About Steve

Steve Ventura is the president and lead consultant at Advanced Collaborative Solutions. He is a highly motivational and knowledgeable speaker who approaches high-stakes professional development armed with practical, research-based strategies. Steve is a former elementary and secondary teacher as well as both a school and district-level administrator. Steve has published multiple books and articles, and regularly presents and keynotes at major global education events.

Workshop Presentation

Title: The Instructional Coach's Atlas: A Guide for Coaches and School Leaders

Why do some instructional coach's thrive while others struggle? Effective coaches are committed to continuous improvement and lead high-functioning teacher teams that advance the academic progress of all students.

While instructional coaching plays a significant role in facilitating, improving, and promoting academic progress for both teachers and students, the instructional coach must recognize and assess their roles in the instructional process and be able to determine areas in need of improvement. This includes high expectations of students and teachers, and emphasis on high-leverage instruction, professional development, and collective teacher efficacy.

In this highly engaging session, participants will explore the most contemporary coaching practices and attributes that create a high-achievement culture—from clear communication to empathy to strategic thinking.

Participants will:

  • Explore Comparative Analysis Coaching Models
  • Be able to create a culture of “evidence over opinion” to ensure instructional strategies contribute to increased student achievement
  • Learn to implement wide scale, academically intensive interventions to increase student engagement