Dr. Maura Hart has over 25 years experience supporting teachers and administrators in their professional learning journeys in her work with education graduate study students, pre-service teachers, and facilitation of teams at the school, district, and state level in the cycle of continuous improvement. Dr. Hart began her career as a middle and high school Language Arts and English teacher in NH and VT. Recently, Dr. Hart served as a member of the SWIFT Center (Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation) providing assistance and training in Coaching to educators in the northeast and nationally. Currently, Dr. Hart is a Technical Assistance provider at the UNH SWIFT Education Center Satellite, at the Institute on Disability. She lives in the Upper Valley on a small farm with her husband and 2 teenage daughters.
Coaching for Instructional Excellence
The classroom teacher is expected to deliver highly effective, Tier 1 instructional practices such that all students learn. Yet, without job-embedded coaching, the full effect of teacher training does not reach students (Joyce & Showers, 2002). This series will enhance the knowledge, tools, skills and dispositions needed for teachers to provide peer coaching. The series is designed to support learning and skill application by coaches and classroom teachers using components of adult learning theory.
- Learn the knowledge, skills and dispositions required to provide coaching for instructional excellence
- Increase knowledge of evidence informed teaching practices and Teacher Leadership
- Increase communication and relationship development skills
- Understand the constructs of adult learning
- Gain knowledge of Implementation Science and the skills necessary to pilot coaching in their schools
This course, previously offered through SWIFT Center and NH Department of Education, is intended for teachers who have interest in developing their knowledge, skill set and dispositions to be effective coaches and teacher-leaders.
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