Micro-Credentials

Be a Leader.

Instructional Coaching Micro-Credential

Based on a framework championed by world renowned education consultant and published author Steve Barkley, each module in this micro-credential highlights the most effective ways to facilitate professional development in K-12 schools. Brush up on the basics, or reinvigorate your current skill set to improve your presence in professional learning communities with these individual and cohort-based modules.

Please note: Modules can also be taken individually.

  • Micro-Credential Details:
  • 4 Modules
  • 40 Total Hours
  • $800 Total

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How It Works:

Participants are required to complete 4 of the 5 modules described below to earn the micro-credential, choosing 1A or 1B based on their level of experience. Every module is fully facilitated by an expert online instructor who provides frequent and meaningful feedback to participants.

1A

Instructional Coaching: The Basics

Designed for novice instructional coaches, this module explores the fundamentals of sustaining a successful coaching program, building trusting relationships, and providing job embedded professional development to teachers.

1B

Instructional Coaching: Culture and Process Refresher

Developed for practicing instructional coaches, this module examines how to ask open-ended questions, actively listen, and make follow-up inquiries to help teachers explore options and consider solutions.

2

Instructional Coaching: Essential Communication Skills

This module demonstrates how to exercise effective verbal and nonverbal communication to improve leadership, communication, listening, positive thinking, and support.

3

Instructional Coaching: Essential Coaching Processes

This module focuses on the four types of coaching (technical, challenge, collegial, and cognitive) and how they are fundamental to an effective coaching process.

4

Instructional Coaching: Essential Questions for Life

The fourth and final installment of the micro-credential program, this module examines how to establish a clear direction and identify an audience to determine what types of questions to ask and to whom.