Capacity-Building Peer Coaching WORKSHOP

Capacity-Building Peer Coaching Workshop is for faculty or administrators interested in peer coaching others and being peer coached. Whether as follow-up to training or for other professional development needs, through peer coaching educators receive personalized individual support that provides professional learning for both the inviting educator and the coach. University of New England spotlights research on our peer coaching framework – here.

Workshop participants practice developmental coaching that emphasizes respect for coaching recipients and their crucially important and challenging work. The coaching focuses on best learning for students, while empowering educators to take charge of their professional growth. 

The coaching recipient is the final decision-maker for the coaching focus, new strategies, and how progress will be assessed. By supporting leadership, agency, and inquiry the process builds capacity for both peer coaches and their inviting educators’ continued professional learning, growth, and best practices.  

With peer coaching the coach does not evaluate and information does not go into records other than a commendation for taking part.

Educators’ Peer Coaching Workshop includes: 

– Overview of the peer coaching process structure

– Respecting/valuing coaching recipients’ perspectives, emotions, and teaching style

– Supporting inviting educator in identifying and narrowing down the focus 

– Helping inviting educator identify baseline data and informal assessments of progress

– Practice in collaborative and recipient-directed coaching


Participants actively participate in this workshop. 

A similar coaching process can be used by instructional coaches and supervisors, as a part of their strategies.

Peer Coaching Workshop Participants’ Comments

I did so enjoy the workshop – it was comfortable, informative, and practical; I feel like I can go to school in the fall, review my notes, and put peer coaching into practice. I know the staff enjoyed the workshop at least as much as I did and I feel very comfortable recommending your workshops to the administration in MSAD 11.
Susan Shepherd, Teaching Principal, Teresa S. Hamlin School, Randolph, Maine, MSAD 11

The workshop was very helpful in preparing me for peer coaching. I liked how it was presented in manageable steps and not overwhelming. I love that arts were incorporated into the workshop. The presenter was knowledgable and kind. I like this peer coaching model because it is teacher-centered vs. coach-centered. 
Bonnie Bannister Second/Third Grade Teacher, Teresa C. Hamlin School, Randolph, Maine, MSAD 11

I enjoyed discussing ways to partner coach. I appreciate that this peer coaching model is non-evaluative. Stephanie Dickson, Third/Fourth/Fifth Grade Teacher, Teresa C. Hamlin School, Randolph, Maine, MSAD 11

The workshop prepared me for peer coaching. I feel I could both learn from peer coaching and help someone else. The workshop was clear, organized and we had time to work together. Time flew.  Deborah Viens, Kindergarten Teacher, Teresa C. Hamlin School, Randolph, Maine, MSAD 11

This workshop was helpful. I learned about the role of the coach and the teacher and how to do both. We had time to talk which was enjoyable.
Cynthia Snow, First Grade Teacher, Teresa C. Hamlin School, Randolph, Maine, MSAD 11  

Group rates here.

To bring Capacity-Building Peer Coaching workshop to your school, district, or group contact:

Lee Anna Stirling
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Phone: 207-873-2458