Distance and Virtual Learning initiatives in K12 are still in an active state of experimentation and growth. As educators implement these practices, the variance in how they might go about it is infinite, and the areas for growth and support are vast, including developing fluency with organizational tools and systems, designing rigorous asynchronous learning, developing opportunities for student voice and collaboration, and assessing progress. With 1:1 Coaching, BetterLesson can provide targeted support to personalize for educators in relevant areas, and meet the needs of educators with various levels of comfort with these modalities of teaching and learning. Coaching also creates a natural experimentation cycle that helps participants to narrow their focus, try something concrete, and learn and reflect on their progress.
This 1:1 Coaching offering is designed to support teachers, coaches, and school leaders with the challenges of setting up and refining distance and virtual learning opportunities for students. This coaching is not tool-specific support (i.e. Google Classroom training, etc) but practice-specific support. Coaching can help participants to stand up distance learning through tools and strategies:
The sessions designed for coaching will be designed to support teachers with this challenging shift. Given the wide range of needs for teachers, our support will be highly personalized, but will mostly include conversations around instructional design, or setting up systems, tools, and culture within the distance learning course.
School and district leaders need unique support when making decisions and shifts in distance learning because of the need to set logistical frameworks, vision for teaching and learning, and managing the change that occurs. Coaching is positioned to be a support that can help with both brainstorming solutions, and narrowing down to make small steps actionable around these areas.
Coaching supports participants where they are at, building awareness, understanding, and opportunities for application and ownership of key competencies like these: