Special Education Instructional Coaches Cohort
Credits: 0 Hours: 12.00 / Tuition: $0
Status: OPEN / Maximum Size: 40 / Current Applicants: 22
Instructor: Kimberly Gregory, Beverly Maxwell and Kimberly Simmons
Date: 9/7/2022 thru 5/3/2023 Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Virtual - Virtual Smyrna, GA (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 8/31/2022


Course Description

This participant-driven professional learning community will utilize a needs assessment for learning and coaching sessions.  Topics will be identified throughout the year to address job-embedded practices and principles that are pertinent to professionals working in instructional leadership roles to support students with disabilities.  Cohort members will grow in self-awareness of strengths in coaching practices related to the following concepts:

=  Supporting and growing new teachers in the field of special education

=  Conflict resolution and relationship development

=  Coaching low-will or low-skill teachers

=  Equipping teachers and paraprofessionals in developing high engagement lessons

=  Best practices for students with dyslexia

=  Readiness in coaching teachers on how to provide Specially Designed Instruction, Positive Behavior Supports, and Co-Teaching

=  Best practices in individual and team coaching sessions

=  High leverage practices that promote effective techniques that foster and maximize student independence and self-determination.

=  Adult learning principles

=  Showcasing district initiatives

Participants need: Wi-fi accessibility, laptop/PC with sound and video availability.

Evidence Base: The link below will take you to several research studies exploring and documenting the direct impact of instructional coaching in developing and implementing professional learning for educators.


Class Notes

Target Audience: Instructional Coaches, Special Education Department Chairs and Curriculum Assistanat Principals

Dates & Times           

September 7, 2022 - Virtual Professional Learning (9am-12pm)

October 2022 - Personalized Coaching

November 8, 2022 - Virtual Professional Learning (9am-12pm)

December 2022 - Personalized Coaching

January 12, 2023 - Virtual Professional Learning (9am-12pm)

February/March - Personalized Coaching

May 3, 2023 - Virtual Professional Learning (9am-12pm)

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Therefore, our cancellation/no show policy is as follows:

  • If you choose PERSONAL PAY as your payment method: You must use a credit card to complete your registration for all classes with Metro RESA.  We will happily issue a refund for any class as long as you notify us that you need to cancel AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE CLASS.  You will be refunded via the same method of payment within two business weeks.
  • If you choose SCHOOL PAY as your payment method: Your school will be notified of all no-shows and invoiced for no-shows and/or cancellations made less than two weeks prior to class.  
  • If you choose DISTRICT PAY as your payment method: Your district will be notified of all no-shows and invoiced for no-shows and/or cancellations made less than two weeks prior to class.


Refunds and reimbursements are not transferable to other classes. Refunds for cancellations (if the participant cancels at least two weeks prior to class OR if Metro RESA cancels the class) will be processed within two business weeks of the date of the course.