Center for Early Childhood Professional Development

Reflecting Oklahoma's commitment to high quality early care and education by providing professional development that produces results!

Instructional Coaching

DEFINITION OF INSTRUCTIONAL COACH

Instructional coaches are onsite professional development providers and change agents who use differentiated coaching to increase teacher effectiveness by teaching educators how to successfully implement effective, research-based teaching techniques and practices. Like differentiated instruction, differentiated coaching means tailoring coaching instruction to meet the individual needs of teachers. Instructional coaches apply a variety of professional development methods that encourage, high-quality implementation of interventions, leading to sustainability of the newly acquired skills. Instructional coach’s use guided reflective practices and a partnership approach to accelerate each teacher’s professional learning.

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