Forward Edge Presents:

Coaches Camp

Professional development designed specifically for instructional coaches, like you!

"My favorite session was Building Relationships for Sustainable Change. It covered what you think is obvious but expanded on the ideas and flagging habits I didn't recognize I had."

Summer 2022 Participant

"There is NO other PD like this for coaches out there!"

Summer 2021 Participant

"I love that there was new ideas that I could use after being a coach for 7 years such as the Formal Coaching Cycle. I think this is one of the key pieces that I have been missing. I could even do this camp again and feel like I picked up new information."

Summer 2022 Participant

Navigate the coaching wilderness with us at Coaches Camp.

Experience a jam-packed interactive training designed specifically for instructional coaches.

Are you...

  • An instructional coach passionate about impacting teaching & learning
  • Craving a more systemic approach to coaching
  • Trying to align your work to broader goals and initiatives within your school or district
  • Wanting to make your coaching conversations with teachers less threatening and more effective
  • Contemplating launching coaching cycles
  • Ready to build professional learning experiences that lead to actual classroom implementation
  • Searching for a network of like-minded individuals to support you for years to come

You’ve found your place at Coaches Camp! 

Instructional coaches support nearly every educator across a school district, yet they are rarely ever provided any professional learning opportunities on how to be a coach. We’ve got the solution you’ve been looking for. This is where coaches go to grow!

Coaches Camp was created specifically to support instructional coaches. Coaches are the drivers of professional growth in their districts. They assist in identifying areas of need, establishing short and long-term goals for teaching and learning, and designing and implementing the professional development needed to crush transformation goals. 

They are change agents, instructional leaders, and near superheroes.

What Can You Expect narrow
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Upcoming Coaches Camp Locations & Information

Virtual Coaches Camp

July 22nd, 23rd, & 24th, 2024

9:00am - 2:00pm EST

Synchronous Virtual Learning Experience

Cincinnati Coaches Camp

July 29th & 30th, 2024

8:00am - 4:00pm

Cincinnati, OH (location details coming soon!)

*Your spot is not reserved until payment is received. We accept payment via PayPal, Credit Card, or PO from your school. PO payments must be received at minimum one week prior to the start of camp. 

Attend Coaches Camp & leave with…

  • A clear understanding of your role as an instructional coach
  • A systematic approach to leveraging coaching programs to support larger school initiatives
  • An approach to technology integration that puts student learning first
  • A firm understanding of how incorporating formal coaching cycles into your coaching program can benefit instruction & learning
  • A strong skillset for building relationships and deepening coaching conversations with educators
  • Confidence in creating and marketing professional learning experiences that are personalized, memorable, and lead to classroom implementation
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Need Some Help Getting to Camp?

Asking for funding (even when we know it will tremendously help our work) can be a bit… awkward. 

We believe that you deserve high quality professional development. 

We believe that your professional growth will have a direct impact on the quality of support you’re able to provide teachers. 

We believe that you impact student learning for the better.

We’ve created a letter template to help you get the support you need to coach to your full potential.

What will YOU discover at Coaches Camp?

Explore the 2024 lineup of sessions offered at Coaches Camp this summer!

Sessions are divided into core (all campers attend) and breakout (campers' choice) sessions. The first six sessions listed below are core sessions, and the remaining sessions are breakout sessions. How will you fill your agenda at Coaches Camp?

  • "What is a Coach?" text on background with mountains and trees

    Not only is it important for you, the coach, to understand the roles and responsibilities of this unique role, but it is also critical to be able to clearly articulate your role to the educators that you serve. This session will cover the Do's and Don'ts of a coach and also help you craft your coaching elevator pitch to start the year off right!

  • "Backward Edtech" text infront of mountains

    Keeping up with the latest and greatest in educational technology tools and platforms is becoming increasingly difficult. This session challenges the way we approach technology use to support student learning and provides a structure for integrating technology that is both purposeful and manageable.

  • "The Formal Coaching Cycle" in front of mountains

    Coaching Cycles can be one of the most powerful elements of a coaching program. Providing teachers with individualized, goal specific, on-going support can really move the needle on classroom and student impact. This session will start with a high level overview of Google's 5 Step Coaching Model. Then, we will dig in deeper to share our secrets to building the foundation for and kicking off successful coaching cycles.

