The Instructional Coach will...
Work as a colleague with classroom teachers to support student learning. The instructional coach will focus on individual and group professional development that will expand and refine the understanding about research-based effective instruction. The instructional coach will provide personalized support that is based on the goals and identified needs of individual teachers.
Demonstrate willingness to assume leadership position.
Demonstrate knowledge of research-based instructional strategies that engage all students.
Provide organized, individual and/or group learning opportunities for teachers as needed.
Demonstrate knowledge using a variety of assessment tools.
Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of Iowa Core.
Support teachers in identifying learning needs.
Provide support in analyzing student assessment data.
Assist teachers with designing instruction based on assessment data.
Provide support for classroom motivation and management strategies.
Monitor intervention programs by observing and meeting with teachers.
Provide assistance in researching instructional and/or curriculum issues.
Model lessons when appropriate.
Provide encouragement and emotional support to teachers.
Encourage ongoing professional growth for teachers.
Assist with development of district curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
Develop and maintain a confidential, collegial relationship with teachers.
Possess an understanding of when to contact administrators regarding issues of safety/ethics.
Attend workshops/conferences to learn about new innovative instructional strategies.