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Instructional Coaching



OCTOBER 28, 2021

Every educator needs a coach, but not everyone needs to be coached the same. Expand your instructional coaching repertoire and learn how to best help teachers build their instructional capacity.


In this virtual conference, session topics include differentiating the roles of a coach, improving your coaching cycle, acquiring new coaching methods, virtual-remote coaching, refreshing PLCs, planning for student success, building relationships with teachers and administrators, and many more. Join us for this exciting virtual professional learning experience!


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ic-conference-floyd-cobbFloyd Cobb has over 20 years of experience spanning the P-20 educational continuum, fifteen of which have been in leadership roles.  He’s held roles as a classroom teacher, school leader, district curriculum leader, and a statewide policy implementer. In each role he has held responsibilities as a key leader making educational experiences more equitable.  Floyd holds a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver. There, he is an adjunct faculty member and teaches courses on social inequality through the lenses of race, class, and gender. In 2017, Floyd was awarded the Ruth Murray Underhill Teaching Award for excellence in teaching, which is given to one adjunct faculty member at the university. He has published numerous articles and book chapters and is the author of the book Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity, which focuses on dignity as a key component of equity implementation.  



ic-conference-john-krownappleJohn Krownapple specializes in professional learning and organizational development focused on equitable change. Bringing with him over 15 years of experience as the coordinator of diversity, equity and inclusion for a school district of over 50,000 students, John has published numerous articles and is the author of the book Guiding Teams to Excellence with Equity: Culturally Proficient Facilitation (Corwin, 2017) and co-author of Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity: The Keys to Successful Equity Implementation (Mimi & Todd Press, 2019). John has served as a classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, and district administrator. He is currently an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and educational consultant.





Breakout Sessions

  • Who Needs Coaching? Not Me! Coaching the Resistant Teacher
  • Envisioning a School Where Everyone Belongs
  • Coaching Utilizing Texas Teach Like a Champion (TLAC) Online
  • Implementing Change One Step at a Time
  • Coaching Through Conflict
  • Culturally Relevant Coaching: Empowering New Teachers (Part 1: Build Community- Research and Relationships)
  • Coaching the Implementation of STR-Part 1: New to STR? How to Implement Science of Teaching Reading In the Literacy Classroom
  • Tips and Tricks for Early Childhood Instructional Coaches
  • Coaching Through the Texas Reading Academies
  • Coaching Teachers in a Dual Language Classroom
  • Tips for New Literacy Instructional Coaches (Focus: Elementary)
  • You're Telling Me I Need to Coach Who?
  • Coaching the Implementation of STR-Part 2: Are you prepared to coach through the lens of STR? How to enhance your coaching sessions through STR
  • Culturally Relevant Coaching: Empowering New Teachers (Part 2: Build Knowledge- Awareness and Understanding)
  • Cultivating Powerful Coaching Connections with Early Childhood Teachers
  • Cycles That Matter
  • Putting the L back into PLCs: How to Bring Research into Professional Learning Communities
  • Coaching Teachers of Dyslexic or Reading Disabled Students
  • But I never taught reading! Owning the outcome while learning the work
  • Rocking Those Relationships
  • Reflection to Action Coaching
  • Pushing for Praxis in Phonological Awareness: The What, The How, and What Now of Phonological Awareness Instruction
  • Coaching the Implementation of STR-Part 3: We have literacy data, now what? How to successfully coach teachers to use data effectively for student success
  • Culturally Relevant Coaching: Empowering New Teachers (Part 3: Build Change- Coaching Moves and Instructional Practices and Strategies)
  • Keynote: Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity







Region 4 Instructional Coaching Conference

Session ID: 1620367
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom Session
Credit: 6 CPE
Regitration Fee: $125
Audience: Instructional Coaches, Administrators, Teachers Leaders


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Partnering for Growth

Instructional Coaching custom developed to increase student achievement



Instructional Coaching provides an individualized professional development opportunity using the coaching cycle:
  • setting personal growth goals,
  • planning for evidence-based practices,
  • fostering reflective practices,
  • providing feedback,
  • modeling effective teaching, and/or
  • participating in professional learning communities.
Optimal Instructional Coaching Framework utilizes traditional face-to-face, video, and remote coaching options as part of a package of services that also includes:
  • Meeting with administration to identify program goals
  • Conducting a needs assessment with partner teachers
  • Observing partner teachers
  • Providing professional development that aligns to goals and needs assessment
  • Supporting teachers in the implementation of new learning through instructional coaching


Coaching options available from Region 4 Education Service Center include:


Traditional Instructional Coaching

The instructional coach builds educator capacity in a face-to-face format by using the coaching cycle to foster reflective practices and improve instructional effectiveness for greater student engagement and learning.


Video-Based Instructional Coaching

The instructional coach engages in the coaching cycle with the educator in a face-to-face format; however, observation sessions are video-recorded to foster evidence-based reflections. The coach and the educator view the sessions together to identify areas for refinement and to guide future lesson planning.

Remote Instructional Coaching

The instructional coach engages in the coaching cycle through a web-based environment. Observation sessions are video-recorded to foster evidence-based reflection and dialogue between coach and educator, which occurs on a digital learning platform.



Blended Instructional Coaching

Rapport is established through one or two face-to-face coaching sessions. Subsequent coaching sessions are conducted through a Remote Instructional Coaching approach.



Teachers, coaches, or instructional leaders can benefit from instructional coaching. To learn more, contact one of Region 4 Education Service Center's experts at:

7145 West Tidwell Road | Houston, Texas 77092-2096 | 713.462.7708
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