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Coaching From Theory to Practice


Explore a variety of resources about successful coaching to enable you to develop an action plan for creating a successful program in your school.

Module Topics:

  • What is Coaching? (Coaching as Leadership)
  • Why do Schools need Coaches?
  • How do Coaches Work? Learning from Coaching Styles
  • What Challenges do Coaches Face?
  • Coaching for School-Wide Change (Coaching to Develop Leaders)
  • Action Plan: Bringing Coaching to Your School

This course is applicable for anyone in a coaching role, or just starting out in a coaching position; K-12 teachers, staff development trainers, administrators, or anyone looking to increase their coaching skills and processes.

All references and materials are located online.

Time commitment: 3-5 hours (approx.) per module.  18-30 hours (approx) for the complete course.
(Note: The facilitated, for Credit, course option has specific timeframes and deadlines)



Heritage Course Number: ED456n

Why do schools need learning coaches? What do they do? How do they work successfully with others to build leadership capacity? What are successful strategies we can learn from a variety of coaching areas (literacy, math, science) to positively influence technology coaching? Participants will be exposed to a variety of resources about successful coaching to enable them to develop an action plan for creating a successful program in their school.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Implement strategies for initiating and sustaining technology innovations and manage the change process in schools and classrooms;

  • Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences using a variety of research-based, learner-centered instructional strategies and assessment tools to address the diverse needs and interests of all students;

  • Design, develop, and implement technology-rich professional learning programs that model principles of adult learning and promote digital age best practices in teaching, learning and assessment;

  • Engage in continual learning to deepen content and pedagogical knowledge in technology integration and current and emerging technologies necessary to effectively implement the ISTE Standards•S and Standards•T; and

  • Engage in continuous learning to deepen professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions in organizational change and leadership, project management, and adult learning to improve professional practice.

Additional information


Self-Paced – $147.00, Facilitated – $197.00, Heritage – $397.00


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