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Ayers Institute Coaching Academy - Models & Practices

Date: September 9-10, 2024
Time: 8:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m. (Central Time) each day
Lipscomb University - 1 University Park Drive; Nashville, TN 37204

TASL Approved: 12 hours of professional learning credit

The Ayers Institute Instructional Coaching Academy:  Coaching Models and Practices will equip new coaches and build capacity in current coaches through interactive instruction and relevant practice focused on the skills necessary for coaching. Participants will engage in explicit instruction to explore the skills of committed listening, paraphrasing, presuming positivity, and providing reflective feedback, and then practice these skills throughout the sessions. Participants will also explore the differences between coaching and evaluation, the conditions necessary for coaching, and how to approach each leadership role with a coaching mindset.

This academy is useful for new coaches who want to learn how to engage in coaching, current coaches who want to strengthen their coaching skills, principals who want to focus on building capacity in others, and other educational leaders who are charged with supporting coaches and/or teachers in any capacity. Dr. Karen Marklein and Dr. Rachael Milligan will be leading the learning in this academy.  Together, these Ayers Institute directors have over 20 years of coaching experience.

The cost is $495 per person.


Online Webinars

The Ayers Institute produces monthly, web-based seminars ("webinars"). These online resources provide timely, topical professional learning opportunities to educators. Participants can interact with the presenters during the live webinar broadcast. The webinar sessions are also recorded to enable replay at a later time.

The Ayers Institute webinars are appropriate for K-12 educators, higher education professionals, teacher-preparation candidates, and community members with an interest in the field of education.

Topic Areas

Topics covered by Ayers Institute webinars include:

  • Ayers Institute Resources
  • Coaching
  • College Access & Success
  • Instructional Skills Development
  • School Leadership
  • Teacher Preparation

Archived Webinars