Meet Hall-Woodward's Instructional Coaches
Kindergarten-2nd Grade (Instructional Facilitator): Mrs. LaRae Smith
3rd Grade (Multi-Classroom Leader): Mrs. Karlie Stewart
4th Grade-5th Grade (Multi-Classroom Leader): Mrs. Rachel Patterson
Hall-Woodward's approach to Instructional Coaching:Instructional Facilitators (IF) facilitate effective instruction delivery of the NC Standard Course of Study by coaching teachers with classroom management, pedagogy, and content knowledge. They lead teachers in focused academic conversations to improve classroom instruction and student learning. IFs organizes, analyzes, and reports district, school, and classroom data to promote student achievement. They prepare and facilitate weekly Professional Learning Teams (PLTs) through specific structured conversation protocols including resources, assessments, data, and proven outcomes. Where they assist teachers in data analysis of student work that results in the identification of students in need of interventions then develop an action plan for corrective instruction. Instructional Facilitators lead professional development workshops and schedule outside professionals for content-specific development including necessary attendance tracking for the district.
Multi-Classroom Leader leads a team of teachers and other staff responsible for multiple classrooms to meet the leader’s standards of excellence. Leads a team of 2–8 teachers and paraprofessionals. Supports each team member’s roles and goals at least annually, determines how students spend time, and organize teaching roles to fit each teacher’s strengths, content knowledge, and professional development goals. MCL's provide direction about instructional methods, materials, and planning/grouping/differentiation. They monitor student progress and team effectiveness.
Wonders is designed to foster a love of reading in all children. By providing a comprehensive set of connected resources for all learners in grades K–6, Wonders offers elementary school educators the ability to adapt instruction with confidence as students grow. Our focus on teaching the whole child—and every child—prepares students to be lifelong learners and critical thinkers.
Combining the work of literacy experts with research on social emotional learning, Wonders helps you strengthen skills, bolster learning, and encourage independence, enhancing the important and inspiring work you do in your elementary school classroom, every day.
enVision Common Core math packs a unique one-two punch. Lessons start with Problem-Based Learning (PBL), where students must think critically about a real-world math problem, evaluate options, collaborate, and present solutions. This is followed by Visual Learning to solidify the underlying math concepts. It’s the best way to help kids better understand math ideas
i-Ready is an interactive online learning program designed to provide individualized instruction based on each child’s unique needs.
i-Ready Diagnostic: i-Ready starts with a test that determines every student’s academic skills in math and reading. This test is adaptive, which means that the level of difficulty will change as your child answers each question. Questions get a little harder each time a question is answered correctly, and a little easier when answered incorrectly. The goal is to figure out the math or reading level that is “just right” for your child, so your child should expect to see some questions that are too hard–and that’s okay! It means the test is working correctly.
The results of the test will help your child’s teachers identify exactly where your child needs to develop, as well as where his or her strengths are. Teachers can use this information to design individualized instruction that meets the unique needs of your child. And because the test is taken a few times throughout the school year, your child’s teacher will be able to measure progress and growth over the course of the year.
The i-Ready Family Center is the place to learn how you can support and encourage your child’s success with i-Ready. See link below for further details.
i-Ready Instruction: i-Ready provides students digital instruction that meets them where they are–at their level. It allows them to work independently on their own personalized online instruction plan, in lessons that are assigned based on the results from the i-Ready Diagnostic test.
The lessons include three parts, consisting of a tutorial, guided practice, and a graded activity. This exciting format and engaging content draws students in right away. Students get supportive, real-time feedback on their progress in each skill; they see motivating messages and earn credits after completing lessons, which builds their investment in learning.