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Coaching in the Classroom: How Real-Time Feedback Leads to Lasting Improvement

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Coaching in the Classroom

Presented by Samantha Reichard, Lead Real Time Teacher Coach, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte NC; and Eyka Stephens, Managing Associate, CT3
Hosted by Jim McVety, Managing Partner, First Step Advisors

Sponsored by CT3

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In this final edWebinar of this three-part series focused on transforming schools. Traditional professional development is an integral part of being an effective teacher, so it’s time we start talking about new models for giving teachers the world-class support they truly deserve. It’s time to take coaching to the next level by delivering it in real-time. This edWebinar unpacks the specific practices that coaches and teachers are using to implement research-backed classroom management strategies. We are talking about more than guide-on-the-side or preach and hope tactics that too many PD programs rely on. Instead, our expert educators look at how the right combination of strategy and real-time support leads to immediate and lasting improvements.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to elementary through high school teachers, instructional coaches, and school and district leaders.

Watch part one here: Leadership Essentials: How School Leaders Make Real and Lasting Change
Watch part two here: Every Student Every Day: A No-Nonsense Nurturer Approach to Reaching All Learners


Samantha ReichardAbout the Presenters

Samantha Reichard serves as Lead Real Time Teacher Coach for Center City 1 Learning Community in Charlotte, NC. After graduating from the State University of New York at Fredonia, Samantha began her teaching career at East Union Middle School in Union County, NC as an eighth-grade English language arts teacher. After two years, she moved to Charlotte, NC and served as a sixth- and seventh-grade language arts teacher for five years before becoming a multi-classroom leader and real-time teacher coach. Following that, she worked on expanding the model of Multi-Classroom Leader and Real-Time Teacher Coaching (RTTC) for four years at Ranson IB Middle School. This led her to transition into her current role working in an RTTC Train-the-Trainer model with the Center City 1 Learning Community in Charlotte Mecklenburg School District, where she serves as a resource for 29 inner-city and Title I schools.


Eyka StephensEyka Stephens serves as Managing Associate for CT3. As a former teacher and reading specialist in Miami-Dade Public Schools, Eyka has seen first-hand the transformative potential of excellent teaching. Educators who work with Eyka respond to her passion for improving teaching and find in her an advisor who knows not only what exceptional teaching looks like, but how to teach the specific steps required to make it happen. A veteran of urban education, Eyka brings more than 15 years’ experience working in underserved communities. She has also served as a district-wide curriculum specialist and worked on a national level administering professional development programs for the National Urban Alliance. Eyka is a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Nova University.


Jim McVetyAbout the Host

Jim McVety is Managing Partner of First Step Advisors and serves as a Senior Advisor to CT3. Having worked with CT3 for the past 10 years, Jim brings 20+ years of research and analysis to the discussion. Jim has hosted numerous webinars, expert panels, and keynote presentations during his career, and his focus is on building the capacity of service organizations to better support educators and students.


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CT3CT3 offers high-value professional development and teacher trainings that build school capacity through improved pedagogy. Our approach transforms classrooms by supporting the effective creation of classroom cultures that drive academic excellence for all students, especially those in underserved communities.



Tuesday, April 14, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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