Literacy and Language Coaching—Secondary

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

November 14, 2023  |  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 and register here.







Pre-observation and Observations

October 3, 2023 |  8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

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. Learn more and register here.



Setting Instructional Coaching Goals

October 10, 2023 |  8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Learn how to work shoulder-to-shoulder with teachers during the post-observation conference to identify mutually agreed upon coaching goals based on teacher instructional practices and student needs. Learn more and register here.



Instructional Coaching Cycle

October 17, 2023 |  8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Learn how to organize coaching into cycles to help you create a structure for yourself and your teachers. During this session, we will identify the structure of small group and one-on-one coaching cycles. Learn more and register here.



Providing Modeling and Strategic Feedback to Support Implementation of Coaching Goals 

October 31, 2023  |  8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

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. Learn more and register here.



Principal and Instructional Coach Relationship

November 7, 2023 |  8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

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



Coaching Adults

November 14, 2023 |  8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

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. Learn more and 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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