Professional Development Focused on Building
Instructional Coach Capacity
Professional development is customized based on the results of a district’s or school’s needs assessment. On-going study and learning for coaches based on core coaching competencies as well as key instructional topics will allow them to collaborate, share information, reflect on their coaching approaches, and engage in reflective conversations with other coaches.
Job-Embedded Coaching Support
Catapult Learning coaching consultants provide job-embedded support to your instructional coaches throughout the year. Coaches will be observed using the coaching performance rubric and will participate in the coaching cycle including setting their own goals, participating in reflective conversations and analyzing their performance.
Data from the needs assessment and input from the district leadership and the Catapult Learning consultant will determine whether coaches are supported individually or in a small group using a clinical approach.
Off-Site Coaching Support
By providing both district and building leaders on-going support, the consultant maximizes the ability to increase coordination and share resources among participating schools. Consultants provide valuable off-site support through phone and email communication so that coaches receive the just-in-time support they need to be successful. On-going contact and communication helps to build rapport and commitment between the consultants and coaches.
Off-site support days include:
- Preparing Needs Assessment summary
- Communication with district leadership re: goals and objectives
- Communication with instructional coaches via phone calls, emails and/or webinars
- Providing clarification and additional resources as needed
- Phone calls and emails as needed with administrators
- Each coach can expect a minimum of one email/phone call check-in per month.