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Administrative Unit: Education Department
Course Prefix and Number: EDUC 586
Course Title: Techniques and Strategies of Instructional Coaching
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

This class focuses on the methods and techniques of instructional coaching incorporating the instructional coach model of classroom management, content planning, instruction, and assessment for learning. Participants identify their personal strengths and concerns, and learn many strategies and techniques for application in school settings. Prerequisites: Graduate standing; teacher certification in one or more areas.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

Graduate standing, teacher certification in one or more areas.

Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Instructional Coaching, a Partnership Approach
By King, Jim (Corwin)
Instructional Coaching, Appropriate Perspectives
By King, Jim (Corwin)
Mindset, New Perspectives in Reaching Personal Potential
By Dweck, Carol (Robinson)
Course Objectives
  • To demonstrate understanding of the BIG 4 Instructional Model.
  • To demonstrate understanding of Cognitive and Affective Coaching Model.
  • To observe instructional coaches in the field and reflect on the model the coaches use to effectively impact teaching and instruction.
  • To develop a handbook of strategies and techniques for addressing the big four through instructional coaching.
  • To observe processes used by instructional coaches in the field to be instructional leaders and to spread instructional knowledge.
Measurable Learning
  • Create a written plan of instruction to guide work teaching BIG 4 Instructional model.
  • Demonstrate use of Cognitive and Affective Coaching Models as well as Thinking Maps.
  • Prepare observation and reflection papers from field work watching instructional coaches model effective strategies with teachers.
  • Perpare Instructional Coaching handbook of instructional strategies with teachers.
  • Create a written plan for being an instructional leader and to assist in spreading instructional knowledge.

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 15

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: Linda Bradley Date: November 12, 2012
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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