iCOACH© is Empowerment
iCOACH is a peer coaching program that was designed specifically for K-12 schools and colleges that want to scaffold their teachers into making positive changes to their teaching practices. The process is practical, supportive, and adaptable to any educational institution's teaching format.
Exploring the Impact of Professional Development
Professional Development for educators is an important component of support for both teachers and the students they serve. It provides teachers with the latest research on the teaching-learning paradigm and its practical classroom applications.
Although educational institutions spend large amounts on professional development every year, the time and money spent on teacher training do not always have the projected impact. Workshops on their own do not offer enough support for sustained teacher growth and systematic change towards positive teaching practices.
Consider this graphic representation on the impact of professional development on teachers and their teaching practices. It shows what percentage of teachers are able to change based on the type of support they get.
(Adapted from: http://www.teachnet.org/TNPI/research/growth/becker.htm)
Benefits of iCOACH©
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