Instructional Coaching

Instructional Coaching

MSED Students Instructional coaching

Teacher development is one of the most effective ways to improve student learning. Many teacher leaders are being asked to serve as coaches to their colleagues and to design professional development programs. This certificate will provide teachers with valuable skills to become effective coaches and designers of professional learning. The courses strike a balance between research on adult learning and concrete protocols and activities for coaching and professional development. This is a Northwestern University certificate program; it does not lead to licensure or endorsements from the Illinois State Board of Education.

The Instructional Coaching certificate faculty has decades of experience as teachers, coaches, and researchers. Miriam Sherin is nationally recognized for her research on student and teacher learning and the use of video in the classroom. Tim Dohrer and Maureen Cheever are former teachers and administrators who guide Northwestern University’s Teacher Leadership master’s program.

Instructors

  • Miriam Sherin

    Miriam Sherin

    Nationally recognized for her research on teacher learning and the role of video in professional development

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  • Rosemary Russ

    Rosemary Russ

    Faculty member at the University of Wisconsin Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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  • Alison Gordon

    Alison Gordon

    Co-facilitator of the Northwestern Center for Leadership in Education

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Courses

ONE-WEEK

Summer Intensive

June 26 to 30

Evanston Campus

Teacher Thinking and Learning

In this course, participants use their own experiences as teachers to explore the complexity of teaching. We consider the role of teachers' knowledge, beliefs and identity in influencing a teacher's practice. We also examine the process of learning to teach — how novice teachers develop expertise and the different ways veteran teachers make changes in their practices.

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ONE-WEEK

Summer Intensive

July 10 to 14

Evanston Campus

Using Video for Professional Learning I

Video is a popular resource for professional development and teacher education. This course examines how new digital technologies can be used to support teacher reflection and growth. Teachers will examine video of their own teaching and investigate how to facilitate video-based discussions among peers. A variety of video-based programs will be introduced. [Prerequisite: Any Certificate of Advanced Study course]

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ONE-WEEK

Summer Intensive

July 17 to 21

Evanston Campus

Using Video for Professional Learning II

The course continues our investigation of the use of video to support teacher learning. Techniques of video-based facilitation are examined in depth using both face-to-face and on-line resources. Participants are encouraged to bring video of teaching or of video-based professional development activities to explore during the course. [Prerequisite: “Using Video for Professional Learning I” or permission from instructor]

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ONE-WEEK

Summer Intensive

July 24 to 28

Evanston Campus

Instructional Coaching and Evaluation

This course will explore a variety of approaches to the mentoring, coaching, and evaluation of teachers and other educational personnel. Topics will include new teacher induction, using data to improve instruction, self and peer evaluations, and accountability. Students will actively practice observing instruction and how to provide effective feedback and coaching to teachers.

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Contact Us

Master of Science in Education School of Education & Social Policy

618 Garrett Place
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/467-1458

Email: msedprogram@northwestern.edu