EDL*513 - Coaching Teachers of Literacy
(3 cr.) This course provides students with training and experience in mentoring colleagues--novice or experienced teachers--through a complete coaching cycle. Students actively participate in a coaching cycle that is designed to provide teachers with support over a period of consecutive days as they develop their teaching practice. Students develop skills necessary to support teachers through modeling lessons, co-planning and co-teaching lessons, conducting classroom observations and providing feedback to those literacy teachers to foster reflection. Ultimately, students explore the best practices in mentoring teachers to improve the teaching of literacy and to develop a peer-to-peer coaching network for inquiry, conversation, collaboration and support. Prerequisite: EDL 501.