Video Courses

Course 4: Instructional Coaching and the Role of Leaders

IACET Accredited
0.20 CEUs 2 Training Hours

This course is intended for leaders of early childhood education sites. It presents an overview of Cox Campus instructional coaching and the important role leaders play in its implementation.

100% Free
Time to complete
2 Hours
Provides a
Certificate of Training
Recommended for
  • Leaders (site leaders, directors, or other administrators) of early childhood education settings.
By the End of This Course You’ll Be Able To
  • The learner will understand instructional coaching and what is needed to support coaching efforts effectively at their site.
Why It Matters
  • ​Instructional coaching is the ultimate form of professional development in improving teacher practices and ultimately child outcomes.​

How it Works

  • Learn at Your Own Pace

    You don’t have to finish the course all in one sitting. In fact, we recommend you take this course a little bit at a time, incorporating what you’ve learned in the classroom.

  • Earn IACET CEUs

    In order to pass and receive IACET CEUs for this course, you will first need to complete all the lessons, then complete the end of course assessment with a score of 80% or higher.

  • Free Guided Resources

    As you go through a course, we’ll introduce you to free resources that will help you implement what you’re learning.

  • Never Learn Alone

    Have a question on what you’re learning in the course or how to use a resource? Reach out to the Cox Campus community for advice or to lend a helping hand to others.


  1. Lesson 1

    The Problem and Solution

     Duration 37  minutes
    A call to action for site leaders, administrators, directors, and others in leadership positions to adopt instructional coaching to empower teachers with best practices for improving child outcomes in language and literacy.
  2. Lesson 2

    The Way Forward: A Language-Centered Ecosystem

     Duration 32  minutes
    This lesson establishes RRFTS Expected Child Outcomes as the desired end goal for all Cox Campus instructional coaching efforts, and the ecosystem approach as the means for getting there.
  3. Lesson 3

    Setting the Stage

     Duration 39  minutes
    This lesson describes the conditions necessary for instructional coaching to be effective and the 8 ways leaders can support coaches at their site.
  4. Lesson 4

    End of Course Assessment

     Duration 15  minutes
    In this lesson, you will take the end-of-course assessment. You must score 80% or higher to pass the assessment and receive your certificate of completion.

Your Facilitator

Crystal Grimes
Birth To Five Facilitator
Crystal is a Birth to 5 Family Engagement Facilitator at Rollins. She provides coaching on Cox Campus practices.

Success Stories

  • "I love the Cox Campus courses because I am able to log on at my convenience and learn a little more information to help me be a better teacher/caregiver and even a better parent."
    Infant/Toddler Teacher
  • "I enjoy learning new ways to interact with children and to help them become the best they can be and be able to succeed in life to the fullest."
  • "I have learned so much to take back to my classroom. I’m using these learning experiences to help strengthen the language of each child and I see a difference each day in the children’s language."


The Cox Campus is the digital outreach platform for the Rollins Center for Language & Literacy. Our team is composed of experienced teachers, early learning and language experts, neuroscientists, school leaders, speech language pathologists and authorities in adult learning and curriculum design to give all children access to the Science of Reading to change the odds for all children.

The Rollins Center, of the Atlanta Speech School, in some cases, may allow an instructor, facilitator, content editor or a subject matter expert or consultant with proprietary interests to conduct professional development activities at Rollins events, provided that appropriate disclosure of such interest is made. Disclosure of proprietary interest will be made on course material and at the beginning of the course/learning event, when applicable.