Join us for
The Teaching Learning Coaching Conference

October 2-4, 2022 • San Antonio, TX • In-person (Sold Out) and Virtual

Conference Overview

Pre-conference (Oct 2)

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Event

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7:00am – 8:30am

Breakfast and Registration

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8:30am – 12:30pm

All-day Session Block 1

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11:30am – 12:30pm

Lunch

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1:30 – 4pm

All-day Session Block 2

Main Event (Oct 3 – 4)

Time (CST)

Event

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7:00 – 8:30am

Breakfast / Registration

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8:30 – 9:45am

Keynote

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10:00 – 11:15am

Breakout

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11:30am – 12:30pm

Lunch

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12:30 – 1:30pm

Keynote

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1:45 – 3pm

Breakout

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3:15 – 4:15pm

Keynote

Day 3: Main Event

Time (CST)

Event

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7:00 – 8:30am

Breakfast / Registration

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8:30 – 9:45am

Keynote

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10:00 – 11:15am

Breakout

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11:30am – 12:30pm

Lunch

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12:30 – 1:30pm

Keynote

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1:45 – 3pm

Breakout

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3:15 – 4:15pm

Keynote

sunday, october 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 8:30am – 4pm CST.

Time (CST), Location

Session Title and Description

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7 - 8:30am

Independence Foyer

Breakfast and Registration

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8:30am - 4pm

Breakout Rooms

Pre-conference Session

On-site attendees will choose 1 all-day session to attend.
View all Pre-conference sessions and descriptions here.

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8:30am – 4pm

Independence Foyer

Main Event Registration

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11:30am – 12:30pm

Independence Lawn

Lunch

Pre-conference Sessions and Descriptions

The Seven Success Factors for Great Instructional Coaching: Digging into The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching

By Jim Knight & Keysha McIntyre

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Many coaches and on-site professional developers are finding themselves in high stakes, critically important roles expected to lead school reform efforts with little or no professional preparation for successfully performing such tasks. Having worked with more than 100,000 coaches from around the world for close to two decades, ICG researchers have identified seven factors that must be in place in order for coaches to flourish, which will be summarized in ASCD’s new book The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching. This workshop provides an overview of those seven factors.

Evaluating Instructional Coaching 

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

Leading School Change

By Michelle Harris

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This session will examine how to leading ourselves and lead others with strategies for walking on solid ground, taking care of yourself, multiple perspectives on leadership, managing change, being a “multiplier” not an “accidental diminisher,” understanding and leading school and system culture, and our moral imperative as leaders in schools.

Instructional Coaching: The First 90 Days

By Amy Musante

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This session will examine the earliest days of being a new instructional coach. Participants will examine foundational coaching principles and skills and also various elements of coaching in action: coaching cycles, data gathering, strategies, leadership support and new coaches’ greatest fears. If you’re a new coach or you support new coaches, this session is for you.

monday, october 3rd

Main Event Day 1

Time (CST), Location

Session Title and Description

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7:00am – 8:30am CST

Independence Foyer

Breakfast and Registration

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8:30am – 9:45am CST

Independence Ballroom

Conference Welcome & Keynote I: Jim Knight

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Seven Simple Truths of Great Coaching: The Essential Factors for Success

In his classic article on coaching, Atul Gawande famously wrote that “Coaching done well may be the most effective intervention designed for human performance.”  But what does it mean for coaching to be “done well?”  In this presentation, we’ll learn about seven truths that clarify how coaches can have greater impact and consequently greater personal well-being.  This talk should be filled with big ideas, practical tools, and, hopefully, laughter and fun too. Anyone interested in what great coaching looks like should benefit from this presentation.

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10am – 11:15am CST

breakout rooms

Breakout Sessions: Group A

In-person attendees will choose a session from Group A to attend.
Virtual attendees can choose from any of the prerecorded Virtual Breakout sessions during this time.

 

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11:30am – 12:30pm CST

Independence Lawn

Lunch

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11:30am – 12:30pm CST

Windmill Plaza

Roundtable Discussions (during lunch)

In-person attendees can enjoy their lunch at a Roundtable and listen in to a discussion led by the Roundtable host.
Click here to view all roundtable hosts and discussion topics.

