Instructional Practice Guide: Observation & Coaching Training - ELA

Costa Mesa, California
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Instructional Practice Guide: Observation & Coaching Training - ELA
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Orange County Department of Education
(714) 966-4000
200 Kalmus Drive
(Conference Center – Building D)
Costa Mesa, California 92626
United States

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The Instructional Practice Guide is a streamlined, practical classroom observation tool focused on highlighting college and career ready standards-aligned practices in ELA/Literacy instruction. This engaging day-long training session will focus on learning to use the Instructional Practice Guide and supporting resources with authentic classroom videos, lesson plans, and student work. The training will include opportunities for attendees to plan for integrating the Instructional Practice Guide and supporting resources into their existing work.

Who Should Attend:

COE personnel: Differentiated Assistance team members, ELA/Literacy content specialists, coaches & lead teachers for COE schools. 

What Participants Can Expect to Gain from this Training:

  • A deep understanding of the Instructional Practice Guide and its Core Actions and Indicators.
  • Experience observing the instructional shifts in play in ELA/Literacy classrooms using the Instructional Practice Guide via video study.
  • An understanding of how to evaluate and gather the evidence needed to calibrate on what excellent standards-aligned instructional practices look like in the classroom.
  • Experience analyzing lesson plans and student work through the lens of the Instructional Practice Toolkit.
  • Focused team planning time with expert advisors to consider and test the role of the Instructional Practice Guide as a tool for qualitative improvement of practice.
  • Practical knowledge of the Instructional Practice Toolkit resources to help answer questions such as:
  • Are curriculum and instruction aligned in our classrooms?
  • Where is excellent aligned instruction happening? How can we highlight and share those practices?
  • What questions can I ask to prompt insights toward improved practices?
  • What adjustments could be made to improve outcomes for students?

Contact Information

  • Event Coordinator:
    Christine Olmstead

    Questions? Please Contact:
    Donna Becerra
    Assistant to Christine Olmstead
    (714) 966-4361

Payment Instructions


    If you wish to cancel your registration, please contact CCSESA at and provide information for a refund check to be cut and sent to you.  

    Please note: the last day to cancel and receive a refund is Tuesday, October 10th.
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