Florida Middle School Coaching Pilot

Instruction Partners and UnboundEd have partnered to help schools support rigorous daily instruction for all students. This pilot is funded in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Timeline

  August 2018 Application and selection process: Each participating school will apply to join as a school team comprised of an instructional coach, a district representative, an instructional leader/principal, and a teacher leader.
 September 2018 Classroom walkthroughs: Instruction Partners staff will join the team in baseline walkthroughs to observe instruction together at the beginning of the year.
 October 1-3, 2018 Standards Academy: During this three-day, intensive training experience, coaches, administrators and teacher leaders will engage in deep learning around the instructional shifts and standards in their content area.
 December 6-7, 2018 Reconvene #1: Coaches and administrators will meet to deepen understanding of how to provide feedback and support to teachers.
 December 2018 On-site Coaching Support: Instruction Partners staff will work with the coach using the Instructional Practice Guide as a tool to identify trends in classroom instruction. The team will observe the coach's work with teachers and provide tailored feedback.
 January 17-18, 2019 Reconvene #2: Coaches and administrators will meet to deepen knowledge of the rigor of the standards and implications for instruction.
 February 2019 On-site Coaching Support: Instruction Partners staff will work with the coach using the Instructional Practice Guide as a tool to identify trends in classroom instruction. The team will observe the coach's work with teachers and provide tailored feedback.
 March 2019 Classroom Walkthroughs: Instruction Partners staff will join the team in final walkthroughs to observe instruction together at the end of the year.