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Personalized Coaching

From the creators of Wit & Wisdom®and Geodes®

 

Coaches from the Wit & Wisdom and Geodes team expertly guide educators to apply what they learn in Professional Development sessions to their own classrooms and schools. Through modeling and observation, Great Minds®coaches help teachers improve implementation and help leaders develop effective ways to support, understand, and evaluate classroom practices. 

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Coaching Bundles

Empowering Leaders with Guided Observations

Through multiple classroom observations, leaders are introduced to and refine their use of the Wit & Wisdom Teaching and Learning Progression tool. Leaders benefit from identifying strengths and opportunities in any stage of implementation, leaving each session with coherent next steps to improve instruction. Each Guided Observation for Leaders session can accommodate a group of 10 instructional leaders. Virtual or In-Person

Understanding Wit & Wisdom’s Design: PLCs for Leaders

Designed specifically for leaders, these sessions explore three key elements of Wit & Wisdom’s design: knowledge-building, complex texts, and writing. This series is appropriate for leaders in the first two years of implementation as they build foundational knowledge of the curriculum. Each virtual session can accommodate up to 35 instructional leaders.

Wit & Wisdom Coaching Series

This series is designed to strengthen Wit & Wisdom implementation by

  • deepening teachers’, coaches’, and leaders’ understanding of topics or skills essential to effective Wit & Wisdom implementation, and
  • guiding them to more effectively prepare for, implement, observe, analyze, and coach instruction.

Grounded in Wit & Wisdom’s Teaching and Learning Progression and a cycle of learning, preparation, implementation, observation, and reflection, the sessions within the series target specific leader and teacher implementation needs while also providing a coherent and shared learning experience for all educators within the school. Virtual or In-Person

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Consulting Bundles

Leadership Consulting

RECOMMENDED LEARNING PLAN

Implementing Wit & Wisdom with Fidelity

To set educators up for success, our team of teacher–writers created this sample three-year plan integrating PD and coaching so all teachers feel confident with the curriculum—and leaders know how to support them. This plan is based on our success with schools and districts nationwide. We can tailor a plan to meet your scheduling needs and implementation goals.

Year 1:

Professional Learning for Teachers

SUMMER
(before implementation)


Foundational PD Sessions

  • Launch Wit & Wisdom

  • Module & Lesson Study




FALL

Foundational PD Sessions

  • Getting Started with Geodes

Professional Learning for Leaders

SUMMER
(before implementation)

Cornerstone Bundle for Leaders:

  • Strategic Planning

  • Lead Wit & Wisdom

Leadership Consulting (4 hours)


FALL

Cornerstone Bundle for Leaders:

  • Understanding Wit & Wisdom’s Design: Complex Texts
  • Guided Observations for Leaders

Leadership Consulting (8 hours)


SPRING

Cornerstone Bundle for Leaders: 

  • Strategic Planning
  • Understanding Wit & Wisdom’s Design: Knowledge-Building
Leadership Consulting (8 hours)

END OF YEAR
Personalized Coaching Sessions

  • Guided Observations for Leaders

Year 2:

Professional Learning for Teachers

SUMMER

Foundational Sessions for New Teachers:

  • Launch Wit & Wisdom
  • Module and Lesson Study

Sustaining PD:

  • Writing in Wit & Wisdom

FALL

Sustaining PD Sessions:

  • Focus on Fluency


SPRING

Sustaining PD Sessions:

  • Testing and Wit & Wisdom

Wit & Wisdom Coaching Series

Professional Learning for Leaders

SUMMER

Cornerstone Bundle for Leaders:

  • Strategic Planning

  • Understanding Wit & Wisdom’s Design: Writing

Leadership Consulting (4 hours)


FALL

Leadership Consulting (8 hours)


SPRING

Wit & Wisdom Coaching Series

Leadership Consulting (8 hours)

Year 3:

Professional Learning for Teachers

SUMMER

Foundational Sessions for New Teachers:

  • Launch Wit & Wisdom
  • Module and Lesson Study

FALL & SPRING

Wit & Wisdom Coaching Series

Professional Learning for Leaders

SUMMER

Leadership Consulting (4 hours)


FALL & SPRING

Wit & Wisdom Coaching Series

Leadership Consulting (2 hours)
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