Have you considered how instructional coaching might impact student achievement and ultimately scores within your charter system? Teacher coaching has emerged as a promising alternative to traditional professional development normally offered by charter schools. Informal, classroom-based instructional coaching has proven effective in solidifying teacher content knowledge and pedagogy and aided in teacher retention.

Coaching can be challenging without support for the coach. A clear understanding of the roles of the coach and how he/she will communicate with campus administrators must be established prior to implementation. Teachers must be informed of the objectives of coaching and have a clear understanding the instructional coach does not serve as an evaluator.

To support charter schools implementing this model for professional development, TCSA has created a new, multi-day training titled Instructional Coach Development. This four-day training will help new or returning instructional coaches understand their role in working with teachers and administrators to make a positive change at the campus level. The training will help instructional coaches learn how to develop behaviors and strategies focused on school improvement that can be used to change student performance outcomes.

Training Topics Include:

  • Developing a Professional Learning Community
  • How to Use Data to Drive Instructional Decisions
  • Reflective Listening Skills
  • Developing Lessons That Fully Engage Students and Ensure Equity
  • Content Focused Coaching
  • Providing Feedback to Teachers vs. Administrators
  • How to Develop a Culture of Rigor that Promotes Academic Growth
  • How to Handle Difficult Conversations

The dates for this training are August 1-2, October 6 and December 1, 2017. The cost for training is $500 per attendee. If you are interested in sending a coach to this training, please register prior to July 15. The presenter for this training is Paula Moeller. She led statewide instructional coaching on behalf of the Texas Education Agency while working at the University of Texas at Austin.

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