Instructional Coaching Group is a team of talented, passionate, and hardworking people that want to make a difference. Michelle Harris began her teaching career at a middle school in El Cajon, California, and has worked for the Beaverton School District in Oregon in the capacity of teacher, coach, and administrator since 2000.
Jim Knight, President of the Instructional Coaching Group, is a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. Tricia McKale, co-author of Coaching Classroom Management, with Randy Sprick, Wendy Reinke, and Jim Knight, is a nationally recognized professional developer, who leads sessions on instructional coaching, coaching classroom management, and the Safe and Civil Schools curriculum.
Sue Woodruff is a nationally recognized leader of school improvement efforts based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Elena Aguilar, an experienced K-12 educator, is a transformational-leadership coach and consultant in Oakland, Calif. This is the time of year when I fantasize that all coaches, everywhere, are deep in the process of creating work plans. What distinguishes effective coaching from other kinds of professional development activities is that coaching is an ongoing effort focused on developing a specific and agreed-upon set of skills or practices. The rest of the chapter walks you through the 10 step process of creating a work plan, and offers many examples of what these look like and what the conversations with clients sound like when they're being created.
But what I really want to share with you (because I know that many of you have read this chapter and are hard at work on constructing plans!) is this graphic created by the most brilliant Kristin Houser, an instructional coach in Aurora, CO. And here's another chunk of the graphic (you'll just have to click on the link to see the whole thing).
The opinions expressed in The Art of Coaching Teachers are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications. The introduction features additional proficiency in staff development, policy design and curriculum design. The writer uses a functional format to separate experience in athletics, education and business. Instruct players on the rules, playing within the guidelines and optimizing performance in the framework of the games regulations.
Evaluate and identify the most athletic players and put those players in position to lead the team.
Analyze players with potential, spot weaknesses and address those areas in order to quickly resolve any ongoing issues.
Collaborate with coaches from other areas to learn new techniques for building strong programs. Coach players with a passion, energy and excitement while teaching sportsmanship and integrity.
Scout players from junior varsity that may be capable of moving up into varsity or senior role.
Athletic Director Job DescriptionJob Description for targeting resume for Athletic Director job. Professional Resume ExamplesThis category will include a broad variety of professionals in the workplace. At a special meeting in March our Board of Directors accepted an offer on the former Southern Facility building located on Holiday Road in Coralville. The first phase of updating our 33rd Avenue facility began in September, 2014, which mainly concentrated on work on the first floor. The sale of our former Southern Facility, pictured here, has created the opportunity to update our current 33rd ave location (below). The full scope of the second phase of the remodel effort is being finalized now, but will likely focus on improving the classrooms, break areas and other work spaces on the second level of the building. Click hereA to reference Administrative Regulation AR #4190A concerning flex-time and summer hours. If nothing is submitted by the May 13 deadline, it will be understood you wish to remain with your current insurance elections. A reception on April 29, 2016 celebrated retiring GWAEA speech-language pathologists (l to r) Debbie Mills, Sheila Matheson, Anne Steffensmeier, and Helen Nagel. If you want to share something in your Google Drive with someone for a limited period of time you can now do that.
Keep improving your well-being by participating in one of the many Blue Zones Project events in the Cedar Rapids, Marion and Iowa City areas. Registration fees are $125, a reduced fee through the support of the agency's GROW Committee.
The 2016-2017 LCI series is a joint effort supported by GWAEA consultants and national presenters. Further information will be provided by the GWAEA regional administrator or school improvement consultant for your district. Group leaders wear many hats at once as they bring positional responsibility, technical knowledge and information to meetings and work sessions. These sessions explore a leadership repertoire that flexes between the stances of presenting, collaborating and facilitating when communicating important information and to support groups in generating and processing information. Participants will learn how to effectively coach teachers for technology confidence and competence.


The Summer Literacy Institute is designed to provide GWAEA employees with basic literacy information.
Purpose: to establish a comprehensive multi-year regional program to develop important teacher leader skills and competencies and build capacity among a network of teacher and district leaders to promote long term system sustainability aligned with the Iowa Department of Educationa€™s TLC Layered Approach for Support.
