PLAEA April Network

Let's get better together

Instructional Coaches, Administrators, & Teacher Leaders

Networks are for learning from one another, providing support for one another, sharing information with one another, and cultivating a community of learners who assist each other to grow professionally.

Instructional Coaches' Network

8:30-11:30 a.m. April 17

PLAEA office in Pocahontas

Participants can/will:

  • Articulate the importance of self-efficacy and teacher collective efficacy for advancing teaching and learning.
  • Utilize a coaching tool to support growth in teacher efficacy that impacts learning.
  • Learn from each other’s successes and challenges to advance your coaching practices and resolve challenges.

Teacher Leader & Administrator Network

12:15-3 p.m. April 17

PLAEA office in Pocahontas


Literacy: 12:15-3:00

Participants can/will coach around the literacy shifts with a focus on reading, writing and speaking grounded in evidence from the text.

Math: 12:15-3:00

Participants can/will:

  • Understand that in a rich mathematical class, students engage in content and the 8 Standards of Mathematical Practices.
  • Understand that the 8 Standards of Mathematical Practices are the critical student moves to building conceptual and procedural understanding.
  • Explore the 8 Teaching Practices that teachers engage in to help their students uncover and discover mathematics through analyzing a classroom script as students solve problems.
  • Utilize new learning when coaching teachers toward strong pedagogy in any math classroom.

Technology: 12:15-3:00

Participants can/will co-plan and support teachers in incorporating Iowa Core 21st Century Technology Literacy Skills with student learning goals and selecting the technologies that best enhance the learning.


Contact Jaymie Randel, PLAEA Coaching Coordinator.