Practice Based Coaching - Coach Training


Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 8:30 AM CST
Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 5:00 PM CST

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Educare of West Dupage
851 Pearl Rd
West Chicago, IL 60185

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Registration Fees:

$175.00 per person includes lite continental breakfast & lunch both days



Michelle Iocca 
Illinois Head Start Association 

Participant’s registering for this training must be part of an organization that has completed the Practice Based Coaching Leadership Academy. The goal of Practice-Based Coaching (PBC), the coaching model proposed by NCQTL, is to support teachers’ use of high-quality teaching practices with confidence and competence. Implementation of high-quality teaching practices, in turn, supports children’s progress towards school readiness goals. The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning is providing an intensive 2 day workshop for coaches on the PBC model.

PBC Coach Training objectives are to: Identify the key components of PBC Identify the key, Describe the characteristics of collaborative partnerships, Create shared goals and prepare an action plan for achieving them, Conduct focused observation based on an action plan, prepare prompts for reflection, as well as constructive and supportive feedback, based on the set goals, an action plan and focused observation.

The PBC coach training is intended for coaches who are: affiliated with grantees that have attended a Leadership Academy or that have demonstrated that the programmatic supports for PBC are in place, working directly with classroom staff.  (It is recommended at this time that coaches of home visitor’s do not attend.)  AGENDA


Jan Brown


Jan Brown has been in the field of Early Childhood for 35+ years with 25 of those in a Head Start program and most recently working in the Region V T/TA Network. I have held several positions in Head Start program from the classroom level to management level while wearing many hats throughout the years. I have also designed and implemented coaching systems to support classroom teachers.  I graduated with a BS and MS in Early Childhood Education from SIU Carbondale. As a life-long learner, I am committed to growth both personally and professionally. 

Verlinda Sims


Verlinda has worked in the early childhood field for 30 years 24 of them have been with Head Start. Her experience in Head Start includes being a teacher, director and Education manager. She has been part of Region V TTA system for 7 years. She holds a Master of Education in Early Childhood Administration from National Louis University.