Learning Outcomes Why has HCPS adopted Instructional Coaches? What is an Instructional Coach? What does an Instructional Coach do? What can I expect next?
Why Instructional Coaching? Throughout a ten-year study, whenever we found an effective school or an effective department within a school, without exception that school or department has been a part of a collaborative professional learning community. --McLaughlin and Talbert (2001)
Traditional Professional Development versus Coaching
Partnership Principles Instructional coaches are not involved in teacher evaluations. Teacher and Instructional Coach Equality Reciprocity Praxis Reflection Dialogue VoiceChoice
What Coaching IS and IS NOT A Coach is a colleague who… A Coach is NOT a colleague who… listens and remains confidential.reports confidential conversations to the office. co-plans with a teacher.plans lessons for a teacher. co-teaches or models a strategy.teaches a lesson without the teacher present. provides resources to a teacher.makes copies for teachers. observes teachers and offers feedback to improve teaching. evaluates teachers. Coaches are not administrators. makes suggestions to improve instruction.is there to “FIX” things.
What Instructional Coaches Do 70% Collaborate with Teachers: Plan Model Co-teach Observe Facilitate Peer Observation Reflection Review Data Establish and meet goals Explore Curriculum Visit Classrooms 30% Planning Resource Development Professional Learning Meetings