Saturday, May 31, 2014

What is a Dual Language Coach?

Taking a week off from sharing a super site, to share something else I am "super" proud of with you all!

It was my goal this year to work to create the position of a Dual Language Instructional Coach within my district. For those of you that recall my beginning of the year posts, my position was a brand new one, freshly created this year, which I was more than thrilled to take on and make my own.

That being said, each year, we as staff members must set a goal to work toward throughout the year. As part of my annual staff goal this year, I decided that I would work to create a binder outlining the roles and responsibilities as well as resources to assist in performing these tasks for myself and future coaches in my position.

I am happy to report - mission accomplished.
Binder meet blog family. Blog family meet Dual Language Coaching Binder.


Upon opening up this freshly completed gem, one will find an introduction page providing an overview of the possible roles and responsibilities of a Dual Language Coach. 

For those of you wondering "What does she do all day?". This is it folks.


That last one is so true- every day is a new adventure. My schedule never really looks the same!

If you would like a copy of this overview for yourself or for someone else in your district, go ahead and click it to grab a copy! Fonts & Graphics: My Cute Graphics, KG Fonts, Creative Clips

Within the binder, I then tried to tie in resources I had created or found this year to assist with carrying out my role and responsibilities. Here is just a small peak at some of those resources within!


Everything from newsletters, to surveys, to meeting notes to meeting agendas and more!


This year has been such a great learning experience. Not only was I able to foster the development of this new role, but truly foster my development as a professional in the process.

Last week I was even able to share this binder and resources with dual coaches that will be new to the district next year. I am so delighted to have had something to give them to get them started on the right track and looking forward to seeing what they add to it as well as their year progresses!

Here are a few other links to posts I did this year containing resources from within this binder as well:



9 comments:

  1. I love your binder! Any way you would post some of the addition resources you created on TPT? I'd love to have some of your organizational materials.

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    1. Thank you, Becca! And I will most certainly see what I can put together, some of them are really specific to my building and staff - but others would be pretty universal!

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  2. Love this!! We do not have a coach for dual/bilingual programs, but we do have a director. I would love to have a coach that would help us out!!! Thanks for sharing!!!! =) You rock!!!!!

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    1. You're welcome! I think it truly helped our new staff this year to have both a director/coordinator and coach in the building. It built a bridge between the district office and the building as well as gave the teachers someone they could look to consistently for support and to have questions answered!

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  3. Do you know of any books that would recommend for summer reading. I will be stepping into this role for our district next year and like you, there has never been one before. This is a fabulous gem I have found! Thank you for creating it!

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  4. Do you know of any books that would recommend for summer reading. I will be stepping into this role for our district next year and like you, there has never been one before. This is a fabulous gem I have found! Thank you for creating it!

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    1. So glad it was helpful. I am not sure of any specific books coaching wise - but one of our go to texts is "Teaching for Biliteracy". This is what we utilize as more or less a guide book for our teachers.

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  5. Love it! How can I get a copy?

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    1. Monique, you can get a copy of many of the documents I shared by either clicking on the photos or links above.

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