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Directors' Webinar: Program Measure 3 Coaching and Professional Development Online Tools (Dec. 6, 2012) Patricia Hershfeldt, High School Coaching Supervisor, Maryland PBIS, will described and demonstrated their projects’ online coaching tracking tool. Cyndi Boezio and Dan Jorgensen, of the Colorado SPDG showcased how they are using SharePoint to track professional development and follow-up activities. SESSION RECORDING

Resources:

Colorado SPDG SharePoint Event Tracking Tool (PPT. 12/2012, D. Jorgensen, C. Boezio)

Data Collection for Coaches - Maryland PBIS Coaching Visit Log (PPT, 12/2012, S. Barrett, P. Hershfeldt)

Using the URL and Guest Login info and  listed below you can view Maryland's PBIS Coaching Visit Log 
URL: https://secure.mds3online.org.
Username:: demo
Password: demo

Guidance / Policy

Program Measure 1 Evidence-based Professional Development: Coaching (SPDG Directors' Webinar PPT, October 2012) Dr. Jennifer Coffey provided guidance and shared Coaching resources and tools.SESSION RECORDING

Michigan Example Coach Job Description (MiBLSi) (PDF, 2011)

Utah Developing and Supporting a Cadre of Coaches (Systems & Instructional) (PDF, 7/2012, Developed by Utah) Most SEAs and LEAs understand the value of evidence-based professional development, which includes effective coaching systems.  However, establishing infrastructures (funding sources, training, policies, etc.) designed to support such systems appears to be a challenge. Some LEAs have been much more successful than others at implementing these systems. This document was developed as a SWOT analysis of Utah PDC on who can help facilitate implementation of MTSS in LEAS.

Oregon – EBISS Systems Coach Scope and Sequence [2011, DOC]  Brief overview of qualifications, responsibilities, scope of training and district expectations.

Wyoming Role of Principal and Coach (DOC, 3/2012)

 

Measures/Tools

Coaching for Competence and Impact: Coaching Targets Individual/Instructional Coaching. (Docx, 2013, Draft, Duda, M.)

Implementation Drivers – Best Practices for Coaching (PDF, 2013, Docx). The Implementation Drivers are reviewed here in terms of ‘best practices’ to improve and achieve competence and confidence of the  persons designated to coach those who will be involved in implementing the new way of work and the schools, districts, and TA efforts that host and support new evidence-based classroom and school-wide interventions. The focus of this Best Practices Template is on Coaches who develop competency of teachers and other school staff – coaching for competence.

Systems Coaching: Coaching For Competence and Impact Coaching Service Delivery Plan Template. (2013, Docx, SISEP, Duda, M.)  The purpose of this document is to help your Implementation Team develop a coaching service delivery plan that is linked to knowledge, skill, and abilities “implementers” need to be successful.

Kucharczyk, S., Shaw. E., Smith Myles, B., Sullivan, L., Szidon, K., & Tuchman-Ginsberg, L. (2012). Guidance & coaching on evidence-based practices for learners with autism spectrum disorders. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, Frank  Porter Graham Child Development Institute, National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders.

COACH’S Implementation Checklist Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) (DOC, Barrett, Lewis-Palmer, & Sugai 4/04 revised 12/10). This checklist is designed to be completed monthly by the PBIS. Coach to monitor PBIS implementation activities in a school. 

Practice Profile Template (DOC, posted 9/2012).   Adapted from www,pbssurveys.org. Outcomes for this Practice: Meet criteria on fidelity measures (e.g., Team Implementation Checklist, Self-Assessment Survey, Schoolwide Evaluation Tool).

Coaches Self-Assessment (DOC, Lewis-Palmer, Barrett, & Lewis 4/04) (revised Newcomer 10/09). This self-assessment is designed to assist coaches to identify current strengths and professional development goals. The assessment covers three skill levels: Level I – Coach, Level II – Coach/Trainer or Lead Coach, Level III – Coordinator. In addition, each level assess’ knowledge across Data, Practices, and Systems. 

PBIS Problem-Solving Action Planning Form (DOC, Posted 9/2012). Adapted from Todd, A.W., Horner, R.H., Newton, J.S., Algozzine, R.F., Algozzine, K.M., Frank, J.L. (2011). Effects of team-initiated problem-solving on decision making by schoolwide behavior support teams. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 27(1), 42-59. 

