• Nicole Vicki  
     
    Instructional Coaching 
    Nicole Vicki 
     
    Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation. ~ John F. Kennedy
     
     
    Role of the Coach:
    TCSD has initiated Instructional Coaching for grades PreK-12.  The purpose of a coach is to provide support in all areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  An Instructional Coach does not evaluate teachers.
    My goals are:
    A. To support all staff and student learning
    B.  Increase student achievement by providing a safe and confident learning environment in which teachers can openly discuss the challenges they face and ideas they have.
     
    How Have Teachers Used My Services:
    -Implement Kagan cooperative group structures to increase active learning
    -Classroom management strategies (quiet signal, organizing the environment, tightening transitions, behavior management, etc.)
    -Data gathering and analysis to use for discussion and instructional improvement
    -New technology tools to enhance instruction (Smart Board or Promethean Board activities, clickers, wikis, web-site tools, videos, etc.)
    -Common Core: incorporating reading and writing into all curricular areas
    -Development of assessment tools to measure student progress
    -Co-planning and resources gathering
    -Modeling and demonstrating
     
    I would love to work with you, too!   
    Feel free to contact me:    Nicole Vicki ext. 1039
                                               nvicki@tona.wnyric.org