Peer Coaching

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    Catasauqua Area School District Peer Coaching

     

     

    Tenured professionals will participate in peer coaching 1 time every five year cycle.

     

    • Peer Coaching & Administrator Drop-In Observations (minimum of 2) -

    Peer coaching is a professional development strategy for educators to:

    o    consult with one another

    o    to discuss and share teaching practices

    o    to observe one another's classrooms

    o    to promote collegiality and support

    o    to help ensure quality teaching for all students.

    In peer coaching, two teachers come together, share in conversations, and reflect on and refine their practice. Their relationship is built on confidentiality and trust in a non-threatening, secure environment in which they learn and grow together.

     

     

    After submitting your teacher selection of differentiated supervision option form indicating that you would like to participate in peer coaching for the current school year, please review the information on this page to prepare you to effectively implement peer coaching with your partner.

     

     

     1. Review the related files included at the bottom of this page:

    - Peer Coaching Rules

    - Peer Coaching Focus Areas & Sample Questions

    - Evidence Collection Strategies

    - Pre & Post Observation Questions

     

    2. Review the following YouTube Videos (you will need to unblock them) which provide an excellent example of what the peer coaching process looks like from start to finish. The teacher being observed demonstrates some interesting student engagement strategies with her middle school students.

    - Pre-Observation Conference

    - Classroom Observation

    - Post-Conference

     

    3. You are now ready to begin peer coaching with your partner. Be sure to complete the following CASD required peer coaching documentation and upload into Teachscape

    - Peer Coaching Proposal

    - Mid Year Reflection

    - End of Year Reflection

     

     

    Peer Coaching Timeline

    October

    Review district provided peer coaching training resources & complete Peer Coaching Proposal (found in the CASD Required Peer Coaching Documentation packet) & upload  into Teachscape.

    October—February

    Follow the peer coaching procedure outlined under “Peer Coaching Guidelines” located in the CASD Required Peer Coaching Documentation packet.

     

    February

    Complete Mid-Year Faculty Peer Coaching Progress Report (found in the CASD Required Peer Coaching Documentation packet) & upload into Teachscape.

    February—April

    Follow the peer coaching procedure outlined under “Peer Coaching Guidelines” located in the CASD Required Peer Coaching Documentation packet.

    Note: Each teacher must serve in the role of peer coach a minimum of 2 times.

    May

    Complete Year-End Peer Coaching Reflection & upload into Teachscape.

     

     

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