Discover powerful instructional coaching tools, strategies, and processes aligned to the four critical questions of Professional Learning Communities at Work®. Ensure all collaborative teams in your PLC school are engaged in the right work to support student learning.

Benefits

  • Learn how to provide PLC training and professional development for collaborative teacher teams.
  • Study three major variables that will affect instructional coaching—capacity, culture, and context—and four major actions that will act as guiding principles.
  • Explore issues that can arise in PLC schools, as well as teacher coaching strategies to help resolve these issues.
  • Deepen your understanding of instructional coaching in a PLC with helpful online reproducibles and teacher coaching tools.
  • Acquire capacity-building strategies aligned to the four PLC questions.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: How to Get Started as an Instructional Coach
Chapter 2: What Do We Want Students to Know and Be Able to Do?
Chapter 3: How Will We Know if They Have Learned It?
Chapter 4: How Will We Respond When Some Students Do Not Learn?
Chapter 5: How Will We Extend the Learning of Students Who Are Already Proficient?
Epilogue: Maintaining the Momentum and Sustaining the Process

PRINTABLE REPRODUCIBLES

Introduction

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Epilogue

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

BOOKS

  • Bailey, K., & Jakicic, C. (2012). Common Formative Assessment: A Toolkit for Professional Learning Communities at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Bailey, K., & Jakicic, C. (2017). Simplifying Common Assessment: A Guide for Professional Learning Communities at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Bailey, K., Jakicic, C., & Spiller, J. (2014). Collaborating for Success with the Common Core: A Toolkit for Professional Learning Communities at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Buffum, A., Mattos, M., & Malone, J. (2018). Taking Action: A Handbook for RTI at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Buffum, A., Mattos, M., & Weber, C. (2012). Simplifying Response To Intervention: Four Essential Guiding Principles. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Conzemius, A. E., & O’Neill, J. (2014). The Handbook for SMART School Teams (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R. (2015). In Praise of American Educators: And How They Can Become Even Better. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., & Karhanek, G. (2004). Whatever It Takes: How Professional Learning Communities Respond When Kids Don’t Learn. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., Many, T. W., & Mattos, M. (2016). Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work (3rd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Kanold, T. D. (2011). The Five Disciplines of PLC Leaders. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Kanold, T. D. (Ed.). (2013). Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work, Grades 6–8. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Kanold, T. D., Schuhl, S., Larson, M. R., Barnes, B., Kanold-McIntyre, J., & Toncheff, M. (2018). Mathematics Assessment and Intervention in a PLC at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Marzano, R. J. (2010). Formative Assessment and Standards-Based Grading. Bloomington, IN: Marzano Research.
  • Marzano, R. J. (2017). The New Art and Science of Teaching. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Mattos, M., DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., & Many, T. W. (2016). Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Professional Learning Communities at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Nickelsen, L., & Dickson, M. (2018). Teaching With the Instructional Cha-Chas: Four Steps to Make Learning Stick. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Reeves, D. (Ed.). (2007). Ahead of the Curve: The Power of Assessment to Transform Teaching and Learning. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Wiliam, D. (2011). Embedded Formative Assessment (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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