• Center Grove Professional Development


    Instructional Coaching Menu

    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
    • 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
    • Support beginning teachers in classroom management, instruction…
    • Collaborate and attend essential meetings with district/building administrators in regards to professional development
    In order to yield the highest student achievement, Center Grove Instructional Coaches collaborate with teachers through intentional goal-setting, professional learning, and ongoing reflection.