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Oregon Coaching Pathways: Foundations in Coaching

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.

What is Foundations in Coaching?

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.  

Who Will Benefit From This Course?

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. 

Learning Objectives

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:    

  • Use strategies to support culturally responsive coaching
  • Use strategies to build collaborative partnership     
  • Apply adult learning principles     
  • Use data to develop coaching goals     
  • Observe, provide feedback, and facilitate goal-focused reflection  
  • Coaching for high-quality: Developmentally appropriate, inclusive, culturally responsive, trauma-informed, and linguistically appropriate teaching practices 

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.    

On demand. Access any time.
8 hours
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Additional Information: 8 Set 1 ORO hours: 6 hours in Personal, Professional and Leadership Development (PPLD) and 2 hours in Diversity.

Past Students' Work

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