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Coaching to Improve Teaching and Learning

3 Salary Points , K-12 , Parent Engagement

  • $249.00
  • Course Only
  • 45 Hrs./3 Salary Points

Regular price

Course Description:

Increased demands upon educators to continuously improve their practice and to ensure they meet the demands of ESSA ("Every Student Succeeds Act") means that there is not enough time for each educator to learn everything that is needed or to make all the mistakes themselves. Collaboration and communication are essential to meeting the goal of all students learning well. Coaching is a proven and practical vehicle for staff members, mentors and administrative evaluators to use in guiding each teacher to intentional best practice that will ensure student learning.

This course details the process of collaboration and communication that promotes quality outcomes in terms of student learning. By establishing a mutual purpose, mutual respect, individual commitment and using a variety of effective coaching communication skills, staff members can maximize the expertise, skill, and talent of coaching partners…. They learn from each other. The online format allows for reflection, practice, observation and analysis and application of skills to current settings. Emphasis is upon intentional best practice, celebration of success, planning for increased effectiveness in subsequent observational episodes and relationship maintenance. While the emphasis of the course is on establishing an effective coaching team, individuals also report that the process of taking the course enhances their instructional, assessment and classroom management skills.

Course Objectives: 

Participants will:

  • Understand the role of coaching in intentional best practice
  • Understand the different purposes and uses of coaching
  • Observe and analyze coaching episodes
  • Self-analyze their own prior knowledge about coaching experiences
  • Identify specific and guiding questions they want to answer with respect to coaching
  • Distinguish between what makes an effective and an ineffective coach
  • Explain the importance of trust and identify behaviors that will enhance trust in a coaching relationship
  • Establish clear expectations for coaching partnerships
  • Understand the importance of active listening and essential questions in coaching experiences
  • Separate competence from performance of a single teaching episode
  • Explain what is meant by confidentiality in the coaching experience
  • Understand the varied roles that are played by coaches
  • Understand that student learning is the bottom line in effective instruction
  • Separate style from lesson content
  • Explain how coaching can add meaning and purpose to teacher evaluation
  • Understand the role of enduring knowledge in effective instructional planning
  • Distinguish between a learning and an activity
  • Design/select essential questions to guide the planning process
  • Practice lesson planning and essential questioning with a partner
  • Practice using a variety of methods for data collection
  • Practice a variety of observation strategies through video analysis and scripted lessons
  • Practice with lesson planning and observation with colleagues
  • Understand the role of self-reflection in the coaching process
  • Analyze a variety of possible essential questions to spur reflective practice
  • Evaluate a coaching conference against specific standards of performance
  • Understand and practice using Principles of Constructive Feedback
  • Identify language that builds bridges and language that builds walls in conferencing
  • Conduct a coaching conference
  • Plan time to engage in coaching experiences through Coaching Action Plan

Enrolling in a Course:

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  • You will be asked to provide your LAUSD Employe Number and the name of the school that you currently or most recently taught at.
  • Upon purchase, you will receive an email receipt and be able to login to your a eClassroom account. You have 180 days from your purchase to complete your course.
  • If you have any questions, check out our FAQs or email support@cecreditsonline.org.

LAUSD teachers are able to submit up to 12 credits/salary points from CE Credits Online per trimester (Jan-Apr, May-Aug, Sept-Dec).

LAUSD/UTLA requires the following amount of time for Salary Point courses:

  1. Salary Point Course: 45 Hours (15 in the online classroom and 30 of outside work)
  2. Salary Point Course: 90 Hours (30 in the online classroom and 60 hours of outside work)
  3. Salary Point Course: 135 (45 hours in the online classroom and 90 hours of outside work)

Outside work is tracked by a Time Log for every course. Outside work includes assignment preparation time, data analysis used in assignments, accessing the many resources linked throughout the course and collaboration.  We maintain your Time Log in the event your district requests proof of your work.

Receiving Salary Points

  • Submit your Time Log in the eClassroom at the end of the course.
  • Your completion paperwork will be submitted directly to the LAUSD Professional Development Unit by CE Credits Online along with the NA Claim for Staff Development Point Project form at the beginning of the following month.
  • PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ADDITIONAL PAPERWORK If you decide to request graduate credits for your completed course, the official transcript you receive from the university will be for your own personal records. Each course can only be submitted once, and we will provide all necessary paperwork to LAUSD.
  • Salary point credit approval for NA Forms is done by the Professional Development Unit and may take up to 3 months to process. The delay in processing your salary points will not affect the eligibility date of your schedule advancement, as they are backdated to the date of completion. If the points from your NA Form have not been posted to your account on the LAUSD website at the end of 3 months, please contact the Salary Allocation Unit at 213-241-5100.
  • We highly recommend that you check the number of salary points you have in your account before you complete your CE Credits Online course(s). Then check again eight weeks after receiving notification on your Student Homepage that your completion paperwork has been processed and submitted to the Salary Point Committee by CE Credits Online. Since the new salary points are added to your account without identifying the coursework for which you earned the Salary Points this will help you to identify receiving the additional salary point(s).
  • You may check the status of your Salary Points HERE.

Receiving Graduate Credits

  • Upon completion, email support@cecreditsonline.org and let us know you have completed the course, which university you have selected (see University Partners).
  • CE Credits Online will email you instructions on how to pay for and obtain the graduate credits ($50-$55/credit).
  • CE Credits Online will forward all necessary documentation to the university you selected enabling you to receive an official transcript.