Professional Learning Department

Facilitative Coaching Series

The Facilitative Coaching Series (FCS) is a focused series of professional learning developed for our existing school-based coaches and those who wish to serve in that capacity. Each course is uniquely designed to support the continuous learning of coaches as they work with collaborative teams at their school sites. As a participant in these courses, the leadership skills of instructional personnel are grown in the context of the school site. It is the expectation that coaches finish coursework within one year. 

Advanced Coaching Academy

Through a partnership with the University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning, OCPS offers the unique opportunity to challenge and support the professional growth of our coaches through our Advance Coaching Academy (ACA). Those who have completed FCS and are ready and willing to take their learning to the next level through this job-embedded professional development are invited to apply. The academy will develop a cadre of skilled coaches across Orange County Public Schools who have a strong grasp of highly effective instruction and who can work effectively with colleagues to improve teacher practice and student learning.