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Monday, March 9, 2015

Our first week of Coach Internship was a great success!  Throughout the week, we had a "Parking Lot" chart posted so that participants could post sticky notes with questions and/or resources requests. Last week's participants will receive an email this week that will address the questions posted. We are adding the requested resources to this blog post.

Coach Internship Week 1 Requested Resources:

To download and print the CCRS Vertical Alignment click here:

CCRS ELA Vertical Alignment
The 5 Absolutes:

In education we know things are always changing; however, we know that these absolutes are what all teachers need to know and do to be effective.
The first bullet tells us where we’re going.
The second and third bullets tell us how we will get there.
The fourth bullet tells us how we will know we have arrived.
The last one is the most important because it tells us why.

  • Teach to the standards for each of the required subjects                     
  • Through a clearly articulated and locally aligned K-12 curriculum
  • Supported by aligned resources, support, and professional development
  • Monitored regularly through formative, interim/benchmark assessments to inform the effectiveness of the instruction and continued learning needs of individuals and groups of students
  • With a goal that each student graduates from high school with the knowledge and skills to succeed in post-high school education and the workforce without the need for remediation as evidenced by multiple measures achieved through multiple pathways to meet the graduation requirements set for students in Alabama.  
Click here for a printable version of these Absolutes:


Explicit Reading Foundations Routine Cards (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, HFW, etc.)

Click here:

Click here for a blank Reading Foundations Look For Tool:

Click here for the One Pager Protocol Card:

Click here for the "Lost at Sea" (team work, effective communication, etc.) activity:

Click here for the Domino Effect (effective communication, listening, etc.) activity (see page 20):

"Red Book" Resources:

To purchase on Amazon:

Locating and Correcting Reading Difficulties 10th Edition

Click here for a blank grouping form for Organizing Fluency Data:

Organizing Fluency Data

Thursday, February 5, 2015

CCRS Quarterly Meeting # 3

February 10, 2015 - 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Opening Session begins at 8:30 AM

The Lincoln Professional Development Center

901~ 9th Avenue North ~ Birmingham, AL 35204

Don't forget your work samples! 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Happy New Year from ARI Region 5!

ARI Region 5 Coach Internship 2015

Click here to download the Registration Form:
Please email completed form by February 13, 2015 to:
Deborah Fitzgerald -

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Coaching Community #2 Resources

Click here to read the research:
Joyce and Showers Professional Development Research

Flaherty's Flow of Coaching Explanation:

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Reflecting on Coaching Article

Planning Questions:
1.  What standards are you teaching today?
What are your student-friendly outcomes?
2.  How will you know your students have met the 
daily outcome?
3.  What steps will you take to ensure your students 
meet the daily outcome?
4. What will you do if they do NOT meet the daily outcome? 
5.  What will you do if they DO meet the daily outcome?

4 Steps to Analyze Student Work

1.  What standard or standards are addressed?
2.  What do you consider a proficient response for this formative assessment?
3.  What do you see in the work samples? Strengths?  Weaknesses? 
4.  What do students’ needs indicate for designing instruction to move their learning forward? 

Monday, November 10, 2014

A great day of learning at 
Fairfield High Preparatory School!

Vertical Professional Learning Community 

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