How would you like a FREE Writing EBook that coaches you through unleashing your students’ writing potential?
Because Here’s the Reality…
Book Creator is a digital platform that allows educators to create and publish interactive eBooks, which can be used as engaging teaching tools in the ELA classroom. This professional development opportunity is designed for ELA educators who want to enhance their teaching techniques and provide students with an innovative and interactive learning experience. Learn how to use the platform so your students can create digital portfolios, poetry books, graphic essays, and more!
Canva is a powerful graphic design tool that can be used by teachers and students for a variety of purposes. In this session, I will show you how Canva can be used in the ELA classroom for improving visual communication with their professional-looking graphics and presentations; enhance creativity with eye-catching graphics and animations, as well as engage students with interactive quizzes, puzzles, and games! The options are endless, and you are going to be pleasantly surprised by all the features!
Attention teachers! Are you tired of using the same old boring PowerPoint presentations to teach your students? Or do you want your students to create engaging and visually appealing video content for a project? Look no further than Canva Video! With Canva Video, you don’t need to be a video editing expert, and it is user-friendly for students to create videos. Learn how to add music, sound effect, and voiceovers to bring your videos to life. Use Canva Video for instructional videos, or teach your students how to use it for assessments!
Build a sturdy writing foundation and your students’ writing confidence with this 3-day Writing Unleashed Bootcamp.
In this boot camp, you will receive paramount, meaningful content that will help you change the way you teach writing, build your confidence as a writing teacher, and create sophisticated, successful writers. I promise with the methods I share with you, you will unlock your students’ writing potential, and their writing will change drastically!
One-pagers are excellent assessment tools, but have you tried digital one-pagers? In this professional development, you will learn how digital one papers provide students with a non-traditional assessment, tapping into their creativity using images, text, and other multimedia elements to showcase their understanding. Digital one-pagers can be adapted to different learning styles, and I will provide you with templates and tools to help you facilitate this amazing project in your classroom!
*What in the AI?!?!-Using AI in the ELA Classroom
*Pixton – The Ultimate Tool for Character Studies!
*Writer’s Portfolios with SlidesMania & Slides Carnival
*& Much More!
My name is Kim Crouch, and I am here to help you thrive, regain your confidence, and succeed in your ELA classroom.
*I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary English, and my Master’s Degree in Literacy and Reading.
*I taught in the middle school ELA classroom for 22 years on Long Island, NY, and I was known for incorporating creative and innovative lessons in my classroom.
*I have taught a variety of levels and grades (primarily 7th and 8th grade), from Integrated to Honors classes, as well as exploratory classes like Project-Based Learning and Writing Skills.
*I am now a Technology Integration Coach, and I spend much of my time planning and facilitating my district’s professional development, exploring the latest, turnkey technology, as well as coaching teachers.
*I am Google Certified, a Seesaw Pioneer, and I am currently working on my Apple Certification.
*I am the Teacher-Author of the Teachers Pay Teachers store, English, Oh My!, I cohost the ELA Success Summit, and I have a successful English Language Arts blog.
Over the last few years, I have listened very closely to my fellow English Language Arts teachers, and it seems like many of their stories are the same. They started their careers with big dreams and big ideas. They were ambitious, driven, felt supported, and loved, and they could not wait to return for the next work week.
CAN YOU RELATE?
Recently, I have heard more and more educators sadly say, “I don’t want to do this anymore.” But why? No one ever goes into a profession thinking one day they would want to quit.
Whether you are a veteran ELA teacher or brand new, you know or have heard things have changed drastically in the classroom…
*ELA teachers are expected to have their students reading and writing proficiently and/or above grade level by the end of the year, while students do not enjoy reading or writing, and do not read independently at school or at home.
*Teachers are dealing with overcrowded classrooms, but are expected to differentiate their curriculum, meet the needs of their special education students, understand their IEPs, support the emotionally sensitive, and mold the behavioral students all while creating a safe, learning environment.
*ELA teachers are dealing with a never-ending, daunting pile of papers to grade, with no time to grade them because of parent phone calls and meetings, RIT meetings, planning, researching, and creating lessons that take up the little time they have.
*Teachers are not provided adequate or engaging professional development to help them grow as a teacher and feel supported in their classroom.
*While teaching, teachers are expected to be ring masters, entertainers, referees, therapists, and parental figures, while feeling like their lifeline for support is becoming shorter and shorter.
*And then…there was the pandemic that derailed the train that was barely hanging onto the tracks.
Long story short…ELA teachers, and teachers alike, are EXHAUSTED and LOST. They just need support.
Yet…they still strive to provide the best education and give their students the best opportunities, despite feeling like they are running on empty. They continue to search for ways to make engaging lessons, yet have no motivation or confidence in their own ability as a teacher.
BUT GUESS WHAT? You have a lifeline…
•To bring back your confidence and passion as an ELA teacher, and make you feel supported and appreciated with instructional coaching and professional development
•Provide you with a plan, a roadmap, and engaging resources to help you get back to being the best teacher that you are
•Help you get your weekends back, leave the work and grading at school, and spend the weekends relaxing, regrouping, and rejuvenating your body and mind
•Let’s take back your classroom, and demand the respect that you deserve in your ELA classroom
The professional development sessions are all 1-hour long unless otherwise stated. You will receive a workbook and any materials related to the PD session. I will also do my best to provide a lesson you can implement with your students.