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12:30pm – 1:30pm CST

Independence Ballroom

Keynote II: Kristin Neff 

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Self-Compassion: How to Effectively Motivate Yourself with Encouragement Rather Than Criticism

Our first instinct when we fail, suffer, or feel inadequate may be to criticize or to judge ourselves—but there is a better way to get through life’s hardships, says Dr. Kristin Neff. A way that enables us to achieve our highest potential and lead more contented, fulfilling lives. And that’s through self-compassion.

Some people fear self-compassion is a form of self-pity, and obsessively chase high self-esteem instead—their self-worth fluctuating with every success and failure. But research shows us that people who are self-compassionate lead healthier, happier, more productive lives than those who are self-critical. These people also have the resilience needed to cope with traumatic or stressful life events such as divorce, parenting, pressures at work, or the collective health crises we’re going through now with COVID-19. 

In this talk, she walks audiences through practices designed to increase motivation, foster grit and growth mindset, and rebound from failure, all through the cultivation of self-compassion.

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1:45pm – 3pm CST

breakout rooms

Breakout Sessions: Group B

In-person attendees will choose a session from Group B to attend.
Virtual attendees can choose from any of the prerecorded Virtual Breakout sessions during this time.

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3:15pm – 4:15pm CST

Independence Ballroom

Keynote III: Marcia Tate

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Healthy Teachers, Happy Classrooms: Twelve Brain-based Principles to Avoid Burnout, Increase Optimism, and Support Physical Well-Being

Many teachers are simply and understandably burning out!  The fire and passion that once sparked for teaching are simply becoming extinguished. In this highly-engaging keynote, based on the book by the same title, educators will not only learn how to restore their passion for teaching, but they will also explore additional brain-based principles for looking five to ten years younger, becoming and remaining healthier, and living a longer life!

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4:15pm – 4:30pm CST

Independence Ballroom

End of Day Remarks

By Jim Knight

tuesday, october 4th

Main Event Day 2

Time (CST), Location

Session Title and Description

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7:30am – 8:30am CST

Independence Foyer

Breakfast

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8:30am – 9:30am CST

Independence Ballroom

Keynote IV: Adam Grant

Note: Adam will be livestreaming into the conference 

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10am – 11:15am CST

breakout rooms

Breakout Sessions: Group C

In-person attendees will choose a session from Group C to attend.
Virtual attendees can choose from any of the prerecorded Virtual Breakout sessions during this time.

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11:30am – 12:30pm CST

Independence Lawn

Lunch

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12:30pm – 1:30pm CST

Independence Ballroom

Keynote V: Sharon Thomas

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Every Little Step: Believing in People Through Crisis and Change

The relentless emergencies that educators navigate (especially these last few school years) create stress, exhaustion, and sometimes havoc. Those emergencies can also cause us to unintentionally forget ourselves–what we believe and whom we value. This presentation aims to assist anyone who needs it in remembering who you are and where you most need to direct your energy and your support. 

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1:45pm – 3pm CST

breakout rooms

Breakout Sessions: Group D

In-person attendees will choose a session from Group D to attend.
Virtual attendees can choose from any of the prerecorded Virtual Breakout sessions during this time.

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3:15pm – 4:15pm CST

Independence Ballroom

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    Flourishing Coaches, Flourishing Educators: From Surviving to Thriving

    Coaching is one of the best ways of supporting people to learn, grow and thrive. In this keynote, Christian van Nieuwerburgh, Professor of Coaching and Positive Psychology, will focus on the importance of wellbeing in coaching interactions—especially now. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear a number of practical positive psychology strategies from a recently published book called From Surviving to Thriving that Christian edited with Dr Paige Williams. These immediately implementable strategies can be incorporated into our lives and will have a positive impact on our coaching conversations. 

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    4:15pm – 4:30pm CST

    Independence Ballroom

    End of Day Remarks

    By Jim Knight

    Breakout Sessions

    Breakout Sessions: Group A

    How to Build and Sustain Culture of Dignity

    By John Krownapple & Dr. Floyd Cobb

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    If we are to break the cycle of dysfunctional equity work in schools, we must ensure a climate where everyone 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 and escalate conflict. Instructional coaches are uniquely positioned to provide support. But first, regardless of position, we must prepare ourselves with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to facilitate the changes that we seek. To that end, this session will bring clarity to what “equity” is really all about so we can address it through specific actions in our teaching, leading, or coaching practices.

