Are you a court reporting teacher, administrator, or mentor looking to improve your skills, seeking new tricks and ideas to helping students succeed, or searching for ways to become a better coach? Then make plans now to attend NCRA’s 2014 Convention & Expo, July 31 – Aug. 3 in San Francisco at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, and take part in either the Educational Coaching and Leadership Workshop or the two-day Certified Realtime Instructor certificate program.
NCRA recognizes that a multitude of factors go into a teacher’s ability to master a change in practices: limited amounts of time, pressure to cover increasing amounts of content, and demands to prepare students for high-stakes tests, among others. The association developed this year’s Educational Coaching & Leadership Workshop to address those factors and more.
The day-long, four-module workshop will provide attendees with a peek into the world of coaching, complete with actions they can take immediately to incorporate aspects of coaching into their repertoire. The workshop addresses an array of areas including:
- Discovering what’s preventing individuals from reaching extraordinary performance
- Fostering positive, sustainable change
- Increasing communication levels and listening skills
- Deploying tactical coaching techniques
- Implementing skills that work
- Creating cultures of engagement
- Sustaining performance at high levels
- Boosting student results
- Leaving a leadership legacy
Module I, From educator/administrator to educational coaching leader, will examine who we are in building this future, explain why educational coaching is valuable, and help attendees to place the first building block to becoming educational coaching leaders. In module II, Building educational team leaders through coaching, attendees will be equipped with a foundational mindset that will help them see themselves as leaders, while module III will provides a unique and proven approach that addresses individuals, students, and the administration inside a court reporting program. Module IV will help educational coaching leaders to see a multitude of perspectives, understand the interconnectedness of diverse elements, and focus their efforts in ways that bring about holistic, positive, substantial, and sustainable change.
Attendees of the 2014 NCRA Convention & Expo who are interested in becoming realtime instructors can attend the two-day, intensive Certified Realtime Instructor certification workshop dedicated to helping participants become better teachers, coaches, and mentors whether in the classroom or the field. Through interactive instruction, attendees will learn about successful teaching methods, communication tactics, and student coaching strategies, as well as gain insight into the adult learning process and develop a deeper understanding of curriculum design and development.
Other highlights for the 2014 NCRA Convention & Expo include keynote presenter Tommy Spaulding, president of the Spaulding Companies Corp and world-renowned speaker on leadership, the installation of NCRA’s 2014-2015 Officers and Board of Directors, and the presentation of the Distinguished Service Award — the highest award bestowed by NCRA.