Coaching Series 1 provides a description of coaching, a research-based rationale, and an introduction to Jim Knight's partnership principles of coaching. Series 1 introduces foundational concepts essential for districts beginning or "rebooting" their coaching system.
The IL MTSS-N is a project of the Illinois State Board of Education, with funding from the State Personnel Development Grant. Due to federal funding requirements and to provide feedback for internal development, please complete the pre-post test at the bottom of this page after viewing all of the following modules.
Coaching in an MTSS Framework-What? Why? and How of Coaching? provides a brief overview of the series' modules; the most effective way to use/view the modules; and how to access and use handouts.
While many districts utilize coaches, coaching is not always well defined within the system. In the first module of this series, learners will explore a definition of coaching, as well as, walk away being able to describe effective coaching characteristics. Learners are provided sample coaching job descriptions and the supports for creating district and school job descriptions tailored to district needs.
Adult learners need to understand the why behind the practice. The second module of series one concentrates on the rationale and research that supports coaching as an EBP. Learners will be able to identify why coaching is a valuable part of the professional learning process. Additionally, learners will be able to identify the characteristics of effective professional learning and how these are connected to coaching. Through understanding the rationale, learners will be better equipped to develop and implement effective professional practices and a sustainable coaching model.
While modules 1 & 2 of this series focused on defining coaching and why coaching is important, the third and final module of this series concentrates on the "how" or practical application of coaching. This module introduces learners to Jim Knight's extensive work around coaching adults within an educational setting. Learners will be able to describe Jim Knight's seven partnership principles and identify at least one application of each.
The IL MTSS-N is a project of the Illinois State Board of Education, with funding from the State Personnel Development Grant. Due to federal funding requirements and to provide feedback for internal development, we kindly request you complete this short pre-post survey after viewing each series.