This course is designed for literacy coaches, reading specialists, classroom teachers, Title 1 educators/administrators, and special educators who are knowledgeable about literacy development, curriculum, and instruction and are interested in learning more about the role and responsibilities of a literacy coach. The course is aligned with the New Hampshire PreK-16 Literacy Action Plan for the 21st Century. Introduction to Literacy Coaching presents an overview of the literacy coach's authentic role in improvingthe literacy performance of students at his/her school/district. With the demanding rigor of statewide assessments and an ever changing educational leadership, policies, and procedures, the literacy coach's role is instrumental in closing the gap between performance and achievement. The literacy coach is charged with communicating the focus, supporting and building teacher capacity in literacy instruction. This course has been differentiated for participants not currently in a school system.
- Teacher: Gale Cossette