Modeling, Coaching,

Team Teaching

Professional Development Strategy

3-year comprehensive progression plan

The Jane Schaffer Writing Program® provides job-embedded professional development (“JET”) as a follow-up component to face-to-face professional development workshops and live webinars. After training teachers in collaborative, whole-group environments, Jane Schaffer® national consultants and master teachers demonstrate the instructional writing process in real time with current students; the training is centered on issues of actual practice in teachers’ classrooms.

  • Lesson Modeling: On the periphery of the classroom, teachers observe the pacing and student interaction that typically occur in the application of JSWP while JSWP trainers teach the students. Schools provide class sets of copies for students, color-coded pens, and tent cards with names of students on students’ desks.
    Customized Lessons are writing lessons designed to complement teachers’ lesson cycles. For example, if a teacher’s lesson plan calls for a writing supplement for a specific fictional piece or nonfictional idea or issue, LEC will design a job-embedded training session that pertains specifically to that lesson, working with the teacher of record to maximize objectives, integrate standards, and engage students.

  • Coaching: The trainer observes the teacher’s delivery of a writing lesson and provides feedback afterward in a whole-group or one-to-one setting. The teacher provides the trainer with areas in the lesson or lesson cycle to provide constructive criticism. In the case of a whole-group scenario, the trainer provides the feedback while the whole group listens and asks questions.

  • Team Teaching: In this scenario, a teacher and a trainer work together in the classroom.

    • Lesson Delivery: The teacher presents a portion of the lesson, and the trainer presents a portion of the lesson.

    • One-to-One Conferences with Students – After a teacher’s students complete a writing assignment, each student completes a Helping Hand conference guide, identifying the part of the paragraph (body, intro, or conclusion) that poses the most challenges. Teachers observe the trainer provide a one-to-one feedback session for several students. Then, teachers provide feedback while trainer observes.


  • Modeling in any content area – $5,000 per day (A.M. Session and P.M. Session with debriefing sessions after each session)

  • Coaching – $3,000 per day (4-6 observations, depending on class times)

  • Team Teaching - $4,000 per day (maximum of 4 lessons per day)

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