A Year in the Life of a Coach

Teaching Learning Coaching Conference 2023

October 16-18

Orlando, Fl

October 16-18

orlando, fl

Conference Agenda Overview

Pre-conference (Oct. 16)

7 am

Breakfast

8:30 am

All-day Session

11:30 am

Lunch

Main Event (Oct. 17-18)

7 am

Breakfast

8:30 am

Keynote

10 am

Breakout Session

11:30 AM

Lunch

12:30 PM

Keynote

1:45 pm

Breakout Session

3:15 pm

Keynote

Pre-conference (Oct. 16)

7:00 am

Breakfast

8:30 am

Pre-conference Session

8:30 am

Pre-conference Session

8:30 am

Pre-conference Session

8:30 am

Pre-conference Session

8:30 am

Pre-conference Session

8:30 am

Pre-conference Session

11:30 am

Lunch

4:00 pm

Pre-conference Session

Main Event (Oct. 17-18)

7:30 am

Breakfast

8:30 am

Keynote

10:00 am

Breakout Session

10:00 am

Breakout Session

10:00 am

Breakout Session

10:00 am

Breakout Session

10:00 am

Breakout Session

10:00 am

Breakout Session

10:00 am

Breakout Session

10:00 am

Breakout Session

10:00 am

10:00 am

Breakout Session

11:30 am

Lunch

12:30 pm

Keynote

1:45 pm

Breakout Session

1:45 pm

Breakout Session

1:45 pm

Breakout Session

1:45 pm

Breakout Session

1:45 pm

Breakout Session

1:45 pm

Breakout Session

1:45 pm

Breakout Session

1:45 pm

Breakout Session

1:45 pm

Breakout Session

1:45 pm

3:15 pm

Keynote

4:15 pm

Pre-conference: Monday, October 16

7:00 am
Atrium

Breakfast and Registration

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8:30 am

Instructional Coaching: The First 90 Days

by
Amy Musante

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.

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8:30 am

Instructional Coaching: A Deep Dive into Goals and Teaching Strategies

by
Dr. Jim Knight

Two things are central to instructional coaching: setting goals and identifying strategies to hit those goals. This session will be a deep dive into these two topics, with a particular focus on (a) gathering data for goal setting and creating an instructional playbook to identify the highest-impact teaching strategies for helping teachers hit their goals. Engage with other coaches to gain multiple perspectives and create an implementation plan to take back to your school or district. Leave with tools and forms you can use to ensure that coaching flourishes in your organization.

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8:30 am

Coaching for Connection, Certainty, and Autonomy

by
Dr. Kim Richardson

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of power, influence, and neuroleadership that we can use in our work to increase our collaboration with those we serve, enhance coaching interactions, heighten leadership effectiveness, build stronger teams, and improve communication. They will learn how to leverage this understanding to minimize threat responses and maximize reward responses, creating a positive and productive work environment. Throughout the day, participants will engage in self-reflection to deepen their understanding then explore application of the learning in the workplace. By the end of the day, participants will have a solid understanding of the SCARF model and be able to apply its principles to help self and others cope, gain control, and exercise resilience. They will leave with a toolbox of strategies for improving increasing engagement, building connections, and fostering more effective communication and collaboration.

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8:30 am

So, you hired Instructional Coaches! Now what?

by
Michelle Harris

This session is geared toward building and system administrators who are starting a coaching program or wanting a coaching program reset. Participants will be taken through seven must-dos for supporting successful coaching programs. They will have a chance to learn, reflect, plan, and analyze throughout the day with other leaders from around the world.

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8:30 am

Coaching Classroom Management: Building MTSS for Staff

by
Tricia Skyles

This preconference provides an overview of a three-tiered system of support, deploying both evaluative and nonevaluative coaches to improve classroom management. Focusing on Tier I, this session will cover critical guidelines in setting up successful universal support for staff to engage in the robust implementation of an effective classroom management model.

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8:30 am
Crystal AB

The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching: Seven Factors for Success

by
Dr. Mary Webb

Many coaches and onsite 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 experts have identified seven factors that must be in place in order for coaches to flourish. Based on Jim Knight’s newest book The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching: Seven Factors for Success, this workshop provides an overview of those seven factors.

