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Achievement Coaches Program

"The Christie Administration Awards $1M to 15 Districts for Participation in Achievement Coaches Teacher Leadership Program" See the press release announcing these participants.

Achievement Coaches

Pictured above are the 150 educators representing 19 districts who came together for an intensive, week-long Summer Institute to prepare for their roles as Achievement Coaches in the first year of this program (see press release announcing these participants). Throughout the week, educators from the three districts selected to develop peer training sessions led the Achievement Coaches through those sessions, covering the following topics:

  • Teacher Practice to Foster Intellectual Engagement
  • Standards-Aligned Assessments
  • Professional Growth Through Evidence-Based Conversations

All participants collaborated to help improve the sessions and make necessary adjustments so that the peer training will work effectively for each local district. The Department is grateful to Princeton School District for hosting the Summer Institute at Princeton High School, and to all of the educators who spent the week working hard to make this innovative model as successful as possible.
Following the Institute, the Achievement Coaches shared the three sessions with peers at home and in partner districts. All school districts are welcome to review and use these materials as appropriate. Please see below for available materials (note: Session 3 to be posted soon):

  • Teacher Practice for Intellectual Engagement – Created by East Brunswick Public Schools
    • Presentation Slides (PPT | PDF)
    • Handouts and Resource Packet (Word | PDF)
    • Session Pacing Guide (Word | PDF)
  • Standards-Aligned Assessments – Created by Elizabeth Public Schools
    • Presentation Slides (PPT | PDF)
    • Handouts and Resource Packet (PPT | PDF)
    • Session Pacing Guide (Word | PDF)

If you are a 2015 Achievement Coach, you may access other institute materials here: