Asynchronous, Personalized Coaching For SIPPS Teachers

Collaborative Coach

Collaborative Coach is a personalized, interactive, video-based asynchronous coaching experience that provides one-on-one coaching for individual teachers in a safe and supportive environment.

This asynchronous coaching for current teachers of SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) is designed to improve teacher practice and, by extension, students’ mastery of foundational skills.

“This is the most powerful professional learning I have participated in throughout my career. This process allowed me to reflect on my own practice and have individual coaching feedback.”
–Kelly S., Interventionist/Title 1, Bethalto School District #8, IL


Collaborative Coach gives SIPPS teachers direct 1:1 access to a coach who will provide SIPPS-specific coaching through our tool on the Learning Portal.

Coaching is personalized to meet each educator’s individual teaching practice and may include:

  • Guidance and insights into an aspect of instruction
  • Access to resources and tools to support instruction
  • Opportunities to share teacher reflections, student work, and student data
  • Opportunities to receive several rounds of professional feedback

“Collaborative Coach was an efficient way to improve a very specific element of my SIPPS practice. I appreciated that it was super targeted to my individual needs, and I was able to improve my practice with a manageable time investment on my end.”
–Katie F., Reading Coach, Seminole County, FL


While the professional learning content is tailored to each educator, the coaching experience follows an intentional cycle:

  • The teacher completes a pre-coaching questionnaire to provide the coach with preliminary information prior to entering the cycle.
  • The coach uses the questionnaire data to help the teacher identify an area of focus and then provides a coaching activity, such as a targeted simulation or learning experience, to begin the cycle.
  • The teacher engages in the activity and uploads any necessary recordings or documents for the coach to review and provide feedback.
  • The coach reviews the teacher’s recordings to determine next steps, such as follow-up activities, tools, or specific guidance, and records feedback for the teacher.
  • The teacher reviews the feedback, reflects on instruction, and refines instruction accordingly.
  • The coach works with the teacher to determine additional next steps.

These asynchronous steps can be repeated or adjusted to support teacher practice.


Our Collaborative Coaches are experienced members of the Collaborative Classroom cadre of professional learning consultants. They bring extensive expertise as current teachers and coaches of SIPPS and have a strong understanding of the research of literacy instruction.

The coaches’ SIPPS knowledge allows for strategic curriculum-based coaching that deepens teaching and learning. To foster a safe learning environment, each teacher engaging in a Collaborative Coach cycle will work with the same coach for the duration of the experience. 

“My Collaborative Coach was a valuable asset to me. This process allowed me to self-reflect, redirect, and refine my teaching techniques based on her recommendations. She was very efficient in referencing authentic, systematic strategies to use. Overall this gave me a designated time to examine my SIPPS materials and appreciate the depth of knowledge included within the program.”  –Kimberly L., Hillsborough County, FL


Registration for the inaugural Fall 2021 Collaborative Coach cohort will open in August 2021. Please note that space is limited.

Who Should Register: Coaching is designed for current SIPPS educators (both teachers and coaches) who are implementing the Third or Fourth Edition of the program. Educators must have access to their Learning Portal accounts. Please note that Collaborative Coach is not appropriate for educators who are new to SIPPS or who are just beginning their implementation.

Fee: $325 per educator for one coaching cycle (2–4 asynchronous sessions)

Coaching Timeframe for Fall 2021: The learning cycle for the Fall 2021 cohort will take place between October 4 and December 8, 2021.

Winter/Spring 2022 Coaching cohorts: Future Collaborative Coach cohorts are scheduled for January 10—March 9, 2022 and for March 14—May 18, 2022.

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