In recent years coaching has gained popularity as a preferred mode of professional learning for educators. This is in large part due to the Reading First Initiative of No Child Left Behind.
M.C. Moran, former Senior Literacy Specialist at the Eastern Stream Center, has developed a model of coaching in collaboration with her colleague Elizabeth Powers, senior project associate at the Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center.
In the Literacy Coaching Continuum, coaching is viewed as an array of formats that address the professional learning needs of educators. Subsequent decisions about the best delivery design is a collaborative choice to be made by the coach and the teacher(s).
- Resource Management
- Literacy Content Presentations
- Focused Classroom Visits
- Study Groups
- Demonstration Lessons
- Peer Coaching
In this directory of resources you will find links that may be helpful to you as you explore and implement the various component of the Literacy Coaching Continuum.
Additionally, ESCORT can provide systemic and sustained technical assistance and professional development to prepare your teachers to assume the very important role of literacy coach. We provide a full range of professional learning support tailored to meet your specific needs.
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