Building bridges: Data help instructional coach make vital connections with teachers
A new instructional coach seized the opportunity to gather data about her performance at Rockwood School District (Eureka, Mo.) when she became part of a district committee to develop a formal evaluation instrument for coaches. Learn how data helped shaped her ongoing improvement.
By Theresa Long
NSDC tool: Instructional coach formative evaluation and data collection form
See excerpts from an instrument developed for the evaluation of instructional coaches. Informed by NSDC's standards and Innovation Configurations, the form describes levels of performance in several coaching domains.
Lessons from a coach: Give-and-take changes the climate
Michael Biondo, high school instructional coach in Park Ridge, Ill., reaps the benefits of coaching as much as the teachers he works with do. Together, all are committed to the same goal of helping students.
Focus on NSDC's standards: Opportunities flow from use of data
Teacher leaders have a number of responsibilities related to data use in schools, including engaging teachers in data interpretation to determine student and teacher needs and designing professional development based on student data. Learn how to describe a problem and test a hypothesis based on data in this month's column on NSDC's Data-Driven standard.
By Joellen Killion