Support from the K-12 Instructional Coaching Program Specialist

About the K - 12 Instructional Program Specialist

  • Each building coach in FWPS is provided coaching support from the K-12 Instructional Coaching Program Specialist, Terry Knox-Davidson.

    • Twice-monthly the Instructional Coaching Specialist partners with small groups of instructional coaches in the field. (approx. 1.5 hrs)
    • Protocols and Guiding questions are utilized in the exploration around a problem of practice.
    • Teams extablish goals using the Standards for Professional Learning.
    • Teams determine protocols based on the individual issue to be addressed.
    • Additional support is available based on needs and experience.

Whole Group

    • Assist with planning up-coming whole group professional development opportunities
    • Model or Co-present
    • Create surveys to gather data
    • Analyze data results and plan for next steps
    • Provide resources for up coming trainings
    • Observe whole group coaching (video or in person) and provide requested area feedback

Small Group

    • Dilemma and problem solving
    • Role playing
    • Observe small group coaching (video or in person) and provide requested area feedback
    • Co-plan small group coaching opportunities including format, resources, protocols, guiding questions, goals etc.
    • Model or co-facilitate
    • Co-observe another coach facilitating a small group and debrief
    • Analyze data results together and plan for next steps

One on One

    • Dilemma and problem solving
    • Role playing
    • Observe 1:1 coaching (video or in person) and provide requested area feedback
    • Data analysis and next steps
    • Model or co-facilitate (conversation or cycle)
    • Design forms or guiding questions for 1:1 support

General Coaching Support

    • Assist with developing professional goals
    • Support coach with schedule/ time management
    • Explore/attend professional learning opportunities together
    • The Coach of Coaches  will act as a mirror to assist ICs in reflecting on coaching roles