    Takeaways from this session include:

    1. Increase knowledge of belonging and dignity as concepts essential to equitable and inclusive schools
    2. Learn how to center acknowledgement and accountability to nurture healing and transformation
    3. Nurture coaching dispositions and develop capabilities to co-create conditions that help colleagues and students thrive

    This session is great for:

    • Teachers
    • Coaches
    • Administrators

    Clear Path Forward – Coaching with Core Values

    By Kimberly A. Richardson, “Dr. Kim”

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    Our core values underlie our work, how interact with each other, and which strategies we employ to our goals. The core values are the basic elements of how we go about our work. They are the practices we use (or should be using) every day in everything we do.

    Takeaways from this session include:
    Participants will examine their coaching journey and create their coaching core values. Participants will create values in action statements that will drive their coaching work.

    This session is ideal for:

    • Coaches

    The Instructional Playbook

    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.

    Stakeholder Centered Coaching for Educators

    By Dr. William Sommers

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    You know how so many principals, central office administrators, and teacher leaders are struggling today dealing with many challenges?  Among them COVID, staff morale, physical and emotional safety, changes in technology, etc.  It is becoming harder and harder to find the time for supervision and to have meaningful conversations about learning, leading.  Models that were once adequate, are not getting the same results. Using Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Centered Coaching (SCC) model for educators is getting 95% success. Find out how.

    Takeaways from this session include:

    1. Process to enroll stakeholders who you directly influence
    2. Using feedback from honest direct reports
    3. Working to get better at 1-2 goals
    4. Assess progress from those you trust

    This session is ideal for:

    • Teachers
    • Coaches
    • Administrators

    London Bridge is Falling Down: Creating a Solid Coaching Foundation Through Capacity Building, Identifying Cause, and Work/Life Balance.

    By Kamina Fitzgerald

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    In order to build capacity in a district, school and classroom; we have to make sure that our systems, actions and processes, match what we have on paper. Establishing consistency will foster an environment that is conducive to teacher empowerment and student achievement.

    Takeaways from this session include:

    1. Research-based methods on identifying stumbling blocks within our systems and processes
    2. Effective strategies to build teacher capacity
    3. Ways to enhance job performance through work/life balance

    This session is great for:

    • Teachers
    • Coaches
    • Administrators

    The Impact Cycle (An Introduction)

    By Jim Knight

    Breakout Sessions: Group B

    Leaning into Our Collective Humanity Through Empathetic Listening

    By Trent Hall

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    When working to shape a culture of dignity, it’s important to cultivate the skills that allow us to properly lean into our collective humanity with intention. Unlearning the things that hinder us from empathizing with one another is a foundational piece to honoring the humanity of ourselves and others. This experience explores how utilizing active listening skills with intention and awareness can yield tangible outcomes when it comes to our personal and collective relationships. Leave this session with tangible skills and an inherent understanding of how we can extend our humanity outwardly.

    Takeaways from this session include:

    1. Develop a nuanced understanding of dignity/belonging from the perspective of educational leaders
    2. Introduction to the ways in which we can facilitate a culture of belonging and empower others to do the same
    3. Genuine ways to support the entire (school) community with intention (preemptive instead of reactionary)

    This session is great for:

    • Teachers
    • Coaches
    • Administrators

    Virtual Coaching: Protocols, Strategies and Tools for Coaching From a Distance

    By Dr. Martha Elford

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    During this session, attendees will explore field-tested virtual coaching strategies for building trust, designing data-driven goals, implementing interventions and tracking progress toward achieving the goal. Experienced virtual coaches will share key elements that make coaching virtually a successful method for coaching. Examples of coaching protocols and guides offer practical application for the VECTOR model of virtual coaching.

    Takeaways from this session include:

    1. Discover innovative, virtual coaching strategies ready for implementation
    2. Explore protocols, guides, and technology tools that facilitate virtual coaching
    3. Practice protocols that can be adapted for any existing coaching model or context

    This session is great for:

    • Teachers
    • Coaches
    • Administrators

    Using Better Conversations to Up Your Coaching Skills

    By Amy Musante

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    In this session, participants will dive more deeply into the Better Conversations Habits of Demonstrating Empathy, Listening, and Questioning and will make a plan for improving their coaching communication skills.

