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