Unpacking Coaching Webinar
Using the Equity Coaching Guide to Address Culturally Responsive Practices
November 7, 2018
Duration: 52 min
This webinar provides an overview of the Pyramid Model Equity Coaching Guide, and how it can be used as a coaching tool to support culturally responsive practice in the classroom and with families. Presenters define culturally responsive practice, identify equity issues in the context of coaching, and share examples of opportunities of when and how to use the guide to support coaching work. This discussion is followed up with a short Q&A session.
About the Presenters
Jolenea Ferro, PhD, BCBA-D
University of South Florida
Jolenea Ferro is an Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies and the Training Director for the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities at the University of South Florida. She has a PhD, in special education from the University of Florida and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral. Her research and practice are focused on developing interventions and supports for learners with severe behavior problems and applications of both targeted and individualized behavioral support for young children. She has trained and coached early childhood professionals in community settings, Head Start, and school-based programs. In addition, she guides and coaches preservice teachers in the implementation of evidence-based practices and individualized interventions.
Mary Louise Hemmeter, PhD
Dr. Mary Louise Hemmeter is a professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on effective instruction, supporting social emotional development and addressing challenging behavior, and coaching teachers. She has been a PI or Co-PI on numerous projects funded by the US Departments of Education and Health and Human Services. Through her work on the National Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning and funded research projects, she was involved in the development of the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Young Children and a model for coaching teachers to implement effective practices known as Practice Based Coaching. She is a co-author on the Connect4Learning Early Childhood Curriculum and the Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool.