Coaching Support Teams
Coaching Support Teams (CST) provide ongoing support, training and coaching to the districts and buildings participating in Missouri Model Districts (MMD) and District Continuous Improvement (DCI). Professionals comprising a CST will hold identified expertise in areas of leadership and school culture, academics, social/behavioral, special education, data, technology, assessment, communication, accountability/MSIP, and systems change. CSTs work closely with district leadership teams to support and increase school district capacity in implementation and sustainability of evidence-based educational practices. Through consultation with the CST, training needs may be identified and, if desired, a Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) called upon to support those training needs.
The professional partnership between the CST and MMD/DCI districts will involve the following:
- Supporting district leadership through the Blueprint for a cohesive, integrated district plan of professional development to deepen implementation of evidence-based educational practices.
- Assisting with identifying ways of embedding evidence-based educational practices within district need and context.
- Creating, identifying, and sharing effective practices among Model Districts.
Participating districts are assigned to a cadre of districts sharing similar demographics. Each cadre is assigned a CST.
For more information about coaching support teams, contact Ronda Jenson at firstname.lastname@example.org.