Aspiring Coaches 2018

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    The purpose of the Aspiring Academic Coaches Academy is to offer selected instructional personnel an opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to function as a content area coach.

    At least once each year, the Office of Professional Learning and Digital Innovation shall advertise for the Aspiring Academic Coaches Academy. The application is available online. For specific eligibility information pertaining to a content area, please contact the Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) content area Coordinator.


    • Current CCPS teacher with at least three (3) years of satisfactory experience (at least one year of teaching must be with CCPS)
    • Final Evaluation score 66 or higher
    • Recommendation from current principal
    • Must hold a current certificate in the subject area and level
    • Reading Coach Requirement: Master’s Degree in reading or reading endorsement (link to upcoming trainings) 
    At the conclusion of the academy, participants may apply to the coaches' pool. See the Academic Coach Certification Requirements for additional requirements for each position. 
    The Aspiring Academic Coaches Academy includes the professional learning sessions embedded within the academy as well as ongoing support once you are hired as an academic coach.


    • Completion of all modules and reflections
    • Observation completed by Curriculum and Instruction Content Coordinator
    • Assist with two (2) District events and complete reflection
    • Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Certification 
    • Present professional learning to faculty and complete self-reflection
    • Observe current academic coach and complete a reflection of experience
    • Completion of Clinical Education
    • Completion of Leadership 101 Modules:
      • Adult Learners
      • Communication Skills
      • Leadership Styles
      • Instructional Strategies & Differentiation
      • Classroom Management

    Aspiring Academic Coaches program (before you are hired as an academic coach):

    • Role of the Coach, Successful Coaching, Coaching Cycles
    • Instructional Strategies and Differentiation: English Language Learners, Students with Disabilities, and High-Achieving Students
    • Navigating Data Warehouse for Key Data, Content Specific Data Analysis
    • Coaching Scenarios, Coaching Expectations with Administrators

    1st Year Academic Coach: 

    • Coaches meetings
    • Individualized support at your school site or before/after coaches meetings

    All Academic Coaches:

    • Coaches meetings
    • Individualized support as needed