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4:00 pm

End of Pre-conference Day

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Main Event Day 1: Tuesday, October 17

7:30 am

Breakfast and Registration

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8:30 am
Oceans Ballroom

A Year in the Life of a Coach

by
Dr. Jim Knight

One of the biggest challenges you can face when you are an instructional coaching is answering a simple question: What is it that you do? Every coach can come up with a quick answer to that question, but capturing the rewarding, unpredictable, challenging, and incredibly important work of coaching is a much more difficult description to create. To help create a rich, accurate picture of instructional coaching, Jim has been partnering with coaches from around the world (Germany, Thailand, Abu Dhabi, and the United States). Every week, and often every day, the coaches have been sending Jim videos in which they talk about their successes and challenges as they coach. This presentation will be a mosaic of their comments, summarized in key themes that should provide an honest and helpful description of what it is like to be an instructional coach. All of us at ICG hope this presentation helps you feel like you have been seen and that you are not alone. There are thousands coaches living the work life that you live. This presentation tells their story and, in part at least, we hope it tells your story too.

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10:00 am

Breakout Group A

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12:30 pm
Oceans Ballroom

The Rise

by
Dr. Sarah Elizabeth Lewis

The gift of failure is a riddle: it will always be both the void and the start of infinite possibility. Part investigation into a psychological mystery, part an argument about creativity and art, and part a soulful celebration of the determination and courage of the human spirit, Sarah Lewis makes the case that many of the world’s greatest achievements have come from understanding the central importance of failure.

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1:45 pm

Breakout Group B

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3:15 pm
Livestream / Zoom

How to Work with (Almost) Anyone: 5 Questions for Building the Best Possible Relationships

by
Michael Bungay Stanier

Your happiness and success depend on your working relationships. The people you manage. How well you work with your boss. The way collaboration happens with colleagues and peers. How you connect with important prospects and key clients. 
But the hard truth is this: most of us leave the health and fate of these relationships to chance. We say “Hi,” exchange pleasantries, hope for the best, and immediately get into the work. 
Soon (sometimes it takes weeks, sometimes minutes), the first cracks appear. A misunderstanding. An expectation not met. A low-grade irritation. A random act of weirdness. Different ways of seeing the world or getting things done. A flare-up under stress. 
Every relationship becomes suboptimal at some point, whether it’s a good one that goes off the rails or one that was poor from the start. 
When suboptimal happens, most of us don’t know what to do about it. We blame them, or ourselves, or the universe (or maybe all three). We get all the feelings: sad, let down, irritated, frustrated. 
But mostly we are resigned to the fact that this is what happens: relationships always get a little broken, or a little stale, or a little worse. C’est la vie, c’est la guerre. Carry on. 
In this practical session, you'll learn how to reverse that trend and build the best possible working relationship with anyone. Well, almost anyone. You will • learn the three attributes of a resilient and long-lasting relationships • understand how you can aspire to “the best possible relationship” with every one of your key working relationships • investigate the one awkward but essential conversation that will set up success • take a deep dive into two of the questions, and prepare your best answers to them 
You will leave with a renewed optimism about the quality of their working relationships, a determination to actively manage them, and a plan to get things started.

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4:15 pm

Main Event Day 2: Wednesday, October 18

7:00 am
Atrium
8:30 am
Oceans Ballroom

Breaking the Spell of High Conflict

by
Amanda Ripley

Conflict, whether political or personal, can escalate and become toxic, as we keep seeing in the news, on social media, in politics. At this level, known as "high conflict," we start sorting the world into good and evil, us and them. Things become suddenly very clear. Our brains behave differently. We tend to exaggerate the differences between ourselves and the other political party or racial or religious group (or sibling or co-worker), without realizing we are doing it. We believe the other side cannot change, even when it can. Eventually, everyone suffers, to varying degrees. To try to understand how people get bewitched by high conflict--and how they get out--Amanda spent four years following a politician in California, a former gang leader in Chicago, a divided synagogue in New York City and other conflict survivors all over the world. She discovered that the secret is not to get out of conflict; conflict itself is essential, and it can be healthy and good. The key is to get out of high conflict. From the stories and the science of conflict, Amanda has identified the "fire-starter" forces that tend to cause high conflict--as well as the practical but counterintuitive rules of "good conflict." This work is surprising and ultimately hopeful, and it has transformed how Amanda operates as a journalist.

