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ERIC Number: EJ933594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1524-0754
A Collaborative Professional Development Initiative Supporting Early Literacy Coaches
Mraz, Maryann; Kissel, Brian; Algozzine, Bob; Babb, Julie; Foxworth, Kimberly
NHSA Dialog, v14 n3 p174-184 2011
Many believe that the key to translating research into successful practice lies in providing teachers with continuous professional development and ongoing coaching support. In this article, we provide an overview of the relevant coaching literature and describe 4 critical features of an evidence-based preschool literacy coaching model: the coach as a content expert, the coach as a promoter of reflective instruction, the coach as a professional development facilitator, and the coach as a builder of a schoolwide learning community. We also provide anecdotes about how these roles were realized in an early childhood educator professional development project and suggestions for coaches supporting literacy instruction in similar classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A