New open cohort

Rethinking Teacher Supervision, Coaching, and Evaluation

Spend the coming months developing a teacher-evaluation process that makes far better use of supervisors’ and teachers' time, increases trust and collegiality, and actually improves teaching and learning.

Instructor: Kim Marshall

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Overview

Kim Marshall, formerly a Boston teacher, principal, and central-office administrator, is now the author of the weekly Marshall Memo and a highly regarded school leadership coach. His Rethinking Teacher Supervision, Coaching, and Evaluation cohort will help school leaders think through changes in current policies and implement strategies that continuously improve teaching, leadership, and learning.

This interactive 9-part program will focus on frequent classroom visits, face-to-face coaching conversations, fine-tuning teaching practices, orchestrating effective teacher teamwork, and other key topics. Use what you learn in these sessions to pilot immediate changes in your teacher evaluation process, start a discussion with key stakeholders, or consider long-range reforms. Sign up as an individual or as a team. Teams are encouraged. Receive a discount when you sign up more than one person.

Dates

This cohort will start in September of 2022 and meet monthly through May of 2023.

Cost

$900 per person for all nine sessions. Teams are encouraged. Receive a discount when you sign up more than one person.

Who should attend

Principals, other school-based supervisors, instructional coaches, and district leaders

Meet Your Instructor

Kim Marshall is one of the nation’s leading voices on school leadership and improving instruction. Kim divides his time between producing the weekly Marshall Memo, coaching principals, and consulting with schools and districts. His goal is to help aspiring and veteran school leaders use their time most effectively, implement best practices, and close persistent opportunity gaps. His ideas have been adopted by thousands of educators worldwide.

The Experience

Here’s what to expect when you, or members of your team, sign up to learn with veteran educator Kim Marshall.

Live practical learning sessions

A series of nine sessions designed to analyze all aspects of the way supervisors interact with teachers and teacher teams and plan needed changes.

Interactive conversations

Real-time polling, breakout sessions, role-play & practice, videos & observation

Plus, relevant readings for each topic:

Participants will receive the slides after each session and other articles and research.

Coaching

Kim may choose to offer follow-up Zoom chats for specific sessions.

The Outcomes

One of the best school improvement strategies is rethinking unproductive teacher-evaluation systems so supervisors work with teachers in ways that truly improve teaching and learning and produce more-equitable student outcomes. The nine sessions of this cohort will help schools and districts think through and begin to implement the following:

  • Significantly increasing supervisors’ classroom visits
  • Improving observation skills
  • Focusing on checks for understanding and student learning
  • Fine-tuning face-to-face debriefs and written feedback to teachers
  • Discussing the use of student surveys as a coaching tool
  • Engaging in difficult conversations when necessary
  • Using rubrics for goal-setting and summative evaluations
  • Managing time so the most important work gets done

What Educators Are Saying...

drema brown

“Kim Marshall’s work has been a cornerstone of my leadership practices and my coaching of instructional leadership teams for many years. Kim’s ideas help leaders outline ways to systematize feedback aligned with the standards, our school’s instructional priorities and school cultures.”

Drema Brown

Head of School, Children’s Aid and Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School

“Kim’s work has been exemplary in supporting the school district’s commitment to instructional improvement. Kim’s accessibility, ongoing encouragement, and extraordinary insight encouraged our teachers and administrative staff to embrace his frequent, unannounced mini-observation and teacher-evaluation rubric.”

Charles Cardillo

Former Superintendent of Manhasset, New York Public Schools
Amelia Gorman

“Kim transformed the way that we observe teachers and give feedback. Short, frequent, and timely visits to every classroom occur with face-to-face feedback. As a result, teachers feel that we have a fair perspective of what is happening in their classrooms and truly value our instructional eye.”

