Your students are diverse in their strengths and challenges, background knowledge, and learning preferences. The Hidden Sparks Internal Coach Program trains peer coaches to help you meet your student’s diverse needs. They become resident experts and resources to your faculty in understanding and supporting all learners.
The designated faculty member(s) will receive training and on-site mentoring in understanding and teaching to diverse learning styles, strategies for struggling students, and skill development to become peer coaches.
Your school can designate one or more faculty members, including secular or Judaic studies teachers, guidance staff, resource room personnel and administrators to participate in our subsidized six day training. We encourage training faculty teams to take advantage of this resource and build school capacity in this area.
Following the training, the “internal coaches in-training” receive in-school mentoring by a senior Hidden Sparks coach over the course of the subsequent academic year in order to hone their coaching skills. Select coaches will be eligible to continue on for a second year of mentoring as part of our Polinger coaches program.