Google Certification Program for Coaches

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Five Star is a Google Recommended Coaching Partner because we are a professional development organization that has demonstrated coaching expertise and mastery of the curriculum. We provide optional, paid services to educators who are aspiring to become Certified Coaches. These services focus on providing mentorship to coaches and their administrators, as well as, frameworks to help ensure coaching is aligned with school goals and tools to help measure impact.

What is a coach?Instructional coaches inspire educators to tackle classroom challenges with technology-based solutions. Working 1:1 with teachers, coaches help teachers identify specific classroom goals or challenges and partner with the teacher to implement new solutions and reflect on its successes.
Why are coaches important?Coaches provide personalized support to teachers and drive impactful technology use. There’s a 15% increase in courses taught with technology when educators are provided coaching. Coaches help with distance learning. Schools with instructional coaches felt more prepared to cope with COVID-19 and transition to remote learning.
Yet Coaches Need More SupportCoaches are often challenged to find guidance on how to be a more effective coach and discover professional development to hone their practice. They crave research-proven strategies and tools and the ability to measure their impact.
Introducing the Certified Coach ProgramThe Certified Coach program empowers instructional coaches to drive impactful technology use in their schools using our structured, year-long curriculum and research-based 5-step coaching model. Google for Education Certified Coaches work 1:1 with teachers to identify and adopt technology-based solutions that solve classroom challenges.

Become a part of a distinguished group of coaches as a Google Certified Coach!

The Google for Education Certified Coach Program empowers instructional coaches to drive impactful technology use in schools. 

Coach cohort participants will be selected to join a mentorship model of support and learning throughout a school year application cycle. Each eligible coach who is pursuing the Google Coach Certification will:

● Participate in a kick-off event, becoming a member of a coach PLN
● Receive 10+ hours of individual support to develop their school coaching programs from expert, experienced certified coaches
● Gain access to a private group connection with regular meetups for sharing
● Work through Google’s online coach curriculum and application process to prepare for certification

To become a Google Certified Coach, click here.

Administrator Coach Support
Our experts will work with administrators as strategic thought-partners to
identify challenges to meaningful technology integration and work to develop
coaching support systems with impactful solutions. Quarterly meetings with
administrators and coaches will keep the district coaching program on the
right track as they collaborate together.
Innovative Learning Plan
Working with school leadership and coaching teams, develop an Innovative
Learning Plan that identifies priority focus areas for professional development.
The ILP will suggest a scaffolded sequence of implementation. Three
collaborative consultation sessions will be used to gather data, set goals, and
measure goals. Coaching dashboards are suggested, but not required.
Coaching Data Dashboards
Using pre-built G Suite Dashboards, data can be downloaded and filtered to unlock valuable insights and coaching impact. This bundle includes a collection of dashboards that works with G Suite for Education, a Getting Started Guide and a Dashboard Discussion with your coaching mentor.

Onsite Coaching

Our coaches can work full or part-time with your staff to provide individual, small group, and whole-group learning experiences. As problems, questions, or opportunities present themselves in your classrooms, teachers will have access to this coach for lesson planning, co-teaching, modeling, and reflection. 

Full-time coaches are available, onsite 5 days a week to provide integration support

Part-time coaches provide personalized instruction for a portion of the month.

Our virtual coaching option allows educators access to our experts on an as-needed basis

Educators at New Albany-Floyd County Schools discuss their onsite coaching experience with Five Star.

Provide Teachers with an Additional Level of Support

We work with staff to create awesome learning opportunities for our students. Coaches provide unique staff development opportunities in a variety of formats and structures including but not limited to:  1:1 coaching, team meetings, coaching cohorts, or virtual conversations.

Lesson PlanningCreate awesome lesson plans
Planning aheadAll of our coaches are licensed educators and are experts at brainstorming new lessons, reworking prior lessons, and planning longer units or projects aligned to your state standards.
Lesson FacilitationEnhance learning in your classroom
Teaching at the next levelCoaches are great at helping teachers introduce new technology in the classroom, co-teaching, and even allowing teachers a chance to observe a lesson in action!
Lesson ReflectionFind what works best for your students
Fit your Teachers' NeedsOur coaches work with educators to determine the next steps for the students after the lessons are over.

Myranda Thomas
Client Success Specialist
M: 606-521-5010
O – 812-246-5257

Every school district is different and has unique technology needs; there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution. We’d love to chat about who we are and how we can help! Schedule an appointment with Client Success Specialist Myranda Thomas to discuss your needs more in-depth. You can also reach Myranda at the phone number and email below. Begin your technology journey today!

“What I love about the Professional Development at Five Star is that all of our programming is built by educators, for educators. Our trainer’s classroom knowledge combined with their proficiency in adult learning theory truly sets us apart from the competition. We will work to create customized programming that fits the needs of you and your school.”

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