Snapshots: Leadership Team Benchmarks of Quality 1-3) (Created by S. Barrett, PBIS Maryland)

Snapshot: Faculty/Staff Commitment Benchmarks of Quality 4-6 (DOC, 9/2012, Created by S. Barrett, PBIS Maryland)

Snapshot: Develop Expectations and Rules Benchmarks of Quality: 17-21 (DOC, 9/2012, Created by S. Barrett, PBIS Maryland)

Snapshot: Establish Reward or Recognition Program Benchmarks of Quality: 22-28 (DOC, 9/2012, Created by S. Barrett, PBIS Maryland)

Snapshot: Effective Procedures for Dealing with Discipline Benchmarks of Quality: 7-12(DOC, 9/2012, Created by S. Barrett, PBIS Maryland)

Snapshot: Data Entry and Analysis Benchmarks of Quality 13-16 (DOC, 9/2012, Created by S. Barrett, PBIS Maryland)

Resource Mapping: A toolkit for education communities (PDF). This was a tool that was shared during a 2012 Scaling Up Discussion focused on coaching implementation supports. This resource developed by Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and Early Ongoing Collaboration and Assistance (EOCA) resource provides schools with a process by which school teams can identify existing and potential resources within their education community and facilitate student access to them.

Georgia Coaching Resource Packet (PDF, 10/2012). This resouce packet includes a variety of tools including a  coaching log, classroom assessments, and team agendas.

MiBLSi District READING SUPPORT Coaching Capacity Self-Assessment (DOC, 2011, DRAFT)

MiBLSi District BEHAVIOR SUPPORT Coaching Capacity Self-Assessment (DOC, 2011 DRAFT)

MiBLSi Identifying Skill Sets Along the Continuum of Support (DOC, 2011)

MiBLSi coaching / Implementation Support Website Resources

Oregon – EBISS Systems Coach Scope and Sequence [DOC]  Brief overview of qualifications, responsibilities, scope of training and district expectations.

Utah – Teaching Sequential Skills Coaches’ Manual  (PDF, OCT 2010) This booklet has been prepared for training adults in the evidence based practices of sequential instruction or “chaining,” task analysis, reinforcement, shaping, and prompting. It is intended for use by school district coaches working with teachers and also by teachers who wish to enhance the  skills of paraprofessionals, parents and  care givers.  

Utah Running Start Coaching Checklist. First 30 Days Checklist (PDF, posted 7/2012)
Utah – Coaching Observation Form (PDF, posted 7/2012)

Developing and Supporting a Cadre of Coaches (Systems & Instructional) (PDF, 7/2012, Developed by Utah) Most SEAs and LEAs understand the value of evidence-based professional development, which includes effective coaching systems.  However, establishing infrastructures (funding sources, training, policies, etc.) designed to support such systems appears to be a challenge. Some LEAs have been much more successful than others at implementing these systems. This document was developed as a SWOT analysis of Utah PDC on who can help facilitate implementation of MTSS in LEAS.

Coaching Evaluation Survey This assessment was developed by the Florida Problem Solving/Response to Intervention Statewide Project for schools to use in evaluating the performance of their school’s PS/RtI coach during 2007-08.

KU Center for Research on Learning

PBIS Coach & Trainer resources

The School Improvement Coach Web Site. This site includes a coaching manual and training modules

Virginia – Coaching Calendar [PPT, SPDG Regional Meeting, 2011]. This Powerpoint provides screenshots of Virginia’s online coaching calendar, which is used by coaches, schools, and teachers being coached. Teachers login to select time slots and make appointments.  It offers different form views for administrators, teachers, and coaches. It displays coaching dates, the list of individuals signed up for each coaching type, and the coach’s name. We can export the data into excel forms. In Virginia coaching is part of the content literacy model. This program can be purchased. 

Data Collection and Technology in the SC Gateways Project (PPT, Technology PLC, S. Beck and J. Watson). Susan Beck and Jennifer Watson, of the South Carolina SPDG, will share how South Carolina is using a Classroom Mosaic iPad app and other technology for data collection, networking and resource sharing, and other Ipad app resources.  Target Audience: SPDG project staff, administrators and instructional coaches.SESSION RECORDING

 

Papers/Publications

Annotated Bibliography of Recent Reserch Related to Coaching, SISEP (docx) posted 9-12-2016.

Coaching for Impact: Six Pillars to Create Coaching Roles That Achieve Their Potential to Improve Teaching and Learning outlines six pillars essential to creating meaningful coaching roles and calls on the nation’s education leaders to make a renewed commitment to coaching teachers that meets high expectations for quality. Download this free report from Learning Forward, the University of Florida Lastinger Center, and Public Impact.

Increasing the Effectiveness of Literacy Coaches. Ramona Chauvin, PhD, and Kathleen Theodore, MA. SEDL insights. Vol. 1, No. 3, Fall 2013. Literacy coaches provide teachers from all content areas with the support and professional development they need to deliver high-quality literacy instruction to all students. This issue of SEDL Insights examines how education leaders can help literacy coaches have the greatest impact at their schools.

