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Improving the Use of Effective Practices Through Coaching

Posted by , Jun 22, 2018


Webinar Details


August 8, 2018


12pm PT - 1pm MT - 2pm CT - 3pm ET

60 minutes


Coaching is a process in which an experienced practitioner or consultant observes, instructs, and provides feedback--on a regular basis--to a less experienced practitioner, to ensure that he or she is implementing a program or practice correctly. Research indicates that coaching is an important supplement to group training events in developing teachers' capacity to implement evidence-based practices. It has been estimated that after teachers learn about a new strategy, observe it being demonstrated, and practice it, only about 5% will actually implement it consistently in the classroom. When coaching is added, this estimate rises to 95% (Joyce & Showers, 2002). This webinar will review coaching best practices and describe coaching resources being developed by NCDB. 


Participants will become aware of:

  1. Coaching best practices
  2. Coaching materials created by NCDB
  3. Ways to use the materials to increase the skills of professionals working with children who are deaf-blind


  • Kristi Probst, Intervener and Qualified Personnel Initiative Lead, National Center on Deaf-Blindness
  • Carlie R. Rhoads, NLCSD Scholar, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University Program in Visual Disabilities

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This meeting will be recorded and captioned.

If you miss the meeting you can find the recorded materials in our archived webinars list.

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