    The Catalysts and Inhibitors of Workplace Wellbeing: Cultivating the Conditions for Humans to Thrive and Not Merely Survive

    By Dr. Kristin Anderson

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    When compared to the general population, educational leaders experience lower levels of general wellbeing and more severe consequences of a lack of overall wellness including increased levels of stress and burnout. The wellbeing of district and school leaders is as imperative as the overall flourishing of those for whom they are responsible in the system (educators and students). Emotionally well leaders generate systems and espouse practices that foster the wellness of their stakeholders. This session will highlight 2022 research on what contributes to, and what takes away from, the emotional wellness of educational leaders, and provide strategies to increase one’s overall flourishing/diminish languishing.

    Takeaways from this session include:

    1. Understand what emotional well-being is and why it’s important
    2. Articulate the components necessary for emotional flourishing in the workplace
    3. Determine practical strategies for increasing the ability to flourish within their roles

    This session is great for:

    • Administrators
    • Instructional Coaches

    Tier, Coach, Grow: The S.I.M.P.L.E. Framework to Support Teachers through Instructional Coaching

    By Nicole S. Turner

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    Instructional leaders (i.e. coaches, principals, and teacher-leaders) work with teachers to improve students’ educational outcomes. This role can be overwhelming, especially since students and teachers have lost a year of full academic instruction. The question we face is Where do I begin to help teachers and students to make true instructional gains?

    In this session, instructional leaders will gain access to the S.I.M.P.L.E. framework, a comprehensive blueprint for coaching that outlines the most crucial components of instructional coaching and how to provide differentiated support for teachers. The S.I.M.P.L.E. framework provides quick strategies for identifying teacher needs, tips for developing a coaching plan, and strategies to use with teachers for support. Both brand new and tenured coaches will walk away with a clear and achievable vision for making a difference in the classroom using the S.I.M.P.L.E. framework.

    Takeaways from this session include:

    1. Quick strategies for identifying teacher needs
    2. Tips for developing a coaching plan
    3. Strategies to use with teachers for support

    This session is great for:

    • Coaches
    • Administrators

    Instructional Coaching for Positive Classrooms

    By Jim Knight

    Breakout Sessions: Group C

    Instructional Coaching Connection

    By Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad

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    A coaching connectome is a map of the pathways necessary for effective instructional coaching. When educators think about a school, they probably think about a complex machine with “many moving pieces and parts.” It’s natural to compare this with the brain and its many neural connections. Each neural pathway has a specific job and role, but taken collectively, the whole system works like a processor. Likewise, the idea of a “coaching connection” can serve as an instructional coaching map for the school setting. In this session we will discuss how the experiences, decisions, behaviors, and interactions flow along specific pathways. These pathways all have distinct functions while retaining their connective nature. The goal of this session is to help coaches learn to use these pathways to best support the teachers they partner with.

    Takeaways from this session include:

    In this session I will focus on six pathways: sincerity, confidence, culture, communication, emotional intelligence, and leadership. As coaches, we don’t act in isolation. Our behaviors aren’t one-off decisions based on external stimuli. Our vision drives our goals, and our goals help to establish the outcomes we want to accomplish. The pathways help to connect our vision, our goals, and our outcomes in meaningful ways so that we’re able to make better decisions with confidence while seeing how those decisions impact other aspects of the world—school, classrooms, team meetings, and more—around us.

    This session is great for:

    • Coaches

    Maximizing Impact through Instructional Leadership

    By Sherry St. Clair

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    In this session, participants will explore how to strengthen their instructional leadership skills through coaching to intentionally increase student achievement through excellent teaching. Participants will examine strategies to build impactful and sustainable instructional capacity through respectful conversations, focused walkthroughs and professional learning. Utilizing authentic situations, instructional leaders will deepen their understanding of the needed skillset to respectfully create a culture of continuous improvement.

    This session is great for:

    • Coaches
    • Administrators

    The First 90 Days of Coaching

    By Keysha McIntyre

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    When you’re a new coach there are so many questions:

    How do I work with my principal?

