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Report
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 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?
Years Experience
with ICs
District IC?
Campus IC?
Content Specific?
Why
Coaching?
Research on Instructional Coaching
Recent Research
Indicates That With
Classroom Coaching,
Implementation rates
rise…
85% - 90%
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
• Promote collaboration and communication to support
the delivery of instruction
• Assist teachers with district-promoted instructional
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
• Collaboration and Communication
• Curriculum
• Data
• Professional Development
• Technology
• Other 
Ingredient #1
The Instructional Coach
“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
Percentage of Principals who
considered the following criteria “to a
great extent” when hiring an IC
Knowledge of content instruction &
best practices
“people skills”
Classroom teaching experience
Oral presentations skills and ability to
lead teacher groups/reflection
Experience with students of similar
population
91%
79%
78%
70%
68%
Change
Agent
Instructional
Specialist
Learner
Resource
Provider
Mentor
Coaching
Hats
Content
Specialist
Data Coach
School
Leader
Classroom
supporter
Learning
Facilitator
Killion & Harrison
Mindset of the Instructional Coach
From
Directing
To
Inquiring
Mindset of the Instructional Coach
From
Correcting
To Providing
Constructive
Feedback
Mindset of the Instructional Coach
From
Accepting
To
Empowering
Mindset of the Instructional Coach
Making
Excuses
Generating
Possibilities
Mindset of the Instructional Coach
Advising
Listening
The Role of the IC
Does 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
The Campus Principal
Instructional Leader
• 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
• 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
• Promoting a safe, trusting environment
• Sharing data is valued and transparent
• Supporting collaboration and team work
• Developing a community of learners
Learner
• Promoting continued professional
development for all stakeholders
• Participating actively in campus PD
• Walking the talk
Monitor – Growing the ICs
• Setting personal goals
• Prioritizing time commitments – weekly
schedule
• Promoting self-reflection
• Supporting professional development
• Providing IC support network
IC Support?????
PD considerations for IC
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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 Experts
“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
The Campus
Campus Vision
• Belief that all students can succeed if
opportunity is available
• Student-centered learning
• Building teacher capacity
• Academics and learning are a priority
Campus Readiness
• 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
• The coach and team leadership work
closely together (DC and team lead)
• Quality 1st Teach
• Common assessment
• On-going Professional Development
• Positive, Supporting Relationships
Communication
Relationships
Confidentiality
Seasonings….can make the
difference!
Confidentiality
Confidentiality:
The Big 4
Relationships
Communication
The coach and
principal’s
communication is
essential to
implementing coaching
effectively.
-Coaching Matters, p. 104
Pick Your
Mix-Ins
Campus
Professional
Development
From the Experts
An Instructional Coach is someone
whose chief professional
responsibility is to bring evidencebased practices into classrooms by
working with teachers and other
school leaders.
PD Possibilities
• 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
Data Conferences
• 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
• Student Engagement
• Transition Time
• Questioning
• Instructional vs Non-instructional Time
• Ratio of Interaction
Video Taping
From the Experts:
“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
• Highlighting Positives
• Documenting Practice
• Assisting struggling teachers
• Promoting Reflection
• Monitoring progress
• Create your own Teaching Channel
Blue Ribbon Recipes
End Product
Impact of ICs
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 ICs
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
Instructional Coach
Principal
Campus
Working, learning, growing together
Bon appetit !!
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