Coaching Modules for Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices


Overview:

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


General Materials for Coaching Modules:

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 “Beginning” and “End” PowerPoints should be merged with the middle, which can be found under each module tab in the table below. 


Coaching Modules & Materials

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

Description: Learn to differentiate the general education curriculum allowing students with ASD access and engage in grade level learning. Develop a framework for academic differentiation and the implementation of a grading matrix.

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Description: Recognize and understand the importance of peer to peer support at the elementary level that went beyond the traditional lunch and recess. Structure of the program as well as implementation strategies were presented.

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Description: This module covers the process of conducting a quality FBA and how to use FBA data to develop an effective behavioral support plan.

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Description: This module covers special education law (FAPE in the LRE) and the process for conducting a quality IEP.  Participants also learn to write relevant and measurable goals and objectives/benchmarks and learn how to collect data for progress monitoring.

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Description: Identify and understand the barriers to successful implementation of supports and strategies. Develop detailed guidelines for the implementation of the system of supports and strategies.

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Description: Understand and respect the characteristics of ASD. Learn strategies to incorporate these characteristics into the school day that promote engagement, socialization opportunities, and learning.

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Description: Recognize independence and social skills are the primary goals for students with ASD. Understand the need & role of adult supports. Learn self-advocacy strategies for students with ASD.

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Description: In this presentation, participants will learn how to individualize a self-management system for a student with ASD. This will include the steps needed for a student to learn to discriminate between appropriate and inappropriate behaviors, monitor and record their own behaviors, and reward themselves for meeting a specified goal.

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Description: This module covers the primary (top 10) universal supports for students with ASD. Each “ism” includes implementation fidelity components as well as the research supporting that area. This is a fundamental basic presentation for educating students with ASD.

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Description: This module covers the process of conducting V3 Discovery for students with ASD in transition to lead to integrated employment. All tools and supports needed are included.

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Coaching Modules were adapted from Livingston/Ingham Counties: Coaching Pilot (2014/15) and RCN Coach Meetings.