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The START Coaching Modules were developed to assist the RCN’s in achieving their RCN Contract Goals #s 1 & 2: Training with Impact and Coaching for the Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice. Each Coaching Module has 3 sections: beginning, middle, and end. The beginning and end can be found under “General Materials for Coaching Modules.” The middle can be found under each module tab in the table below.
These presentations are designed to be delivered in ½ day formats by Coach Leaders/EPLI START Trainers in a series format. The modules are designed as 45-60 minute content presentations (some topic areas may take longer (e.g. data collection)) with the remainder of the time allotted for coach leaders to support the building coaches in the development of action plans to ensure implementation. After each content module, each team then reports successes and challenges at the next coaching session
A Survey of Coaching Modules is available to survey your coaches about their content needs prior to planning the series. You may also want to create flyers for the Coaching Modules. There are 3 samples below.
The “A New Approach to Coach Leadership” PowerPoint is available as an introduction to the first module (especially if you have done the survey).
In addition, each module should begin with the “START Coaching Modules Beginning” PowerPoint. This PowerPoint is a framework to add your own ISD/District data including number of students with ASD and number of teachers/itinerant staff designated to supporting those students. This is especially useful if you have variation in attendance across the module. The coaches (i.e. teachers) and itinerant staff (i.e. coach leaders) are the staff that will be responsible for the implementation of the supports and practices presented during the series to improve outcomes for students with ASD in their area.
The provided “START Coaching Modules End” PowerPoint framework is designed to assist Coach Leaders in supporting the Building Coach and their team in designing implementation and action plans prior to the end of the session. Expectations are also that the Coach Leader will meet with the Building Coach and their team at least once more before the next scheduled Coaching Module to provide action plan accountability.
The training content provided is an overview or selection from START Intensive Training modules with an emphasis on implementation. Most modules take approximately 45-60 minutes to present and thus are not intended to replace START Intensive Training but rather meant as a companion coaching option for continued learning and implementation fidelity.
Coaching Modules were adapted from Livingston/Ingham Counties: Coaching Pilot (2014/15) and RCN Coach Meetings.