Video Courses

Course 1: Instructional Coaching for Change in Children's Futures

IACET Accredited
0.30 CEUs 2.5 Training Hours

This first course introduces Instructional Coaching, an innovative and effective relationships-based professional learning approach focused on supporting teachers’ practices related to language and literacy in the early years, our focus across all Cox Campus courses for educators.

100% Free
Time to complete
2.5 Hours
Provides a
Certificate of Training
Recommended for
  • Birth to 5 Instructional Coaches
  • Prospective coaches
  • Leaders
By the End of This Course You’ll Be Able To
  • Understand the value of coaching as a personalized, relationship-based professional learning approach
  • Learn the value and effectiveness of Instructional Coaching in improving teachers’ ability to impact language and literacy outcomes for children
  • Engage with teachers effectively, using adult learning principles
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

    Instructional Coaching for Change: Setting the Stage for Coaching for Transformative Change

     Duration 39  minutes
    This lesson introduces Cox Campus Instructional Coaching as an innovative form of professional development to change children’s outcomes in language and literacy.
  2. Lesson 2

    Instructional Coaching for Change: The Essence and Effectiveness of Instructional Coaching

     Duration 45  minutes
    This lesson describes/defines Instructional Coaching, its impact, and the necessary conditions for its success.
  3. Lesson 3

    Instructional Coaching for Change: The Ecosystem Approach To Coaching

     Duration 40  minutes
    This lesson focuses on the essential elements that define a healthy, language- centered environment for children and the outcomes we expect for children in language and literacy. An overview of Cox Campus will be provided.
  4. Lesson 4

    Instructional Coaching for Change: Understanding Adults as Learners

     Duration 29  minutes
    This lesson focuses on understanding basic principles about how adults learn and how they relate to effective coaching actions.
  5. Lesson 5

    Instructional Coaching for Change: End of Course Assessment

     Duration 18  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

  • "The Cox Campus will give you practical tools to dramatically benefit the children in your classrooms, giving them the power to be successful in elementary school and well beyond."
  • "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 have experienced more meaningful conversations with my students and have seen them flourish in literacy due to the incorporation of strategies I’ve learned."
    Pre-K Teacher


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.