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Maximizing the Impact of Instructional Coaching. From the Experts. No matter how well trained people are, few can sustain their best performance on their own. That’s where coaching comes in. - Atul Gawande. Three-Part O bjective.

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Maximizing the impact of instructional coaching

Maximizing the Impact of Instructional Coaching


From the experts
From the Experts

No matter how well trained people are,

few can sustain their best performance

on their own. That’s where coaching

comes in.

-AtulGawande


Three part o bjective
Three-Part Objective

Participants will identify ingredients of successful Instructional Coaching programs to implement at their district or home campus through discussion, sharing, note-taking, reflection, and questioning.


Cazilda Steele, Ed.D.

Principal - Mayde Creek High School (2009 - present)

1 of 7 traditional High Schools in Katy ISD

Approximately 2700 students

Approximately 180 teachers

4 Instructional Coaches

ELA and Math – full time

Science and Social Studies – part –time – (shared with 2nd campus)


Dora Daniluk

Instructional Coach Facilitator, Katy ISD 2012-2014

131 District Instructional Coaches for 2013-14 school year

35 elementary schools with 70 ICs (ELA/SS, Math/Science)

13 Junior Highs with 36 ICs (ELA/SS, Math, Science)

9 (7 traditional) High Schools with 25 ICs (ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies)


Principal?

AP?

Other?



District IC?

Campus IC?




Recent research indicates that with classroom coaching implementation rates rise 85 90

Recent Research Indicates That With Classroom Coaching,Implementation rates rise…85% - 90%

Research on Instructional Coaching

University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning


“Without coaches to provide precise instructions, to model in the classroom, to provide positive and motivating honest feedback, few new practices get implemented, and those that get implemented are usually implemented poorly.”

(Cornett & Knight, Coaching: Approaches and Perspectives, 2009)


Objectives of the coaching model
Objectives of the Coaching Model in the classroom, to provide positive and motivating honest feedback, few new practices get implemented, and those that get implemented are usually implemented poorly.”

  • Promote collaboration and communication to support the delivery of instruction

  • Assist teachers with district-promotedinstructional strategies by demonstrating and modeling

  • Analyze data and facilitate data discussions

  • Build campus & teacher capacity

  • Plan and Facilitate on-site professional learning

  • Participate in on-going and extensive professional development

  • Promote and model effective use of instructional technology


Major responsibilities katyisd instructional coach
Major Responsibilities in the classroom, to provide positive and motivating honest feedback, few new practices get implemented, and those that get implemented are usually implemented poorly.”KatyISD Instructional Coach

  • Collaboration and Communication

  • Curriculum

  • Data

  • Professional Development

  • Technology

  • Other 


Ingredient 1

Ingredient #1 in the classroom, to provide positive and motivating honest feedback, few new practices get implemented, and those that get implemented are usually implemented poorly.”

The InstructionalCoach


“Coaching is all about helping transport someone from where he or she is to where he or she needs to be.”

Gauthier & Giber, 2006


Key qualities of an instructional coach
Key where he or she is to where he or she needs to be.” Qualitiesof An Instructional Coach


Percentage of principals who considered the following criteria to a great extent when hiring an ic
Percentage of Principals who considered the following criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC


Killion criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC & Harrison


Mindset of the instructional coach
Mindset of the Instructional Coach criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC


Mindset of the Instructional Coach criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC


Mindset of the Instructional Coach criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC


Mindset of the Instructional Coach criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC


Mindset of the Instructional Coach criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC


The role of the ic does not include
The Role of the IC criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an ICDoes NOT Include

  • Evaluating Teachers or Providing information for evaluations

  • Serving as a substitute teacher

  • Taking primary responsibility for instruction of a specific student group

  • Disciplining students in an administrative capacity

  • Performing clerical duties outside job criteria


Ingredient 2

Ingredient #2 criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC

The Campus Principal


Instructional leader
Instructional Leader criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC

  • Supporting coaches and teachers

  • Implementing school/district initiatives

  • Meeting with ICs and leadership team on a regular basis

  • Advocating the use of data

    • to interpret strengths and weaknesses

    • to determine instructional focus

  • Sharing best practices


Communicator
Communicator criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC

  • Articulating the purpose and components of the coaching model to staff

  • Sharing building and district initiatives/expectations

  • Implementing district curriculum, i.e. unit plans

  • Maintaining the fidelity of the Instructional Coaching Model

  • Repeating expectations when needed


Facilitator
Facilitator criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC

