Five years ago I took Connected Coaching as a participant having no idea how it would change my trajectory in education or how deeply it would impact my role as a facilitator and coach. Looking back, I’m able to see it was one of a few big turning points in my career in education.

As I’ve been working on creating and updating the Connected Coaching course so it will be even more relevant as we live out the days before us, I’ve been digging around to find my own past work and reflections and one statement I wrote really stuck out to me:

“Through this course I have rediscovered my passion for education and my goal of wanting to support teachers.”

If there is ever a time that we need to rediscover our passion and excitement for supporting educators and the teaching and learning process, now is the time.

We’re coming off of an intense few months, everyone has worked double time to support their educators, students and own families. We could all use a dose of inspiration and positive connection.

One thing is clear in reading my reflections, Connected Coaching gave me the inspiration I needed. My hope now is that it can do the same for you.

As we think about the uncertain year ahead of us, what might coaching look like in a digital or blended setting? How can we support educators without adding more to their plates? Connected Coaching gives you the methods and strategies to do just that. This course will enable you to build on your strengths and it will create curiosity and inquiry that will propell you into trying something new. This course empowers and energizes the coach and the educator alike. It also gives you, the coach, a bank of strategies that will enable you to support your educators in a variety of ways: face-to-face, online or hybrid.

The Connected Coaching eCourse will support you as you coach in blended environments, by allowing you to leverage technology for coaching from a unique, strength-based, inquiry-driven lens.

Through this 8-week eCourse you will explore:

  • Foundations and elements of the Connected Coaching model
  • An appreciative inquiry, strength-based approach to coaching
  • Protocols and activities for use by connected coaches
  • Ways to leverage online tools for coaching in online environments

During this learning journey, we’ll engage in asynchronous discussions and activities. We’ll meet weekly on Thursday’s for webinars, uncovering and discovering avenues to better facilitation and communication.

Each week features:

  • Guidance from two experienced educators and credentialed coaches – Jennifer Bloomingdale and April Chamberlain
  • Resources that become the foundation for interactive conversations in the weekly webinar.
  • Asynchronous threaded discussions and activities in a private online space that promote collaboration and deepen understanding.
  • A 90-minute, live, interactive webinar that will be held on Thursdays at 7pm Eastern.
  • An archived recording of the session.
  • A private space in the PLP Community Hub to connect with other participants and try out some of the skills you’re learning. 

We kick off on July 20th and hope you will join us! Click the button below to get started!

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Jennifer Bloomingdale

Jennifer Bloomingdale graduated from the College of St. Rose with a Bachelors in Childhood Education and a Masters in Educational Technology. She is a former classroom teacher who developed a passion for integrating technology and assisting others in doing so. Jennifer has been an eCourse facilitator at Powerful Learning Practice since 2012, where she developed and facilitated courses on using Google Apps for Education and integrating technology. Her work at PLP introduced her to the world of coaching, which has lead to her becoming a certified evocative coach and an instructional coach.

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