Teaching Learning Coaching Conference 2021

november 2-4, 2021  •  Virtual Event

The largest instructional coaching conference in the world

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2021 Schedule

Session Types

LIVE

Expert-led Keynotes

Each #TLC2021 keynote speaker will present live on their area of expertise. We are excited to feature the following keynote presenters:

Marcia Tate
Dan Pink
Liz Wiseman
Isabel Wilkerson
Christian van Nieuwerburgh
Jim Knight

live

4 Panel Discussions

TLC brings the world’s leading experts together for one goal—fostering learning and change. Tune into live panels and listen to the experts discuss and debate instructional coaching topics:

Coaching Essentials
Coaching Relationships
Coaching for Virtual Learning
Coaching for Equity

On-demand

30+ Breakout Sessions

One huge benefit of #TLC2021 is that you can watch ALL of our breakout sessions, and don’t have to choose which sessions you’ll miss out on. Access to pre-recorded breakouts will be sent to attendees a few days before TLC starts.

For our international attendees, and those unable to make it to the scheduled breakout sessions, on-demand recordings will be available for 90 days.

Tuesday, November 2nd

Pre-conference

The preconference consists of ONE full-day session of your choice. See the list of pre-conference sessions below to choose which session you’d like to attend.

Please note: pre-conference sessions are live and will not be recorded. Each session is from 10am – 4pm CST.

The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching

By Jim Knight

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Instructional Coaching Evaluation

By Sharon Thomas

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One of the most common questions we hear is, “How should we evaluate our coaches and coaching program?” In this session, we examine the complexities of evaluating coaches and programs, including the types of data involved, complications like confidentiality and partnership, and forms that evaluation can take. This session is based on our latest team publication, Evaluating Instructional Coaches: People, Programs, and Partnership, by Sharon Thomas, Jim Knight, Ann Hoffman, and Michelle Harris.

Takeaways from this session include:

  1. Examine why evaluating coaches and coaching programs is essential for coaching to have an impact on students and to sustain coaching programs in schools
  2. Learn the research-based standards for effective coaching and coaching programs
  3. Practice using tools for evaluation, for hiring new coaches, and for sustaining coaching programs

This session is great for:

  • System Leaders
  • Administrators
  • Instructional Coaches

Better Leaders

By Michelle Harris

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We invite leaders of all kinds to consider their purpose and believe in the “power of yet” through several high-yield leadership strategies, including clearly seeing reality, identifying purpose, managing time, understanding and shaping culture, managing change, and combining ambition with humility.

The Instructional Playbook

By Ann Hoffman

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In settings where a clearly defined set of teaching strategies already exists, this workshop guides coaches and others (e.g., administrators) through the development of an instructional playbook. This workshop is based on The Instructional Playbook: The Missing Link in Translating Research into Practice (2019) by Jim Knight, Ann Hoffman, Michelle Harris, and Sharon Thomas.

How to Protect and Boost Well-Being Through Coaching

By Professor Christian van Nieuwerburgh

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In this live, interactive workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to consider how coaching can be used to support well-being. After reviewing some of the key skills of coaching and the GROWTH conversational framework, attendees will explore how coaching can be aligned to well-being theories. There will be opportunities to practice during the session and attendees will take away some practical ideas that they can implement immediately.

Takeaways from this session include:

  1. Refresher of coaching skills and the GROWTH conversational framework
  2. Awareness and understanding of relevant wellbeing theories
  3. Immediately applicable ideas to enhance coaching practice

This session is great for:

  • Coaches
  • Teachers

Wednesday, November 3rd

Live Sessions

In order to watch, you must be livestreaming via our event platform at the scheduled time (Central Standard Time). Live sessions will not be recorded.

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10:00am – 11:15am CST

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Keynote I
Coaching is Life

By Jim Knight

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Something we often hear from coaches is that surprisingly the greatest benefit of being a coach is that it has helped people live better lives inside and especially outside the workplace. This talk explores the connections between coaching and life, and highlights how a deeper understanding of our purpose, being fully present, communicating effectively, leading effectively, along with other coaching skills, inevitably helps us live richer, more effective, and more beautiful lives. Coaching is life. This presentation offers an opportunity for everyone to look at their life and coaching from different perspectives and learn more about both topics by doing so.  