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10:00 am

Breakout Group C

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12:30 pm
Oceans Ballroom

You are the Linchpin: The Instructional Coach’s Essential Role in Getting Students Ready for Rigor

by
Zaretta Hammond

Those of us in education today have our work cut out for us. Unfinished student learning from the pandemic is deep and for our most vulnerable students, it has only exacerbated long standing inequities that remain as the present-day residue of past racial injustices. The only way out is by helping students take on more rigor so they can turn inert information learned in school into usable knowledge. It means we have to get students ready for rigor so they can accelerate their own learning. 
 This isn’t the solo responsibility of the classroom teacher. This is a collective challenge for teacher, coach, and school leaders, with instructional coaches playing the key role of instructional sherpa. It means coaches need to better understand the science of learning terrain, with all its pitfalls, misconceptions, and implementation challenges in order to help teachers level up their instruction so that they are equipped to support students in their own growth journey. 
 In this breakout session, Ms. Hammond will review the practices associated with becoming a linchpin for instructional equity. Ms. Hammond will share the why and what of becoming a linchpin for instructional equity. She will review the key tools and practices that augment coaches’ core training. These practices are essential regardless of what type of instructional coaching you’re trained in, such as impact coaching, transformative coaching, student-centered coaching. We will review the principles of change management, habit formation, and paradigm shifting beyond the traditional pre-observation, observation, and post-observation model.

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1:45 pm

Breakout Group D

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3:15 pm
Oceans Ballroom

Talking about Change: Using a Coaching Approach in Conversations

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Christian van Nieuwerburgh

In this keynote presentation, Christian will explore ways of using coaching skills and practices in everyday conversations. In educational settings, we engage in hundreds of conversations about learning and growth every week. The session will provide tools and techniques which can be deployed in our everyday conversations to partner with others to bring about learning, growth and positive change.

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4:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

Group A

A Chicken and Egg Conundrum: Connecting Academics and Behavior

by
Tricia McKale Skyles

When building multi-tiered systems of support, educators are asked to look at both academics and behavior. They are often treated separately but are linked inextricably. Whether approaching coaching through an academic model, behavior model, or both, this session will provide concrete ways to integrate them through the same instructional lens.

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Calling Everyone "In"

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Rowena Shurn

This session will explore the differences between Calling In vs. Calling Out. Participants will explore community building strategies to support facilitating hard conversations or when it becomes “thick” in the room.

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Finding Meaning and Purpose: Living Authentically as a Coach

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Dr. Tina Curry

This session will transform participants with an inspiring journey into coaching as a means from which to not only support those you coach but as a pathway to your own transformation and excellence. Participants will not only gain insights and information on becoming transformed by coaching but they will be engaged in the process through coaching tools and methods. Utilizing story, reflection, and inquiry, this session will change hearts and inspire minds with new ideas and possibilities.

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Improving Literacy Instruction to Enhance Student Learning: A Student-Focused Coaching Approach

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Dr. Daryl Michel

“Reading is not simply a desire; it is a fundamental skill necessary for virtually everything we do. And we need to ensure all of us, particularly our children, learn to read and read to learn so they too can do everything” (Moats, 2020). Participants will understand how student data is used in the Student-Focused Coaching model and how this data is used to guide the creation of a sustained professional learning plan to maximize teacher’s knowledge and skills. Whether you are an instructional coach, administrator, or classroom teacher, you will learn about and experience evidence-based interdisciplinary literacy routines (i.e., academic vocabulary, comprehension) that can enhance student learning.

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Instructional Coaching Strategies for Teachers with Indigenous Students on Reservations

by
Marty Conrad

There are 225 Native American reservations in the U.S. Each reservation are mostly different in culture and curriculum. Non Natives are unaware of the many factors involve in teaching Indigenous students. I plan on giving my 48th year experiences of how to address the teaching of our Indigenous students to all teachers.

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Instructional Playbook

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Michelle Harris

This session provides an overview of the process for developing an instructional playbook. This session 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.

