Achievement Teams & PLCs Virtual Coaching Network

Achievement Teams & PLCs Virtual Coaching Network

Join us for this groundbreaking professional learning network designed for anyone who leads and coaches teacher teams. The network includes:

  • Five live, 90-minute professional learning sessions with expert coaches where attendees will collaborate to learn, discuss, and practice coaching skills that will support teams.*
  • On-demand access to all session recordings.
  • Bi-monthly coaching resources including tips, tools, videos, and more. 
  • Networking opportunities with coaches and instructional leaders from across the country.

Investment: $795 per person. Group discounts available for teams of 5+ people.
(Contact for group rates.)

If you are interested in joining our next cohort, complete our interest form and we'll send you more information.

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*Sessions will occur from October 2023 through March 2024. Registrants will be polled to help the community choose the best times/dates for the live sessions. (Tentative dates include: 10/3, 11/14, 1/9, 2/27, and 3/26, though registrants will gain access to all content if any date[s] do not align with their schedule.)

On-Demand Webinar

Learn more about the Virtual Coaching Network in our on-demand video below!

Why Did We Create the Virtual Coaching Network?

Many PLCs and teacher teams launch successfully, but seem to struggle as they continue the ongoing work. From managing critical conversations to building trust to keeping all educators engaged, teams’ early excitement can fade over time if not properly nurtured. 

The strongest indicator of success for Achievement Teams and other collaborative groups that we work with is an effective coach or leader. In fact, research suggests that professional learning, followed by coaching support, can increase the implementation of learning by 90% (Joyce, Showers 2011).

One factor that keeps many teams from being successful is the lack of tools and resources available for leaders and coaches to effectively partner with teachers. While many coaches are eager to jump in and guide their teams, most don’t have the tools to do so successfully.

The solution to this dilemma is the Achievement Teams & PLCs Virtual Coaching Network. Through this collaborative community, our team supports coaches and leaders as they navigate the best way to motivate, engage, and inspire their teams. 

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Who Should Join?

Designed for teacher leaders, instructional coaches, principals, or anyone leading or coaching any form of a teacher team, this program gives attendees the tools needed to effectively support teams as they navigate their collaborative framework, leading to implementation with fidelity. 

What Are the Learning Objectives?

Network participants will be able to effectively:

  • Establish the conditions for a coaching partnership with teacher teams or PLCs
  • Navigate the role of a coach within the Achievement Teams framework and use this with any other team model they use at their school or district
  • Use questioning to activate critical thinking, increase engagement, and create ownership of the Achievement Teams four-step protocol
  • Utilize an instructional flip book to support teams with aligning teaching strategies with student learning goals
  • Empower teacher teams to assess their impact on student learning

The Coaching Experts

Elena Sammon is a teacher, instructional coach, PLC coach, educational consultant, and a coach of coaches. As part of the Teaching and Learning team in Liberty Hill ISD, she serves as the Secondary Curriculum Coordinator and has led teams of teachers through curriculum design and creating district-wide common assessments. Elena collaborates with campus principals and instructional coaches to design and facilitate powerful professional learning experiences that stretch and engage the educators they serve. She is the co-creator of Cards for Coaching PLC Edition.

Angela Buckingham is a teacher, instructional coach, literacy coach, PLC team coach, and a coach of coaches who has almost 20 years of experience exploring and researching how to improve student learning and collective teacher efficacy. She is the co-creator of Cards for Coaching, Cards for Coaching: PLC Edition, and Cards for Coaching: Equity Edition, as well as the R13Coach E-magazine. She loves to be creative, ask questions, and collaborate on possibilities. Angela hopes to empower others to reach their full potential by building capacity, resilience, and agency.

Virtual Coaching Network Interest Form