The COACHED web app (Capturing Observations and Collaboratively sHaring Educational Data) offers a suite of evidence-based coaching tools and professional learning materials. COACHED contains four core elements:
The Classroom Teaching (CT) Scan observation tool and accompanying data-driven outputs (www.thectscan.com);
A customizable feedback template that automatically populates using observation data captured using the CT Scan;
A dashboard that allows stakeholders to access data, coaching reports, and personalized goals; and
A library of multimedia vignettes teachers and others can watch to receive just in time professional development about practices where improvement may be needed (see www.spedintro.com for samples).
The COACHED suite, in the hands of a skilled coach, administrator, teacher educator, or teacher (pre- or inservice) who is self-reflecting, can illuminate the quality and quantity with which specific practices are being implemented, and provide a clear and sustainable mechanism for making needed improvements.