 – Implement
    Module 6 – Reflect

Two stories take place within this course. The main story is focused on how coaches and learning specialists engage in a cycle of inquiry to deepen their own practices.

The secondary story is how coaches and learning specialists use the cycle of inquiry to support those they coach. Step-by-step directions of how to engage in those cycles of inquiry are provided within the modules. Every aspect of coaching has been thought of in this framework of learning and action.

This framework will provide both parties with the procedures, knowledge, and actionable steps to help all of them deepen their impact.

It is recommended that Instructional Leadership: Creating Practice Out of Theory (DeWitt. Corwin Press. 2020)be purchased by the coach and those they coach prior to the beginning this course.

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