Collaborative Instructional Coaching Model


The mission of the EdTeach® Group is to provide a pathway for engaging educators in a reflective professional growth processes and learning opportunities aimed to maximize student outcomes. Our vision is to cultivate sustainable systems and processes that ultimately transform schools into innovative organizations and collaborative cultures of practice that meet the needs of all learners.

About EdTeach

EdTeach® is affiliated with the College of Education at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. All products pioneered by EdTeach® were empirically validated using rigorous testing techniques made possible through funding from the U.S. Department of Education.

EdTeach Model and guides were initially developed based on a Model Demonstration Project (Award #:H326M090001) funded by the United States Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (USDOE-OSEP), and awarded to the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

This project developed and demonstrated an Instruction Coaching Model with an example of a personalized approach to supporting high school teachers in implementing writing instruction across the curriculum. As an example, this site provides a guide for implementing the model for improving high school students’ writing proficiency.

This Model illustrates a sample intervention logic model. Training on other subjects can be arranged upon request. Intended audiences include state, district, and school leaders who wish to improve teacher effectiveness and student writing outcomes, as well as teachers involved in this change process.

  • My coach was a wonderful aid in realizing my areas of need, not only in the area of writing ... This is one factor in teacher effectiveness that works.

    9th-grade Teacher
  • This year was actually probably the most progressive of all the other years I've had when it comes to writing.

  • I did not have much skill in writing in when I started this year, but throughout this year I have learned a lot and have [seen] great improvement in my writing skills.

  • I am able to implement ideas and suggestions now because I was shown how.

    9th-grade Teacher


The EdTeach® group offers locally based consulting services, technical assistance, and professional development (PD) for school leaders and practitioners. Our team of highly skilled education specialists have years of experience providing guidance and technical support for education agencies at state, national, and international levels.

With new standards and higher expectations for teacher performance, academic curriculum, and summative assessments for measuring student growth, practitioners need targeted support to develop and refine their craft. The EdTeach Coaching Model offers the needed support through two core program components and supportive Implementation and Evaluation Resources.

EdTeach Coaching Model Core Components:

  1. Interactive Group Learning Activities
  2. Job Embedded Professional Development Activities

  • Collaborative Instructional Coaching For Teachers

    Provides job-embedded PD with follow-up support on evidence-based, and data-driven instruction

  • Instructional Coaching Leadership for School Leaders

    Design and support the implementation of Response to Intervention (RtI) and Instructional Coaching frameworks

  • Instructional Coaching Training for Coaches

    Provide specialized training for instructional coaches and coordinate instructional coaching workgroup activities

Various Modes of Delivery such as On-Site PD, Distance Learning, Webinars, Summer Institutes and Teacher Conference are available.

Sample Products

Session 1: Instruction

Session 2: Practice

Session 3: Feedback

Data-Teaming I

Data-Teaming II

1: Goal Setting

2: Note-taking

3: Questioning

4: Reflecting

5: Analyzing

6: Brainstorming

7: Paraphrasing

8: Summarizing


Find us1410 Lower Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96826

EdTeach Team:

Kaveh Abhari, PhD
Robert A. Stodden, PhD 
Norma Jean Stodden, PhD
Mya Eveland
Danielle Delise

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University of Hawaii at Manoa


Center on Disability Studies

The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa is a public co-educational research university, and is the flagship campus of the greater University of Hawai’i system.   The Center on Disability Studies is a research center focused on conducting training, research, demonstration and evaluation and community service.