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[Feature Focus] EdOptions Academy Virtual Instructional Coaching Program

[Feature Focus] EdOptions Academy Virtual Instructional Coaching Program

EdOptions Academy has been a leader in virtual education for decades, pioneering the way to providing high-quality instruction so students could continue to thrive regardless of location and circumstance. With every teacher across the world taking on virtual teaching tasks, it becomes evident that we had the expertise, knowledge, and resources to share with these districts to help build capacity for virtual teaching and learning. Like face-to-face, virtual instruction is an art that takes specialized skills and practice.

With so many educators taking on new virtual teaching tasks, expertise in virtual learning is more important than ever. That’s why Edmentum launched Instructional Coaching to help build virtual teaching capacity whether teachers were fully virtual, hybrid, or in a blended environment. Offering expert coaching by master virtual teachers with years of experience in online instruction, this program will allow teachers to adapt their skills in face-to-face instruction for the virtual classroom. Additionally, through active participation in the program, teachers will have ongoing opportunities to accumulate professional development hours that can count toward maintaining and renewing state certifications.

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Our Instructional Coaching program is made up of five core elements:

Personalized Coaching

Master virtual teachers provide 1:1 instructional coaching and mentorship using modeling, reflection, goal setting, and feedback including general advice to provide personalized coaching that meets educators where they are moves their skills forward.

Cohorts

Connecting with a group of teachers who share common specialties promotes new knowledge for teachers to take back to their individual workplaces. Educators participate in a cohort of educators based on their content area, grade level, and/or state certification. With their cohort, teachers will focus on data-driven instruction, refining virtual instructional practices, and teaching to the whole child.

Networking

Traditionally, development for teachers has included face-to-face collaboration with their peers to exchange expertise and professional dialogue. Through Instructional Coaching, new virtual teachers can experience the same level of community and collaboration regardless of circumstance or location. Educators will have the opportunity to network with other educators around virtual best practices that improve student achievement through large-group collaboration and professional development workshops.

Resources

Instructional Coaching also includes access to robust training in digital tool usage including a catalog of proven virtual best practices.

Systems & Content

In addition to learning how to teach virtually, educators will discover the ins and outs of navigating Edmentum programs, unpack the Edmentum curriculum pedagogy, and explore how to effectively implement content with students.

Instructional Coaching puts educators first so that they can navigate their new virtual classroom confidently, and help students succeed with online learning. Learn more about how EdOptions Academy can support your school and your students today!

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Debbie Crawford

Debbie Crawford joined the Edmentum team in 2019. With ten years of experience in marketing and fundraising, she has established a reputation as a creative problem-solver with an upbeat "let's get it done" attitude. She grew up in a rural Texas town and was the first in her family to attend college, which ignited her passion for education and for educators who do everything possible to inspire students to keep learning.