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Chattanooga Weekly Blast 2/1/21

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”

-Nelson Mandela

Chattanooga Pioneers!

Happy first day of February and happy kickoff to Black History Month! The district is moving into Phase II instruction this week and I know this may look different for different schools and grade bands. Please update the Virtual teaching plan with any changes in your schedules. Molly and I will begin doing weekly pop-ins beginning this week and we need to have your most updated schedule.

Pod Observation Cycle and Debrief

This week we will officially begin pod coaching. You will receive an email today with your pod assignment and other important pod information. Your coach will observe you either weekly, biweekly or monthly depending on the area of focus. We will also provide you with things that we will be looking for when observing. You will need to schedule a debrief conservations that will be approximately 30 minutes the same day as your observation. After the observation, your coach will fill out and send you an observation document. You will fill out your portion of the document (5 questions) before coming to your observation debrief.

Pod Coaching Sessions

Pod coaching will also include pod coaching sessions. We have calendar dates for group pod sessions. Not everyone in the pod will need to attend each pod coaching session. The group pod sessions will be targeted and aligned based on different needs. Your coach will email you the Friday before the pod session to let you know if you need to attend. If you don’t receive an email the Friday before then you will not attend the next week’s pod coaching session, but will likely attend the next scheduled coaching session on the calendar.

Leadership Summit for 1 CMs

You should have received an email last week about the changes to the Leadership Summit that was originally scheduled for Feb.3. In trying to be flexible with dates, the regional team is offering several dates for the Leadership summit. It is only required for 1 CMs (2 CMs will have the Equity Alliance event later in the month), but 2 CMs you are welcome to join. 1 CMs, you are required to attend one of the dates for the leadership summit.

The dates are:

  • February 3rd

  • February 4th

  • February 8th

  • February 9th

  • February 10th

As always please reach out to us if you have any questions, concerns, or conflicts. We are here to support you! We are looking forward to jumping into our new pod coaching model, and getting more proximate to you, your classrooms, and your students!

-Janiel, Molly, and Courtney


Dates to Remember:

  • Leadership Summit for 1 CMs only- You must attend one of the following dates February 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th, or 10th. Register for your date HERE.

  • Thursday, Feb. 11 Pathways Post Corps Event (2 CMs only)

  • Thursday Feb. 11 Monthly Cohort Meeting (1 CMs)

  • Thursday, Feb 18th Pod Meeting (Coach will email you if you are to attend)

  • Wednesday, Feb. 24th Equity Alliance, Theory of Change (2 CMs only)

  • March 4th Pod Meeting (Coach will email you if you are to attend)

Action Items:

  • Check your email for Pod assignments and ‘look fors’

  • 1 CMs register for Leadership Summit-- Register for your date HERE.

  • Take a look at the Calendar and mark down important dates



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