Key Components Summary Statement
- Develop a Community of Practice with their training cohort
- Deepen their understanding of coaching practices, skills and strategies
- Gain access to online tools, frameworks and resources
- Have the option of achieving Linked Learning Coach Certification
- Understand the systemic support needs of practitioners implementing Linked Learning
- Understand the criteria for achieving high quality Linked Learning implementation
- Learn how to utilize adult learning theory and build their capacity to facilitate change Learning Focus Areas for Each Module
Module 1: Supporting Quality Linked Learning Pathways
- Share the belief that all high school graduates should be engaged in learning by linking interest, talents and goals with challenging college and career outcomes.
- Recognize that both college and career readiness is the goal of systems of high quality Linked Learning pathways that are accessible to, and support the success of, all students
- Use agreed upon language to deliver a consistent message about Linked Learning
- Advocate for the pathway design, delivery structures, outcome-driven curriculum, performance assessments and learning and teaching practices that characterize the Linked Learning approach
Module 2: Coaching Leaders to Support Significant Change
- Distinguish among various coaching approaches and service models
- Demonstrate an understanding of organizational change and transformational coaching
- Assess client needs and goals in order to align coaching strategies
- Employ a variety of coaching strategies
- Recognize the different clients that are served in the Linked Learning approach and collaborate in district coaching teams to achieve a cohesive message and confluence of efforts
Module 3: Supporting College and Career Readiness
- Assist clients to craft college and career district graduate and pathway outcomes
- Offer strategies for aligning outcomes across district, site, and pathway that reflect College and Career Readiness and align with Common Core Standards.
- Recognize well designed learning opportunities and offer strategies and resources for crafting them
Module 4: Coaching for Equity
- Create a coaching community that supports college and career for all students and builds and sustains equitable, high-quality practices.
- Continue to be aware of attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that may influence the ability to advocate for equity in Linked Learning programs.
- Have access to resources and promising practices that promote equity, access, and choice as well as interrupt patterns of inequity that may exist in schools and districts.
Module 5: Coaching for Effective Collaboration and Transformation of Practice
- Establish a habit of continual reflection on the effectiveness of team collaboration.
- Engage effective protocols for discussion, reaching consensus and dealing with resistance.
- Employ the community of practice continuum to build team capacity
- Encourage distributed leadership across collaborative structures
Module 6: Promoting a Culture of Continuous Improvement
- Nurture attitudes and promote practices that establish a cycle of continuous improvement
- Model the use of data-driven dialogue focused on student outcomes
- Encourage the establishment of systems of communication that inform all stakeholders about the indicators of college and career readiness
Module 7: Providing Targeted Coaching Services (Online Learning)
- Provide systemic support
- Engage in district and site based coaching
- Recognize the interdependent and distinct nature of implementation work at each level of the system