PhD Logo---RGB---SVG

Personalized Coaching

From the creators of PhD Science®.

 

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

Request a quote today.

PhD Professional Develompent 2
Shadow-Top

Interested in Coaching Sessions?

Coaching Sessions

All sessions are available in virtual and in-person formats unless otherwise noted. Prerequisites to purchasing coaching sessions or bundles include Launch

Guided Observation for Leaders

(IN PERSON ONLY)

All sessions are available in virtual and in-person formats unless otherwise noted. Launch PhD Science is a prerequisite for purchasing coaching sessions or bundles.

Learn Anywhere with PhD Science in Sync

(VIRTUAL ONLY)

Teachers discover how to seamlessly support students in remote, hybrid, and in-class environments and how to tailor instruction in a continuous learning model by using PhD Science in Sync.

Nurturing a Student-Driven Classroom

Participants discover how to nurture and empower students to drive their own learning by establishing and maintaining a positive classroom culture and classroom norms.

Managing a Student-Driven Classroom

Educators identify the keys to successful classroom management and the role they play in a hands-on, student-driven environment.

Pacing for a Student-Driven Classroom

Teachers explore pacing challenges in a student-driven classroom and learn how to use supplementary resources in the Teacher Resource Pack that support pacing decisions when planning and preparing for lesson instruction.

Preparing for a Student-Driven Classroom

Participants uncover the components of the curriculum that require preparation and learn how to use supplementary resources to streamline preparation.

Discourse for a Student-Driven Classroom

Educators examine collaborative conversations among students as an instructional routine in three-dimensional teaching and learning.

Deliver a Lesson Collaboratively

(IN PERSON ONLY)

With the guidance of implementation support specialists, educators practice planning, preparing, and delivering a lesson to improve student outcomes and establish best practices for instruction.

Planning and Preparing by Using Checks for Understanding K–2 and 3–5

Teachers see how the formative Checks for Understanding assessment tool can help them monitor learning as well as guide instructional decisions and pacing.

Shadow-Top

Implementation Support

Implementation support sessions, designed for teachers and leaders, last 60 minutes and accommodate up to 30 participants. These sessions are only delivered virtually.

Professional Learning Community: Learning Lab K–5

During this Learning Lab, participants focus on a district-selected topic chosen from the following list:

Foundational:

  • Curriculum and Resource Overview
  • Inclusive Classroom Cultures
  • Pacing Strategies
  • Classroom Management

Sustaining:

  • Phenomenon-Driven Learning
  • Curriculum Assessments
  • PhD Science Content Learning Cycle
  • Social-Emotional Learning in Science
Shadow-Top

Coaching Bundles

THE OPTIMAL COACHING BUNDLE

Estimated commitment of 3.5 days for administrators and 6 hours for teachers | Supports up to 30 teachers and instructional leaders

Leaders will identify key trends and plot improvements in teacher instruction throughout the year, while teachers will focus on creating and managing a classroom culture in which students are comfortable asking questions, making observations, working in groups, conducting investigations, and more.

SESSIONS INCLUDED TOTAL NUMBER OF SESSIONS NUMBER OF HOURS PER SESSION MODE OF DELIVERY
Lead Implementation for Administrators 1 3 In Person or Virtual
Guided Observation for Leaders* 3 4–6 In Person
Nurturing a Student-Driven Classroom 1 3 Virtual
Managing a Student-Driven Classroom 1 3 Virtual

*Includes observations of roughly 5 teachers per session

STUDENT-DRIVEN CLASSROOM BUNDLE

Estimated commitment of 2.5 days | Supports up to 30 teachers and instructional leaders

Educators uncover easily manageable and measurable actions that they can take to enhance a student- and inquiry-driven science classroom. While teachers gain comfort and familiarity with the curriculum, they focus on building a classroom culture where students can, without judgment, share ideas, ask questions, work collaboratively, and conduct investigations.

This bundle will allow teachers to create a classroom culture that develops highly transferrable skills—they will walk away with tools, tips, and strategies they can use in any student-driven classroom, regardless of subject area.

SESSIONS INCLUDED TOTAL NUMBER OF SESSIONS NUMBER OF HOURS PER SESSION MODE OF DELIVERY
Nurturing a Student-Driven Classroom 1 3 Virtual
Managing a Student-Driven Classroom 1 3 Virtual
Pacing for a Student-Driven Classroom 1 3 Virtual
Preparing for a Student-Driven Classroom 1 3 Virtual
Discourse for a Student-Driven Classroom 1 3 Virtual

Request a quote today

RECOMMENDED LEARNING PLAN

Implementing PhD Science with Fidelity

To set educators up for success with PhD Science, our team of teacher–writers created the three-year plan below, which integrates both PD and personalized coaching so all teachers can feel confident with the curriculum. Because we know that when teachers feel prepared and well-versed in the curriculum, students thrive.

Year 1:

Profesional Development

SUMMER
(before implementation)


Foundational PD Sessions

  • Launch PhD Science Levels K–5


FALL

Foundational PD Sessions

  • Module-Level Study


SPRING

Foundational PD Sessions

  • Focus on Instructional Techniques I


END OF YEAR

Profesional Coaching

SUMMER
(before implementation)


Personalized Coaching Sessions

  • Lead Implementation for Administrators

FALL

Personalized Coaching Sessions

  • Guided Observation for Leaders
  • Nurturing a Student-Driven Classroom
  • Managing a Student-Driven Classroom

SPRING
Personalized Coaching Sessions

  • Guided Observation for Leaders
  • Pacing for a Student-Driven Classroom
  • Preparing for a Student-Driven Classroom

END OF YEAR
Personalized Coaching Sessions

  • Guided Observations for Leaders

Year 2:

Profesional Development

SUMMER/FALL

Sustaining PD Sessions

  • Focus on Instructional Techniques II


SPRING

Sustaining PD Session

  • Focus on Instructional Techniques III

END OF YEAR

Profesional Coaching

SUMMER/FALL


Personalized Coaching Sessions

  • Guided Observations for Leaders

  • Discourse for a Student-Driven Classroom


SPRING

Personalized Coaching Sessions

  • Guided Observation for Leaders
  • Deliver a Lesson Collaboratively

END OF YEAR
Personalized Coaching Sessions

  • Guided Observations for Leaders

Year 3:

Profesional Development

SUMMER/FALL

Sustaining PD Sessions

  • Focus on Instructional Techniques IV


SPRING

Sustaining PD Session

  • Grade Band Progression

END OF YEAR

Profesional Coaching

SUMMER/FALL


Personalized Coaching Sessions

  • Guided Observations for Leaders

  • Planning and Preparing by Using Checks for Understanding


SPRING

Personalized Coaching Sessions

  • Guided Observation for Leaders
  • Deliver a Lesson Collaboratively

END OF YEAR
Personalized Coaching Sessions

  • Guided Observations for Leaders
GET STARTED

Complete this form to learn more about Professional Learning from Great Minds