Learning Lab: Coaching for Practice Change
- 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
- Session 3: Coaching for Practice Change: Considerations for local and regional programs
- Session 4: Data Decision-Making and the Implementation of Practice-Based Coaching
The 2017 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 provides information, resources, implementation approaches, and thoughtful discussions with experts and colleagues.
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.
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.
- Supporting Practitioners in their Implementation of Recommended Practices: Using Practice Based Coaching
- Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 35(3) provides a collection of articles on the topic of coaching to support practice implementation
- Practice-Based Coaching Key Resources from The Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning Center includes fact sheets, videos, and other resources (e.g. program leader guide, using video in coaching) related to the use of practice based coaching in classrooms
- Coaching Corner Webinars on practice-based coaching in the preschool classroom
Session 1: Implementing Coaching for Practice Change: Innovations for the delivery of coaching
A brief welcome, introduction of guest presenters, review of Practice-Based Coaching, and session overview.
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).
Resources from ECTA Center
- ECTA System Framework
- Statewide Implementation Guide
- North Carolina Early Learning Network, SEFEL Resources: coaching/TPOT
Resources from Wisconsin Birth to 3
Resources from Minnesota Centers of Excellence
- Minnesota Centers for Excellence (Handout)
- ECSE Professional Development Facilitators: Connect, Support, Empower
- MnCoE Classroom Engagement Model Fidelity and Coaching Plan
- Practice Based Coaching 2016-2017 Training and Webinar Schedule
Session 3: Considerations for local and regional programs
- Head Start Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center's page on Practice-Based Coaching
- RP2 Internal Coaching Log: Classrooms
- RP2 Internal Coaching Log: Home Visiting
- Parent Activity Log
- Reaching Potentials through Recommended Practices Observation Scale – Home Visiting (RP2 OS-HV)
Session 4: Data Decision-Making and the Implementation of Practice-Based Coaching
Presenters from the ECTA and DaSy Centers discuss using data for decision making, and what kinds of data can be using to measure coaching to inform decisions at different levels of a system.
- Examples of Questions and Sub-questions on Coaching for Different Levels of the System
- RP2 Tools and Strategies Used in Program-Wide Implementation, which include the Benchmarks of Quality for State and Local levels, and Observation scales for Classroom and Home Visiting programs