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11:30am – 12:15pm CST

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1:15pm – 2:15pm CST

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Keynote II
An Exclusive Interview with Dan Pink (prerecorded)

 

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Follow along as Jim Knight and Dan Pink spend 60 minutes on an exclusive coaching conversation. We will be streaming this prerecorded interview on Wednesday at 1:15pm CST. Additionally, it will also be available to watch on-demand for 90 days.

Jim and Dan would love to hear from you! Submit the questions and topics you would like them to discuss via this google form by Friday, August 27th.

Thank you for submissions, this survey is now closed.

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2:30pm – 3:15pm CST

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3:15pm – 4:15pm CST

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Keynote III

By Isabel Wilkerson

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4:15pm – 4:30pm CST

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End of Day Remarks

By Jim Knight

Thursday, November 4th

Live Sessions

In order to watch, you must be livestreaming via our event platform at the scheduled time (Central Standard Time). Live sessions will not be recorded.

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10:00am – 10:15am CST

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Welcome to Day 2

 

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10:15am – 11:15am CST

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Keynote IV

Engaging the Brain: 20 Strategies for Unforgettable Virtual Instruction

By Marcia Tate

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To paraphrase a quote by Albert Einstein, Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one memorized for the test.  Whether teaching virtually or in-person, experience 20 brain-compatible strategies (i.e. metaphor, movement, and music) that facilitate comprehension and retention.  Ensure that students retain content long after any tests are administered.  These same strategies should be used when conducting professional development for the adult brain,  As a bonus,  this session will help one determine how to strengthen immunity and lengthen life.

Participants will:

  1. Recall facts regarding the physiology of the brain as those facts pertain to increased comprehension and retention;
  2. Experience 20 strategies that take advantage of the way all brains learn best;
  3. Determine how to look younger, stay healthier, and live longer.

This session is great for:

  • Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Administrators
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11:30am – 12:15pm CST

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Panel 3: Coaching for Virtual Learning

By Paul Bloomberg, Marcia Tate, Sharon Thomas

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1:15pm – 2:15pm CST

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Keynote V

By Liz Wiseman

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2:30pm – 3:15pm CST

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Panel 4: Coaching for Equity

By Natasha Robinson, Rowena Shurn, John Krownapple,

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3:15pm – 4:15pm CST

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Keynote VI
Nurturing the Coaching Way of Being Through Challenging Times

By Professor Christian van Nieuwerburgh

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In this keynote session, Prof. Christian van Nieuwerburgh will reflect on the importance of maintaining a “coaching way of being” during the challenging times we are facing. As educators, coaches, and administrators, our “way of being” has a significant impact on those around us. How can we protect our own wellbeing as we attend to the wellbeing of others? What can we do to remain committed to what is important?

Takeaways from this session include:

  1. Reconnecting with what is important to us
  2. Strategies for remaining positive despite the challenges we’re facing
  3. Practical ideas about looking after our own well-being

This session is great for:

  • Coaches
  • Administrators
  • Teachers

 

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4:15pm – 4:30pm CST

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End of Day Remarks

By Jim Knight

On-Demand Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions

These sessions will be pre-recorded and available on-demand. Watch and rewatch for 90 days after TLC has ended!

Feedback for Learning

By Joellen Killion

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Feedback, given, does little to promote change. It is when feedback becomes a dialogic, dynamic process that it promotes deep learning and change. In this session participants will learn how to use the feedback process to engage learners in constructing knowledge that transforms practice and results for students

Takeaways from this session include:

  1. Learn how to use the feedback process to construct knowledge
  2. Practice applying the feedback process within coaching
  3. Explore the challenges, opportunities, and benefits of using the feedback process in a coaching role.

This session is great for:

  • Coaches
  • Administrators

Measuring Coaching Impact Using Teacher Surveys

By Mahsa Bakhshaei & Angela Hardy

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During this session, we will provide an overview of how coaches and administrators can collect survey data from teachers during the course of the school year to: 1) improve the design and implementation of their coaching program; and 2) measure the impact of their coaching efforts. We will also discuss some ideas of how they can share and interpret the data.

Takeaways from this session include:

  1. Tips for collecting teacher survey data
  2. Example survey questions that can be adapted for your setting 
  3. Tips for interpreting and sharing data

This session is great for:

  • Coaches
  • Administrators

Personalized Coaching for Increased Student Engagement

By Steve Barkley

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Finding ways to increase “engagement” is a common concern when teachers currently are given an opportunity to place a request for PD or input from an instructional coach. Like athletes and performing artists, it is what the learner does that generates skills and knowledge. The teacher, like a coach, supports the learner engagement in the critical learning production behaviors. Instructional Coaches need to personalize their work to maximize payoffs for teachers and students.