In this workshop you will see how the visual and kinesthetic approach of Hands-On Equations demystifies the learning of algrbra, thereby providing students with a foundation for algebraic thinking and for a traditional Algebra 1 course. Grant Wood Area Education Agency extends equal opportunities in its employment practices, educational programs and services, and does not discriminate on the basis of color, gender, race, national origin, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or as otherwise prohibited by law. It’s our pleasure to work with partners from around the globe that make our work possible. During that time, she participated in the KU Coaching Study with Jim Knight, became certified in SIOP, Effective Teaching Practices, and is a Non-fiction writing trainer. She is the former board chair of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation and is a founding advisory board member of the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted and Talented Education at the University of Iowa. Tricia was an instructional coach with Pathways to Success at Robinson Middle School for five years after serving as a language arts teacher in North Ottawa County in Kansas.
Previously, she has been a stay-at-home mom, worked in direct sales, and most recently, worked as the Administrative Assistant to the CEO at Valley County Health Systems. Thomas is the Geneva Schaeffer Professor of Education and Social Sciences at West Texas A&M University. A leader of leaders for the Strategic Instruction Model and the Content Literacy Continuum, Sue spends her time identifying excellent ICs and mentoring them for their district. In role as vice-president, Jenny co-authors the Reflection Guides and Field Guides and oversees most of the communication, design, and financial aspects of the company. She is the author of The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation (Jossey-Bass, 2013) and is currently working on a book about coaching teams.
Though a client might experience coaching as a series of meaningful conversations, the coach is consciously working within a structure and toward an end. This job seeker has experience as a Sports Administrator, Basketball Coach, Teacher and Athletic Director. A paragraph summary outlines skills in teaching, youth development and athletic program development. The work in phase one also included improvements to the front walkways to ensure the facility is ADA accessible, improvements to the fire protection systems in the building, and upgrades the heating, cooling and filtration systems.
At this time staff can anticipate that construction will kick off during the 2016-2017 school year.
The intent of this program is to connect youth to the community around them through a hands-on, experiential learning approach. Thank you for taking part in this important initiative and helping us reach our agency goals! You share the file and then roll over their name and click on the clock that will appear and set the expiration date. This professional learning provides leadership teams and educators the opportunity to interact with relevant content and work collaboratively to implement this content into district improvement plans.
This year, there will be a theme to help teachers utilize the iPad with students to a€?show what you know.a€? Sessions will connect with the universal constructs of communication, critical thinking, and collaboration.
Mindful leaders perform a delicate balancing act by knowing when and how to assert themselves with their groups and when and how to integrate themselves with their groups. Knowing when and how to flex between these stances allows skilled leaders to productively and confidently influence positive outcomes for groups and manage difficult topics and conversations. Coaches will learn foundations of coaching adults and how to best meet the needs of all the teachers they work with, novice to veteran.
The session includes information on the Early Literacy Implementation Legislation, Literacy components and strategies for instruction, Iowa Core Standards for Literacy, FAST assessment system, and Collaborative Literacy Supports. Pre-registration is required for all participants including practicum, interns and student teachers.
Please contact the Grant Wood AEA Professional Development office if you have further questions. If you believe you or your child has been discriminated against or treated unjustly, please contact the Agencya€™s Equity Coordinator, Maria Cashman, at 319-399-6847 or 800-332-8488 or TDD 319-399-6766, Grant Wood AEA, 4401 Sixth St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. Michelle is a seasoned staff-development specialist who has facilitated trainings across the state of Oregon, as well as for the Memphis City Schools in Memphis, TN. As one of the first Professional Developers for the Center, she has worked with thousands of teachers and administrators both in the U.S. She has worked with many organizations in the community in developing their strategic plans and is a past member of New Designs, a local consulting company specializing in helping businesses develop high-performance work teams. Jim’s articles on Instructional Coaching have been included in publications such as The Journal of Staff Development, Principal Leadership, The School Administrator, and Teachers Teaching Teachers. Ruth especially enjoys her work with ICG as she is able to work from home in rural central Nebraska, which gives her the flexibility to take care of her grandsons when they are not in school. Jenny also partners with Jim to refine the vision and reach of the Instructional Coaching Group and increase the impact of the research arm of ICG, The Impact Research Lab.
