This two-day, job-embedded coaching cycle models effective implementation of the Investigations program. The first day of the session includes model teaching, a teacher debrief, reflection on the implementation, and planning for the following day. On the second day, the teacher delivers the lesson, followed by a debrief and reflection that leads to additional instructional planning. The educational consultant supports two teachers during the two days.
By the end of the program, participants will be able to:
• Analyze data from multiple sources, including Investigations assessments, to identify student needs and set instructional goals.
• Select appropriate Investigations priority skills and program components to meet student needs.
• Anticipate student misconceptions and develop a plan to address them.
• Select a method of implementation for the lesson (following a gradual-release model).
• Use a gradual-release model that includes consultant demonstration, structured and guided practice through co-teaching, independent practice, and reflective feedback as a vehicle for analysis of Investigations lessons and instructional improvement.
• Determine the degree of fidelity to Investigations during the lesson implementation.
• Design improvements to address lingering misconceptions by using Investigations materials.
Teachers, Instructional Coaches
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 30