9 roles of the school-based coach
The school-based coach is a new position in many school systems. While the title and job description vary across districts and states, the job is always complex. In this article, Killion and Harrison identify 9 different roles of the school-based coach.
By Joellen Killion, Cynthia Harrison
Role of the learning facilitator
Briefly, the purpose of the learning facilitator role is to design standards-based, job-embedded, collaborative professional learning. Explore this role in depth, including what skills the learning facilitator needs and a scenario of the learning facilitator at work.
By Joellen Killion , Cynthia Harrison
Math facilitator adds trust and multiplies effectiveness
Tina Scholtes, an experienced teacher in Starkville, Miss., became a K-6 math facilitator/coach and found that, in addition to her many responsibilities as an instructional leader, she first needed to build trust with her colleagues. Read about Scholtes' experience in developing her role. Scholtes also shares a tool -- a demonstration lesson observation sheet she created to help teachers focus on lessons.
By Joan Richardson
Focus on the NSDC Standards: Design customizes the lesson for the group and the goal
Consider how the intended goal of staff development influences the learning design that a school-based coach might select.
By Joellen Killion
NSDC tools: Ripe for the picking: Collection of 21 strategies satisfies a taste for context and content
Explore 21 designs for professional learning through this overview article accompanied by tools that will help you understand where and when each design will work most effectively.
By Lois Brown Easton