Speaking & Workshops
Looking for a keynote speaker for your next event?
Here’s the 2nd of the 4 drop-down pages under Professional Learning: INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING. You may notice the content is very, very similar to DYNAMIC LEADERSHIP in places, but it’s not exact, so please take the text from THIS email for this page (instead of copying & pasting from the Dynamic Leadership page). Make sense?
Image idea: same image as the home page (perhaps an expanded version of it, or a zoomed-in version of it?)…so folks know they’ve come to the right place! (this one’s the bun-guy photo, perhaps?)
Text: Instructional coaching has taken off over the past decade, and EducationHall has helped to lead the initiative into prime-time. It is commonly understood that high-quality first instruction is the #1 determinant of student success, and no single role in education impacts, influences, and inspires teachers to greater heights than the instructional coach. Whether you’re an individual coach looking to enhance your acumen, a school looking to revamp your capacity-building practices, or a district embarking upon (or refining) your coaching systems and programs, we have the tools, structures, philosophy, and support to help you achieve your coaching goals. At EducationHall, we focus on supporting you as you launch, grow, and polish your instructional coaching programs and practices. Some of the many topics within this realm include:
Capacity-Building 101: knowledge, skills, and dispositions of effective instructional coaches
Leading Effective Teams: one of the responsibilities many coaches shoulder is leading departments and/or teams
The Power of Self-Reflection: one of the hallmarks of the coaching approach espoused by EducationHall President/CEO Pete Hall is based on building self-reflective capacity – we can show you how and why that works
Partnering with Your Administrator: clarifying roles, building partnership, establishing norms, day-to-day communication, and more
Relationships First: coaches are in roles of 100% support of teachers, so that relationship is critical
Curating a Clear Coaching Vision: why coaching, and how will our students gain as a result, are great questions to pose at the start (or any other point) of the coaching journey
Not sure where to start? Not to worry, we’ve got your back. Simply Contact Us (add link) and set up a time for a strategic call. We’ll help you hone your focus and design a professional learning plan that ushers you along the path toward success, however you define it.
This next section will really have three blocks (side-by-side, perhaps?) with their own headings, images/icons, and text:
Section heading: Delivery Method
Block one title: Professional Learning Facilitators
Image/icon: If we go icon, it’ll be a person (androgynous?); if we go photo, it’ll be someone leading PD, probably not Pete because he’ll already have an image above
Text: You know of Pete Hall’s skills and reputation as an instructional leader. He leads the stable of experienced leadership experts who are available to provide high-quality, highly-engaging, and highly-impactful professional development experiences for you and your team. To learn more about our collection of professional learning facilitators, visit the EducationHall Speakers Bureau (include link and/or button that takes visitors to that page).
Block two title: In-Person PD
Image/icon: if we go icon, it’ll be a group of people sitting together; if we go photo, it’ll be the same, with one person standing as the “facilitator”
Text: We know the value of face-to-face, human-to-human, eye-to-eye connections during professional learning experiences, don’t we? We missed that so much during the pandemic! We prioritize face-to-face whenever possible, understanding its place at the top of adult-learning theory. Some options you might want to consider when putting together your professional learning plans:
Keynote address: small- or large-group sessions, highly informative, less interactive, highly motivational messages
Workshop or Series of workshops: from 60-minute sessions to a series of 6-hour workshops, we can go as in-depth as you need, offering interactive, collaborative opportunities for learning the skills and strategies to assist you in support your team(s)
Site visits and walkthroughs: from strategic planning sessions to campus walks, classroom visits, facilitated team meetings, we can help you make the most of in-school time with collaborative, in-the-moment sessions that address current challenges and needs
Conferences or Retreats: when you want to build teamwork, separate from the grind, and enhance your coaching acumen together, we can plan, build, and deliver a top-shelf, one-day or multi-day experience to meet your needs
Block three title: Virtual PD
Image/icon: If we go icon, it’ll be a computer screen; if we go photo, it’ll be the same, just with humans.
