Educator Classwide Coaching and Support

TRIAD’s Educator Classwide Coaching and Support promotes the engagement of all students through the use of evidence-based practices in a variety of educational settings.

Vanderbilt’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) will provide remote coaching and support through brief online coaching cycles specifically for LEA faculty and staff in Tennessee who directly serve students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in an elementary or middle school setting. The purpose of Foundations Strategy Coaching is increase educator capacity to meet the needs of students in their classroom, including those with ASD, through the use of evidence-based strategies.

Participant Requirements
  1. Participants should be individual teachers who work as special education teachers or general education teachers in the state of Tennessee.
  2. Create and upload several 10-15 minute videos of themselves teaching.
  3. Commit 30 minutes a week for online learning and coaching meetings.
  4. Readings, online modules, or other resources may be shared with educators.
  5. Additional details regarding participation requirements for ongoing collaboration are outlined in a participant agreement.
Training Topics
  • Evidence based practices (EBPs) to use in structuring a successful learning environment for students with ASD
  • Strategies to integrate EBPs throughout the school day to optimize learning for all students
  • Video self-reflection as a means of teacher professional development
Workshop Format
  • Individualized classroom-based goal setting
  • Virtual coaching meetings for problem-solving and reflective discussions
  • Online, self-paced e-learning using TRIAD created courses
  • Video self-reflection for strategy implementation purposes
Coaching Format
  • Format: delivered remotely, with zoom and/or video reflection
  • Technology required: webcam
  • Frequency: Weekly
Online Learning Assignments
  • Format: asynchronous online modules
  • Length: approximately 15 minutes in length per module
  • Number: individualized based on educator goals
  • Location: TRIAD online learning portal
  • Homework: there may be additional task assigned, including readings, or reviewing of sample videos.
Proof of Attendance Participants will receive certificates documenting their participation in Foundations Strategy Coaching and a minimum of 8 hours of professional development.*

*Participants professional development hours will vary, depending upon e-learning courses assigned and amount of coaching meetings held.

Open to educators across the state of TN who are interested in learning more about supporting students through the use of evidence-based practice.

Visual Supports and Autism Spectrum Disorders
This webinar will define the evidence-based practice of visual supports, explain the importance of visual supports for autistic students, and will provide information about how TRIAD can help educators embed visual supports within a variety of settings. Practical examples and printable make-it take-its will be provided to registrants who attend the webinar.

Register here for one of the following dates:

  • January 18, 2022 - 3:15-4:15 PM CST
  • January 20, 2022 - 7:00-8:00 AM CST

This workshop is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Education and is available to LEAs in Tennessee at no-cost to participants.

Please note: Due to the ever changing reality of COVID-19, TRIAD services are subject to change in terms of service delivery. We are committed to continuing to provide the highest level of coaching and support possible during these uncertain times for the entirety 2021-2022 school year as educators navigate serving students in a variety of settings.

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