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Overcoming the Obstacle Course: Coaching tips for Coaching Challenges

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Dr. Kamina Fitzgerald

Imagine you are running a race; everything is going quite smoothly until you reach an obstacle. While obstacles can slow you down, they can also build strength and endurance when handled properly. Four Coaching Challenges and Tips will be addressed in order to ensure smoother transitions as you maneuver your way through the Coaching Course. Ready, set, go!

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The Power of a Visual Step-by-Step Playbook

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Oliver Caviglioli, Tom Sherrington

Informed by our experience developing coaching systems in 3000 schools worldwide, we will explore how step-by-step visual guides can create shared understanding of key teaching techniques, supporting coaches and professional development leads in their partnerships with teachers as they seek effective solutions to everyday classroom challenges.

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Working with Adults: Helping and Partnership

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Jessica Wise

Neither teachers nor coaches want to waste time or find themselves in unsuccessful conversations. Whether face-to-face or via a virtual platform, helping adults sometimes is often more difficult than helping students. Why do adults resist? This session will focus on why helping for change is complex and what research says about what we can do to lessen resistance to change.

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Group B

Belonging Beyond a Buzzword

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Dr. Floyd Cobb, John Krownapple

Over the past couple of years, “belonging” has become an international trend in education. At the same time, experts have argued that our schools and society are experiencing a crisis of belonging that is at the root of so many problems we have been experiencing in schools and beyond . As a primary driver of engagement and a key condition for success, there is no doubt that we must prioritize belonging for students, teachers, and anyone within the school community. This session offers a proven, comprehensive framework for nurturing belonging by developing the capacity to honor dignity in behaviors, practices, and policies.

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Coach Identity: Contradictions in Action

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Joellen Killion

Coaches face a number of situations in which contradictions among their own identity as a coach, what is expected of them, and what they are doing create uneasiness and frustration, and may even lead to conflict. Coming to terms with these contradictions and unpacking them requires collaborative effort among a team of coaches, coach champions, and coaching clients.

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Coaching to Amplify Student Voice: Listen, Learn, Lead

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Dr. Lisa Lande

The School Voice Process will be introduced as a model for fully embracing student voice as a way of being in schools. Participants will explore strategies and resources that can be used by instructional coaches to support teachers and students in listening to, learning from, and leading with one another to maximize engagement and amplify the voices of ALL students.

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Coaching with Intentionality

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Sherry St. Clair

Whether in the role of administrator, coach, or teacher leader, intentionally focusing on instructional leadership will benefit student learning. Three elements of successful instructional leadership are listening to those you serve, learning evidence-based practices, and then intentionally leading sustainable instructional growth. This session will dive into each of these elements, discussing what each means for the instructional leader and sharing ways to advance student learning utilizing each element. Sherry will share strategies from her extensive coaching work, Coaching Redefined and from her forthcoming book. Participants will leave with tools and strategies to immediately use in their daily walk as an instructional leader.

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Empathy and Collaborative Leadership in Coaching

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Dr. Kim Richardson

Affiliative leadership is a leadership style that emphasizes collaboration, teamwork, and a supportive work environment. In coaching, this style of leadership can be beneficial in creating a positive coaching environment that encourages growth and development. A coach who uses affiliative leadership focuses on building strong relationships with their clients, creating a sense of trust and safety that allows for open communication and feedback. By fostering a collaborative and supportive coaching environment, the coach can help their clients to achieve their goals more effectively. In summary, affiliative leadership is closely linked to coaching and collaboration because it promotes a collaborative approach to coaching and emphasizes the importance of creating a supportive environment for the client's growth and development. This training session is designed for coaches and leaders who want to enhance their coaching practice by developing their understanding of empathy and affiliative leadership. By the end of the training, participants will have a deeper understanding of how empathy and affiliative leadership can enhance their coaching practice, and practical tools and strategies for incorporating these concepts into their coaching sessions.

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Engaging Early Career Teachers in Instructional Coaching

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Mary Kolodziejczak

This interactive session will focus on how we can improve system supports and Instructional Coaching skillsets with early career teachers. We will explore how our “way of being” with beginning teachers can impact their openness to partnering with an Instructional Coach. Come and be part of the dialogue around attracting and retaining early career teachers during challenging times through Instructional Coaching.

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Evaluating Coaching Programs

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Amy Musante

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.

