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Nicole S. Turner


KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:

Teacher Success EQUALS Student Success: The Foundations of Coaching and Teaching

About Nicole

Nicole S. Turner is a K-12 Master Coach, author, professional development trainer, current practitioner, and the Founder and CEO of Simply Coaching and Teaching Inc. She is the founder of the Simply Coaching Summit™—the first virtual summit exclusively for instructional coaches and teacher leaders—and the author of the books Simply Instructional Coaching: Questions Asked and Answered from the Field and Simply Instructional Coaching 2.0: Foundations to Framework. Additionally, Nicole serves teachers as an Instructional Coach and Literacy Interventionist in Indianapolis, IN. She has 17+ years of K-12 classroom and leadership experience in positions such as classroom teacher, lead teacher, differentiated accountability coach, district and building-level instructional coach, assistant principal, dean of students, AdvancEd diagnostic review team member, and school improvement and turnaround specialist for the Indiana Department of Education.

Her professional memberships include Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Indiana State Teacher Association, Indiana State Reading Association, and the Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics. When Nicole is not serving teachers as an instructional coach and professional development leader, she can be found spending time with her family, which consists of a supportive fiancée, three biological children, and three bonus children.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Teacher Success EQUALS Student Success: The Foundations of Coaching and Teaching

“We're all here for kids.” We've heard this sentiment time and time again. But in recent years, a new wave of obstacles and challenges has widened the chasm between well-intentioned educators and the very kids they are trying to support. Instructional coaches are well-positioned to help teachers navigate these challenges and obstacles to best support their students. But before coaches can effectively support teachers, they need a clear vision for, and understanding of, the most high-yield focus areas and a concise guide for how to best embark on the coaching journey. Nicole will introduce her S.I.M.P.L.E. Blueprint for Instructional Coaching, a roadmap that walks through the entire coaching journey: setting a vision, introducing your role, making a plan, providing strategic support, launching coaching cycles, and engaging in professional learning. Then, Nicole will unpack her CORE 4 framework by outlining the most impactful areas on which instructional coaches can focus their coaching efforts with individual teachers. Together, these frameworks outline the WHAT and HOW of coaching so that, ultimately, teachers can best support students.

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