A knowledgeable, well-trained literacy coach can support the work of principals and curriculum specialists by providing deep and sustainable change in literacy instruction at the classroom level. The literacy coach is someone who can induct and mentor new teachers, organize professional book studies, create leveled book rooms, and provide demonstration teaching as well as engage in side by side coaching in ways that principals and curriculum leaders are not able to.
“A coach’s role is not one of evaluator, so they have incredible potential to support change in a collaborative way.”
Support the ECIS mission to provide a “collaborative network promoting the ideals and best practice of international education” as well as the CEESA mission of being “a collaborative community of international schools which enhances school effectiveness and inspires student learning and development”
This training is designed to help cohort participants support their schools while deepening their own knowledge of literacy and assessment. They will learn ways to facilitate small groups of teachers in the analysis of student work, begin to understand adult learners, as well as analyze the curricular components necessary to a balanced literacy program. The cohort participants will deepen their coaching skills as well as continue to strengthen their professional network of teacher leaders.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This seminar will benefit teachers, administrators, coordinators and school leaders across grade levels and subject areas.
This event will be held in the Centre for Development, Learning and Technology at the International School of Amsterdam (ISA).