Westley's Coaching Review

Trimester 1

Purpose

It is hard to believe the first trimester is already coming to an end. It has been another busy start to the year and although we are remaining busy it is nice to finally have things falling into place. The purpose of this coaching review is to keep instructional strategists, other building coaches, AEA representatives and administrators up to date on what has been happening with each of the buildings I serve.

Presuming Competence & Building Inclusive Practices

Poyner & Irving

Poyner and Irving participated in a professional learning on strategies for presuming competence. This professional learning included administrators, instructional strategists, building coaches, general education teachers, specialists and paraprofessionals. At Irving we took some additional time to look at LRE data for the district as well as their school. We also discussed the importance of providing ALL students access to core instruction.


Shout Outs!

What's happening at Becker:

  • Instructional Strategist team meetings
  • Collaboration with building special education leader
  • Collaboration with instructional strategist on developing schedules
  • Assisting instructional strategists with accessing IEPs
  • Assisting instructional strategist with math instruction
  • Found additional LLI materials for instructional strategists
  • Collaborating with instructional strategist and general education teacher on utilization of different models for coteaching
  • Teaming to develop behavior intervention plan
  • Developing video model for student with behavior needs

What's happening at Irving:

  • Bi-Monthly Instructional Strategist Team meetings
  1. IEP at a glance
  2. Accommodations and Modification
  3. Para Schedules
  • Coaching cycles
  1. Math
  2. Reading
  3. Video-taping of exemplar parallel teaching lesson for math
  4. Planning and implementation of interactive writing with student
  • Student observations and team meeting to develop supports for students
  • Math observation to identify ways to differentiate and modify instruction as well as put additional supports in place
  • Collaboration with instructional strategist on creating authentic reading goals
  • Collaboration with instructional strategists during subgroup time
  • Collaboration with team (gen ed, math coach, instructional strategist, administrator) to discuss varying levels of supports we can provide for students with more significant needs
  • Collaboration with instructional strategist to brainstorm ideas for behavior plan
  • Conducting assessments with students to plan for instruction
  • Collaboration with AEA on IEP compliance
  • Developing table of services for general education students with IEPs per roster teacher
  • Professional Learning on visual supports
  • Collaboration between AEA, administration and instructional strategists on IEP compliance and areas for support

What's happening at Kingsley:

  • Weekly Instructional Strategist team meetings
  • Collaboration with building AEA personnel
  • Collaboration with instructional strategist on developing schedules
  • Assisting instructional strategists with accessing IEPs
  • Assisting instructional strategist with framework for interactive writing
  • Collaboration with team to develop and implement behavior intervention plans
  • Conducting classroom observations
  • Organizing instructional space
  • Assisting with IEP compliance
  • Conducting assessments with students to plan for instruction
  • Ongoing work on digging deeper on the Instructional Strategist Document
  • IEP overviews with each instructional strategist, AEA and administration
  • Assisting with utilizing additional resources such as para-educators
  • Assisting with making amendments on IEPs
  • Professional Learning on Inclusive Instruction


What's happening at Poyner:

  • Bi-Monthly team meetings
  1. Continuing forward with choice professsional learning
  • Collaborating with instructional strategist on writing authentic goals - embedded within instruction
  • Conducting classroom observations -utilized new observation tool
  • Videotaping of exemplars for coteaching
  • Observing instructional strategist utilizating assistive technology
  • Collaborating with instructional strategist to develop knowledge of interactive writing
  • Planning, demonstrating and implementing interactive writing lessons with students
  • Conducting assessments with students to plan for instruction
  • Assisting with making amendments on IEPs
  • Collaborating with team to implement interactive writing with students with more significant needs
  • Professional learning on providing general education students with IEPs more access to the core

My Coaching Developments:

My own professional learning:


  • Math Professional Learning
  • CIM classes
  • PODD Training
  • Fierce Conversations

Professional Learning I have assisted with:


  • Para math training
  • Presuming Competence
  • Building Inclusive Classrooms
  • Principal Meeting - How to access the new IEP system
  • IEP at a glance

Ongoing:



  • Descriptions for specially designed instruction
  • Writing authentic goals
  • Coaching collaboration
  • Book study: Making Sense of Math & 5 Practices for Mathematical Discussion
  • Reflective Practice book study with coaching team

Current Reads:



  • Choice Words by Pete Johnston
  • Formative Assessment by Dylan William
  • Shifting the Monkey by Todd Whitaker