Practice Based Coaching 2.0 (2-day training) - Mrs. Kaier has held over 16 Communities of Practice in Florida providing coaches with the training needed to implement PBC with fidelity. This training is more extensive and includes implementing coaching for success. 38 grantees and over 350 people have attended her trainings.
Practice Based Coaching Implementation – Mrs. Kaier is currently supporting 9 School Districts and 14 grantees with implementing Practice Based Coaching with fidelity.
CLASS – Mrs. Kaier has supported various grantees and centers in implementing the 10 dimensions of CLASS. CLASS is utilized to build a positive environment and provide strategic coaching targets. An important aspect of this support is utilizing CLASS data to assure you provide targeted staff development and coaching.
Leadership/Management – Mrs. Kaier has presented at various state and local conferences. Recently she presented at the Georgia State Leadership Conference on Building Leaders with 20/20 Vision. She has also provided many grantees with systems and structures that support quality leadership development. Training focuses on the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership.
School Readiness - Mrs. Kaier supports various grantees and centers with realigning their goals and focus to the Head Start Early Learning Framework, State Standards and current state Kindergarten assessments (STAR). The focus is on how to target the skills needed to assure children go to kindergarten ready to learn.
Culture of Safety and Active Supervision – Mrs. Kaier has provided training's for various grantees and school districts in Building a Culture of Safety by utilizing Active Supervision.
Disabilities and Behavior Management – Mrs. Kaier's passion is to support various grantees, centers and school districts on inclusive practices, positive behavior support (PBS) and how to support children with perceived disabilities utilizing the "SPARK" approach.
Mrs. Kaier has extensive experience presenting at various conferences and workshops for both the Florida Head Start Association and Georgia Head Start Association. She has also presented at Denver Metro AEYC and various conferences around the country. She tailors every presentation to the needs of her audience whether 30 or 300 participants! Please CLICK on PACKAGES for more details.
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As a long time, teacher, principal and early childhood specialist I have never been asked to provide ALL my support to children, families and teachers through virtual means. Many coaches are wondering how do we continue to coach our teachers when we cannot meet with them. We are in uncharted waters!
Here are five suggestions that coaches can do to still engage and support their teachers.
1. Forget about the goal they wrote. Most goals were written to be done in a classroom setting with a room full of children. It is not important at this juncture to discuss the goal and chart next steps.
2. Building a collaborative partnership is a KEY component of Practice Based Coaching. Use this time to strengthen this aspect of your work together.
3. Ask one of the most important questions, “How are you doing?” Listening to their struggles of staying home, not engaging with children, developing on-line learning for their children or even their own personal issues might be a better use of your time AND a way of strengthening your coaching partnership. Depending on how they respond you will know what type of support they need.
4. If they are being asked to provide on line learning like many public schools are doing, you might want to strengthen your understanding of what they are being asked to do. Providing tips and ideas on how to provide this unique type of learning to young children would be very helpful to them.
5. Keep in contact through e-mail. Having a weekly e-mail to all your teachers with cartoons, warm messages and ideas for virtual learning is VERY important. This is STILL COACHING.
Your trainings are always enlightening, although completely aligned with standards and top sources, so question of correctness is limited. You clarified a lot for me and what I knew we needed but struggling to ensure is happening out there, and also backed up with resources what we needed to ensure coaches are on the best track to make change.
I cannot thank you enough, your timing is impeccable, sense of nerds, ability to read body language and address it wonderful, and have so much respect for your input. We talked all the way home about next steps to ask for your involvement and have some ideas to share once things settle for the rest of spring semester.
Needless to say, I loved every minute of the two days of training with you!
Michelle Starr, M. Ed.
District Pre-K Coordinator
Collier County Public Schools
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