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Instructional Coaching And Its Importance In Positive Behavior Intervention Supports, Brooke Boals
Instructional coaching has been a practice that has improved professional development and teacher learning for many years. Historically academics and social emotional learning have been considered separately when developing professional development and supports. With the new implementation of MTSS in educational settings, the need for instructional coaches who understand academics as well as social emotional learning strategies has arisen. This paper focuses on the components of an effective coach and the importance of effective coaches to support PBIS in schools.
Student Professional Development: Competency-Based Learning And Assessment In An Undergraduate Industrial Technology Course, Jacqulyn Baughman
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Student professional development attempts to address the gap between academic experiences and employer expectations. This study examined student professional development utilizing competency-based development and assessment within an academic environment. An undergraduate course in lean/cellular manufacturing at Iowa State University served as the site for this mixed methods study. Degree program outcomes linked to workplace competencies were the foundation for implementation of a 360-degree assessment process. A pre-course survey showed that students had no prior experience with the 360-degree process. The workplace competencies' key action items were assessed during the semester using pre- and post-assessment formats. Analysis utilized paired t-testing ...