IE Team Weekly Update

Edition #5 February 1-5

the 411 - Things to Know

  1. The EC-12 Instructional Coaches will meet on February 12th from 1:00-4:00pm. All EC-12 Instructional Coaches are asked to try coaching 2-3 teachers before Feb 12th with video using the Identify, Learn, Improve model or the Video Selfie model. (resources found here)
  2. Our book study on Mosaic of Thought has begun, please read this text and complete the study guide by February 15th.
  3. Elementary ELA writing teams will be meeting to continue their work around designing Formative Assessments on the following days. Members of the IE team are invited to attend, please check with your principal before registering in Keep Certified.
  • February 10 - Grades 4th, 5th, 6th
  • March 10 - Grades 2nd, 3rd, 4th
  • March 15 - Grades 5th, 6th
  • March 17 - Grades K, 1st
  • April 12 - Grades K, 1st
  • April 14 - Grades 2nd, 3rd

Professional Learning Section

Coaching for Excellence

One of the roles of a coach is to be a guide and a support while the coachee is developing a new skill or learning a new concept. Sometimes, coachees are blind to the need for development and learning. The coach must then initiate a discussion with the coachee to help them understand that a need or development opportunity exists. This effort begins the first of the four stages of learning, based on elements of the Johari Window, where a coach supports the coachee throughout the process of progressing from incompetence to competence in a skill or concept. Take a look at this article on how to coach through the stages of learning.

EC-12 Comprehensive Balanced Literacy

Here is a link to our ELA priority standards for grades K-8.

Instructional Excellence

In the video below watch as the teacher explains how she prepares learners for evidence-based discussions. Excellent strategies to incorporate the 4C's, especially communication into the classroom.

Instructional Coaches Team Meeting

Friday, Feb. 12th, 1-4pm

ASC - Eagles Development Center

Monthly meeting for EC-12 Instructional Coaches

Learning about Authentic Reading & Writing

Monday, Feb. 15th, 8am-4pm

ASC - Eagles Development Center


EC-6 instructional coaches are required to attend.

Interventionists and Instructional Leaders are invited to attend.