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Peer Coaching

Getting Started (Self Study): Define Your Programme

What will be your role as a coach? When will you coach teachers? How will you explain your programme to colleagues at your school?

In Session 1, you learned why coaching is an effective staff development model and participated in some activities to help you and your principal complete the School Peer Coach Plan. By now you should have begun to identify who you will coach, what your role will be, and when you will meet.

This activity is designed to help you define your programme and to give you a resource you can use to present your coaching programme as you:

  • Discuss who, what and when you'll coach
  • Design a brochure, slideshow or handout you could use to introduce your programme
  • Practice explaining your coaching programme.

Getting Started

Part A: Team Planning

  1. Log in to the Canvas Peer Coach community.
  2. Submit your complete coaching plan as an assignment submission in Canvas. The Assignment is called Coaching Plan and you will find it listed in the e-Learning Phase 1 module.

Part B: Create a Product

Open the Planning Matrix to brainstorm ideas your team could include in a product used to explain peer coaching in a school.

Create a product that could be used to explain peer coaching in a school. It should include background information about coaching, how the programme will work, who is involved, and any other information that you think would help explain the programme. Examples of products include: a brochure, a handout, or a slideshow presentation.

Decide on the type of product you want to create. You should be familiar with the software required to make the product. Review the three sample product templates:

  1. Word template
  2. Publisher template
  3. PowerPoint template

Decide how your team will collaborate to create your product. Use the Guidelines for Sharing Your Product handout to prepare a presentation of your product.

Create your team product.

Part C: Share Your Team Product

Log in to the Canvas Peer Coach community and upload your product to your portfolio.

Give feedback and have conversations with other peer coaches about their product. This will help you have a purposeful conversation about your coaching programme.


Log in to the Canvas Peer Coach community and participate in the discussion called “Collaboration”. you will find it listed in the e-Learning Phase 1 module. Discuss the process of creating a product in a small group. How did collaboration work for you.

Related Scenarios

» Overview
» Create a Portfolio
» Define Your Programme
» Conduct a Planning Meeting
» Find a Hook
» Explore Web-based Collaboration
» Review Promising Practices
» Assess Lesson Design
» Review Lesson Improvement Resources