Text: If we gained something from the pandemic, it was our willingness to embrace virtual learning options as viable (and cost-effective) ways to continue to “sharpen our saw” and build our skills. Virtual learning offers flexibility and choice in ways that in-person PD doesn’t always accommodate, so we have asynchronous and synchronous options for all of these options:
Keynotes/Workshops/Series: all the opportunities for small- or large-group PD that we can do in-person can also be provided virtually, using as many interactive tools as possible
Online courses: we are continuously working to update our library of on-demand online courses, and many of these are built to highlight topics and themes as you request them
Webinars: these static, informative sessions provide key information that you can refer back to often, and use as you wish
Below that is a new section, specific to the Leadership and Coaching pages:
Section heading: Looking for a mentor?
Image/icon: One person holding another person’s hand up, kinda like when they announce the winner in a wrestling or boxing match?
Text: Leadership can be a lonely journey, and make no mistake, instructional coaches are leaders; that said, you needn’t travel it alone. Professional mentoring programs have taken off in recent years as leaders (and prospective leaders) have sought strategies for increasing their leadership acumen, their impact, and their professional satisfaction. Want to be a stronger coach? Looking to acquire your first (or next) coaching role? Facing a particular challenge? Interested in having a guide by your side as you dance, slide, and high-five your way through the tumultuous world of coaching? EducationHall’s President/CEO Pete Hall has your back.
Button: Learn more about mentoring
Below that, a new section:
Section heading: What can you expect from EducationHall’s Professional Learning support?
Image/Icon: An engaged group of teachers, working together at a table with someone kneeling next to the table, perhaps?
Text: With the team at EducationHall, you’ve truly got a partner. We pride ourselves on offering top-notch support through tailored professional learning experiences (you won’t get a canned presentation) designed to help you meet your goals. Whether it’s Pete or any member of our stable of incredible facilitators (hyperlink to Speakers Bureau), we aim to deliver engaging, relevant, applicable services from authentic, driven, versatile human beings, well-versed in current educational trends, recent research, and the practices of andragogy. In addition, we always provide up-front pricing with no surprises, making the paperwork easy for you so you can focus on what’s important: your vision, your goals, and your needs. To that end, we offer a guarantee(hyperlink to the “Policies” page) and a promise that we’ll do everything we can to support you in achieving incredible levels of success. Want to know what some of our hundreds of past client-partners have said? Read the endorsements below:
Another new section follows:
Section heading: Words of praise for EducationHall
Image/icon: Stars? High-fives? Big smiles?
Text: I’ll send endorsements from past clients. Maybe these could be images that scroll across the screen, kinda like we’ll have on the “mentoring” page?
Every speech or presentation is tailored specifically to meet your needs and context — as the client, you direct the content and scope. That said, here are a couple of our more popular topics:
Work for Love
As leaders, we know that passion and purpose are cornerstones of employee productivity, happiness, and retention. How can we create an environment that capitalizes on our teammates inner drive? In this motivating session, we’ll share 3 keys to doing just that.
Two Things All Great Leaders Do Exceptionally Well
At its core, leadership is a combination of two very specific, very replicable skills. What are they, and how can we build them? We will explore what all great leaders do in this engaging, interactive, and informative session.
Using Adversity to Generate Momentum
We face multiple challenges every day, some more monstrous and disruptive than others. Is there a way to use the negatives of today to build a more positive tomorrow? Absolutely! In this inspirational session, learn four proven processes to take steps forward, even when it appears every force is pushing against you.
Team-building for a healthy work environment
Want to get the most out of your team? From professional-development sessions honing on the application of goal-focused, collaborative, interdependent professional relationships to impactful, energizing team-building activities, we’ve got an array of methods for bringing your team together. Operate as a unit, rather than as a collection of individuals – and let us do the heavy lifting to get you started. Long-range support plans are available for clients desiring enduring positive momentum.