Asynchronous, Personalized Coaching For Teachers, Coaches, or Leaders

Collaborative Coach

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

Collaborative Coach is for educators implementing Being a Reader Small-Group Sets 1–6, SIPPS, or Caring School Community.

“The Collaborative Coach experience helped me think more critically about how each routine builds onto the next, making corrective feedback an extremely important practice when teaching. Because I am firming up my delivery of routines, students are demonstrating more confidence when responding, have had more success when reading connected text, and most are passing their mastery test!”
-Kimberly L, District Resource Teacher, Hillsborough County Public Schools, FL

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Educators receive direct access to a Collaborative Coach who will provide program-specific coaching and feedback 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

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“This experience has awarded me with the opportunity to refresh myself on the essential components of the SIPPS program. The addition of a personal coach that offered suggestions, validations, and feedback was also of true value. Having the opportunity to do some cooperative learning as a professional was enlightening as well. I would say that collaborative investments are valuable to students and teachers.”
-Michell C., Title I Interventionist, Fayette County, WV


While the professional learning content is tailored to each educator, the asynchronous 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.

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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 Being a Reader, Caring School Community, and SIPPS and have a strong understanding of the research of literacy instruction.

The coaches’ program 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. 

“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

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How to Register:  Registration is online. Collaborative Coach is offered at regular intervals throughout the year, with Fall, Winter, and Spring cohorts:

Fee: $325 per educator for one coaching cycle (10-12 hours).

Questions? Please contact for assistance.