Our first meeting is complimentary. There, we will discuss the needs and goals for your school and staff, and I will make suggestions for how I can support those goals. I will then provide a quote for services.
Workshops and Coaching
I provide workshops on writing instruction including; Understanding Student-centered Writing Instruction, Writer's Workshop, Conferring, Small Groups and Management.
As research tells us, workshops and trainings alone do not create change in teacher instruction. Therefore, any workshops I provide would be followed up with coaching, whether in the form of individual sessions, or collaborative groups such as grade-levels or content areas.
I also provide individual coaching cycles where the focus is on teacher goals. The number of cycles and teachers supported are decided upon between myself and administration.
If you are looking for support with choosing a writing program for your school, I am happy to meet with you, and then work together to create a program that provides research-based instruction with quality resources.
More on Coaching
Phone & Email Support
I am often available to those I support through phone calls or texts, email, Voxer, and/or Marco Polo.
When I am working with a school on a bi-montly or monthly basis, we will implement coaching cycles tailored to teacher needs and goals, where the teacher and I will work side by side, choosing a focus, planning units and lessons, and evaluating progress. Each cycle includes identifying a goal, learning new techniques, making improvements, and reflection and feedback.
I am also able to support schools and teachers by meeting with groups a few times per year, where we would implement a lab-site structure for coaching, as well as planning and data analysis meetings.
As the teacher and I work together in each session, we will follow the I Do, We Do, You Do model as we choose the coaching methods implemented. Methods may include modeling with a follow-up discussion, co-teaching, freeze-frame observation, etc. The goal is for teachers to have as much guided practice as possible during our time together, to ensure learning has taken place, and that teacher goals are met.