Fullan, M. and Knight, J. (2011). Coaches as Systems Leaders. Educational Leadership. Volume 69, Number 2, Pages 50-53.

Implementation Research: A Synthesis of the Literature. (2005). Fixsen, D. L., Naoom, S. F., Blase, K. A., Friedman, R. M. and Wallace, F, This monograph summarizes findings from the review of the research literature on implementation and proposes frameworks for understanding effective implementation processes. The results of this literature review and synthesis confirm that systematic implementation practices are essential to any national attempt to use the products of science - such as evidence-based programs - to improve the lives of its citizens.

Lewis, T.J., & Newcomer, L.L. (2002). Examining the efficacy of school-based consultation: Recommendations for improving outcomes. Child and Behavior Family Therapy, 24, 165-181.  Proposes that effective implementation of school-wide systems of positive behavior support will require moving the consultation process from individual cases to working teams of educators. Key skills and possible measurement strategies to develop and sustain school-wide consultation efforts are described. 

Rock, M.L., Gregg, M., Howard P. W., Ploessl D.M., Maughn, S., Gable, R.A., & Zigmond, N.P. (2009). See Me, Hear Me, Coach Me. Virtual bug-in-ear technology brings immediacy to professional development. National Staff Development Council 30, no. 3, 24-32.

Rock, M.L., Gregg, M., Gable, R.A., & Zigmond, N.P. (2009). Virtual Coaching for Novice Teachers: Technology enables university professors to observe and literally whisper in the ear of a teacher during instruction. Kappan 91. No. 2 (36-41).

Rock, M.L., Gregg, M., Thead, B.K., Acker, S.E., Gable, R.A., & Zigmond, N.P. (2009). Can you hear me now? Evaluation of an online wireless technology to provide real-time feedback to special education teachers-in-training. Teacher Education and Special Education 32, no. 1, 64-82.

Leading for Reading: An Introductory Guide for K-3 Reading Coaches PDF. Chapter 1 – Defining the K-3 Coaching process. Center on Instruction [Oct. 2008] 

Coaching: A Strategy for Developing Instructional Capacity In this paper, Barbara Neufeld and Dana Roper describe what coaching is, what coaches do, the kinds of supports that coaches need, and the potential benefits to both educators and students. The paper is co-published by the Annenberg Institute and the Aspen Institute Program on Education.

Oswald, L, and Rigby, J. (March 2010) So Many Hats, So Little Time: Working, Smarter, Not Harder. Utah Special Educator, pages 13-15.

Presentations

 

Directors' Webinar: Program Measure 3 Coaching and Professional Development Online Tools (Dec. 6, 2012) Patricia Hershfeldt, High School Coaching Supervisor, Maryland PBIS, will described and demonstrated their projects’ online coaching tracking tool. Cyndi Boezio and Dan Jorgensen, of the Colorado SPDG showcased how they are using SharePoint to track professional development and follow-up activities. SESSION RECORDING

Colorado SPDG SharePoint Event Tracking Tool (PPT. 12/2012, D. Jorgensen, C. Boezio)

Colorado Department of Education SPDG Data Tracking Form: SharePoint Log-In and Data Entry (Screenshots, Doc, 12/2012)

Data Collection for Coaches - Maryland PBIS Coaching Visit Log (PPT, 12/2012, S. Barrett, P. Hershfeldt)

Using the URL and Guest Login info and  listed below you can view Maryland's PBIS Coaching Visit Log 
URL: https://secure.mds3online.org.
Username:: demo
Password: demo

Coaching PLC: Skill Up to Scale Up (PPT, L. Oswald, J. Rigby, G. Van Dyke) Lowell Oswald, Glenn Van Dyke and Jeri Rigby, presented on the Utah Running Start (new teachers) Coaching Network initiatives. They descrbed the instructional elements of their model, shared data/outcomes, effective infrastructure supports, and tools used to assist them with implementation. SESSION RECORDING

Related Resources

Coaching: Where Learning Happens.(PDF, March 2010) A Special Monograph Edition. The Utah Special Educator, Vol. 32, No. 3

Utah Coaching Network (YouTube Video) 

So Many Hats, So Little Time: Working, Smarter, Not Harder. Oswald, L, and Rigby, J. (PDF, March 2010) Utah Special Educator, pages 13-15.

 

Implementation Research: A Synthesis of the Literature. (2005). Fixsen, D. L., Naoom, S. F., Blase, K. A., Friedman, R. M. and Wallace, F, This monograph summarizes findings from the review of the research literature on implementation and proposes frameworks for understanding effective implementation processes. The results of this literature review and synthesis confirm that systematic implementation practices are essential to any national attempt to use the products of science - such as evidence-based programs - to improve the lives of its citizens.

