Small Group Coaching is for middle and high school teachers and instructional leaders who have previously participated in Reading Apprenticeship professional learning and have begun implementing. Each coaching session provides an opportunity for teachers to share and assess student work, design responsive instruction, practice instructional routines, reflect on implementation, and set new goals. In addition to receiving small group support & feedback, the session concludes with planning around a specific text from their classroom.
For both the on-site and online formats of this service, teachers can be grouped in a variety of ways: same or different schools, by discipline or cross-discipline. Multiple sessions can be scheduled concurrently for larger groups.
Over the course of two consecutive days, a WestEd coach meets with up to 40 teachers who are trying Reading Apprenticeship in their classroom.
Individual teachers will attend one half-day session on either Day One or Day Two:
- AM session from 8:30am-11:30am, or
- PM session from 12:30pm-3:30pm
- Substitutes to release participating teachers (half day)
- One meeting room that can accommodate a seated group of 10-12 people
- Teachers must bring student Work (“Talking to the Text”), a text for planning and their copy of Reading for Understanding
- Activity supplies: small post-it pads, highlighters, pens, and pencils (suggested)
- Refreshments/catering (suggested)
Scheduling for online coaching is flexible and can be designed to meet the needs of your team. Group coaching sessions will be synchronous and take place via Zoom. Contact us for more information.
Location & Scheduling
Cost & Included Resources
- Costs for coaching are based on the number of participants, training days, and the number of trips that facilitators make to your location — contact us for more information
- Copies of protocols to be used in the small group and other materials
- In-person format only: one Reading Apprenticeship facilitator for 2 days (all travel is included)
Federal funding: The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) recognizes four levels of evidence. The top three levels require findings of a statistically significant effect on improving student outcomes or other relevant outcomes. Based on the law’s definition, Reading Apprenticeship qualifies as a “strong” evidenced-based professional development model that states, districts and schools can utilize to advance their specific adolescent literacy initiatives. To support these efforts, state and local leaders can look to braid federal funding streams such as Title I, Title II-Part A and B, and Title III.
After participating in this Phase 2 Reading Apprenticeship professional learning opportunity, you will be able to participate in Phase 3 services.