The Oregon Coaching Pathways: Foundations in Coaching is a self-paced professional development course designed to build a foundational understanding of the Oregon Coaching Competencies.
In Oregon, the coaching system supports Practice-Based Coaching, an empirically-based coaching framework.
In this online course, you will learn about the Oregon Coaching Competencies and be introduced to Practice-Based Coaching through interactive activities, videos, graphics, knowledge checks, and reflections. To get the most out of the program, there's also a companion workbook.
You will also have the opportunity for self-assessment of the Oregon Coaching Competencies, and to self-reflect on areas of strength and opportunities for growth.
For those coaches with an ELSI Mentor Coach, the self-assessment will inform collaborative professional development planning and goals.
Successful completion of this course will result in 8 ORO hours.
Foundations in Coaching is designed for those employed as a coach working with early educators as well as those who are interested in becoming a coach for early educators in Oregon.
Coaches work directly with educators on effective practices; thus, practical experience and knowledge of early education principles and practices, as represented in Oregon’s Core Knowledge Categories, is strongly recommended (e.g., Step 9 or above in the Oregon Registry Online [ORO] system).
NOTE: An active ORO account is needed to register for the course. You will be asked to submit your ORO Professional Development Statement during registration.
By the end of this on-demand program, you will understand the components of the Practice-Based Coaching cycle and what it means to be a coach.
You will also develop a foundational understanding of the six Oregon Coaching Competencies:
At the end, you will complete a self-assessment of current knowledge on the Oregon Coaching Competencies, and self-reflect on areas of strength and opportunities for growth.