Improving Instruction through Strategic Conversations with Teachers
Presented by: Robyn R. Jackson
In this course instructional leaders, team leaders, teacher mentors, educational coaches, and administrators will learn a new model of strategic conversations designed to help quickly understand and assess the primary needs of the teaching staff, strategically apply their leadership skills to motivate and support teachers, and help teachers make connections between their instructional techniques and student performance. Four conversational types are modeled by the presenter: reflective, facilitative, coaching, and directive. Modeling shows how to have conversations with teachers about recognizing the impact on their behavior on students and assisting them in making the necessary connections, commitments, corrections, or changes to their teaching practices to keep students motivated, engaged and focused on learning.
30 Clock Hours $199
1 Graduate Credit ** $304
3 Graduate Credits $499
** Plus additional fee of $55 payable to Adams State University at course completion. See Program Details for more information.
Robyn R. Jackson
Robyn R. Jackson earned her Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland. In her work with teachers, administrators, schools, and non-profit organizations, Dr. Jackson focuses on key principles of education rather than isolated strategies. Dr. Jackson founded Mindsteps Inc. in 2006 to help teachers learn how to help every students meet or exceed rigorous learning standards. Her work with administrators helps them effectively train and support teachers and create highly rigorous school programs that ensure equitable access to college readiness for all students. She also works with school systems and non-profits to remove institutional barriers to equity, access, and rigor for all students, particularly students of color who are traditionally under-represented in advanced courses.