Coaching for Instructional Excellence

A Multi-Day Training Course

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 often does not reach students (Joyce & Showers, 2002). This training will equip teacher leaders with the knowledge, tools, skills, and dispositions necessary to provide coaching for evidence informed instructional practices in the classroom.  This work will focus on 3 areas: coaching competencies, evidence-informed classroom practices, and implementation strategies for sustainability (including teaming structures to provide leadership for school and/or district based implementation).

Expected Outcomes

Teacher leaders learn the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to provide coaching for instructional excellence including:

  • Essential communication and relationship skills
  • Strategies and tools to initiate, deliver, and monitor coaching services
  • High-leverage, evidence informed teaching practices
  • Constructs of adult learning and Teacher Leadership
  • Please Note: Optional, follow-up technical assistance is available to interested participants who complete this training.  This would be a separate fee-for-service arrangement and would be tailored to site-specific needs.
Who Should Attend

This  6-day course is intended for teachers and administrators who have an interest in developing their knowledge, skill set, and dispositions to be effective coaches and teacher-leaders.


Maura Hart

Technical Assistance Provider

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.

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Date & Time

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Registration Fee

  • $300
  • $250 for teams of 4+ within same SAU


Granite State College
25 Hall
Concord, NH 03301

Event Contact

phone: 603.228.2084 | relay: 711