Advancing Your Skills Webinar Series

For the last five years, AWSA has been able to provide opportunities for school and district leaders and classroom coaches of all kinds, to learn and grow their coaching capacity.  Our Impactful Coaching Academy has been very popular each year and has served many Wisconsin educators.  Also offered is Impactful Coaching: Advancing Your Skills, which is a two-day Academy meant for any educator who has already participated in the four-day Academy but seeking ways to further practice and grow.  

Based on past participant feedback and recent developments in the need for virtual professional development, AWSA will now be providing virtual offerings focused on specific key areas in coaching school improvement. Since these offerings are specific to providing scenarios for practice, it is recommended that participants have already participated in the Impactful Coaching Academy in order to be familiar with the coaching protocols to be used in the virtual offerings.

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Session Information and Registration:

You may register for each of the sessions individually for $39 per session or you may register for all five in the series for $150.

Webinar Date

Session Topics

Meeting Time

September 14, 2022

Coaching Instructional Improvement: 

This session will prompt participants to consider how to approach coaching improved instructional practice and reluctance to feedback.  Participants will consider and practice the approaches to identify impactful entry points that cause reflection and lead to action.  The simulations will include opportunities to practice conversations with people who may not be reflective, tend to dismiss feedback, think differently than you or are simply defensive. 

1:00 - 3:00 PM

October 26, 2022

Coaching Collaborative Teams: 

Schools need teams who recognize the importance of interdependence; a group of people who work towards a common goal, share responsibility for specific outcomes and demonstrate mutual accountability for continuous improvement.  To create schools of equity and excellence, we must focus on teams versus individuals to ensure exponential growth and impact.  Coaching simulations focused on interrupting and disrupting norms of practice on teams, that are hindering our ability to transform engagement and achievement, will be utilized in this session.

1:00 - 3:00 PM

December 13, 2022

Coaching for Equitable Schools: 

Despite many productive coaching conversations, we have missed opportunities to have the deeper conversations that influence language, decisions, and mindsets.  This means many of our most vulnerable children go underserved in regular and special education settings.  This session will focus on coaching stems and entry points for impacting equitable practices for students in Wisconsin.

1:00 - 3:00 PM

February 1, 2023

Coaching Healthy Conflict/Professionalism: 

People lose their way when they lose their why. In this session, participants will analyze how professional lapses in the workplace can contribute to a culture that is counterproductive for learning and engagement. Simulations will focus on the use of coaching stems and opportunities to build relational trust while maintaining high expectations for the adults in our schools.

1:00 - 3:00 PM

March 22, 2023

Coaching for Student Engagement: 

In this session participants will deepen their understanding of "look fors" so as to distinguish between an educator who thinks like an activity designer versus an assessor. Achievement and opportunity gaps exist when students are missing a sense of purpose and belonging in the classroom and if the cognitive rigor reflects low expectations for learning. Coaching simulations focused on entry points to ensure engagement for all will occur in this session.

1:00 - 3:00 PM