EDvance hosts Instructional Coaching Workshop

By Fogarty EDvance | June 25, 2021

Anika Blackmore and Peta Nelson facilitated an Instructional Coaching Workshop for our EDvance Schools this term. 

Former principal of Balga Primary School, Anika was part of Cohort 3 of the Fogarty EDvance program. Now the Foundation Principal of Brabham Primary School, Anika and her team are implementing a strong Instructional Coaching Framework with their committed team of teachers.

During the workshop, Anika and Peta outlined the evidence base behind Instructional Coaching and provided some practical examples of coaching in action. They shared their process for establishing an Instructional Coaching Model, including pre-conditions and protocols for classroom observation. Jenefer Goronski, a teacher at Brabham Primary School, also shared her experience as a ‘coachee’.

Participating school teams had the opportunity to reflect on their school practices and develop an action plan for moving forward to implement and improve Instructional Coaching practices in their school. The feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive:

“Wonderful! We have so many good ideas and strategies to take back to school and value add to our journey.”

“The modelled coaching conversation was outstanding, and overall, I have so many practical strategies to return to my school with.”

“I really enjoyed the fact that the presenters were working from past and current professional experience, it made the PL very relatable.”

“Loved it! So great to hear such a positive, well planned process that you are obviously so passionate about and how successful it has already been.”

Thank you Anika and Peta for sharing your knowledge and experience with 90 school leaders and teachers from 26 EDvance Primary and Secondary schools. Due to the popularity of this workshop a repeat session will be offered in Term 4. Contact Daniella at Daniella.hassett@fogartyedvance.org.au for more details.

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