    What should I be doing?

    How long does it take to go through a coaching cycle?

    How do I spend my time?

    In this session, your questions will be answered and we’ll introduce the foundational principles, skills, and framework necessary in order to be an effective coach.

    Cooperation to Collaboration: Focus on the Student Lens

    By Daryl Michel

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    Communication is part of daily life and is vital for establishing and maintaining relationships. We’ll begin by practicing how to present yourself in formal communication both psychologically and physically, as well as apply verbal responses when engaged in active, deep, or authentic levels of listening. We’ll then apply learning to the Student-Focused Collaborative Problem-Solving Process.

    Takeaways from this session include:

    1. Become familiar with the Student-Focused Coaching model.
    2. Learn how verbal and nonverbal communication techniques can lead to increased collaboration with colleagues.
    3. Apply verbal and nonverbal communication techniques when implementing the Student-Focused Coaching Collaborative Problem-Solving Process.

    This session is great for:

    • Teachers
    • Coaches
    • Administrators

    What Does it Take to Build a Great Coaching Program: Learn from Three Excellent Texas School Districts

    By Texas School Districts Panel – Natalie Gray, Mary Webb, Sanée Bell

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    Would you like to learn what it takes to launch and implement a successful coaching program? Join Jim Knight as he moderates a panel discussion with leaders from Katy ISD, Northside ISD, and Frisco ISD in Texas to learn best practices and get your questions answered by these practitioners.

    A Coaching Way of Leading: Different Context, Same Outcomes

    By Chris Munro

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    Educators who become coaches or undertake professional development in coaching often describe how this work has raised their levels of awareness of how they ‘show-up’ in conversations in general. Indeed, they often report that the impact of the application of their new-found skills and way of being goes way beyond formal coaching settings; influencing how they lead and manage conversations in other professional, and personal, contexts. In this workshop, we will explore some of the conversational contexts where educational leaders (including ICs) and administrators can intentionally utilize the key skills and techniques of coaching as part of a ‘coaching way of leading’

    Takeaways from this session include:

    1. Learn about what it means to intentionally take a coaching approach in a range of leadership conversations
    2. Become more discerning in when to adopt a coaching stance in formal and informal conversations
    3. New conversational skills, tools and frameworks to make every conversation coun

    This session is great for:

    • Administrators
    • Instructional Coaches

    Breakout Sessions: Group D

    It’s a Civil Rights Issue: Coaching Educators of Multilingual Learners

    By Dr. Ayanna Cooper

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    Our student population has become more linguistically diverse, so has the need for educators who are better prepared to support them. Building capacity to support the academic achievement of multilingual learners requires a transformation of existing practices, knowledge of and adherence to civil rights mandates, intentional advocacy, and a shared sense of responsibility.

    Takeaways from this session include:

    1. Understanding of civil rights mandates for multilingual learners
    2. English language proficiency data analysis
    3. Intentional coaching practices for educators of multilingual learners

    This session is great for:

    • Administrators
    • Instructional Coaches

    Evaluating Coaching Programs

    By Sharon Thomas

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    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.

    Calling “In” to Community

    By Rowena Shurn

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    Far too often, we avoid difficult conversations and topics that are considered divisive. During this session, we look at strategies to call people into the community. We explore “calling in” techniques that build and explore our own biases and ways that we shut down conversations to address these areas when working as leaders and coaching others.

    Takeaways from this session include:

    1. Build community
    2. Define the need for community norms
    3. Identify avoidance language and behaviors
    4. Explore facilitative conversation strategies to call others “in” to community

    This session is great for:

    • Coaches
    • Administrators

    Mastering and Organizing Your Mind for Uncommon Coaching

    By Dr. Courtney Teague

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    As a coach, you want to be the best you can be for your clients. You know that if your mind is cluttered and chaotic, it will be difficult to truly focus on your clients and their needs. In this working session, we will explore strategies for mastering and organizing your mind so that you can give your best coaching performance. Come through and leave a better you!

