How to Build an Instructional Coaching Program for Maximum Capacity is a comprehensive start-to-finish guide for developing and sustaining a coaching program. The book guides readers through the following process:Align the program with the mission and goals of the school or districtUse data to continuously evaluate and refine the programDesign appropriate professional development for coaches, principals, and other school administrators Buildáan organizational culture that supports the coaching endeavor Throughout the book, the authors incorporate the classic metaphor of a sea journey to describe the process, perils, and celebrations of program design, implementation, evaluation, and refinement.

Trimming the Sails: Ongoing Professional Learning and Support

Trimming the sails: Ongoing professional learning and support

Building an Instructional Coaching Program for Maximum Capacity

  • Research coaching and coaching models. Reach out to others (coaches, coaching champions) in the professional community. (Chapter 1)
  • Select a “champion team” who will develop the coaching initiative and will support coaching. (Chapter 2)
  • Develop a shared vision of instructional coaching for your school or district. (Chapter 2)
  • Align your vision of instructional coaching with your school or district's vision. (Chapter 2)
  • Develop an administrative model for coaching. (Chapter 2)
  • Develop your assessment plan for the coaching initiative. Know what you will evaluate and how you will do it. (Chapter 3)
  • Know the five characteristics of great coaches prior to hiring and ...
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