Takeaways from this session include:

  1. How to Identify the specific learning production behaviors that are the indicators of engagement in a particular learning activity
  2. Making coaching decisions to offer strategies or seek reflection leading to co-creating a possible strategy.
  3. Developing a plan for observation that collect data to continue reflection and teacher decision making.

This session is great for:

  • Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Administrators

Listening to Understand:  An Essential Instructional Leadership Skill

By Sherry St. Clair

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Listening is an essential leadership skill for effective instructional coaching.  Listening to understand helps coaches avoid misunderstandings, prevent conflicts, and coach at a deeper level. 

In this session, participants will explore various ways to hear the voices of those impacting their coaching and how to use strong, active listening skills to advance their coaching methods.  Various tools and strategies will be shared for coaches to immediately implement. 

Coaching is My Superpower!

By Kimberly A. Richardson, “Dr. Kim”

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Every superhero has a tool! Batman and his power armor, Wonder Woman and her magic lasso, and the Hulk and his …smash! Come hear about great superhero-sized tools that you can use to get herculean results as you support your colleagues, teachers, and clients.

Takeaways from this session include:
Knowledge of tools to use when you need support with delegation, accountability, and lack of change.

This session is ideal for:

  • Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Administrators

Strand 1: Going Deeper with Better Conversations

By Ann Hoffman

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Strand 1: Going Deeper sessions targeted to specific parts of the 7 Success Factors

Explore essential communication skills for every educator, especially coaches. Participants will examine their beliefs about communication (both personal and professional) as they explore behaviors demonstrating equality, voice, autonomy, nonjudgmentalism, dialogue, and life-giving conversation. Participants will also learn how to improve the way they listen, build emotional connections, ask questions, build trust, and engage in other aspects of communication.

Strand 1: Going Deeper with Gathering Data

By Michelle Harris

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Strand 1: Going Deeper sessions targeted to specific parts of the 7 Success Factors

Coaches who skillfully collect data in a spirit of partnership can help teachers to gain a clear picture of reality in their classrooms to move students forward without the data having the sting of evaluation. In this session, we examine real classroom video as we practice gathering and calibrating data involving goals on academic achievement and on behavioral, cognitive, and emotional engagement.

Strand 1: Going Deeper with System Support

By Ann Hoffman

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Strand 1: Going Deeper sessions targeted to specific parts of the 7 Success Factors

The impact that coaches have in schools is directly related to how effectively they are supported (or not supported) by their school and district administrators. For that reason, it is crucial that administrators participate in professional development that clarifies what coaches do and how they can be supported. This workshop provides an understanding of how administrators and instructional coaches can collaborate to ensure that coaches have an unmistakably positive impact on teachers’ teaching and students’ learning.

Strand 1: Going Deeper with the Impact Cycle

By Michelle Harris

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Strand 1: Going Deeper sessions targeted to specific parts of the 7 Success Factors

This session examines specific issues that coaches encounter when implementing the Impact Cycle with teachers. We’ll explore common issues, concerns, and scenarios that coaches navigate in partnership relationships while working on their goals for students.

Strand 1: Going Deeper with Role Clarity

By Michelle Harris

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Strand 1: Going Deeper sessions targeted to specific parts of the 7 Success Factors

Some of the most critical elements of a successful coaching program involve the roles that coaches have in a building, how they spend their work time, and how they communicate with school and district leaders about coaching. In this session, we examine the research-grounded roles to ensure that your coaches are maximizing their potential for change in your building.

Strand 2: Evaluating Instructional Coaches

By Sharon Thomas

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Strand 2: Coaching Evaluation sessions are tied to ICG’s upcoming publication, Evaluating Instructional Coaching

We don’t many school districts or coaches who feel like their process for evaluating coaches is a strong one. In fact, most coaches tell us that they are evaluated using a teacher or generic evaluation form. To more fully examine the success of your coaches and to ensure that a research-based approach to coaching is clearly communicated across the district, we developed a process for evaluating instructional coaches. In this session, we’ll examine our evaluation process, our instructional coach rubric, and several tools that can make your coach evaluations more effective and useful.

