K-12 Instructional Practice and Coaching: Transform and Improve Standards-Based Classroom Instruction

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Transform classroom instruction and ensure equitable outcomes for all K-12 students. Customized professional learning and job-embedded coaching helps ensure students master state content standards and are prepared for postsecondary success.

The [K-12 Instructional Practice and Coaching] training provided by WestEd for teachers and administrative staff has been outstanding. WestEd staff asked tough questions, referenced our data, and helped us to realize that more aggressive reforms must be implemented to exit School Improvement.”

— Charlotte Boyle, Superintendent, Creighton Elementary School District, Phoenix, AZ

Who Will Benefit

  • K-12 Teachers
  • K-12 Teacher Leaders
  • K-12 Instructional Coaches
  • School and District Administrators

What You Will Learn

Our K-12 Instructional Practice and Coaching services are designed to help ensure all students master state standards and are prepared for postsecondary success.

Teachers

  • Learn instructional practices that help students meet the state standards, including understanding complex concepts, and that meet the diverse needs of all student populations. Design and implement lessons that include research-based instructional strategies
  • Plan instruction that develops students’ proficiency in academic language

Teacher Leaders and Instructional Coaches

  • Increase depth of knowledge about effective instructional practices
  • Receive modeling and practice in reflective and directive coaching approaches
  • Deepen knowledge of and improve skills in instruction and coaching to better support teachers’ successful implementation of standards-based instruction
  • Learn to facilitate data-driven dialogues that help teachers plan instruction and, following classroom observation, provide actionable feedback that enables teachers to improve their instruction

Site and District Administrators

  • Learn and implement strategies for meeting instructional, curricular, and student achievement goals
  • Work directly with leadership-focused coaches, building systems for implementation of professional learning and accountability
  • Learn and implement data-gathering systems to use in coaching principals, teachers, and coaches
  • Facilitate productive data-driven meetings that directly impact student achievement

Service Details

On-site support is available for both training in classroom instructional strategies as well as in development of coaching skills.

Follow-up onsite implementation support is available for teachers (e.g., module training, lesson planning, observation, debriefing) and instructional coaches and administrators (e.g., reliable classroom observations with teacher feedback).

Dates of service are collaboratively set with the district and school.

What Makes This Service Unique

WestEd’s K-12 Instructional Practice and Coaching process promotes implementation through follow-up on-site support and employs a gradual release model that builds capacity of teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators.

Cost

For information on pricing, please contact Sofia Aburto at saburto@wested.org or 209.839.7255.

LEARN MORE > To learn more, please contact Sofia Aburto at saburto@wested.org or 209.839.7255..

“WestEd has been amazing in our work with Depth of Knowledge, from teacher and principal training to site visits … their expertise and knowledge has been amazing as we move our practices forward.” WestEd has been amazing in our work with Depth of Knowledge, from teacher and principal training to site visits … their expertise and knowledge has been amazing as we move our practices forward.”

– Ana Boyenga, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Atwater Elementary School District, Atwater, CA


“WestEd taught our leaders how to effectively be instructional leaders, by teaching, modeling, coaching and providing unwavering support.”

– Laurie Doering, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Crane Elementary School District, Yuma, AZ