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Stakeholder Centered Coaching for Educational Leaders

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Dr. Bill Sommers

Developing school leaders is a important topic that districts are discussing. Adapting Marshall Goldsmith's Stakeholder Centered Coaching (SCC) can provide authentic feedback from staff, focused goals to improve leadership, and assessment from those who are reporting directly from the leader. "Feedback is the breakfast of champions." Ken Blanchard

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The SIMPLE Framework: A Comprehensive Framework to Support Teachers through Instructional Coaching

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Nicole Turner

Are you an instructional leader looking for a simple yet comprehensive framework for coaching that can drive differentiated support for teachers and high-quality professional development? Look no further! In this session, you will gain access to a range of effective coaching strategies that will allow you to make true instructional gains with your teachers and students. By the end of the session, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to create a clear and achievable vision for improving outcomes in the classroom.

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Group C

Clarity and Commitment: A District’s Vision for Instructional Coaching

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Dr. Sanée Bell, Jackie Zimmerman

When it comes to instructional coaching, role clarity–or the lack thereof–is a problem plaguing many schools and districts. Learn how a district is working to achieve clarity and solicit the commitment of stakeholders in supporting the instructional coaching program by engaging in collective learning that impacts campus implementation. From a program audit conducted by The Instructional Coaching Group, to forming a Steering Committee, to planning for implementation, participants will gain ideas for evaluating and refining their instructional coaching programs.

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Coach Happier: Small Shifts; Big Gifts

by
Suzanne Dailey

In this interactive session, you will learn realistic, manageable and proactive strategies based in positive psychology that will help us achieve work/life satisfaction as we navigate this unique time of teaching, coaching, and leading. These small and manageable shifts, practiced over time, will help us and our colleagues teach happier, parent happier, partner happier, work happier, and increase our overall happiness and well-being at work and at home.

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Cultivating Critical Thinking Skills in Teachers: A Coaching Approach

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Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad

In this thought-provoking conference session, instructional coaches will learn effective strategies and tools to help teachers develop their own critical thinking skills. Participants will explore the importance of self-reflection, problem-solving, and metacognitive strategies in fostering critical thinking among educators, ultimately leading to more effective teaching and learning experiences.

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How to Design, Implement & Sustain a Coaching Program

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Dr. Trista Hollweck

In this session, Trista will share what she's learned from her research and practice experience of designing, implementing and leading coaching programs and professional learning networks in schools and districts across Canada. Using examples from her work developing a mentoring and coaching program for early career teachers in the province of Quebec, as well as the national Canadian Playful Schools Network (www.playjouer.ca), Trista will highlight guiding principles and key design elements that are essential to the effective implementation and sustainability of professional learning and development initiatives and programs. There will be dedicated time for participants to ask questions and share their experiences.

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Leaning into Our Collective Humanity through Empathetic Listening

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Trent Hall

Partnering with colleagues, students, and community members is essential when working to shape a culture of dignity. To do so, we need skills that allow us to properly lean into our collective humanity with intention and, thus, listen empathetically. Unlearning the things that hinder us from empathizing with one another is fundamental to honoring the humanity of ourselves and others. This experience explores how utilizing active listening skills yields profound outcomes when it comes to the quality of our personal and collective relationships.

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

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Dr. Kristin Anderson

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 current 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.

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The Uncommon Coach: Coaching with Influence

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Dr. Courtney Teague

As a coach, you have the incredible opportunity to help your clients unlock their potential and achieve greatness. But in order to be a truly effective coach, you must first establish yourself as a powerful and influential leader. That's where this session comes in - by equipping you with the right tools and techniques, you will be able to become the kind of coach that inspires real change in your clients' lives.

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VECTOR Virtual Coaching: Personal and purposeful coaching from a distance

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Dr. Martha Elford

Successful virtual coaching requires purposeful management of time, protocols, communication, and technology. These elements fall on a continuum based on need, availability and audience. Join experienced virtual coaches as we share our VECTOR model and explore the critical components needed to manage coaching at a distance.

