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Coaching for Excellence

Some North Syracuse Central School District instructional coaches had a unique opportunity this month when they partnered with NYSED coaches from across Central New York for a day of learning.

18 coaches took part in professional development and brainstorming sessions throughout the District. There was a ‘snowball’ strategizing segment where various problems were tossed into a pile, randomly retrieved, and addressed as a group. They also discussed how to handle different conversations as coaches.  

Group members also spent some time in the classroom. They visited rooms across four district buildings and followed up later to discuss their observations and experiences.
The unique day of learning was a collaborative effort to increase coach capacity around instructional feedback. They wrapped things up by writing thank you notes for the teachers who opened their doors. A big thank you to our NSCSD teachers who voluntarily opened up their classrooms for this day of learning!