Student-Centered Coaching Program

Overview

The KUSD Instructional Coaching model is designed so that instructional coaches work in partnership with classroom teachers to develop student learning goals and collaboratively identify and address barriers to student success through formatively reviewing student work. Building capacity for school improvement and increasing student achievement requires a systemic approach, not just implementation of a collection instructional strategies. Rather than focusing simply on improving instructional practice, the KUSD framework for instructional coaching requires that student data drive changes in instructional practice through implementation and reflection with a skilled instructional coach. The model is grounded in theories of formative assessment, differentiation, and RtI. The collaboration between the teacher and instructional coach will lead to sustained instructional growth and increased student learning outcomes.

Mission

Instructional coaches will increase student achievement by partnering with classroom teachers and engaging them in reflection, goal setting, and action planning to meet the needs of all learners.

Vision

The vision of the KUSD Instructional Coaching Program is to ensure that every student reaches high learning expectations by having an effective teacher for every class, every day and that the teachers have the support they need to continue growing professionally through coaching.

Defining Elements of Student-Centered Coaching