  • Promoting a safe, trusting environment

  • Sharing data is valued and transparent

  • Supporting collaboration and team work

  • Developing a community of learners


Learner
Learner criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC

  • Promoting continued professional development for all stakeholders

  • Participating actively in campus PD

  • Walking the talk


Monitor growing the ics
Monitor – Growing the ICs criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC

  • Setting personal goals

  • Prioritizing time commitments – weekly schedule

  • Promoting self-reflection

  • Supporting professional development

  • Providing IC support network


Ic support
IC Support????? criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC


Pd considerations for ic
PD considerations for IC criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC

  • Promoting Teamwork

  • Moving along the Continuum

  • Getting Into the Classroom

  • Revisiting Teams

  • Working with Resistant Teachers

  • Project CRISS Update/Review

  • Taking Review to the Next Level

  • Preparing for Next Year


From the experts1
From the Experts criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC

“Next to the principal,

coaches are the most crucial

change agent in a school.

Without it, many comprehensive

reform efforts will fall short of

real improvement.”

Michael Fullan


Ingredient 3

Ingredient #3 criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC

The Campus


Campus vision
Campus Vision criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC

  • Belief that all students can succeed if opportunity is available

  • Student-centered learning

  • Building teacher capacity

  • Academics and learning are a priority


Campus readiness
Campus Readiness criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC

  • Data is understood and used to measure student success and plan for enrichment as well as intervention

  • Growth mindset

  • Time is available for process

  • Professional Learning Communities utilized


Campus expectations
Campus Expectations criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC

  • The coach and team leadership work closely together (DC and team lead)

  • Quality 1st Teach

  • Common assessment

  • On-going Professional Development

  • Positive, Supporting Relationships


Seasonings can make the difference

Seasonings….can make the difference! criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC

Confidentiality

Communication

Relationships

Confidentiality


Confidentiality the big 4
Confidentiality: criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC The Big 4


Relationships
Relationships criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC

IC-DC

IC-IC


Communication
Communication criteria “to a great extent” when hiring an IC

Respect

Equality

Authentic Listening

Honesty

Empathy


The coach and principal’s communication is essential to implementing coaching effectively. -Coaching Matters, p. 104


Pick Your Mix-Ins implementing coaching effectively.


Campus professional development

Campus implementing coaching effectively. ProfessionalDevelopment


From the experts2
From the Experts implementing coaching effectively.

An Instructional Coach is someone whose chief professional responsibility is to bring evidence-based practices into classrooms by working with teachers and other school leaders.


Pd possibilities
PD Possibilities implementing coaching effectively.

  • PLC meetings

  • Faculty meetings & Professional Development days

  • Planning of curriculum

  • Lunch and Learn

  • 6 week snippet

  • Tip of the Week

  • Video’s of implemented practice


Data implementing coaching effectively.


Data conferences
Data Conferences implementing coaching effectively.

  • Facilitate Data Conferences

  • Discuss data as a team and share what is working and what needs improvement

  • Analyzing student work

  • Developing grading rubrics

  • Discussing and “tweaking” strategies


Other data to consider
Other Data to Consider implementing coaching effectively.

  • Student Engagement

  • Transition Time

  • Questioning

  • Instructional vs Non-instructional Time

  • Ratio of Interaction


Video taping

Video Taping implementing coaching effectively.


From the experts3
From the Experts: implementing coaching effectively.

“Used effectively, in a way that honors teachers’ professionalism and learning, video can be the most powerful improvement we have experienced in our schools in a long time.”

  • Jim Knight, Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High-Impact Instruction


Video taping a window of reality
Video Taping – A Window of Reality implementing coaching effectively.

  • Highlighting Positives

  • Documenting Practice

  • Assisting struggling teachers

  • Promoting Reflection

  • Monitoring progress

  • Create your own Teaching Channel


Blue ribbon recipes end product

Blue Ribbon Recipes implementing coaching effectively. End Product


Principal implementing coaching effectively.

Campus

IC

Partnership


Impact of ics
Impact of ICs implementing coaching effectively.

At MCHS

  • Consistency in instruction across classrooms

  • Strategies that promote student engagement

  • Reflective conversations in PLCs

  • Planning for delivery, not the calendar

  • Improved Assessment writing

  • Common language across contents

  • Awareness and Understanding of state accountability


Impact of ics1
Impact of ICs implementing coaching effectively.

In KatyISD

  • Consistency in instruction across schools

  • Strategies that promote student engagement

  • Reflective conversations in PLCs

  • Planning for delivery, not the calendar

  • Improved Assessment writing

  • Common language across contents

  • Awareness and Understanding of state accountability


Award Winning Recipe for Success implementing coaching effectively.

Instructional Coach

Principal

Campus

Working, learning, growing together


Bon implementing coaching effectively. appetit !!


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