Monday, November 30, 2015

Registration is closed for Intro to Transformational Coaching

Registration for our Introduction to Transformational Coaching in January is now closed.  We have exceeded the number of spots available in these workshops.  Thank you very much!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Introduction to Transformational Coaching series in January 2016

We are excited to announce our ongoing work with esteemed instructional coach and author, Elena Aguilar, author of The Art of Coaching.  We are offering an introductory series for those new to her transformational coaching model.  Please consider joining us and spreading the word to others who might benefit.

Introduction to Transformational Coaching

Two half-day seminars for the "beginner" track for anyone who coaches teachers, including Instructional Coaches, Division Heads, Literacy Specialists, Math Specialists & Deans.

  • Monday, January 11 & January 25 (Participants attend both sessions)
  • 8:30am-12:30pm
  • The Town School for Boys, 2750 Jackson St., San Francisco
  • Registration is $300 for those who pay before December 1.

These two sessions introduce participants to the core transformational coaching tools. Participants will:
  • Practice transformational coaching skills and receive feedback.
  • Apply key analytical frameworks to deepen coaching and increase impact.
  • Refine listening and questioning strategies and learn new ways of engaging clients in conversations that transform teaching practices.
  • Learn new ways to explore beliefs and shift those which don’t support student achievement.
  • Identify core values, develop a vision for coaching, and build confidence as powerful coaches.

These sessions are highly interactive, provide ample opportunity for reflection, and support the development of each individual participant.

This series is ideal for:
  • new and experienced instructional, content, or curriculum coaches;
  • new and experienced leadership coaches;
  • educators working in public, charter, and independent schools;
  • teacher leaders;
  • deans, division heads, principals and other school leaders who use coaching strategies.
Enrollment is limited, and discounted until December 1.  Register HERE.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Fall 2015 Coaching Series Cancelled

The Fall 2015 series with Elena Aguilar has been cancelled. But we have plans for a program in January 2016, so stay tuned for more info.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

May 29 Coaches Collaborative Cancelled

The BACN Coaches Collaborative scheduled for Friday, May 29, Reflections on the Year, has been cancelled.

Stay tuned for more information about BACN programming for Fall 2015, January 2016, and the spring, coming soon!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Refining The Art of Coaching Series with Elena Aguilar

During the 2014-15 school year, BACN hosted 5 sessions with local expert, Elena Aguilar, author of The Art of Coaching.  More than 35 instructional leaders attended this series--coaches, administrators, specialists and teachers from independent Bay Area schools, as well as from The New Teacher Center.  The series focused on transformational coaching, providing feedback, effective techniques of coaching, exploring clients' beliefs, and planning for hard conversations.

As a result of participants' satisfaction and integration of new theoretical and technical skills, BACN plans to host two additional series with Elena Aguilar in 2015-16.

Stay tuned!  Details and dates will be posted shortly.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

BACN Coaches Collaborative Feb. 27

RSVP HERE for the Fri., Feb. 27 meeting by Fri., Feb. 20.
The next Bay Area Coaching Network (BACN) collaborative meeting in our series for educational coaches throughout the 2014-2015 school year is Friday, February 27. The selected focus for the first hour is "Literacy & Math Coaching." The second hour will provide a chance for coaches to practice Elena Aguilar’s coaching protocol (fromThe Art of Coaching by Elena Aguilar) with real  scenarios selected from participants’ experiences by the group. Please join us for our next meeting and pass the information on to colleagues who might be interested!

Fridays from 9:00-11:00AM.

Friday, Feb. 27
Literacy & Math Coaching
Facilitated by Andy Hess and Sima Misra
Friday, May 29
Reflections on the Year
Facilitated by BACN Executive Board
Meetings will alternate between Berkeley and San Francisco.
This PLC is designed for:
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Curriculum Coordinators
  • Literacy Specialists/Coaches
  • Math Specialists/Coaches
  • Mentor Teachers
  • Intern Supervisors
  • Independent Educational Consultants
  • Academic Deans
  • Division Heads
  • Anyone who coaches teachers!
Free for BACN members!
Only $25 to join BACN.
Please consider joining BACN, even if you cannot attend.  Benefits of membership:
  • Bimonthly Professional Learning Community
  • Discounts on Workshops
  • Ongoing Professional Development (learning & resume building!)
  • Limited Email
REGISTRATION: RSVP for the next meeting on February 27th online by Feb. 20th.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Paid Summer Instructional Coach Opportunity with Breakthrough San Francisco

Breakthrough San Francisco offers an academically rigorous summer program to high-potential, high-need middle schoolers, and a first teaching experience for prospective educators at top colleges and universities. Breakthrough is looking for Instructional Coaches to mentor these young teaching interns in classroom management, instructional design, and curriculum implementation. Positions are available in all departments: Math, Science, Literature, and Writing. Applicants should have a minimum of two years of full-time teaching experience, ideally at the middle school level.

The position provides good pay for reasonable hours: a $5,760 stipend for 30 hrs/week over 8 weeks of the summer. 

Past coaches have called their summer with Breakthrough the "best professional development [they've] ever experienced." Coaching is rewarding, challenging, and energizing. You'll come back to your school in the fall filled up, not drained, having spent a summer mentoring enthusiastic young teachers.

Details about Breakthrough San Francisco site are here, the coaching job here, and the application is available here.  The online application goes live at the end of January and will be considered on a rolling basis until mid-March. 

Please direct any questions to Katy Gaul, Director of Curriculum & Instruction: 415.568.3662, or