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Sibme Virtual Coaching

Sibme Virtual Coaches use a personalized approach to help teachers grow. Our dynamic, hybrid approach helps teachers evaluate their current practices in a collaborative environment, set goals, record “snapshot” videos, and receive feedback from highly qualified instructional coaches.

Who Hires Virtual Coaches?

Teachers

Teachers who want to improve their craft, or who need classroom management or instructional support beyond what is being offered in their school setting.

Administrators

Administrators who want to help teachers grow, but who don’t have the time or bandwidth to do it themselves.

How it Works?

Teachers meet their Virtual Coach via web conference to either review “handoff goals” shared by an administrator or to set strategic goals and agree on first steps.

Using a smartphone, tablet, or webcam, teacher records a focused “snapshot” lesson-segment and uploads it to the private, secure Coaching Huddle shared only with the coach.

In addition to weekly conferences, the virtual coach watches each video, provides time-stamped feedback for teacher reflection, and shares relevant resources to support each teacher’s goal.

The teacher and administrator will receive a weekly goal-based progress-report throughout the six-week virtual coaching cycle.

The Sibme Coaching cycle

“Professional learning is evolving! By combining the Sibme platform, which allows teachers to film, share, and receive specific feedback, with the use of personalized web-conferences, highly skilled and experienced virtual coaches are able to customize a teacher’s learning experience by focusing on achievable goals in areas that, when improved, will impact student achievement.”

Allyson Burnett

Director of Professional Learning and Virtual Coaching

Sibme Virtual Coach begins 6-week
personalized coaching cycle:

During the initial contact, your virtual coach will provide the teacher with an overview of the process, set up a Sibme Platform Account, and get started using Sibme to record and reflect.

Virtual Coaches and teachers meet in five additional coaching sessions via phone, Skype, or Google Hangout

Sibme Virtual Coaches review 12-18 snapshot videos shared privately in the coaching huddle on the Sibme platform and provide time-stamped feedback focused on each teacher’s goals

Coaches tailor customized resource packages to the needs of each teacher

Sibme will email reports each week with progress-analysis based on Sibme’s custom teaching framework

Continuous Reflection Cycle:

Reflect on progress towards initial goals

Continue focus on initial goals and/or incorporate new goals

Celebrate growth and improvement

Why Virtual Coaching?

Traditional Professional
Development

Sibme
Virtual Coaching

Providing on-site professional development or sending teachers out of the building for professional development is costly, less personalized, and less likely to lead to implementation of new learning Sibme virtual coaching helps schools save money –up to 30%. Targeted and personalized coaching and professional learning increases the likeliness of implementation of new learning
Participants are often asked to passively “sit and get” in large sessions lasting hours Sessions between the coach and teacher typically last 45 minutes—an optimum time for staying focused, engaged, and learning
Participants are not given enough opportunities to clarify understanding, personalize the information to their classroom, follow-up with questions or concerns, or practice Personalized and on-going interaction between the teacher and coach gives the teacher a chance to partner with a trusted expert and try new things in a safe space
Teachers rarely receive feedback tracking their progress as they are applying new learning to their teaching practices In addition to viewing and providing feedback on focused videos shared by the teacher, coaches use Sibme Analytics to track the progress of teachers

 

Traditional Professional Development

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Providing on-site professional development or sending teachers out of the building for professional development is costly, less personalized, and less likely to lead to implementation of new learning

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Participants are often asked to passively “sit and get” in large sessions lasting hours

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Participants are not given enough opportunities to clarify understanding, personalize the information to their classroom, follow-up with questions or concerns, or practice

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Teachers rarely receive feedback tracking their progress as they are applying new learning to their teaching practices

Sibme Virtual Coaching

Sibme virtual coaching helps schools save money –up to 30%. Targeted and personalized coaching and professional learning increases the likeliness of implementation of new learning

Sessions between the coach and teacher typically last 45 minutes—an optimum time for staying focused, engaged, and learning

Personalized and on-going interaction between the teacher and coach gives the teacher a chance to partner with a trusted expert and try new things in a safe space

In addition to viewing and providing feedback on focused videos shared by the teacher, coaches use Sibme Analytics to track the progress of teachers

Your Coaching Team

 

Allyson Burnett

Director of Professional Learning for Sibme

 
 

Christopher D. Schmidt

Coach

 

Karen Ramos

Coach

 

Kelley Garris

Coach

 

Kristi Pharaon

Coach

 

Amy Anders

Coach

 

Kathy Perret

Coach

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