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Title: Welcome all Math Coaches!!!


1
Welcome all Math Coaches!!!
  • Please meet with your Regional PLT groups until
    940.

2
Instructional Coaching
  • A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction
  • By Jim Knight

3
Tentative Schedule
  • December Jim Knight work
  • January Jim Knight work
  • February work with Val Faulkner
  • March Jim Knight work
  • April Partners Training 4th Grade
  • May Partners Training 2nd Grade
  • June Partners Training - Kindergarten

4
Getting to know each other better
  • If you had the opportunity or ability to change
    jobs overnight (no matter about education,
    experience, etc,) what dream job or field would
    you want to enter?

5
Is it easy to lead change?
  • Think of a change you have gone through as a
    Math Coach that was successful and another that
    was unsuccessful. What accounts for the
    difference?
  • Making change -
  • Why are we here?
  • Is it worth it?

6
Commercial Break!!
  • What is happening at your
    school?

7
5 Key points to building a coaching program by
Jim Knight
  • Everyone page 26-27
  • Group 1 page 27 Top-Down and Bottom-Up
  • Group 2 page 27-28 Easy and Powerful
  • Group 3 page 28 Self-Organizing and Highly
    Organized
  • Group 4 page 28-30 Ambitious and Humble
  • Group 5 page 30 Engaged and Detached
  • Everyone page 30-31 Summary

8
Forms of Coaching
  • Review of Instructional Coaching
  • (review from Math Coach Meeting
  • September 14, 2009

9
Review What is the
Role of a Math Coach?
  • Evaluate your role as a Math Coach
  • Highlight items on the page that reflect what you
    have done at your school.
  • (use What instructional coaches do
    article)
  • 2. Review your role
  • What does your Coaching look like?
  • (complete box 1 and 2)

10
Setting and Evaluating Goals
  • Take a moment and look at your
    goal sheet from earlier in the year.
  • 1.Have you met any of your goals?
  • 2.Do you need to make changes?
  • 3. Are there any other goals you would like to
    work on or add?
  • 4. Do you have documentation that you have
    completed or are working on that goal?

11
Overview of Why Coaching?
  • (Jim Knight Video Clip 1)

12
Questions
  • What are your experiences with traditional
    one-shot professional learning? When have those
    sessions helped, and when have they been less
    than helpful?
  • What kind of support is most important for
    helping teachers learn?

13
Why Questions?
  • Why did you become a Math Coach?
  • What road blocks have you encountered and why are
    they there?

14
Whats in the Book
  • Page 14 and 15
  • Ch. 2 What does Coaching Look like?
  • Ch. 3 What is the Partnership Philosophy?
  • Ch. 4 Partnership Communication
  • Ch. 5 Getting Teachers on Board and Finding a
    Starting Point

15
Whats in the Book cont.
  • Ch. 6 Modeling, Observing, and Collaboratively
    Exploring Data
  • Ch. 7 Focusing on the Big Four Behavior,
    Content Knowledge, Direct Instruction, and
    Formative Assessment
  • Ch. 8 How Coaches can Spread Knowledge
  • Ch. 9 Coaches as Leaders of Change

16
Commercial Break!!
  • What is happening at your
    school?

17
The term Coach -
  • What does it mean?
  • (page 15)
  • Drawing a picture describing a Coach without
    words can you do it?
  • What does your picture look like?

18
Chapter 2 -
  • (page 19/20)
  • What Does Coaching Look Like?
  • (Complete a Time Chart for the work that you do)

19
(page 20-22)The Biggest Fear Will teachers
want to work with me? Moving away from
evaluator to a partner in learning(Complete box
3)
20
Introduction to the Big Four
  • Groups of four share your assigned Big Four
  • Page 23
  • Behavior
  • Content Knowledge
  • Direct Instruction
  • Formative Assessment

21
Partnering with the Principalpage 32
  • Three variables for having a successful coaching
    program
  • 1. The coach has received appropriate
    professional development in what and how to be a
    coach

22
2. Coaches have the discipline, skills, and
personality required to be effective coaches3.
Coaches are working in schools with principals
who are effective instructional leaders.(Jim
Knight video Clip 2)
23
Questions
  • What are some strategies you recommend for
    starting the coaching relationship what have
    you done in your school building?
  • What does a principal-teacher-coach relationship
    look like?
  • What supports are most important for helping
    teachers implement new practices?
  • (complete box four)

24
Review
  • An
  • Instructional
  • Coach
  • 1. Is on site
  • 2. Is a professional developer
  • 3. Partners
  • 4. Shares proven research-based practices.

25
Seven Principles
  • What is the Partnership Philosophy? page 37
  • Equality page 40
  • Choice page 41
  • Voice page 43
  • Dialogue page 46
  • Reflection page 47
  • Praxis page 49
  • Reciprocity page 50

26
Questions to Ponder
  • Is there a partnership principle that you see as
    being most important?
  • Is it possible for coaching to occur when you
    dont develop a partnership relationship with
    teachers?

27
(Video Clip from Jim Knight 3)
  • Discuss a time when one of the principles
    personally affected you in real-life
    instructional coaching experience.

28
CASE STUDY
  • Answers
  • What are you thinking?

29
Article
  • INSTRUCTIONAL COACHES MAKE
  • Progress through partnership
  • Intensive support can improve teaching
  • Are you creating a Partnership???

30
What are the key points?Group 1 page 32 and
What a Coach does (pg33-34)Group 2 What does
the project look like and How does it spread?
(page 34-35)Group 3 How are Instructional
Coaches selected and How do Instructional Coaches
learn their job? (page 35-36)Group 4 What
have we learned / Conclusion / Results from the
past two years (pages 36-37)
31
Self REFLECTION
  • Using the Math Coach/Math Expressions Observation
    Tool how are you looking?

32
Math Coach Meeting Reflection Form Keep the
white copy and turn in the yellow copy
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