Presentation on theme: "Advanced Cognitive Coaching: 2013 Retreat. ‘Do Now’ Share What coaching innovations would you like to share with the whole group? What interesting coaching."— Presentation transcript:
Advanced Cognitive Coaching: 2013 Retreat
‘Do Now’ Share What coaching innovations would you like to share with the whole group? What interesting coaching strategy did you try that worked? What coaching challenge(s) did you encounter? What did you try that didn’t work?
Even the Best Experts Have Spectacular Coaching Failures
REVISIT WHY WE COACH Improve student outcomes Support instructional change (scaffolded) Promote collegiality Enhance student thinking Build school culture Develop teacher conceptual skill Appreciate/celebrate diversity
REVISIT BENEFITS OF CC Increased student test scores Increased teacher efficacy Increased teacher reflection Increased teacher satisfaction Increased professionalism of school culture Increased teacher collaboration Assisted teachers professionally and personally
Your Elevator Speech? What do you do? How would you explain it to your teachers? How would you explain it to a family member who is not an educator? How would you explain it in a job interview with a principal?
CC FRAMEWORK 1.Relationship building 2.Pre-visit 3.Data collection 4.Post-visit 5.Portfolios/Files/Storage
CC TRUTHS: What Coaching IS:What Coaching ISN’T:
What CogCoaching ‘Truths’ Eluded Chef Ramsay?
TOUGH COACHING CASE STUDY #1
TOUGH COACHING CASE STUDY #2
IMPLEMENTATION SNAGS? Enlist principal support for coaching Separate coaching from evaluation* Distinguish between teachers who need coaching vs. clinical supervision Demonstrate that all teachers can benefit Create culture of collaboration Establish trusting environment Set structured time for coaching Allow for a variety of interactions Harness other ‘natural’ coaching contexts
HIT the BOOKS TONS of academic coaching and case study books out there Check out the resources section of the QSI website Learn more about contents that are not your area of expertise
John Hattie -Thanks, Tammi Gee! Get into groups of 4 Once you receive your envelope, take out the pieces for your ‘category’ and put them in prioritized order of importance for impacting student learning: most important (top) to least (bottom)
John Hattie -Thanks, Tammi Gee! How can you use this information to guide your cognitive coaching efforts this upcoming year?
Teach like a Champion An NTA Framework Get into groups of 4 Once you receive your envelope, take out the pieces for your ‘category’ and put them in prioritized order of importance for impacting student learning: most important (top) to least (bottom)
GOAL SETTING: How do your teachers formally set their own goals? How do you try to align every teacher’s goals to the evaluation tool? How do you track the goals established by your teachers? How do you track goal progress and/or completion? How do you celebrate achieved goals? How do you set new ones?
LEVERAGING the EVALUATION TOOL Training teachers on their tool Training teachers on your tool and explaining your job expectations ‘Growth mindset’ item connect to coaching Connecting with your leader
PORTFOLIOS A portfolio is a collection of artifacts that tell a story PLUS teacher-written reflective pieces tied to the artifacts.
ENHANCED WALKTHROUGHS Data reporting at:
COACHING TEAMS FACT: You are only one person. FACT: You learn 90% of what you teach. FACT: Coach turnover is a concern for campuses seeking to build a consistent instructional culture built on high expectations and collaboration. FACT: You are not the only expert on your campus. FACT: Ops to lead increase buy-in and teamwork. FACT: Personality matching can be just as powerful as content knowledge in a coaching team.
VIDEOS Flip phone ‘quick visit’ Extensive video camera footage Can be screened privately, with coach, or publicly to share great practices!! Add reflection/portfolio component for a single or series of videos BONUS: No scripting required on your part! BONUS: Can be ed for dialogue.
VIDEO IDEAS – LET’S PLAY! Inside Mathematics visits/public-lessons visits/public-lessons Smart Teaching videos-to-learn-new-teaching-techniques/ videos-to-learn-new-teaching-techniques/ New Teacher Center Teaching Channel https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/new-teacher-classroom- management https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/new-teacher-classroom- management Teacher Tube =All =All Learnzillion Edutopia Edudemic Note: Teacher Training Videos:
TEAM TEACHING Leader + teacher Coach + teacher Teacher + teacher Matching benefits: 1. content 2. class management 3. discipline 4. passion 5. data use 6. engagement 7. rigor
PEER OBSERVATIONS Teachers visiting within their department at your site Teachers visiting other departments at your site Teachers visiting their content at other sites Teachers visiting other contents at other sites
PARALLEL COACHING With another coach With a teacher With a leader With an AP With a QSI representative
HARNESSING DATA ACTIVITY Pre/post test growth scores Grade distribution reports Progress report audits Attendance reports Student surveys Benchmark scores AIMS scores
New QSI Curriculum Supports: ELA and Math Two common repositories for all Leona teachers: 1. Math 2. ELA What’s there? Exemplar maps Lesson plans Lesson videos Resources: Apps, websites, etc. CCSS/PARCC connections
Lesson Plan Template
GET OFF YOUR CAMPUS Hear others ‘talk’ about observations in an insightful, objective way Learn new ways of thinking Prepare for your accreditation visit Stock your ‘best practices’ tool box Network
INTERSITE COACHING Visit classrooms outside of your bubble ‘Swap’ content area or grade level expertise for teachers resistant to coaching Get to know each other better and spread your strengths
MODELING Be mindful of your staff meetings and presentations... DON’T miss the chance to model what you want to grow! Remember to explicitly discuss the modeling – and invite participants to track/evaluate the strategies CC Expectation: 50% peer-to- peer. New Leona presentation standards!
DESIGNING TARGETED DATA COLLECTION SHEETS How have our data collection forms evolved? Last Year Idea : ex: high school math walkthrough sheets with the common core best practices Last Year Idea : ex: NTA data collection tool focused on targeted strategies for each month’s session
HR: YOU CAN’T FIX EVERYTHING How do you know when you need to see Toby? (note: no names please, we’re talking only in generalities)
‘Do Now’ Solutions Review our collective coaching challenge(s) that we encountered. Provide potential solutions for each of the challenges.