The Professional Development Toolkit for Instructional Coaches
Building professional development that actually meets the needs of your teachers is a never-ending process, especially when you’re developing it from scratch. That’s why I created The Professional Development Toolkit for Instructional Coaches.
You start by figuring out what your teachers need (and want), find the research, dig up the resources, look at the upcoming curriculum, figure out how to differentiate the activities, find the videos… and you’re still only halfway done.
Then you build the handouts, figure out how the teachers will respond, create the presentation, construct the activities, make the copies, sort the stuff, set things in piles, gather materials, and make your list…
Ugh, seriously, I’ve gone through this process hundreds of times and, as much as I love providing PD, the work that goes into is it NO JOKE. There are just so many moving parts!
And when you’re an instructional coach, that’s just one little part of your very big job. You’re doing this in between visiting classrooms, coaching teachers, intervening with students, sitting in leadership meetings, and doing all the things that coaches do every day. And sometimes you even get to eat lunch!
So I know what you’re going through, and I also know how important it is to provide top-notch PD to teachers because they deserve it and so do our students. The #1 rule of PD? Don’t waste your teachers’ time. But what can you do to save some of your precious time and provide teachers with opportunities for professional growth?
THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TOOLKIT FOR INSTRUCTIONAL COACHES & ADMINISTRATORS
This is for you, coaches.
This is for you, campus PD providers.
This is for you, principals who are instructional leaders.
The PD kit was designed for coaches & campus leaders who want to provide high-quality professional development opportunities to their teachers but struggle to find the time to create everything from scratch.
This is not content for professional development – you know the content. This is everything else that you’d have to create yourself: the PowerPoint and Keynote presentations, the editable handouts, the activities, the surveys, and the icebreakers!
I can’t wait for you to see it.
I’m so excited to share it with you, because if I’d had this as an instructional coach, I could’ve turned some of those PD prep hours into quality time spent in classrooms instead.
I spent five years as a coach on an elementary school campus, and since then, I’ve been supporting coaches, teachers, administrators, and other staff members.
I know firsthand how time-consuming it is to build every single component of continuing professional development yourself, but we do it because we want the best for our staff and learners.
Now you can have the best without the soul-crushing hours spent reinventing the wheel.
This resource will give you back your time and free up hours on your calendar for doing the work that only you can do: supporting teachers and students in the classroom rather than sitting at a desk, searching for handouts you can download and designing PowerPoints from start to finish. With the PD Toolkit, you’ll be able to…
With the Instructional Coaching PD Toolkit, you’ll be able to…
- Find out what your teachers want (and need)
- Plan purposeful PD that actually meets faculty’s needs (and wants)
- Plan high-quality professional development faster, without all of the frustrating legwork
- Engage teachers in different kinds of learning
- Choose from a bank of activities and strategies that are ready-made
- Get staff talking and thinking during your PD sessions
- Follow up on PD to make sure it changes teaching and learning in the classroom
- Focus on preparing quality content for your teachers instead of figuring out how to package it
What’s inside The Professional Development Toolkit for Instructional Coaches?
The How-To Guide to PD: 15 pages of information that take you from figuring out where to start to delivering effective training!
Printable PD surveys: editable and pre-formatted surveys help you get the information you need from your teachers so you can plan relevant PD!
13 styles of Editable PowerPoints & Keynotes plus editable activity slides to drag and drop into your presentation! (My favorite is the blue and yellow floral – it’s my thing – but I also LOVE the Dot Dudes clipart from Sarah Pecorino!)
PD Planners and Agendas: Get organized quick with these editable planners and agendas for your teachers.
Editable surveys and handouts to help your teachers reflect on their learning and their PD experience. Choose from 7 editable surveys and 19 different responses!
Ten fun icebreaker activities that get your people engaged and talking including the Selfie Scavenger Hunt and the Find Someone Who: Smartphone Edition!
19 Handouts and response sheets including graphic organizers, exit tickets, and more, to help teachers process and reflect on their learning.
Seriously, it includes everything from start to finish, and it’s EDITABLE so you can make it work with any content or grade level! You can The Professional Development Toolkit for Instructional Coaches & Administrators in my TpT store. It’ll save you time and make your PD planning so much easier and less stressful.
Want to try it out first? Get a free download that includes…
- The Classroom Sweep document
- Planning professional development guide
- A PD plan document and a completed sample
- Ideas for following up on a training
- The PD Checklist: preparing for PD