The Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse has created briefs about the following topics that are important to the work of literacy coaches, reading coaches, reading specialists, and instructional coaches. Members of the LCC National Advisory Board have written the current briefs. Authorship will soon expand to include additional LCC collaborators. Coaches may download the briefs and share them with interested groups. The vision is to create briefs that can be read and discussed in professional development sessions that are approximately 1.5 hours.
Would you like to write a brief or tool for the LCC website? Download our Call for Briefs to learn how.
Fostering Teacher Learning: Reflections on Leadership Roles
by Alayne Power, Literacy Coach & Amy Boutilier, Principal
Lessons Learned about Coaching from Reading First in Georgia
by Amanda Beaty, Reading First Coordinator, Georgia Dep't of Education
Principals as Partners with Literacy Coaches: Striking a Balance Between Neglect and Interference
by Jacy Ippolito, Harvard Graduate School of Education
To Have or Not to Have? Factors that Influence District Decisions about Literacy Coaches
by Melinda Mangin, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
Reading Coaching for Math Word Problems
by Sharon A. Edwards, Robert W. Maloy, & Gordon Anderson, University of Massachusetts Amherst
PLCs Meet PCs: Technology-Supported Literacy Coaching Within and Between Disciplines
by Allison Brettschneider, The Education Alliance at Brown University
Considering Literacy Coaching Responsibilities in Terms of Teacher Change
by Antony T. Smith, University of Washington Bothell
Utilizing Information Technologies to Support Coaching: Can You Teach an
Old Dog New Tricks?
by Mary Catherine (M.C.) Moran
Professional Development Settings: More than Time, Place, Activity
by Catherine A. Rosemary, John Carroll University & Naomi Feldman, Baldwin Wallace College
What Teachers Say They Changed Because of Their Coach & How They Think Their Coach Helped Them
by Michelle Vanderburg & Diane Stephens, University of South Carolina
One Conversation: Exploring the Role of Culture in Coaching
Clavis B. Anderson, Ed.S, Literacy Coach Specialist
It is Not Just About Content: Preparing Content Area Teachers to be Literacy Leaders
by Deidre Clary, Victoria Oglan, & Mary Styslinger
University of South Carolina
The School Board Wants to Know: Why Coaching?
Rita Bean, Professor, University of Pittsburgh
William Isler, President, School Board, Pittsburgh Public Schools
What is Effective Literacy Coaching?
Qualifications for Literacy Coaches: Achieving the Gold Standard
Sharon Frost and Rita Bean
Reach for the Stars: Visions for Literacy Coaching Programs
Diane DeFord, Debra Green, Paula Miller, Ricky Millwood, & Diane Stephens
Principal Support for Literacy Coaching
Do’s and Dont’s for Literacy Coaches
Rita Bean and Diane DeFord
Facilitating Teacher Study Groups
Sharon Walpole & Katherine A. Beauchat