Instructional Coaching and Mentoring: In this inquiry, you will learn best practices in instructional coaching and collegial analysis of evidence such as effective coaching conversations, collaborative planning, observing instruction, and analyzing student work.  As fieldwork, you will engage in observation of instruction, analysis of coachee practice, and instructional conferencing with teachers at your school, and bring back evidence to discuss and learn from. Above and beyond these activities, you can elect to do an additional exploration of research as it informs your practice.

“I wish every mentor in our supervisory union had the opportunity to take this course!”
—Dina DeSena, teacher and coach, North Country Supervisory Union

Coaching for Equity: This inquiry is designed for teacher educators who continuously put equity issues on the table: raising awareness in the minds of novice teachers, asking courageous questions, modeling self reflection on issues of equity, and modeling continuous confrontation of the complex issues of difference that are central to our schools and society. While there are no magic bullets for this work, this inquiry is designed to develop the conceptual understanding and skills to support teacher leaders in this effort. Prerequisite: Inquiry into Instructional Coaching and Mentoring and Foundations of Instructional Coaching OR Faculty Permission.

Next offered in Winter 2025.

Sample seminar schedule from 2024. Online sessions will be held via Zoom, and in person sessions will be held at UVEI, 194 Dartmouth College Hwy, Lebanon, NH 03766.

  • Saturday, January 6th, 9:00-3:00, in person
  • Saturday, January 27th, 9:00-3:00, in person
  • Wednesday, February 7th, 9:00-3:00, online
  • Practicum work and independent practice continue after final seminar. Anticipated completion date is March 22.

Credits and Cost:

  • 2-3 credits
  • $550 per credit