The purpose of staff development is not just to implement isolated instructional innovations; its central purpose is to build strong collaborative work cultures that will develop the long-term capacity for change. Michael Fullan Coaching Academy Bob Price [email protected] Kathleen o’[email protected] Working to see change happen Essential Question Why Coaching? Research on Instructional Coaching With Instructional Coaching Implementation rates rise from 10% to 85% University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning The Case for Coaching Teacher Efficacy Student Achievement School Culture Student Achievement The Set Up The original idea – new Teacher Academy Agreement of district leadership Funding options Application Process Number of participants and workshop planning Logistics – time, place, agenda, guests, materials, resources 3 Learning sessions Ask us a question? Coaches are: Facilitators of meaning-making Posers of questions and problems Stimulators of higher order thinking Seekers of elaboration of responses Askers before tellers Guiding Questions Why instructional coaching? What are characteristics, skills, and roles of effective coaches? How do coaches build trusting relationships with those they work with? What are some useful strategies and techniques for coaching visits? Steve Barkley The need for a team Coach all, start with high performing teachers Adult Relationships in Schools Parallel Play Adversarial Congenial Collegial Roland Barth, 2005 A portrait of trust Confidentiality pledge Ask us a question? JOELLEN KILLION “Many hands working together weaving a web of support help coaches feel efficacious, effective, and efficient in their work, and most importantly contribute to a culture of professional collaboration that helps students reach academic success.” Student Achievement How do you define “Student Achievement Work in your group Express you meaning on the material provided Post your definition on a nearby wall What are the characteristics of an effective instructional coach, what do they need to know and be able to do? What are the parallels between what this athletic coach does and what an instructional coach does? A common misconception of the coaching role is that it is mainly about conveying information Sink or Swim Roles of an Instructional Coach Ten Roles of a Coach • • • • Resource Provider Data Coach Curriculum Specialist Instructional Specialist • Mentor • • • • • Classroom Supporter Learning Facilitator School Leader Catalyst for Change Learner Ask us a question? Follow up Explain what happened after they were in the field for 8-10 months. Conflict Dealing with Fierce Conversations Susan Scott Advocacy: The Elevator Pitch Move to to Article expert groups. Create an “Elevator Pitch” – Advocating for Coaching Consider the 5 points from the article when developing your “Pitch” Leading Up Ask us a question?