Amelia Gorman

Former Principal, Lee Pilot School, Boston, MA
Nicholas Tishuk

“With Kim’s support, we have abandoned rote observations and complicated rubrics for a synthesis of technical feedback, supportive coaching and immediate strategies to improve learning. The combination of mini-observations and clear, powerful rubrics has contributed to a singular focus on improved instruction and student growth.”

Nicholas Tishuk

Executive Director, Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School, Brooklyn, NY

“Kim Marshall reminds us that adults are a critical lever to maximize student success. He implores participants to leverage their focus specifically on the school leader by providing timely, specific and direct feedback, along with targeted support for teachers. Learn with Kim and leave with the ability to demystify the assertion that success is possible for all children, regardless of their demography. “

Shahara Jackson

Former New York City principal, Founder and Executive Coach, LyfPrints, Inc.

“We asked Kim to work with the staff to design units that are coherent and promote deep understanding. His work helped shape the culture of the school in how we look at curriculum, provide feedback and design lessons. We consider this work as foundational to student success.”

Phuong Nguyen

Principal, Civic Leadership Academy, New York City

The Schedule

9/29/2022 | The moral imperative of a better approach

10/27/2022 | Nuts and bolts of mini-observations

11/17/2022 | Nuts and bolts part 2, teacher-evaluation rubrics

12/15/2022 | Face-to-face debrief conversations, short write-ups

1/19/2023 | Making student learning central to the process

2/16/2023 | Dealing with differentiation and unit/lesson planning

3/16/2023 | Student surveys and difficult conversations

4/20/2023 | Time management - fitting it all in

5/18/2023 | Wrapping up: problem-solving and next steps

Now offering two convenient times.

Cohort I (East-Coast Friendly)

12:30 - 2:00 PM EST (all sessions)

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Cohort II (West-Coast Friendly)

12:30 - 2:00 PM PST (all sessions)

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the Rethinking Teacher Supervision, Coaching, and Evaluation cohort?

    Created by Kim Marshall, nationally recognized educator and author of the Marshall Memo, the Rethinking Teacher Supervision, Coaching, and Evaluation cohort is a 9-session virtual training program and hands-on workshop for focused K-12 school district and building leaders and their teams. Educators can join open cohorts, scheduled at select times throughout the year. Additionally, districts can choose to invest in a systemwide training exclusive to their district.

    Why do this as part of a cohort?

    The cohort model is designed to give school district leaders an affordable and convenient way to facilitate difficult but necessary strategic conversations about improving teaching and learning at a time when teachers need more support than ever. Districts can register team members of their building or central office teams for this cohort. Additional cohorts can be established based on demand. Cohort participation represents a cost-effective way for district leaders to experience the program before rolling it out on a larger scale as needed.

    What’s included in this program?

    Delivered over multiple months, the program includes nine sessions.

    Who should participate?

    The Rethinking Teacher Supervision, Coaching, and Evaluation cohort is designed specifically for school district and school building leaders. Recommended participants include superintendents, assistant superintendents, district leaders and/or directors, school building principals, assistant principals, and instructional coaches. The multi-month program is designed to work with leaders’ busy schedules. Should your team find value in the experience and want to invest in the work more deeply, a full-district model is also available.

    How will this help my team?

    The cohort experience provides a unique opportunity for school district leadership to have candid conversations with a nationally recognized expert on leadership, instruction, and time management, while engaging in practical training based in proven practice and research-based methodology. Unlike one-off seminars and keynote speeches, the cohort provides a clear opportunity for sustained development and provides the basis for a framework that school leaders can use to create stronger, more supportive and engaging teaching, with gap-closing results.

    How can I participate?

    If you’re interested in joining an upcoming Rethinking Teacher Supervision, Coaching, and Evaluation cohort, you can save your spot by following the button on this page. Once you sign up, you’ll receive more information about the program — plus, an invoice that you can use to reserve your district’s spot and submit payment. You’ll also receive a detailed follow-up email with information about your cohort, including session dates and times. Should you have questions any time throughout the process, you’ll receive the phone and email of our project coordinator to ensure a positive experience.

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