Events: Implementation & Scale Up Conversation (PLC Webinar)

Topic: Discussion on Coaching and Training Drivers

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern / 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central / 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Mountain / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Pacific

Jennifer Coffey, OSEP Project Officer

Description/Other Details
Jennifer Coffey facilitated a discussion focused on the Coaching & Training Drivers framed around these guiding questions:

• When it comes to the training you provide, what does it look like, what are the components…
o are they skill-based?
o do you provide behavior rehearsals?
o do you have qualified rehearsal leaders who are content experts, who feel confident and competent in practicing with critical interaction skills?
• What are the challenges in carrying out these important components of training?
• How do you go about feeding forward data to coaches? What type of data collected to feed forward to coaches?
• What types of performance assessment measures collected and analyzed related to training (e.g. schedule, content, processes, qualification of trainers)?
• What kinds of data do you collect regarding how the training is done? Who looks at those data? What decisions are made?
• What data do you use to determine if coaching is working?
• How do you ensure administrators are reached?


Noonan, P., Langham, A., & Gaumer Erickson, A. (2013). Observation checklist for high-quality professional development in education.

“The Observation Checklist for High Quality Professional Development was designed to be completed by an observer to determine the level of quality of professional development training. It can also be used to provide ongoing feedback and coaching to professional development training provider peers. The tool represents a compilation of research-identified indicators that should be present in high quality professional development. Professional development training that includes 80% or more of these indicators can be considered to be of high quality.”

Effective Behavioral and Instructional Support Systems (EBISS) Systems Coach Manual: Oregon Coaches Task Force (PDF, Revised June 2013). Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Oregon.

“The EBISS Systems Coach Manual provides tools for district leadership teams and Systems Coaches to align district systems and sustain implementation of EBPs. It provides guidance for leadership teams to understand the necessary activities that should be conducted when planning the implementation of EBISS.”