The work plan is the structure that holds the conversations, questions, and actions that make up coaching.


Our area has shade and sun so we will be able to use all different kinds of plants.A What we would like is to have staff bring in a plant from their own flower garden (if you have ones that need splitting) and then take some time after work one day and plant, water and mulch. Flexibility in stance also allows the group leader to preserve a place at the table so his or her voice as a colleague has a space for participation.
Additionally, coaches in this cohort will begin to develop a PLN to help assist their learning of how to support teachers with technology integration. Jim directs several research projects, including Pathways to Success a comprehensive, district-wide school reform project in the Topeka, Kansas School District. Thus, you may receive emails from Ruth that bear a time stamp of very early morning, or very late at night! He has conducted professional development in conjunction with the Center for Research on Learning for twenty-eight years. Muskegon High received national recognition when it won the Pete and Carrie Rozelle National Award from the National Center for Learning Disabilities for addressing the educational and social-emotional needs of all children, including those with learning disabilities. Jenny is independently educated with emphases in educational practice and philosophy and design. And I am so tickled to see how my own work has led to the creation of other extremely useful work. During the 2014-2015 school year, 31 proposals were approved to support professional learning in Literacy, Math, Early Childhood, Autism, Behavior, Science, Coaching, Mentorship, Speech Language, ELL, and Leadership Development. This professional development has focused on Instructional Coaching as well as CRL’s Learning Strategies® and Content Enhancement Routines®. Jim also leads the coaching institutes and Annual Instructional Coaching Conference offered by the University of Kansas.
Most of all, she is very excited about the opportunity to work with ICG and to be a part of something that is truly making a difference, ultimately, for our children and grandchildren. During this time, he has worked with hundreds of teachers and administrators, both in the United States and internationally. 6888.A We will plant the week of May 16 or 23, depending on individual schedules and the weather.A Thank you! Most recently she has served as a project leader on several federal research projects focusing on secondary literacy. Jim is frequently asked to guide professional learning for instructional coaches and has presented and consulted in more than 40 states, most Canadian provinces, and in Japan.
He has served as project leader on several federal research programs focusing on secondary literacy. Alley Partnership Award from the University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning and has also published numerous articles.
First, you can print and write, type and print (all the text fields in the planner are editable), or just type and keep the forms on your computer. Thomas is the Director of The WTAMU Community Partnership for Learning Disabilities, and he is currently conducting research in the areas of instructional coaching, content enhancement routines and learning strategies. They’re a little overpriced and totally unnecessary…but I decided to spoil myself and get them anyway.
You don’t want too many sections because then your planner gets crowded with dividers, but you want enough to keep it tidy. It guides me in my planning…my monthly goals guide my weekly goals, which guide my daily goals and to-do’s. Anything that pops in my mind that will require just a single action, goes on my action list. There is some blank space on the side to help me jot down ideas and notes, then on the right I capture all the different action steps I need to do in order to complete the project.
The Planning Kit includes a few different lists to help you get stuff off your mind and put them in a proper holding spot. You could also keep checklists in this section which are so cool for freeing up mental space. Then I’ll have my Coaching Work Plan, followed by a few Coaching Observation Forms ready to go, and lastly a few printed Coaching Convo planning sheets {all of these forms are included in the Planning Kit}. I just removed the sheets and added my own.The Levenger punch works for the discbound system.
These Pilot G2 pens are also great.The Giveaway is Now ClosedGiveaway description…fill out the form below for a chance to win a free Simplified Coaching Planning Kit!
I absolutely loved mine from last year and sure hope I can benefit from your organization again this year. I know, now that I also have mine altogether, I’m feeling psyched and ready for the year!
Reply Kate August 21, 2014 at 11:59 am # This is probably a totally lame question, but I LOVE your planner and want to make mine just as cute (and useful).



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