CT's SPDG is pleased to introduce its new Coaching Network. Here you will find tools and resources to support internal and external coaches in their individual and collective efforts to facilitate transformational systems change.

Currently, you will find an Equity and Coaching Self-Assessment; a three-part, online Coaching Training Module; and an announcement for a unique professional learning opportunity with Elena Aguilar, author of The Art of Coaching.

We hope you find this information relevant and useful. Let us know what you think and check back each month for the most up-to-date information.


The Art of Coaching for Transformational Systems Change with Elena Aguilar

This is a two (2) day event - Monday, November 30, & Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Elena Aguilar, author of The Art of Coaching, is committed to supporting educators in their individual and collective transformation. Her goal for school transformation, congruent with SERC’s mission, is to ensure every child receives a quality education and experiences success that is not predictable by zip code, race/ethnicity, religion, ability level, home language, socioeconomic status, gender, or sexual orientation.

In this highly interactive, two-day presentation, Elena will share practical strategies and resources for educators in influential positions, as well as those who support educational leaders as external coaches, to explicitly raise and eradicate inequities that have been institutionalized in our schools and districts. She will help participants examine beliefs and behaviors that have hindered student achievement, and share authentic coaching experiences that have directly resulted in improved outcomes for each and every child.




Coaching for Transformational Systems Change in Schools: an Online Course

This free professional learning opportunity is intended for educators who are new to coaching in schools as well as seasoned technical assistance providers interested in refining their repertoire of coaching skills. This course is a self-paced online professional learning opportunity; as such, starting and ending points are not fixed. Users may pause at any point to read the detail on a slide or reflect on its content. After completing a pre-assessment, users will proceed through each of the three modules at their own learning rate.

Successful completion of each of the modules requires viewing slides while listening to or reading content, reading two or three selected articles, answering several questions at the conclusion of each module, and pausing for personal reflection. You may engage with the content of the modules as an individual or with a group.

Ready to jump in and start learning?

schoology logoThis course is presented on Schoology.com, a free Learning Management System (LMS). Users must first sign up for an account on Schoology, and then may enter our open-enrollment course at any time. Pre-registration through SERC is not required. If you already have an account on Schoology.com, follow the directions below.

For new Schoology users:

  • Visit this link.
  • Sign up for an account on Schoology (link at top-right of screen).
  • We suggest you sign up for an account as an "Instructor"

If you already have a Schoology account:

  • Sign in to Schoology
  • Click 'Courses' in the top-line menu, and then "Join"
  • Copy and paste the code: PC7S7-D974B to join the course.

Direct any questions regarding this online course to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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