  • "Systemic Thinking for Coaches"

    Often coaching is viewed from a siloed approach. The issue with a siloed approach to coaching is that it leaves all parties feeling stretched thin and juggling more than they can handle. Teachers burn out. Administrators lose focus. This session explores how coaches can approach their work from a systematic approach that achieves maximum impact and sustainability.

  • "Data-Informed Coaching"

    As coaches, it can be really hard to quantify and track what we do. This session will leave you with concrete strategies for both collecting data and making informed decisions to make the most out of your coaching program.

  • "Coaching Confessions Panel"

    Learning in great depth leads to greater curiosity and questions.  As we grow and discover new perspectives, ideas, and ways of thinking- we begin to wonder how to apply our new understandings to our own coaching practice. This open and honest Q&A panel provides a space for campers to get answers and wisdom from our veteran camp directors. 

  • How do you structure coaching cycle meetings effectively? What tools can help you promote lasting, meaningful change in that educator's teaching practice? How can you help teachers create purposeful goals and choose a way forward that best fits the needs of their students? This session will cover it all!

  • Now that your teachers have created a goal they'd like to accomplish with you, what's next?  This is when the real "magic" of coaching cycles begins to show itself. This session dives deep into the meat of coaching cycles- from implementation to reflection.

  • We know that receiving feedback can be tough, but did you know that many adults report not getting enough of it in their professional lives? Join us as we explore ways to give effective, growth-oriented feedback to teachers that feels welcoming and encourages development.

  • As coaches, we want to make sure that we model best practices when facilitating professional learning opportunities for the educators that we work with. This session will help you think differently about how you develop and structure your PD sessions.

  • Wouldn't it be great if all teachers walked out of PD feeling like they learned something valuable? As a coach, you support so many teachers with different readiness levels, personalities, contents, and learning styles. This session will help attendees utilize different strategies to diversify and differentiate to make every PD more impactful!

  • We know that receiving feedback can be tough, but did you know that many adults report not getting enough of it in their professional lives? Join us as we explore ways to give effective, growth-oriented feedback to teachers that feels welcoming and encourages development.

  • Building relationships is the key to being a successful coach, yet so little training is provided on this soft, but crucial, skill. This interactive session will share trade secrets to building relationships with teachers and administrators, as well as working with reluctant teachers to make your work as a coach more meaningful!

  • Instructional coaches strive to foster focused, intentional and sustained discussions with teachers. During this session, we will reflect on our current coaching realities and explore different ways that we can keep our conversations with teachers going, in order to directly impact student learning.

  • Do you have trouble clarifying your role? What about getting teachers to sign up or coaching cycles? How do you promote PD that you offer? Do you do anything to recognize the "bright spots" in your school? Learn about different materials you can use to help answer all of these questions and more!

"There is NO other PD like this for coaches out there!"

Summer 2021 Participant

"One thing that stood out was how organized everything was. I also love that there was new ideas that I could use after being a coach for 7 years such as the Formal Coaching Cycle. I think this is one of the key pieces that I have been missing. I could even do this camp again and feel like I pick up new information."

Summer 2022 Participant

"Now that I'm heading into my third year as a coach, I find the sessions (core and breakout) even more helpful. I LOVED the fact that you had a fully virtual option!!"

Summer 2022 Participant

"I loved the "Creating Space for Teachers" session. I got so many ideas for how I can reach my teachers outside of in person PD."

Summer 2022 Participant

"Building Relationships for Sustainable Change and Graphic Design for Coaches were my favorite sessions. I really liked how friendly and professional EVERY session leader was."

Summer 2022 Participant

"I liked all of the core sessions and break outs that I attended by the one that got me charged up was the Graphic Design for Coaches. I don't think I have ever had 3 days of PD pass so quickly."

Summer 2022 Participant

"My favorite session was Building Relationships for Sustainable Change. It covered what you think is obvious but expanded on the ideas and flagging habits I didn't recognize I had."

Summer 2022 Participant

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