    Takeaways from this session include:

    1. What is the masterful mind and how do we use it effectively for coaching
    2. How to get in touch with our intuition and use it as a guide
    3. Techniques for mastering your thoughts and emotions
    4. Strategies for creating an organized mind that supports your coaching goals

    This session is great for:

    • Administrators
    • Instructional Coaches

    Holding the Space: Coaching As a Means of Learning Through the Narratives and Dilemmas in Educational Practice

    By Rachel Lofthouse

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    In this workshop we will explore the prospect of using coaching as a way of holding the space for teachers and student teachers to do their ‘best thinking’. The workshop will be based on two forms of coaching conversations – narrative and dilemma based approaches. The session will be interactive and allows participants to both experience and reflect on how these forms of coaching might add to their successful professional repertoire.

    Takeaways from this session include:

    1. Experience of two new forms of coaching
    2. Reflections on the nature of educational dilemmas and their value in professional development
    3. An insight into CollectivED collaborative research projects

    This session is great for:

    • Administrators
    • Instructional Coaches
    • Teachers

    Questions for Learning and Leading

    By Steve Barkley

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    There is a strong connection between questioning and learning. Teachers’ questions can engage and model thinking processes that students develop to promote their own learning. Those coaching teachers need to practice the same questioning processes. Explore a questioning protocol that you can use to guide your work facilitating learning in coaching conversations and PLC settings.

    Takeaways from this session include:

    1. A strategy to help teachers identify a questioning process to extend students’ understanding of the questions “behind a question”
    2. Questions to guide greater teacher reflection in pre- and post-conferencing sessions
    3. A process for developing guiding questions for PLC critical thinking, action, and learning.

    This session is great for:

    • Teachers
    • Coaches
    • Administrators

    Virtual-only Breakout Sessions

    Available on-demand for all attendees via the conference app.

     

    Implementing Evidence-Informed Coaching and Professional Development.  Our Walkthrus Experience

    By Oliver Cavigioli and Tom Sherrington

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    As Teaching Walkthrus has been adopted as a toolkit by 2500+ schools in 38 countries in the last two years, we’ve been on a learning journey about the nature of coaching and professional learning structures, finding out what works in different contexts and where people get stuck.  The session will share some of our insights from the last two years developing our resources and approach.

    Jim and Ted’s Excellent Video Coaching Adventure at Hilton CSD!

    By Jim Thompson and Casey Kosiorek

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    Jim Thompson and Casey Kosiorek have implemented Video Coaching models in Urban, Suburban, and Rural schools both big and small with a high level of sustainability and fidelity for over ten years.  Learn implementation lessons and golden nuggets from the power of video coaching and its impact at the Hilton CSD.  Join them on their excellent adventure utilizing the research and strategies of Jim Knight, Liz Wizeman, Greg Mckeown, and the one and only Ted Lasso!

    Student Voice Impact on Instructional Coaching

    By Russ Quaglia and Lisa Lande

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    This presentation will describe the dynamic nature of student voice and the positive impact it can have on instructional coaching. Whether you are ready for it or not, we must accept the fact that all students have a voice and have something to teach us! Drs. Quaglia and Lande will provide an operational definition of student voice, introduce you to the voice process and why it is so important to listen to, learn from, and lead with the students we are serving.

     

    Transformational Learning Theory: Critical Reflection with Adult Learners

    By Mary Kolodziejczak and Christian van Nieuwerburgh

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    What does critical reflection mean when working with adult learners? Understanding how adult learners critically reflect can mean the difference between dialogue promoting surface coaching versus deep coaching cycles. Transformational Learning Theory (Mezirow, 1990, 1991) describes how adult learners critically reflect to change and grow. This theory is partially based on Critical Pedagogy Theory (Freire, 2018). Freire (2018) describes raising learner consciousness of current reality which in turn is used by Mezirow (1990, 1991) as a disorienting dilemma for the adult learner. Both theorists use the “tensions” of new learning to describe how adults learn and grow. Instructional Coaches who understand and recognize when their dialogue partners are experiencing a “disorienting dilemma” can respond in better ways to help their partner navigate new learning.

