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Instructional Coaching: Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers

Author(s): Suzanne Rose

Edition: 2

Copyright: 2021

Pages: 182

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Instructional Coaches have been busier than ever, meeting the professional development needs of teachers as teachers have been, often reluctantly, moved into teaching in online formats as the result of the pandemic. This second edition of Instructional Coaching: Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers, includes new and updated resources for instructional coaches as they strive to assist and support teachers with these new challenges. Providing relevant, personalized, and impactful professional development is more important than ever.

Readers will find useful organizational tips, forms, and information to support their coaching endeavors such as:

  • co-teaching
  • teacher study groups
  • coaching cycles
  • book discussion groups 

Introduction

CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Instructional Coaching

What Do Instructional Coaches Do?

Typical Instructional Coach Tasks

Models of Instructional Coaching

Instructional Teams

Resources

1.1 Roles of the Literacy Coach

1.2 Beginning of the Year Letter

1.3 Literacy Topics Survey: Elementary

1.4 Literacy Topics Survey: Middle/Secondary

1.5 Elementary Literacy Materials Survey

1.6 Middle/Secondary Literacy Materials Survey

1.7 Team Goals Chart

1.8 Online Resources for Keeping Meetings Running Smoothly

Reference

CHAPTER 2 Organizing for Coaching

Establishing a Schedule

Sample Daily Instructional Coaching Schedule—Elementary Level

Sample Daily Instructional Coaching Schedule—Middle or Secondary Level

Tips for Scheduling with Recalcitrant Teachers

Mastering Recordkeeping

Resources

2.1 Daily Coaching Schedule

2.2 Weekly Coaching Calendar

2.3 Scheduling Survey Form

2.4 Daily Coaching Record

2.5 Individual Coaching Record

CHAPTER 3 Effective Professional Development and Adult Learning

Effective Professional Development—

You’re the Coach: Professional Development Scenario

Characteristics of Effective Professional Development

Schoolwide Professional Development Plans

Principles of Effective Adult Learning

Involving Teachers In Professional Development Presentations

Resources

3.1 Professional Development Needs Survey

3.2 Options for Professional Development

3.3 Tips for Effective Presentations

References

CHAPTER 4 The Coaching Cycle

The Coaching Cycle

Identifying the Leverage Point for Effective Coaching

Resources

4.1 Instructional Coaching Resources

4.2 Identifying the Coaching Focus/Leverage Point

CHAPTER 5 Teacher Study Groups

Teacher Study Groups

Goals for Teacher Study Groups

Professional Development Modules

Resources

5.1 Sample Teacher Study Group Agenda

5.2 Teacher Study Group Log

5.3 Resources for Teacher Study Groups

Reference

CHAPTER 6 Book Study Discussion Groups

Book Study Groups

Goals for Book Study Groups

Tips for a Successful Book Study Group

Selecting and Obtaining the Books

Resources

6.1 Suggested Books for Book Study Groups by Topic

6.2 Resources for Book Study Groups

References

CHAPTER 7 Observing Instruction

Observing Instruction

Being a Reflective Observer

Sources Which Influence Observations

What Should I Observe?

Observation Cycle

Keeping Track of Ideas during Observations

Resources

7.1 Classroom Observation Form

7.2 Seating Charts

7.3 Classroom Observation Organizer

7.4 Notes for Follow-up

7.5 Online Resources for Observing Instruction

CHAPTER 8 Studying Instruction

Studying Instruction

Lesson Study

Video-Based Self-Reflection

Video-Based Student Observation for Professional Development

Intra- and Inter-School Classroom Visitations

Focused Content Lessons

Resources

8.1 Resources for Lesson Study

8.2 Video-Based Self-Reflection Viewing Guide

8.3 Student Video Observation Guide

8.4 Generic Classroom Visitation Observation Guide

8.5 Supporting Teachers’ Attempts to Use New Approaches

References

CHAPTER 9 Systematic Observation of Instruction

Systematic Observation of Instruction  

Rating Scales

Classroom Coding Systems

References

CHAPTER 10 Demonstration Lessons

Demonstration Lessons

Planning for Demonstration Lessons

Resources

10.1 Demonstration Lesson Observation Guide

10.2 Demonstration Lesson Plan

10.3 Ideas for Demonstration Lessons

10.4 Post-Demonstration Lesson Summary Form

Reference

CHAPTER 11 Co-Planning and Co-Teaching

Co-Planning and Co-Teaching

Co-Planning and Co-Teaching Process  

References

CHAPTER 12 Instructional Rounds

Instructional Rounds

Goals for Instructional Rounds

The Professional Learning Community

Resources

12.1 Instructional Rounds Record Sheet

Reference

CHAPTER 13 Technology Tools and Professional Development

Technology Tools and Professional Development

Blogs

Wikis

Video

Social Media

References

CHAPTER 14 The School Professional Development Center

The School Professional Development Center

Goals for a Professional Development Center

Planning the Professional Development Center

Resources

14.1 Organizing Books and Materials

14.2 Keeping Track of Books and Materials

14.3 Identifying Needed Resources—Teacher Survey

14.4 Resource Budget Request Form

14.5 Resources for Inexpensive Materials

CHAPTER 15 Making Professional Development a Priority for All Teachers

Making Professional Development a Priority

Assessing Professional Development

Reference

Appendix: Professional Development Activities

Schoolwide Literacy Action Plan Activity

Classroom Observation Activity—

Pinwheel Discussions: Large Group Conversations

Studying Instruction Activity

Demonstration Lesson Activity

Technology Tools Activity

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