Roles and Expectations of a Responsive Coach with Steve Barkley

  • Multiple Dates
  • Online
  • 6 CPE Credits
  • $250

A clear descriptor of the coach’s role is vital in creating the vulnerability and trust needed to maximize educator growth. That trust needs to exist among coaches, teachers, and administrators. The effective instructional coach and teacher leaders should be among the most coached staff within a school, modeling “coachability.” As students’ needs change, the prioritized role of coaches often changes; sometimes focused on individual teachers, other times teams, or whole staff. At times coaches are developing, delivering, and coaching professional learning for new instructional practices. At other times more focus might be supporting teachers in PLC’s identifying “what our students need us to learn.”

This program is built to provide you with high-quality knowledge, resources, and modeling along with personalized coaching to refine and apply your practices in YOUR role.

This course includes:

  • Three one-hour, live Lunch & Learn sessions with Steve Barkley

  • An online resource filled with blogs, videos, articles, and research for your exploration throughout the course.

  • One personalized coaching session with an ESC Region 13 Instructional Coach to develop your desired outcomes for the course and debrief your insights from the live sessions, resource materials, and daily experiences at your school.


Part 1 - Developing Your Identity as an Instructional Coach

September 23, 2021: 11:00-12:00 CST

  • Identifying what IC can be and not be
  • Trust and Vulnerability
  • Importance of Coach-Principal Partnership

Part 2 - Ensuring Your Impact as an Instructional Coach

October 7, 2021: 11:00-12:00 CST

  • Student Learning Production Behaviors
  • Coaching Observation, Feedback and Modeling

Part 3 - Expanding Your Coaching in PLCs

October 21, 2021: 11:00-12:00 CST

  • Coaching in PLC Team (The Role of IC in PLC)
  • Goal-Setting and Studying Student Work