ASSET’s Coaching and Resources for Educators (CARES) program aims to increase teacher self-efficacy and student engagement.

Over an eight-week period, participants will receive no-cost, non-evaluative, remote coaching in an area of their choosing. Recent sessions have helped educators transition to a remote learning environment, build relationships with students in remote and physically-distanced classrooms, and manage stress related to uncertainty and change.

K-12 educators, participating individually or in teams of 2 – 4, who are located in Southwestern & Western Pennsylvania are eligible for the CARES program. Limited space is available for pre-service teachers.

Check your eligibility and register here!

CARES participants work one-on-one with a coach throughout the program. (If you are participating as a team, your team will meet with your coach as a group.) There are no classes.

After you register, you will receive a link to book your first session, an initial discovery conversation that can last 1 – 3 hours. Through collaborative inquiry, you will work with your coach to identify and set overall goals, expectations, and plans of what the coaching work should focus on. Over the next several weeks, you will receive a minimum of 3 coaching sessions. You can schedule these with your coach during your session, or at any point using our booking link.

The CARES program has been split into four sessions across 2021. When you register, you will select one block of time in which you want your coaching sessions to take place. The options are:

March – June 2021
September – October 2021
November – December 2021

ASSET’s professional learning and coaching model is a non-evaluative, adaptive, job-embedded approach to helping teachers overcome ever-changing landscapes and challenges to teaching and learning. Since 2010, ASSET’s coaching model has supported hundreds of educators, leading to improvements in teacher efficacy, leadership, and pedagogy as well as student achievement.

Rooted in improvement science and action research, ASSET’s coaching model utilizes a cyclical approach of inquiry, experimentation, feedback, and reflection to help educators focus on self-identified areas of instructional practice or the learning environment. Coaches integrate professional learning on research-based instructional strategies like inquiry, modeling, and formative assessment to help educators navigate the complexities of the change process.

Want to know more? Check out our interview with creator and lead Deborah Luckett.

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Coaching activities may include, but are not limited to:

Reflective conversations
Resource curation
Virtual or robotics-assisted classroom observations
Co-teaching
Professional Learning Community facilitation