Is instructional coaching the best way to advance teaching and learning in our schools and districts? Yes. Coaching done well may be the most effective intervention designed for human performance – Dr. Atul Gawande. In this session, Dr. Susan Abelein shares key findings and addresses implementation challenges raised in the Kraft, Blazer, and Hogan report The Effect of Teacher Coaching on Instruction and Achievement: A Meta-Analysis of the Causal Evidence. The critical features found in effective coaching programs and sample coaching projects are shared with the intent of inviting reflection and evaluation of current coaching programs in schools and districts that can lead from editing to revamping professional learning.
Dr. Susan Abelein is the Director of Coaching for FACTS Education Solutions and has researched and designed the FACTS Ed Coaching Model, trained highly qualified educators in this model and supported principals and teachers in bringing coaching into their schools. She has served as a teacher, principal, associate superintendent, and consultant in non-public schools and systems for over twenty years. Dr. Abelein has presented to and coached teachers and leaders in more than forty dioceses (non-public school systems) across the United States. Dr. Abelein earned a Ph.D. in Education Policy, Planning and Administration from the University of Southern California, a M.Ed. in Leadership from the University of Portland, and a B.A. in English with Secondary Education from the State University of New York at Geneseo. She holds New York State permanent certification in English/Secondary Level and School Admin/Supervision. Dr. Abelein has taught numerous graduate courses at Marian University, Loyola Marymount University, Fordham University, St. John’s University, and the University of Notre Dame.
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