ICPS Program Manager, Secondary ELA Instructional Coach, ESC Region 13
Angela Buckingham is a teacher, instructional coach, PLC team coach, and Texas Lesson Study Facilitator who has over 15 years of experience exploring and researching how to improve student learning and teacher efficacy. She believes in both the partnership approach to coaching and in the power of collaborative learning. Angela is driven by her passion for teacher agency, student advocacy, and social justice. She credits the coaches, teachers, and students she’s worked with over the years in developing her own ability to listen, learn, and grow. She is the co-creator of both Cards for Coaching and Cards for Coaching PLC Edition and loves to collaborate on ideas to support learning. Join her professional learning network by following her on Twitter: @mrsangelabuck
Formulating the perfect coaching question for reflection can be difficult in the heat of the moment. You will learn through interactive coaching play using Cards for Coaches in this session. And you will leave with new tools and a network of new friends to overcome your coaching challenges. Join us!
Finding a balance when coaching teams is hard. How do I shift between leading, facilitating, and coaching a team toward growth? This session will focus on exploring roadblocks in PLCs, self-assessing the current reality of teams you coach, and examining tools and strategies that will help you create an action plan to improve PLC practice.