Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Learning Lab: Exploring Coaching for Practice Change May - August 2017

Series Overview

The Learning Lab on Coaching for Practice Change provides a remote learning opportunity to explore how coaching can be supported by states and used within programs to improve implementation of evidence-based practices. The Learning Lab will provide information, resources, implementation approaches, and thoughtful discussions with experts and colleagues. Register for the series and attend one or all of the topical events and discussion groups.

The Learning Lab will consist of four on-line sessions offered from May through August of 2017. Each session will cover a key aspect or topic of coaching and will be divided into two parts. Part 1 will cover information and knowledge development of the topic area and Part 2 will be dedicated to in-depth follow-up discussion of issues and strategies.

Series Calendar

All sessions will be held from 3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT. Recordings will be posted after sessions conclude along with relevant resources mentioned.

  1. Implementing Coaching for Practice Change: Innovations for the delivery of coaching
    • May 1: Part 1: Information and Knowledge Development
    • May 22: Part 2: Follow-up discussion of issues and strategies
  2. Coaching for Practice Change: Statewide implementation, systems considerations and examples
    • June 12: Part 1: Information and Knowledge Development
    • June 19: Part 2: Follow-up discussion of issues and strategies
  3. Coaching for Practice Change: Considerations for local and regional programs
    • July 24: Part 1: Information and Knowledge Development
    • July 31: Part 2: Follow-up discussion of issues and strategies
  4. Data Decision-Making and the Implementation of Practice-Based Coaching
    • August 14: Part 1: Information and Knowledge Development
    • August 28: Part 2: Follow-up discussion of issues and strategies
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Introductory Materials

Coaching on Practices

Dr. Patricia Snyder establishes why coaching on practices is important for ensuring fidelity of implementation of evidence-based practices, how research indicates are important components of an evidence-based, practice-based coaching framework, and how the practice-based coaching framework was developed, validated, and evaluated.

Unpacking the Components of Practice-Based Coaching

Dr. Mary Louise Hemmeter describes how effective teaching practices are the focus of practice-based coaching, the role of collaborative coaching partnerships, and the three components of practice-based coaching: shared goals and action planning, focused observation and reflection, and feedback.

Resources on Practice-Based Coaching

Session 1: Implementing Coaching for Practice Change: Innovations for the delivery of coaching

Session 2: Coaching for Practice Change: Statewide implementation, systems considerations and examples

In this session, guests from the Wisconsin Birth to 3 Program, Terri Enters (state Part C coordinator and supervisor) and Dana Romary (state staff), share information related to their statewide implementation of the Primary Coach Approach to Teaming. Guests from Minnesota, Sally Hansen and Hope Beissel (Regional ECSE Professional Development Facilitators for the Minnesota Centers of Excellence), highlight the implementation of their coaching work as it relates to the three innovations being implemented in the state: The Pyramid Model for social-emotional foundations for early learning (B-5), Classroom Engagement Model (3-5) and Family Guided Routines Based Interventions (B-3).

The Learning Lab continues June 19, 2017 at 3:30 - 4:30 PM EDT. Please take a moment to submit discussion questions you'd like to see addressed during Part 2!

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  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
  • phone: 919.962.2001
  • fax: 919.966.7463
  • email: ectacenter@unc.edu

The ECTA Center is a program of the FPG Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded through cooperative agreement number H326P120002 from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the Department of Education's position or policy.

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