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Coaching (and) commitment: Linking ongoing professional development, quality teaching, and student outcomes

Helmer, Janet, Wolgemuth, Jennifer, Bartlett, Claire, Lea, Teresa S. and Emmett, Susan (2010). Coaching (and) commitment: Linking ongoing professional development, quality teaching, and student outcomes. In: American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting 2010, Denver, Colarado, April 30 - May 4 2010.

Document type: Conference Paper

IRMA ID 81704288xPUB515
Author Helmer, Janet
Wolgemuth, Jennifer
Bartlett, Claire
Lea, Teresa S.
Emmett, Susan
Title Coaching (and) commitment: Linking ongoing professional development, quality teaching, and student outcomes
Conference Name American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting 2010
Conference Location Denver, Colarado
Conference Dates April 30 - May 4 2010
Conference Publication Title Proceedings of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting : Understanding Complex Ecologies in a Changing World
Place of Publication United States of America
Publisher American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Publication Year 2010
Start Page 197
End Page 211
Total Pages 15
Field of Research EDUCATION
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DIISR)
Abstract This research conducted in primary schools in Northern Australia evaluated the effectiveness of the web‐based program ABRACADABRA (ABRA) as a tool to complement early childhood literacy instruction in an Australian and Indigenous context. A further component of this research was to monitor implementation fidelity. The ABRA training was built around professional development best practices to address the challenges of providing ongoing training in remote areas. Teachers attended a one‐day workshop that trained them in the use of ABRA, and continued learning was reinforced by pairing teachers with a literacy coach. Data were gathered through an implementation fidelity measure, researcher field notes, focus groups, teacher logbooks, and the Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation tool. This paper outlines challenges and successes that the researcher/coaches experienced while supporting teachers.
 
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