Coaching for Innovation, Lumbra, Fall 2019

Course Number: EDU 5515 C31
Instructor: Gabrielle Lumbra
Location: Online
Dates and Times:  October 21-December 16, 2019. Online using Canvas
3 graduate
Tuition: $975

Course Description

Today’s learners will live and work in an unpredictable environment. This course identifies dispositions that foster the innovation needed to teach in this circumstance. The focus will be on coaching teachers in a way that brings out these dispositions. Participants will identify coaching pitfalls and apply strategies to avoid these pitfalls. They will learn, practice and reflect on coaching strategies that foster innovative teaching dispositions.

Course Goals & Objectives

Course Goals:

Develop routines that foster innovation

Develop coaching habits that foster trust in relationships

Apply learning theory to coaching situations

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe innovation
  2. Identify teaching dispositions that foster innovative teaching
  3. Apply innovative teaching dispositions
  4. Apply the innovative teaching dispositions in planning for coaching interactions
  5. Facilitate trust in coaching relationships
  6. Solve problems related to the practice of instructional coaching

Required Texts

Required texts are not included in the course tuition.

Various readings from George Couros’ Blog

Dan Heath on “Change”

Switch by Chip and Dan Heath

Couros, G. (2015). The innovator’s mindset: Empower learning, unleash talent, and lead a culture of creativity. San Diego, CA: Dave Burgess Consulting.

Daniel Pink’s work from his book A Whole New Mind

Daniel Pink’s work from his book Drive

Various readings from Jim Knight’s Blog

Peter Senge


For additional course information

Gabrielle Lumbra
(802) 309-5240

For additional registration information

Bethany Sprague
(802) 468-1325

Register online now!