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Course 3: The Rollins Coaching Process

IACET Accredited
0.30 CEUs 3.5 Training Hours

This third course provides prospective Cox Campus Instructional Coaches with a step-by-step guide on how to implement the Coaching Impact Cycle: Identify, Learn, and Improve, to support teachers in developing skills that promote children’s development in language and literacy.

100% Free
Time to complete
3.5 Hours
Provides a
Certificate of Training
Recommended for
  • B-5 Coaches or Prospective Coaches 
By the End of This Course You’ll Be Able To
  • Coaches will become acquainted with the Rollins B-5 Impact Cycle and the Cox Campus’ unique approach to the coaching process. Coaches will also understand how to complete an ecosystem construction measure, identify ecosystem priority areas, and set goals using the joint action plan. ​
  • Coaches will attain the knowledge and skills necessary for guiding a teacher effectively through the identify phase of the impact cycle.
  • Coaches will attain the knowledge and skills necessary for guiding teacher effectively through the explain phase of the impact cycle.
  • Coaches will attain the knowledge and skills necessary for guiding a teacher effectively through the modeling and guided practice phase of the impact cycle.
  • Coaches will attain the knowledge and skills necessary for guiding a teacher effectively through the observe and improve phases of the impact cycle.
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 First Glimpse - Welcome to the Coaching Process

     Duration 30  minutes
    An introduction to the impact cycle and the Rollins Center's unique approach to the coaching process. The second half of the lesson explains how an ecosystem construction measure is used to identify priority areas and set site-level goals, objectives, and action steps.
  2. Lesson 2

    Beginning the Cycle - The Initial Conversation & Identify Phases

     Duration 29  minutes
    Beginning the journey through the Rollins B-5 Impact Cycle, the lesson opens with a recap of the initial conversation from the previous course and then flows into the identify phase.
  3. Lesson 3

    The Impact Cycle Continued - The Explain Phase

     Duration 19  minutes
    The explain phase of the impact cycle is used for clarifying and expanding upon the knowledge gained from taking Cox Campus courses. This lesson explores how the coach can best assist the teacher in understanding a new teaching strategy.
  4. Lesson 4

    The Impact Cycle Continued - Modeling & Guided Practice

     Duration 35  minutes
    Modeling and guided practice are exercises used to provide practice opportunities for a teacher learning to implement a new strategy in their classroom. This lesson details how each of these options are carried out in the pursuit of improved child outcomes.
  5. Lesson 5

    Completing the Cycle - The Observe and Improve Phase

     Duration 30  minutes
    This lesson covers the final two phases of the impact cycle. Beginning with the observe phase, the teacher implements what they have learned as the coach monitors. The improve phase consists of a debriefing meeting to discuss what the coach observed and where improvements may be needed.
  6. Lesson 6

    Practice Makes Perfect - Interactive Learning Assessments

     Duration 47  minutes
    A capstone examination of the learner's understanding of the course as a whole. Each lesson is re-visited through practice and assessment steps to determine learner comprehension of key course elements. The lesson also features a panel discussion on the common challenges that coaches face during the process.
  7. Lesson 7

    End of Course Assessment

     Duration 25  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.

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