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    instructional coach

    The responsibility of instructional coaches is to help close the achievement gap and accelerate learning for all students by building teacher capacity through implementation of effective instructional practices. (Casey, 2008)

    • Assist in establishing teacher strengths and weaknesses in all domains of the Teacher Evaluation Rubric
    • Assist in establishing and writing GAPs based on specific needs of the teacher and assist in finding the professional development resources to reach the goal
    • Collaborate with individual teachers or teacher teams to identify and investigate research-based interventions
    • Model lessons or do side-by-side teaching of lessons
    • Assist in gathering and analyzing classroom data
    • Lead teacher teams in book study or other forms of professional development based on need or interest
    • Provide ongoing, job-embedded, non-evaluative support through a coaching cycle
    • Assist in lesson design, creation of formative assessments, and analyzing of student work
    • Observe teachers and provide feedback based on the classroom walkthrough such as creating a literacy-rich environment or evidence of interdisciplinary literacy strategies… 
    • Videotape lessons/teaching, provide feedback, and assist teachers in implementing instructional strategies with follow-up observation
    • Build capacity in becoming reflective teachers
    • Gather classroom resources and materials for teachers
    • Consult with teachers or teacher teams about the transition to the Common Core State Standards, the implementation of building or district-based practices such as the 90 minute reading block or Reader’s Workshop…
    • Support beginning teachers in classroom management, instruction…
    • Collaborate and attend essential meetings with district/building administrators in regards to professional development