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Monday, October 8 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
7 Daily Drivers to Support Teacher Effectiveness (Session Repeats: Monday 1:15)

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We live in a dynamically changing educational context that is often unpredictable and that requires innovative approaches daily. Classrooms are being transformed into learning studios, libraries into learning commons, and brick-and-mortar schools into virtual learning spaces. Teacher professional learning is on demand, self-directed, and personalized. Teachers access, deliver, and facilitate content, curriculum, and instruction in various blended online and offline media. Students are expected to develop skills to solve local and global problems that have yet to arise, and become the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs. All these conditions and more require that we know how to quickly determine how to best support teacher effectiveness throughout changes in education. The drivers presented in this session (taken from my book, Everyday Instructional Coaching) provide foundational guidance that helps drive this action because they are not framed inside a rigid structure or in a prescriptive fashion the way frameworks, models, and cycles often are.

Based on these changing demands and this emerging information, I’ve identified a set of seven drivers —catalysts that will support and guide PLC teams through this ever-changing educational landscape.

1. Collaboration 2. Transparency 3. Inquiry 4. Discourse 5. Reverberation 6. Sincerity 7. Influence

PLCs can create a sense of inspiration, compassion, empowerment, and empathy around teaching and learning when they apply these drivers on a daily basis. These daily drivers work to produce successful outcomes not only for coaches but also for principals, teachers, students, and parents.

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Nathan Lang-Raad

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Nathan D. Lang-Raad, EdD, is a speaker, author, and professional-learning facilitator. Throughout his career, he has served as a teacher, assistant principal, director of elementary curriculum and instruction, university adjunct professor, and education strategist.

Monday October 8, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
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