School Improvement Coaching for Change


Coaching for Change
2023 School Coaching Conference

May 16–17, 2023
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

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Men and women in conferenceThe demand for school leadership and instructional coaches in schools, districts and states has never been higher, but until now, professional development for these educational MVPs has been hard to find.

That’s why the Southern Regional Education Board launched the nation’s only professional learning event designed exclusively for coaches like you, no matter what grade level, content area or improvement need you serve.

“Attendance at this conference was essential to my growth and understanding in my role as an instructional coach. I now have a guide to use as I plan to support the teachers in my building.” — Billie Kennedy, Hale County High School


Conference Agenda

Effective coaching requires the planning and implementation of both offensive moves and defensive moves. Each planned activity (play) has a specific purpose – a goal to accomplish. How closely the actual results align with the intended results depends on multiple factors.

The most effective coaches create and implement plays in which each player (teacher or leader) can help build a culture of improvement. At this conference, we will provide learning opportunities for coaches to help them develop a culture of improvement by:

  1. Building Strong Teams: To build a strong cohesive team, effective coaches build on players’ individual strengths to eliminate isolation and develop a collaborative approach to improvement.

Keynote Speaker
Nicole S. Turner, CEO of Simply Coaching and Teaching Inc.

Nicole S. TurnerNicole S. Turner is a K-12 educational coach, author, speaker, trainer and school improvement specialist, and founder and CEO of Simply Coaching and Teaching Inc. She is also the founder of the Simply Coaching Summit™ — the first virtual summit exclusively for instructional coaches and teacher leaders. Turner specializes in helping instructional coaches master their roles and helping teachers use engaging activities in the classroom.


Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Times (Eastern) Events
8 – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Welcome
8:45 – 9:25 a.m. Opening Keynote: Nicole S. Turner, CEO of Simply Coaching and Teaching
9:25 – 9:35 a.m. Conference Logistics
9:35 – 9:45 a.m. 10-Minute Break
9:45 – 11 a.m.

Breakout Sessions – Content Area Focused Breakouts

Whole School ● Math ● Instruction ● STEM/Science ● Literacy

11 – 11:15 a.m. 15-Minute Time Out: Snack Break
11:15 – 12:30 p.m.

First Quarter Sessions by Objective:

Build Strong Teams ● Plan for Success ● Trust the Process ● Turning Challenges into Change ● Sustain Change

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Conference Lunch
1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Second Quarter Sessions by Objective
2:45 – 3 p.m. 15-Minute Time Out: Snack Break
3 – 4 p.m. SREB-facilitated table discussions
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
7:30 – 8 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8 – 8:15 a.m. Reflections on Day 1
8:15 – 9 a.m. Effective Coaching Tools
9 – 9:20 a.m. Hotel Check-Out
9:20 – 10:35 a.m. Third Quarter Sessions by Objective
10:35 – 10:50 a.m. 15-Minute Time Out
10:50 – 12:05 p.m. Fourth Quarter Sessions by Objective
12:05 – 1:15 p.m. Conference Lunch
1:15 – 2 p.m. Coaching Lessons Learned
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Planning Effective Coaching – Being Intentional
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Evaluations