Teachers Are Critical
Curriculum coaches can play an important role in developing classroom teachers’ expertise. When curriculum coaches are part of the school’s instructional team, they are uniquely positioned and well qualified to mentor teachers’ professional learning. Collaborative work between coaches and teachers is established in collegial relationships, and depending upon the needs of the teachers, instructive cycles can include setting goals, joint lesson planning, coaching demonstrations, and teacher observations with feedback.
The purpose of teacher leadership is to re-culture the school and teaching in order to support student-centered learning. Curriculum/Data Coaches positions have been established for each school in Decatur County. Eighteen teacher leaders have been added to work with the curriculum/data coaches in designing and presenting professional learning activities.
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Our continued goal is the development of teacher expertise over time, supported by professional learning opportunities in which teachers learn new practices and address challenges that impact their teaching. Intensive and sustained professional learning is most likely to impact teachers’ instruction and their students’ achievement.
Decatur County Board of Education
Branson Townsend, Director
59 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 369
Decaturville, TN 38329
Phone: (731) 852-2391
Fax: (731) 852-2960