This video and accompanying viewers' guide introduce the Collaborative Coaching and Learning model. At the Lyon K-8 School, a teacher team works with a coach to introduce an author study in the classroom. At the Timilty Middle School, teachers examine methods for teaching the craft of poetry. At the Burke High School, teachers launch book clubs as a part of Readers' Workshop.
This guide for school leaders included recommendations for integrating the district's school-based professional development model, Collaborative Coaching and Learning (CCL), into all school work and for implementing it effectively despite challenges.
Start-of-school-year guide for principals-headmasters about to implement Collaborative Coaching and Learning (CCL) for the first time or starting their second year with the district's school-based professional development model.
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A teacher at the Jackson-Mann Elementary School organizes her classroom as a “workshop” to teach reading, writing, and math, and this lesson was part of an introductory unit, “Reading is Thinking,” designed and used by the second grade team. During this unit, Ms. Ahearn did a series of read alouds to model comprehension strategies readers use. At the time of this video, students had just begun to take part in conversations about their own thinking.
The accompanying viewers' guide offers additional information about the workshop approach to instruction and questions and considerations for using the video in teacher professional development.