Research into Practice: Implementing Effective Teaching Strategies (1990). ISBN-10: 0205122906. Alan Hofmeister and Margaret Lubke.Available to purchase online.

Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement. By John A. C. Hattie - Taylor & Francis Group - 2009 - Paperback - 378 pages - ISBN 0415476186. This unique and ground-breaking book is the result of 15 years research and synthesises over 800 meta-analyses on the influences on achievement in school-aged students. It builds a story about the power of teachers, feedback, and a model of learning and understanding. The research involves many millions of students and represents the largest ever evidence based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning. Available for purchase online.

Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching. (2010) Anita L. Archer, Charles A. Hughes.Available for purchase online.

Coaching Classroom Management Strategies and Tools for Administrators and Coaches. (2006)  Randy Sprick. Available for purchase online.

The ABCs of CBM: A Practical Guide to Curriculum-Based Measurement (2006). Michelle K. Hosp PhD, John L. Hosp PhD, Kenneth W. Howell PhD. Available for purchase online.

 

One-minute Academic Functional Assessment and Interventions: Can't Do It. . .or Won't Do It? (1999) Joe Witt and Ray Beck. Available for purchase online.

CHAMPS: A Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Management, 2nd Edition. (2009) Randy Sprick. Available for purchase online.

Program Measure 1 Evidence-based Professional Development: Coaching (SPDG Directors' Webinar PPT, October 2012) Dr. Jennifer Coffey provided guidance and shared Coaching resources and tools.SESSION RECORDING

Georgia Induction of Beginning Special Education Teachers Pilot (PPT, Personnel Improvement Center Webinar, October 10, 2012). This webinar highlights the excellent work that has been done by the Georgia DOE in developing, implementing and evaluating a special education-specific new teacher mentoring/coaching pilot program in three local districts. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to hear how one state is making a difference for their students with disabilities by investing in new teacher coaching. View the webinar here.  Georgia Coaching Resource Packet (includescoaching activities, coaching log, assessments, team agendas, etc.)

Systems Level Coaching (PPT, SPDG Coaching PLC Webinar, September 2012) Dr. Susan Barrett presents information on systems level coaching - how to be innovators for ‘whatever’ you are trying to nurture or change in teaching staff through a coaching model. Lessons learned, types of coaching, features and tools to enhance skills and competencies for coaches.SESSION RECORDING.  Tools and publications referenced during Dr. Barrett's presentation are listed above.

If Coaching is So Important, Why Do We Know So Little About It? (APBS 2011, PPT referenced during Barrett's presentation) 

Supporting the Alabama Adolescent Literacy Project (ALP) through Online Instructional Coaching and Consultation (PPT, Coaching PLC Webinar March 2012). For this webinar the Alabama SPDG team and Dr. Marcie Rock will describe how they have standardized elements of coaching across their different initiatives, zeroed in on the core components of coaching and consultation, and determined appropriate uses of technology for their provision of coaching and consultation, including Bug-in-Ear technology (BIE). This presentation may be helpful for your work related to Program Measure 1 (evidence-based professional development) and Program Measure 2 (improving implementation fidelity). SESSION RECORDING

Coaching Within a Statewide Multi-Tiered System of Supports (PPT, SPDG Coaching PLC Session, December 2011,  S.Goodman, MiBLSi). This session focused on use of coaches to develop competencies around effective practices at the school and district levels. Discussion will address specific practices of coaching at different levels of the school system and ways to support coaches. (Note: Due to a technical issue a session recording is not available for this presentation).

Coaching for Competence & Competent Coaching (PPT, SPDG Coaching PLC Sesssion, October 2011). Duda, Michelle A., Blase, Karen A., Fixsen, Dean L., and Sims, Barbara. Dr. Michelle Duda, of SISEP, presents on coaching best practices and shared tools other states have found supportive around the function of coaching.SESSION RECORDING

Systems Coaching

Scale Up Discussion on Coaching Implementation Supports in Rural Areas (Scale Up PLC, June 2012). Steve Goodman and Jerry Zielinski presented a challenge Michigan is experiencing in addressing implementation supports (e.g., coaching, training and technical expertise)  in rural districts with limited resources. Using the consultancy protocol the group assisted Michigan in thinking through this challenge to gain clarity and share ideas for addressing the problem. (Note: the resource mapping tool shared on the call is found above under tools/measures.)

Implementation Drivers Best Practices Analysis and Discussion Tool Adapted from ©National  Implementation Research Network Karen A. Blase, Melissa K. Van Dyke, Michelle Duda, and Dean L. Fixsen, September 2010.

Coaching through Stages of Implementation: Classroom Level (WORD, Draft, 12/11, MiBLSi)

Coaching through Stages of Implementation: Schoolwide (Building) Level (WORD, Draft, 12/11, MiBLSi)