Capstone Project Title
Felton, L. (2020). How Does an Instructional Coach Support Elementary Teachers Who Have Students Struggling to Read with Characteristics Similar to Dyslexia?
The role of an Instructional Coach in an elementary school is one that requires a person to be adept at a variety of skills. The main focus of an Instructional Coach is to improve the highly effective practices of teachers to ensure student growth and achievement. Drawing on Adult Learning Theory, this capstone discusses ways teachers are active participants in helping to solve a problem while providing opportunities to collaborate with peers, engage in meaningful activities and reflect on their own learning experiences. The capstone project incorporates methods of professional development or professional learning in creating literacy professional development training for elementary teachers to improve literacy instruction for all students but especially for struggling students and those with characteristics similar to dyslexia. The broader goal of the capstone project would be to take the literacy professional development training to more elementary schools in our district and beyond.
Felton, Lori, "How Does An Instructional Coach Support Elementary Teachers Who Have Students Struggling To Read With Characteristics Similar To Dyslexia?" (2020). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 525.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects