Literacy and Language Coaching

Instructional Coaching Options

Instructional coaching focuses on supporting learning growth and achievement of students by partnering with teachers to improve teaching and learning. Region 4 provides a variety of options to support your teachers through instructional coaching. Reach out to one of our education specialists directly or email for more information.


 Lesson Feedback

Observation of the teacher’s lesson with feedback.

Remote Coaching


Full coaching cycle with the teacher recording a lesson and uploading it to a secure coaching workspace. This allows the teacher to review and reflect on the lesson. The coach and teacher then work together during a remote meeting to plan next steps.

Instructional Coaching


Full coaching cycle which includes initial teacher meeting and classroom visit to set coaching goals and then additional classroom visits to plan, coteach, and model to meet coaching goal.




Instructional Coaching Conference: Building Your Coaching Playbook

June 20, 2024 |  Virtual Conference


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 at Region 4!  Learn more about this event, including our keynote speaker, here.










Instructional Coaching Bite-Sized Learning Series


Pre-observation and Observation

June 18, 2024

Learn strategies for building a collaborative coach-teacher relationship, structures for the pre-observation meeting, and ideas and forms for collecting quality evidence during instructional observations. Register here.

Setting Instructional Coaching Goals

June 25, 2024

Learn how to work shoulder-to-shoulder with teachers to identify specific measurable coaching goals and action steps based on teacher instructional practices and student needs. Register here.

Instructional Coaching Cycle

July 9, 2024

Learn how to organize coaching into a structured process that empowers teachers and improves student outcomes. During this session, we will identify the structure of small group and one-on-one coaching cycles. Register here.

Providing Modeling and Strategic Feedback to Support Implementation of Coaching Goals

July 16, 2024

Strategic lesson feedback and targeted modeling supports teachers in sharpening their skills. Learn the four types of lesson feedback, steps to planning modeling so that it becomes a collaborative professional development opportunity, and the steps to debriefing lessons during coaching cycles. Register here.

Principal and Instructional Coaching Relationship

July 23, 2024

Learn strategies and explore tools to build a collaborative partnership of professional development between principals and instructional coaches. Register here.

Coaching Adults

July 25, 2024

Teachers of all levels of experience and expertise can benefit from instructional coaching, but engaging and motivating adult learners can be challenging. This session will explore the will drivers of teachers and strategies for developing, engaging, and empowering teachers at all skill levels. Register here.



Main Office
Region 4 Education Service Center
7145 West Tidwell Road Houston, Texas 77092-2096
713.462.7708 | PHONE
Region 4 is making improvements to the McKinney Conference Center and will invite guests to experience the difference in August of 2024
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