Help teachers succeed after the training
How Remote Coaching works
After teachers participate in Smekens professional development, they schedule time with their Remote Coach to focus on implementation. Each 30-minute session offers just enough time to celebrate successes, troubleshoot challenges, and offer next-steps.
How to plan your Remote Coaching
How much does Remote Coaching cost?
An affordable way to provide targeted follow-up support for teachers, Remote Coaching services are just $325 per hour. Coaching sessions typically include six or fewer teachers, last for 30 minutes, and occur monthly during the school year.
Benefits of Remote Coaching
When teachers begin to apply new ideas learned during a Smekens training, it’s only natural that questions and distractions will arise. Remote Coaching keeps the focus on implementation.
Engage the entire staff in a sustained PD initiative customized for your school.
Foster accountability by providing teachers with ongoing “face-to-face” support.
Equip every teacher with strategies and resources that can be used right away.
Enable teachers to ask questions, clarify understanding, and troubleshoot problems.
Participate in customized professional learning without hiring substitute teachers.
Follow up on the topics teachers need
What other educators say
“I love watching Bridget! She does such a great job and is so warm and friendly. I am hearing good things from my teachers.”
Director of Curriculum, Danville District 118 – Danville, IL
“Bridget delivers meaningful and impactful strategies in a manner that takes the fear of getting started out of the equation."
Tony D. Hack
Principal, Brown Elementary School – Seymour, IN
“I loved the opportunities to ask questions, confer, then discuss with the whole group. I could get all of my questions answered from previous session content.”
Teacher, Meade Elementary School, Danville, IL
Meet our Remote Coach
Her experiences as a classroom teacher and building-level literacy coach allow Bridget to support educators with customized guidance that helps both teachers and students succeed.
Top questions about Remote Coaching
Who is eligible for Remote Coaching?
Remote Coaching is a customized follow-up service only available for schools and districts that have engaged in Smekens-led professional development. Initial learning opportunities could include:
- Attending a Smekens-sponsored workshop or conference.
- Participating in on-site PD with Smekens consultants.
- Viewing online workshops from webAcademy.
- Learning with a webPD video subscription.