    Creating Talent Density

    By Bill 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 the following roles (highlight as many as applicable):

    · Teachers

    · Coaches

    · Administrators

     

    Team-Based Approaches to Drive Behavioral Change

    By Jessica Sprick

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    Too often, educators work to resolve tough behavioral and motivational concerns in siloes, leading to piecemeal and ineffective approaches. In this session, learn how to create layers of behavioral problem solving across Tiers 1, 2, and 3 using team-based approaches. Whether you are working to resolve schoolwide climate and safety issues, addressing classwide motivational or behavioral concerns, or identifying intervention plans to support individual students, effective team structures can help resolve a multitude of issues on your campus.

    Takeaways from this session include:

    1. Understand how to organize a variety of behavioral problem-solving teams across all tiers of support
    2. Receive practical tools to ensure teams are focused and efficient during meetings
    3. Identify ways to build positive relationships between stakeholders and ensure staff consensus when tackling tough issues

      Building a Systematic Approach to Boost Attendance

      By Jessica Sprick

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      Student attendance is critical for student success, but far too many students miss significant amounts of school. In this session, learn how to build a multi-tiered approach to tackle attendance problems. Participants will learn how to monitor attendance data, build a school team that works to prevent absenteeism problems at the universal level, and coordinate intervention services with Tier 2 and 3 behavioral and academic problem-solving teams. This session will provide an overview of strategies that can be used to intervene with chronic absenteeism for students across Tiers 1, 2, and 3.

      Takeaways from this session include:

      1. Understand how to monitor and analyze attendance data to drive improvement efforts
      2. Identify schoolwide procedures to build a culture of attendance in the school
      3. Use function-based approaches to design effective intervention plans for all individuals

        Instructional Coach Awareness of Teaching Indigenous Students

        By Marty Conrad

        Roundtable Discussions

        These discussions are available for in-person attendees, and will be taking place in the Windmill Plaza during lunch (11:30am – 12:30pm) on Monday, October 2nd.

        Practical Ideas and Working as a Team for System Support

        By Sharon Sheehan & Glenbrook South Team

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        This round table will offer practical ideas on how to create a setting where coaches can flourish. The principal, associate principal for curriculum and instruction, and the four instructional coaches from Glenbrook South High School, a school that was featured in Chapter 7 of Jim Knight’s The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, will be available to share what they have learned about system support and building a coaching program in the 12 years of their instructional coaching program. Attendees can ask questions about hiring effective coaches, supporting the professional development of the coaches, building a culture of coaching, developing the coach-administrator relationship, staffing decisions, and any other questions you might have.

         

        Also a part of this roundtable:

        Barbara Georges, Principal
        Cameron Muir, Associate Principal for Curriculum and Instruction
        Sharon Sheehan, Instructional Coach
        Matt Bertke, Instructional Coach
        Marshall Harris, Instructional Coach
        Caitlin Reichert, Instructional Coach

          Interdisciplinary Instructional Coaches – An Urban District’s Journey Towards Norming Best Practices

          By Jennifer Jones

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          How do large, urban districts with multiple departments and instructional coaches (numeracy, literacy, EL, and instructional) come together to norm around research-based coaching practices that lead to improved teacher pedagogy and student achievement? Explore how Metro Nashville Public Schools, serving 82,000+ students and 159 schools, tackled differences in coaching practices by co-constructing a Coaching Handbook, professional learning experiences, and data collection systems. Leave with practical ideas for how to refocus efforts on productive coaching activities and bringing together different stakeholders.

          Improving Instructional Coaching Through Critical Reflection

          By Mary Kolodziejczak

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          This roundtable discussion will focus on how Instructional Coaches can learn more about critical reflection in adult learners. For the instructional coach it can mean the difference between surface coaching and deep coaching cycles. What is critical reflection?

          Takeaways include:

          • Three forms of reflection used by adult learners
          • Ten phases of transformational learning or critical reflection that adults go through for change
          • Critical reflection guide to help improve coaching conversations

          Creating Coaching Cultures in Schools – Conditions, Ingredients and Signs of Progress

          By Chris Munro

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          This roundtable discussion will explore the idea of a whole-school coaching culture. The Global Framework for Coaching and Mentoring in Education (van Nieuwerburgh, Knight & Campbell, 2019) will be used as a starting point for a discussion about what we might expect to see happening across a school when a coaching culture begins to emerge. Drawing on the expertise at the table, we will then consider the necessary conditions and key ingredients that support the emergence of a coaching culture in schools.