Yes! However, you will have to attend the live session in order to receive the certificate.
Within a week after the session, you will receive a certificate that will include your name, session title, session length, and my signature.
*I am not an accredited program or affiliated with a college or organization.
Yes! Within a few days of the live session, I will post the replay for you to be able to view. Replays will be available for an unlimited amount of time unless noted otherwise.
Yes! Please contact me at email@example.com. I will be more than happy to speak to you about district pricing.
Obviously, there are emergencies and extenuating circumstances. However, being a coaching student in a coaching program is a commitment.
With any of the coaching sessions, we will plan out a calendar and dates that is conducive for all.
For the 1:1 coaching sessions, we can absolutely reschedule a session, as long as I am notified at least 24 hours before the session.
For group coaching, I cannot reschedule the session due to the other participants. However, a replay of all sessions will be available for you to watch.
Commitment is a critical factor in the success of an instructional coaching program. Instructional coaching is a process that involves building a collaborative relationship between the coach and the teacher/client with the aim of enhancing the teacher’s teaching skills, improving student learning outcomes, and fostering overall professional development.
The client, on the other hand, must be committed to the coaching process and actively engage in the coaching activities.
Commitment requires an investment of time and effort. The teacher must be willing to set aside time to work with the coach and to reflect on their teaching practices. They must be open to feedback and willing to make changes to their teaching approach.
Furthermore, commitment involves a willingness to persevere through challenges and setbacks. Improvement in teaching practices and student learning outcomes does not happen overnight. It requires consistent effort and a willingness to learn from mistakes and adjust the course as needed.
Clients are expected to show up on time for coaching sessions, do preparation work such as readings or “homework” assignments, and communicate regularly. Tasks will be outlined ahead of our sessions to help deepen your coaching experience, manage expectations, and help track your progress.
In order for our plans to work and progress to be made, you have to commit to the program.
Professional Development sessions: There are no refunds for professional development sessions. Because the professional development sessions are recorded, you can watch the replay at any time, multiple times.
1:1 Coaching Sessions – Cancellations of a session must be communicated 24 hours or more before the session. If no communication is made 24 hours before a session, this session WILL NOT be refunded or issued. Obviously, there are extenuating circumstances and emergencies. These circumstances will be reviewed to determine if a refund will be issued.
Group Coaching Sessions- Due to the nature of the small group sessions, sessions will always be held if at least 2 of the participants are present for the session. All group sessions are recorded, and if you miss a session, you will be able to go back and watch the replay.
Service Description: The instructional coaching services provided by English, Oh My!® are intended to support clients and teachers in achieving their personal and professional goals. Coaching sessions are typically conducted via video call and may include personalized guidance, feedback, and resources.
Payment: Clients are responsible for paying the coaching fees in full before the first coaching or professional development session. Payment can be made online. Please refer to the refund policy to learn more about fees.
–>Coaching and professional development sessions typically last 60 minutes.
–>Coaching sessions will be scheduled at mutually agreed-upon times. It is the client’s responsibility to attend all coaching sessions on time and be prepared to participate.
–>If a client is unable to attend a scheduled session, they must notify the coach at least 24 hours in advance to reschedule the session. Failure to notify the coach will result in the loss of the session. No refund will be provided if this is the case.
Confidentiality: All coaching sessions and client information will be kept confidential. The coach will not disclose any information shared during individual coaching sessions without the client’s express permission.
Client Responsibilities: Clients are responsible for their own decisions and actions. The coach will provide guidance and support, but ultimately, it is up to the client to take action. Clients also need to provide accurate information about their goals, strengths, weaknesses, and progress.
Termination: Either party may terminate the coaching relationship at any time. If the client wishes to terminate the coaching agreement, they must provide a written notice to the coach. The coach reserves the right to terminate the coaching relationship if the client fails to make a payment or violates the terms and conditions outlined in the agreement.
Liability: The coach is not liable for any damages or losses that may arise from coaching sessions. The coach is not responsible for the client’s actions and efforts toward the coaching program.
Modifications: English, Oh My!® reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time. All modifications will be communicated to the client in writing.
Ownership of Materials & Copyright
All copywritten or original materials available on or by English, Oh My!® or through Educator ELAvator Unleashed services, including but not limited to text, images, graphics, videos, and resources, are the property of English, Oh My!® or its licensors and are protected by intellectual property laws.
Permitted Use: Users of English, Oh My!® resources and materials may be used for personal and educational use only. Users may not modify, distribute, reproduce, publish, or sell any copywritten or original materials or use them for commercial use.
Disclaimer of Warranties: English, Oh My!® materials and resources are provided “as is” and “as available” without warranty of any kind. In no event shall English, Oh My!® be liable for any indirect, consequential, or punitive damages arising from the use of materials or resources.
I would be more than happy to speak to you! You can sign up for one of my 15-minute coaching calls, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.