Takeaways from this session include:

  1. Examine why evaluating coaches is essential for coaching to have an impact on students
  2. Learn the research-based standards for effective coaching and how to use them in evaluating coaches as employees
  3. Practice using tools for evaluating instructional coaches in line with both instructional coaching research and best practices in human resources

This session is great for:

  • System Leaders
  • Administrators
  • Instructional Coaches

Strand 2: Evaluating Instructional Coaching Programs

By Ann Hoffman

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Strand 2: Coaching Evaluation sessions are tied to ICG’s upcoming publication, Evaluating Instructional Coaching

School districts invest a great deal of staffing and money into instructional coaching programs, but program evaluation of coaching impact is often minimal. In this session, we’ll examine our proposed process for evaluating coaching programs so that districts can demonstrate the impact of coaching on students and use the evaluation process to determine ways to improve the program.

Strand 2: Recruiting and Hiring Instructional Coaches

By Sharon Thomas

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Strand 2: Coaching Evaluation sessions are tied to ICG’s upcoming publication, Evaluating Instructional Coaching

As with coach evaluations, the hiring process for instructional coaches often doesn’t reflect research-based instructional coaching practices and skills. In this session, we’ll explore a recruiting and hiring process that more clearly communicates the role, more intentionally focuses on coaching skills, and reflects sound human resources practices. All aspects of hiring will be explored, from creating the job description to the interview structure and questions to the best information to use to make the hiring decision. For coaching to work best for students, the right people need to be in the right roles, and this session shows ways to make that happen.

Takeaways from this session include:

  1. Examine why evaluating coaches is essential for coaching to have an impact on students
  2. Learn the research-based standards for effective coaching and how to use them in evaluating coaches as employees
  3. Practice using tools for evaluating instructional coaches in line with both instructional coaching research and best practices in human resources

This session is great for:

  • Administrators
  • Instructional Coaches

Strand 2: Retaining Coaches and Sustaining Coaching Programs

By Sharon Thomas

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Strand 2: Coaching Evaluation sessions are tied to ICG’s upcoming publication, Evaluating Instructional Coaching

Instructional coaches are some of the most positive, engaged, and energized people we know, and instructional coaching programs can make an enormous impact on students. Why, then, do we see coaches move on to other roles (sometimes after only a few years)? Even more concerning, we see instructional coaching programs fall prey to budget cuts all the time. This session examines why coach turnover and program elimination happen and provide research-based ideas for how to avoid them and make your coaches and coaching programs stronger than ever.

Takeaways from this session include:

  1. Examine why retaining coaches and sustaining coaching programs is an important issue for system and school leaders
  2. Learn what the research says about how to keep coaches engaged in their roles and how to best support an educational program so that it has a long-term impact on students
  3. Begin planning to address retaining coaches and sustaining programs

This session is great for:

  • Administrators
  • Instructional Coaches

Strand 3: Getting Started with the Impact Cycle

By Michelle Harris

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Strand 3: Getting Started sessions are designed for new coaches or districts new to partnership coaching

This session is an introduction to the coaching cycle proposed for instructional coaches. All teachers, schools, and classrooms face their own unique challenges. An established process for guiding the coaching experience ensures that instructional coaches have all of the tools they need to help teachers set and achieve their goals. The Impact Cycle–the product
of 20 years of ICG research (see instructionalcoaching.com/research)–provides a framework for any coaching scenario. Participants in this workshop will learn why the cycle is successful.

Strand 3: Getting Started with PEERS Goals and Data

By Sharon Thomas

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Strand 3: Getting Started sessions for new coaches or districts new to partnership coaching

The PEERS goal is a critical element of effective Impact Cycle work with teachers. In this session, we’ll look at how each element of PEERS contributes to teacher engagement in the cycle and student success on the goal. We’ll practice setting and writing PEERS goals to make the Identify phase of the Impact Cycle clearer and more efficient for teachers.

Takeaways from this session include:

  1. Examine why setting PEERS goals ensure the deepest teacher engagement in improvement and the best way to track whether coaching has an impact on students
  2. Practice drafting PEERS goals
  3. Determine future steps in goal setting with teachers as part of Impact Cycles

This session is great for:

  • Administrators
  • Instructional Coaches

Strand 3: Getting Started with Building Trust with Teachers

By Ann Hoffman

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Strand 3: Getting Started sessions for new coaches or districts new to partnership coaching

One of the questions we hear most from new coaches or coaches who are new to a building or district is, “How can I get more teachers to work with me?” In this session, we’ll analyze the challenges and opportunities for enrolling more teachers in coaching. Central to this issue is trust, and the session will explore the facets of trust and specific steps that coaches can take to help build a culture where teachers view coaching as safe and helpful.

