Student-Centered Coaching (SCC) courses returning to Central Rivers AEA

Student-Centered Coaching (SCC) has adapted to new contexts since Central Rivers AEA started offering this course. This course continues to be evidence-based and grounded in asking teachers what they would like their students to learn & be able to do, based on our Iowa standards and operates under the following guiding principles:

  • Coaching is not about “fixing” teachers.
  • Coaching is a partnership focused on student learning.
  • Coaching is about continual professional growth.
  • Coaching is part of a robust ecosystem of professional learning.

As we all have shifted our practices this past year, yet remained student-centered, we have learned to respond to the needs of students, teachers and our systems. Our SCC learning sessions focus on building skills sets to adapt and meet the needs of our systems to deliver results for our students.


The graphic below represents:

  • How the role of relationships are connected to our Well-Being and SEL Competencies.
  • How the use of data & materials connects to building equity, designing learning opportunities connected to activating students’ learning and developing multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) for all learners.
  • The perception of coaches and roles show the importance of connecting and leveraging our teacher leadership teams and AEA supports to create shared understandings.


Student centered coaching chart


As we learn these moves, we will dive into and share practices (with tools) designed to scaffold our language, utilize checklists, protocols and other resources to create structures and coherence to leverage coaching conversations so we can continue to focus on our students. Please contact Jo Prusha, Consultant for Educational Services, Keith Halverson, Consultant for Social Studies, or Bradi Johnson, Consultant for Educational Services, if you have any questions.