EDARL 67500 Cognitive Coaching for Teaching Diverse Populations and Adult Learners

This course will enable the Instructional Specialist K-12 Literacy candidate to discuss how to assist literacy specialists, parents and general education classroom teachers problem solve difficulties that arise in the teaching of literary. Topics will include, but not be limited to, establishing collaborative models, defining of roles, and integrating the cognitive coaching model into professional development programs. The candidate will apply principals of cognitive coaching in guiding faculty to become reflective teachers of literacy, supporting collaborative ways for literacy teachers to examine their current practices against latest best practices in literacy, and encouraging staff to be more risk taking in integrating new evidenced-based strategies in teaching literacy. To be taken concurrently with EDARL 67400 Literacy Leadership: Influencing and Facilitating Program Improvement.