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When Jim Gets Coached: An Inside Look at Coaching and The GROWTH Model

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Dr. Christian van Nieuwerburgh, Dr. Jim Knight

What happens when Jim Knight gets coached? You can find out at this session when coaching expert Christian van Nieuwerburgh applies the GROWTH coaching model as Jim considers a real and important career decision. The session will involve four parts: (a) a quick overview of the GROWTH coaching model, (b) Christian coaching Jim, (c) a dialogue between Christian and Jim about the coaching moves Christian used while coaching and their impact on the conversation, and (d) time for participants to comment or ask questions.

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Group D

10 Years of School Improvement with a Coaching Culture: How Coaching Systems and Structures Led to Our Best Ever Results

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Dr. Mark Dowley, Dr. Ray Swan

This session will share a holistic approach to school improvement. It will demonstrate how a coaching approach can lead to an improved school culture and academic results. You will see evidence of coaching in action through videos and other work samples. Participants will be given a practical model, with scripts and resources, of how to improve a school in any context.

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A Coaching Way of Leading

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Chris Munro & Dr. Christian van Nieuwerburgh

In this workshop, we will explore some of the conversational contexts where Principals, Administrators and other educational leaders can intentionally utilize the key skills and techniques of coaching as a way of leading. Specifically, we will explore the following:

  1. Why a Coaching Way of Leading?
  2. Adopting a coaching stance in professional conversations
  3. In-the-moment conversations: the most frequent leadership conversation context
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Asking Effective Questions: A Coach’s Superpower

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Steve Barkley

Asking the right questions at the right time can spark the reflective process that maximizes the coached teacher’s payoff for the time and vulnerability invested in coaching. The coach’s listening and observing skills help guide finding those impactful questions. Interest, curiosity, and authenticity of purpose undergird a coach’s questioning practices. Steve will share examples, insights, and processes from his decades of coaching experience.

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Coaching in the Early Childhood Environment

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Annie Bolander, Michelle Edvik

Education in the early child classroom is ever changing. This workshop will act as a guide in successfully coaching an Early Education teacher to their full potential, collect data in an Early Child classroom, assist in teacher and classroom growth, and help educators best meet the needs of their young students.

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Field Notes from a Foot Solider; Coaching for Multilingual Learners

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Dr. Ayanna Cooper

Supporting district and leadership teams to better support students learning English as an additional language in school takes patience, empathy, and urgency. Ayanna shares her experience building the capacity of various educators who serve in leadership roles to improve outcomes for linguistically diverse learners. Using various data points, civil rights, student voice, theme songs and sunglasses, she’ll provide examples from her field notes.

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Is Your System Providing What You Need for Your Instructional Coaching Program?

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Dr. Mary Webb

Wondering how to support your coaching program system wide? In this session, you will explore different processes and structures you can implement to help prepare and avoid challenges that face districts when developing system coherence with their instructional coaching program.

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Our Journey From Video Coach to "Instructional Sherpa"

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Jim Thompson

We will share a story of two districts, one inviting teachers to reflect with video and partner with a trained coach to advance student learning and the other advancing Dr Zaretta Hammond's work with culturally responsive teaching through video instructional coaching.

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Reimagining Coaching for Teacher Retention: The CarolinaTIP Model

by
Nicole Skeen

The Carolina Teacher Induction Program (CarolinaTIP) utilizes coaching and teacher-focused support to empower teachers with the perseverance needed to thrive in an increasingly complex profession. With a consistent retention rate of more than 90% among program participants, CarolinaTIP is making a positive impact on teacher retention. Join us to learn how CarolinaTIP is making a difference through growing teachers’ comprehensive capacity and self-efficacy as a means of increasing their resilience, helping teachers navigate and balance the demands of the job, and guiding teachers in their individual professional development.

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The Impact Cycle

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Dr. Jennifer Hlavka

This session will provide attendees with a foundational level awareness of the Impact Cycle, the product of more than 20 years of ICG research, (see instructionalcoaching.com/research), which provides a framework for any coaching scenario seeking high impact instruction and positive learning communities. Through reflection and small group conversations participants will have the opportunity to make meaning in their role and context.

This session is a great fit for any attendees who want a high-level overview of Jim Knight's Impact Cycle in order to begin considering how this framework might elevate their coaching practice.

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FAQs & Conference Resources

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Speaker Lineup

TLC consists of education experts and practitioners who lead keynote presentations and learning sessions focused on better education. Check out our list of Keynote and Breakout presenters at the link below.

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Room Block

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