Coaching for Socially Just Relationships

By Rowena Shurn, Dr. Alissa Gonzalez, Kelli McMahon, Tyree Rivers, Rodrigo Rodriguez-Tovar

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Participants will engage in a lively discussion around socially just relationships to explore how perceptions and inferences impact our believed realities.

Takeaways from this session include:

  1. Unpack strategies to assist educators with examining their perceptions vs reality
  2. Apply the leader of inference to their own experiences
  3. Develop resources to shift beliefs and conversations

This session is great for:

  • Teachers
  • Coaches

Building and Sustaining a Culture of Dignity

By Floyd Cobb, PhD & John Krownapple

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If we are to break the cycle of dysfunctional equity work in schools, we must ensure a climate where every person feels like they belong. How? By shaping a culture of dignity that honors each person’s value and worth. While this sounds simple, it’s extraordinarily hard, transformative work. Furthermore, attempts to change the status quo will likely trigger a backlash. We must prepare ourselves with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to bring about the changes that we seek. This session helps to do just that.

Takeaways from this session include:

  1. Increase knowledge of belonging, dignity, and inclusion.
  2. Acquire techniques to manage the predictable backlash to efforts to address social inequality.
  3. Learn how to center acknowledgement and accountability to nurture healing and transformation

This session is great for:

  • Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Administrators

The Administrator – Coach Partnership

By Aretha J. Lee

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The administrator is the instructional leader on campus and is an essential ingredient in leading school transformation. It is important for the administrator and the instructional coach to be on the same page and function as a team. This session will explore how the campus administrator and the instructional coach can work collaboratively to support a culture of teaching and learning.

Takeaways from this session include:

  1. Why it is important for school administrators to establish a clear understanding of the role of the instructional coach.
  2. Why it is important for school administrators to respect the confidentiality clause in the coach-teacher relationship.
  3. Why it is important to trust coaches and allow them the freedom to coach.

This session is great for:

  • Coaches
  • Administrators

Instructional Leadership: Creating Practice Out of Theory

By Peter DeWitt

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Instructional leadership is one of the most researched forms of leadership, but very little practical insight into how to implement it exists, and many leaders struggle to put it into practice. DeWitt, Ed.D. will take the research behind instructional leadership, as well as the research he did with hundreds of teacher and students during the pandemic, and dive deeper into six areas that he found is crucial to practices that lead to instructional leadership.

That deeper dive involves breaking instructional leadership into six distinct parts, which are implementation, focus 4 learning, instructional strategies, student engagement, efficacy, and evaluation of impact. Leaders need to understand these six areas of instructional leadership, but also need to be provided with time to consider practical ways to implement each one, which also includes understanding implementation science, regardless of whether people are in-person, hybrid or remote. These sessions will help meet that need.

Participants will learn:

  • About the research supporting instructional leadership which will help them think differently about the way they approach faculty meetings, PLC’s and learning walks
  • Why credibility plays an important part in our ability to be instructional leaders
  • The importance of implementation using a program logic model
  • Where to focus their attention when it comes to learning using knowledge dimension research
  • The research around student engagement that leads to alienation, and what we can do about it. Research shows that students feel alienated from school based on two factors, which are a lack of connection to their school community and a lack of a voice in their own learning. We will focus on how to hear students, and use that to guide our leadership practices
  • How to lead through discussions that focus on high leverage instructional strategies, and use those strategies to model instruction during staff meetings
  • The role of efficacy in leadership practices. Whether it’s self-efficacy, leader self-efficacy or collective leader efficacy, we will focus on using the research to guide our discussions of learning, race and student engagement to help defy the myths behind them
  • How to collect evidence of impact
  • How to engage in reflective practices to help them understand how instructional leadership plays a part in their roles in school by using a framework for learning which will be provided to them during the session

The Uncommon Coach

By Dr. Courtney Teague 

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If you truly desire to make an impact as a coach and be really uncommon, then you are dedicated to develop the beliefs, values, and integrity that lead to authentic success. So step up to the challenge and learn  how you can bring out the very best in people by learning more about yourself.

