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5 Scenarios for Instructional Coaching

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Location: La Nouvelle Ballroom, Table 7
Experience live: All-Access Package

Participate and share : Poster

Doug Caldwell  
Katherine Nettles  

Participants will collaborate with each other while listening to various coaching scenarios. After collaborating, participants will analyze coaching methods and consider other techniques to improve their own coaching practices.

Audience: Coaches, Principals/head teachers, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Coaching & mentoring
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Change Agent
  • Cultivate a supportive coaching culture that encourages educators and leaders to achieve a shared vision and individual goals.
Professional Learning Facilitator
  • Design professional learning based on needs assessments and frameworks for working with adults to support their cultural, social-emotional and learning needs.
Data-Driven Decision-Maker
  • Assist educators and leaders in securely collecting and analyzing student data.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Expected Outcome: Participants will walk away with digital templates of how to create an unbiased, data-based observations that hold a mirrored reflection for the observe-ee. Through the online template of coaching questions, participants will deepen their understanding of crafting open-ended questions for the purpose of maintaining trusting relationships, thereby creating buy-in for implementation of school/district-wide goals.

Participants Will Receive: various types of data collection forms which can be used unbiasedly to promote growth mindset such as:
- Digitally shared Google Drawing with annotations sampling observation tallies and premade key tallies
- Digitally shared Google Drawing Template sampling a layout of a classroom
- Digitally shared sampling of teacher keys
- Digitally shared coaching questions (samples for before, during, and after an observation)

Participants Will Consider: How this model of data gathering might work in the context of lead teachers, curriculum coaches, and administrative roles, and how this model might support the implementation of district and school wide goals.

Supporting research

Mentoring Matters by Laura Lipton and Bruce Wellman

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Doug Caldwell, eMINTS National Center

Doug Caldwell has been working as an Instructional Coach for the eMINTS National Center for the past 22 years. eMINTS is a collaborative program sponsored by the University of Missouri College of Education that focuses on supporting high-quality teaching powered by technology. Each year he provides digital leadership advice, training, and coaching to school educators on supporting technology integration in their schools. Doug is formerly a K-12 public school teacher and holds an Ed.S degree in Educational Technology from the University of Missouri.

Katherine Nettles, eMINTS National Center

I am a wife, mother, friend, neighbor, and educator who is passionate about learning in all vocations given to me. I enjoy reading, listening to podcasts, taking walks, spending time with my family, and learning better ways to train teachers. I enjoy puns and a good prank!

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