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Teacher Leadership: Mentoring, Coaching, and Collaboration†
Graduate Credit: 3 semester hours
Formats: Print & DVD or Online
Level: Grades K–12
Registration Deadline: July 19, 2013
Complete by: October 31, 2013
Course #: EDUC-6938
10 weeks after receipt of coursework
*For Print & DVD format, add $30 fee for Course Study Guide (required)
Put your strengths to work to foster a strong, collaborative learning community in your school. This graduate-level course will give you the skills and strategies for providing meaningful support and guidance to your fellow teachers, using a variety of coaching styles and mentoring techniques. You will have the opportunity to develop, implement, and analyze your own coaching plan—laying the foundation for your future as a leader and mentor.
- Evaluate your personal learning styles and personality characteristics.
- Review elements of successful mentoring programs and mentoring relationships.
- Explore core coaching styles, including mentoring, instructional, content, cognitive, and collegial.
- Create a coaching plan based on your understanding of these coaching models.
- Enhance your listening skills to increase your ability to be an accessible and effective coach.
- Gain hands-on experience coaching a peer.
†Credits for up to four of these courses may be applied toward a Walden University M.S. in Education program. Please call 1-866-492-5336 and speak to an Enrollment Advisor for more details.
Download a course fact sheet to share with your supervisor, principal, and other teaching colleagues who may be interested in learning more about Canter graduate courses. The overview includes a description of the course as well as information on:
- Course topics and outcomes
- Course assessment criteria
- System requirements (online format)
- Featured education experts
Andy Hargreaves, Ph.D.
Dr. Hargreaves is the Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College. His teaching and research concentrate on sustainable leadership, professional learning communities, educational change, and the emotions of teaching. He has authored and edited more than 20 books, including Teaching in the Knowledge Society: Education in the Age of Insecurity, and he received the 2004 Outstanding Book Award for Curriculum Studies from the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Dr. Hargreaves has been awarded visiting professorships and fellowships in Japan, Hong Kong, Spain, England, Canada, and the United States, and he is the holder of the 2000 Whitworth Award for outstanding contributions to educational research in Canada.
Andy Hargreaves has also authored books available through Canter’s partner, Corwin press.
Jim Knight, Ph.D.
Dr. Knight has spent the past decade studying instructional coaching. He is currently a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. Dr. Knight directs Pathways to Success, a district-wide instructional-improvement partnership between the University of Kansas and the Topeka, Kansas, school district. Dr. Knight has published several articles on instructional coaching in publications such as The Journal of Staff Development, Principal Leadership, and The School Administrator. Dr. Knight has traveled across the globe providing professional development presentations in Japan, Canada, and more than 35 U.S. states. He has also won several university teaching and leadership awards.
Jim Knight has also authored books available through Canter’s partner, Corwin press.
Mr. Portner is a well-known professional development consultant in the field of education. He writes, develops materials, trains mentors, facilitates the development of new-teacher induction programs, and presents to and consults with school districts and other educational organizations. He was a teacher and administrator in two Connecticut public school districts for 20 years. After leaving the districts, he worked for the Connecticut State Department of Education, Bureau of Certification and Professional Development for 10 years. Mr. Portner is the author of several books, such as Mentoring New Teachers and Training Mentors Is Not Enough: Everything Else Schools and Districts Need to Do.
The following course materials are included in the cost of tuition and will be delivered directly to you.:
Textbook: Mentoring, Coaching, and Collaboration, by Jim Knight (edited by Corwin Press)
DVD: Teacher Leadership: Mentoring, Coaching, and Collaboration with Colleagues
(For online format, the DVD is provided as backup to streaming video online.)
If you order the print & DVD format, you will also receive
Study guide: Teacher Leadership: Mentoring, Coaching, and Collaboration with Colleagues
Course information packet
*For online format, the study guide and course information packet are provided in your online classroom.
This is a graduate-level course; therefore, you must have a bachelor's degree or above to enroll and receive credit.
Earning Graduate Credit
Total coursework for this course is equivalent to a 45 contact-hour course. Graduate credit will be issued when you successfully complete the following course requirements:
- Collaborate with study partner(s) (Print & DVD format only).
- Collaborate with colleagues through discussion boards (Online format only).
- View video segments.
- Complete required text/journal readings, assignments, and the final paper.
Course Completion Deadline
Print & DVD format: coursework must be submitted via email to WaldenCourseworkSubmission@waldenu.edu on or before October 31, 2013.
Online format: coursework must be submitted online on or before October 31, 2013.
Operating system for PC: Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, or
Operating system for Mac®: OS X or higher
Processor: 1 GHz, 32/64 bit or higher
Memory: Minimum 512 MB of RAM; 1 GB recommended
Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer® 6.0 or higher; Firefox® 3.6 (also for Mac®: Apple® Safari® 4 or higher)
Internet connection: Broadband (DSL, cable modem, or similar) required
Software: Microsoft Word®, Adobe® Flash® Player 7 or higher (free), Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® version 8 or higher (free)
Monitor resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels or higher
Note: If you are using a Macintosh®, please be sure to download Mozilla® Firefox® 3.6. It’s free, and the download should take only a few minutes at http://www.mozilla.org/.
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