Topic: Early Childhood
Instructor: Renee Yoder Elias
Method: Face to Face (WRK)
Location: EPD

Course Description:

The goal of the program is to identify a common understanding of the coaching process and levels of coaching and to support learned coaching strategies to transform teacher's performance in the field of early language and literacy and the implementation of inclusionary practices for all children. Administrators focus on supporting the coaching process through building knowledge of research-based literacy practices and inclusionary strategies. It is critical that administrators provide extensive care in transforming teacher-knowledge gained from professional development and coaching sessions into effective literacy & inclusionary practices in their learning environments. The five Intentional Teaching: Language and Literacy Development for All Young Children domains; environment, play, oral language, early reading, and early writing, as well as Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Inclusion and Teacher Collaboration serve as the coaching curriculum. Participation in the Teacher Leader Program involves professional development that includes but is not limited to: article/book reads & discussions, online lesson plan review, classroom video analysis, coaching reflections, development of coaching tools, group work, individual work, and session presentations.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand and develop foundational underpinnings of research-based literacy mentor/coaching
  • Develop skills and strategies to support effective mentoring and coaching
  • Work collaboratively with ECE team to support Teacher Leader skills and strategies for effective mentoring and coaching.
  • Build positive adult to adult mentoring and coaching relationships
  • Gain knowledge of organizational behavior and leadership within education.
  • Utilize an online Share Point network to collaborate with colleagues involved in Teacher Leader throughout the state.

Before registering for Ashland University credit, you must visit for specific registration, site and time information for all Pre-K/K SIRI classes. If this site does not provide registration information call 1-800-678-6352

In order to receive a grade (S) please fax your certificate of completion to: 440-366-4066 or email it to

Cost: $350
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014
Contact E-mail:

Meeting Times

  • Location of Meeting: 
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Registration Information:
Course Number: 337
Course Section Name: EDU*6210*A2
Academic Term: 14/GW
Academic Level: GW
Credits: 2.00
Subject: EDU