Coaching

UCBHSSP facilitators and teacher leaders are available to work with your district, school, and department. Professional development plans are tailored to meet the unique needs of students and teachers. We find that the most effective collaborations occur over 3 years with on-site coaching and support toward explicit planning for academic literacy and discipline-specific thinking based on a cycle of inquiry. 

School-Site Coaching:

  • Whole School Reform
  • Common Core State Standards Implementation 
  • Developing Teacher Leadership Cadres
  • Cycles of Inquiry
  • One-on-One Support 
  • Demonstration Lessons and Observations
  • Lesson Study

Our work is centered around academic literacy strategies that address the demands of the Common Core State Standards and the following questions:

  • What do history teachers need to know about reading and writing in order to teach history effectively?
  • How can teachers structure writing assignments to facilitate the learning of content and historical analysis skills?
  • How can teachers provide the additional instruction students need to overcome literacy challenges and meet grade level standards?

UCBHSSP workshops can be stand-alone sessions or part of an on-going series. A workshop series enhances collaborative planning and the implementation of new teaching strategies. Our work with schools spans single day workshops to multi-year collaborations.

For more information, contact us at 510-643-0897 or ucbhssp@berkeley.edu(In your message, please share the context of your department, school, or district and the desired time, budget, and learnings. As our programming is custom tailored for each site, this information will allow us to better respond to your needs.)