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*New - 2023-2024 GAEL Literacy Leadership Institute 3



GAEL Literacy Leadership Institute 3 

*Observation to Action:  Empowering Literacy in Schools  

In-Person ONLY


This institute is designed for those who have attended Literacy Leadership

Institutes 1 and 2 in the past and desire to practice applying coaching

and feedback skills learned in a risk-free environment with Sherry’s support by


observing, debriefing, reflecting, and providing meaningful feedback. Participants

will meet 4 days (1 day of "review training" and 3 days of observing in


schools/classrooms across the state of GA).

1st Session - Sept. 19 & 20 (2 back-to-back days) (Richmond County)

  • Day 1 - Sherry will provide refresher training regarding what to look for when observing literacy instruction in classrooms, how to provide honest and respectful feedback, how to coach teachers to improve their practice, monitor progress and sustain efforts.
  • Day 2 - Observe in Schools, Debrief, Reflect, Provide Feedback

2nd Session - January 18 (Butts County)

  • Day 3 - Observe in Schools, Debrief, Reflect, Provide Feedback

3rd Session - February (Houston County)

  • Day 4 - Observe in Schools, Debrief, Reflect, Provide Feedback

* Days 2, 3, and 4 will involve participants utilizing tools created by Sherry to conduct learning walks in classrooms in GA public schools at various levels (ES, MS, HS). Debriefing will occur collaboratively to synthesize learning.

You don't want to miss this opportunity!

Who is the training designed for?

Training is designed for those who have attended GAEL's Literacy Leadership Institutes 1 and 2 in the past.

What is the cost of the training?

The $1500.00 registration fee covers all sessions, materials, and includes a complimentary 2023-2024 GAEL Membership & Affiliate Membership of your choice.

Institute 3 Facilitated by Sherry St Clair

Sherry St. Clair, president of Reflective Learning LLC, is the author of Coaching Redefined: A Guide to Leading Meaningful Instructional Growth. She coaches instructional leaders globally, with the aim of helping administrators, coaches, and teachers create the optimal learning environment for students. Additionally, she serves as a Senior Fellow for the International Center for Leadership in Education. Email: sherry@reflecttolearn.com

Please contact cflesher@gael.org with any questions.

Due to commitments to our facilities/partners and the limit of in-person registrations, all cancellations up to September 5, 2023 are subject to a cancellation fee of $100.00.  (cancellation fee will be waived if you choose to retain your 2023-2024 GAEL and Affiliate Membership) Cancellations after September 5, 2023 will be charged the full registration fee. No-shows at the event will be charged the full registration fee. All cancellations must be in writing. Please email gsmith@gael.org to cancel.


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