Takeaways from this session include: 

  1. Increased self-awareness 
  2. Just-in-time strategies to apply in coaching practice

This session is great for:

  • System Leaders
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Administrators

Three High-Impact Practices for Humanizing Personalized Learning

By Paul Emerich France 

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In this session, we will explore high-impact practices for humanizing personalized learning, including open-ended tasks, journaling, and qualitative assessment, with an emphasis on how to support teachers and colleagues in creating a culture of personalization in your school.

Takeaways from this session include: 

  1. Identify the five myths of personalized learning
  2. The impact of open-ended tasks, journaling, and qualitative assessment on humanizing personalization
  3. How to apply humanized personalization to professional learning, supporting teachers in creating a culture of personalization at your school

This session is great for:

  • Teachers
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Administrators

Student-Focused Coaching: Supporting Student Success Through Teacher Collaboration

By Daryl Michel, PhD

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Successful coaching requires a great deal of planning, communicating, building relationships, working with all types of adults, and remaining positive even when facing inevitable challenges. Student-Focused Coaching (SFC) is designed to be flexible, versatile, and focused on meeting students’ needs to improve academic outcomes. Although the day-to-day responsibilities may vary for the SFC coach, based on the needs and demands of a particular setting, the focus of the work remains the same—to guide and support the planning and implementation of effective practices to support optimal student progress. During this session, you’ll learn about the three roles of the SFC coach, the four phases of the SFC Collaborative Problem-Solving process, and tips for communicating with colleagues.

Takeaways from this session include: 

  1. The three roles of the Student-Focused Coach: Facilitator, Collaborative Problem-Solver, and Teacher-Learner
  2. The four phases of the Student-Focused Coaching Problem-Solving process
  3. Participants will learn verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to use when engaged in a conversation with a colleague

This session is great for:

  • Teachers
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Administrators

Dealing with Dilemmas: Making Use of a Coaching Approach to Encourage, Enable, and Empower

By Rachel Lofthouse

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Finding ways to explore complex problems that may not have straightforward answers can be a real challenge for coaches, especially when their coaches are new in role or feeling vulnerable in their context. This is why a group of CollectivED Fellows are exploring the value of a two-stage dilemma-based coaching approach.  This session will introduce and explore this approach.

Takeaways from this session include: 

  1. Practical ideas for using coaching to support teachers and leaders to deal with and learn from the dilemmas that occur in their settings
  2. Insights from a European project on professional learning from dilemmas related to inclusion and diversity

This session is great for:

  • Teachers
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Administrators

Compassionate Coaching: Coaching Through Isolation

By Kathy Perret & Kenny McKee

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In this session, participants will examine the Compassionate Coaching Focus of connection to learn how to support educators who experience isolation due to external conditions or internal psychological states. We will dive into how coaches can meet their own professional connection needs – since coaching can be an isolated role too! Specific strategies will be shared for promoting trust, using collaborative structures, employing low-stakes class visits, and other methods of supporting connection.

Takeaways from this session include: 

  1. Describe the sources and impact of isolation in educators’ work lives.
  2. Explore connective experiences to support educators encountering isolation
  3. Acquire strategies and collaborative structures build professional connections

This session is great for:

  • Instructional Coaches

Compassionate Coaching: Coaching Through Disruption

By Kathy Perret & Kenny McKee

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This session will guide participants into discovering the roots of disruption in their work and explore why we sometimes unknowingly make choices that intensify difficult circumstances. Rather than continuing the cycle, we can develop productive routines and healthier responses. Participants will learn about ideas for thriving through uncertainty for themselves and how they can coach others through disruption.

Takeaways from this session include: 

  1. Describe the sources and impact of disruption in educators’ work lives
  2. Explore how routines support educators through disruption
  3. Acquire frameworks to implement successful instructional habits and routines

This session is great for:

  • Instructional Coaches

Connecting with Kids, Colleagues, and Campuses After a Time of Discontent

By Tricia McKale Skyles

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The need for connection and community is primal, as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food. Dean Ornish’s quote reminds us that we are pre-wired to seek connection. After a period of disconnect, this need has become critical. In this webinar, attendees will learn practical strategies to build relationships with students and colleagues and create a connection to the campus for all stakeholders. 

