A Training Plan is a process to purposefully address questions about the Training component of the Competency Drivers. For example:
Most new skills can be introduced in training, but are actually practiced and improved on the job, assisted by coaching. Research by Bruce Joyce and Beverly Showers (2002), demonstrates the importance of coaching in the classroom as a follow-up to training to get the outcomes desired - actual use of new practices. Remember, students do not benefit by interventions they do not receive!
A well-designed Coaching Plan can ensure the keys to quality service delivery – professional development, support and feedback. Over time, this can provide improved service to children and families.
Source: Joyce, B., & Showers, B. (2002). Student achievement through staff development (3rd ed.). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
The SISEP Center offers two planning tools for use in training and coaching development:
The Training Plan Template is designed to help guide your team’s planning process in developing a training program. This tool can be used to guide discussions around rationale, core components, knowledge, skills, outcomes and assessment. Download Planning Tool
The Coaching System Development Worksheet can be used to initiate those early discussions about the importance of coaching and the facilitative supports administrators need to consider to ensure a systemic commitment to coaching. Download Planning Tool