Takeaways from this session include:

  1. Practical strategies to build relationships
  2. Understanding of what creates trust between stakeholders 

This session is ideal for:

  • Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Administrators

Social Emotional Learning and the STOIC Framework

By Tricia McKale Skyles

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Based upon the idea that there are five distinct variables that are used to create and refine a system, the STOIC Framework was built. Through the effective use of this framework, social emotional learning is embedded. If the purpose of social emotional learning is to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for success in school, work, interpersonal relationships, and personal wellness, a framework such as STOIC is critical to guide our decision-making in building a system of support. 

Takeaways from this session include:

  1. Recognizing intentional environmental design impacts behavior
  2. Identifying five distinct variables used for environmental design
  3. The belief that social emotional learning is not accomplished at a set point in time, but embedded throughout time spent with students

This session is ideal for:

  • Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Administrators

Creating Talent Density

By William Sommers

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In science theory, density is increasing mass within the same volume.  Chances are schools will not get more staffing or budgets (stable volume).  To address the need to increase educators’ ability and willingness, learn about 25 strategies to accelerate adult learning in schools and districts

Takeaways from this session include:

  1. Learn 25 ways to bring staff together and share learnings
  2. Be able to identify situations that require different leadership skills
  3. Be able to apply strategies for individuals, small and large groups

This session is ideal for:

  • Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Administrators

Leadership Coaching: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

By William Sommers

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Stakeholder Centered Coaching has show a 95% success rate for business leaders.  The same success rate is being demonstrated by coaching educational leaders in schools and districts.  We will discuss how we elevate leadership and help supervisors evaluate for higher performance.

Takeaways from this session include:

  1. Expand coaching repertoire to increase quality leadership
  2. Learn leadership skills to accelerate adult learning
  3. Be able to apply FeedForward strategies to facilitate a better future

This session is ideal for:

  • Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Administrators

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GROWTH Talk: Coaching as a Leadership Stance

By John Campbell & Chris Munro

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New ways of conceptualizing how to lead effectively in complex organisations have highlighted skills and approaches that are also at the heart of coaching. The term ‘coaching-based leadership’ has emerged in response to this trend.

Session Outline:

  • Schools as Complex Systems
  • Leadership approaches for leading in Complex Systems
  • Coaching, as a ‘good fit’ leadership style for leading in Complex Systems
  • Coaching-based leadership tools and tips

Takeaways from this session include:

  1. Learn about new models of leading in complex systems
  2. Explore the links between these leadership models and coaching
  3. Tools and strategies for integrating coaching-based leadership approaches into daily practice

This session is ideal for:

  • Administrators

The GROWTH Framework: Signposts to Shape Coaching Conversations

By Chris Munro

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Rather that a ‘type’ of coaching, the GROWTH framework is a way of managing and shaping coaching conversations across a wide range of contexts. This memorable acronym is elegantly simple and sophisticated at the same time. This session will unpack the GROWTH framework in detail and illustrate how it can be a highly effective tool in your coaching and leadership repertoire.

Takeaways from this session include:

  1. Learn about the GROWTH conversational framework straight from the organization that developed it
  2. Understand how the GROWTH framework can bring ‘shape’ to coaching and leadership conversations in service of your conversational partner’s thinking
  3. Confidence to use the GROWTH framework in a nuanced way across a range of conversational contexts

This session is ideal for:

  • Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Administrators

Be Curious, Not Judgemental: Hilton Central School District’s Video Coaching Story

By Jim Thompson & Dr. Casey Kosiorek

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Direct and purposeful feedback is essential for improving the art of teaching, yet how much time do teachers practice and receive feedback?  Learn how the Hilton Central School District has implemented an effective coaching strategy utilizing video recording in the classroom and how it has improved teaching and learning.

Takeaways from this session include:

  • Lesson learned when implementing a video coaching program
  • How to start a video coaching program
  • Nonnegotiables for suceesful implementation

This session is ideal for:

  • Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Administrators

Coaching in the Gray: Getting Started as an Instructional Coach

By Brian Sepe

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In this session, we will explore what many wished they had known at the start of their journey as an instructional coach.  We will take a closer look at three key areas for growth and development as an Instructional Coach. We will explore the habits, beliefs, and routines for developing early in your career and significantly impacting those you serve.

 Takeaways from this session include:

  • Practical ideas for developing your craft as an Instructional Coach
  • Practical tips and ideas to cultivate habits and routines for growing as an Instructional Coach
  • Identifying areas to explore your way of being as an Instructional Coach

This session is ideal for:

  • Coaches
  • Administrators