Cognitive Coaching Seminar

Improving Classroom Instruction

Part II - Days 5 through 8

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You must have completed Cognitive Coaching Part I Days 1 through 4 in order to participate in Part II Days 5 through 8.

How does Cognitive Coaching℠ professional development increase student achievement?

The mission of Cognitive Coaching℠ is to produce self-directed persons with the cognitive capacity for excellence both independently and as members of a community. Research indicates that teaching is a complex intellectual activity and that teachers who think at higher levels produce students who are higher achieving, more cooperative, and better problem solvers. It is the invisible skills of teaching, the thinking processes that underlie instructional decisions, which produce superior instruction. Cognitive CoachingSM is a research-based model that capitalizes upon and enhances teachers’ cognitive processes.

Days 5–8 provide for skill refinement of the following and understanding of the Problem-Resolving Map:

  • develop trust and rapport
  • develop an identity as a mediator of thinking
  • utilize conversation structures for planning, reflecting and problem resolving
  • develop teachers’ autonomy and sense of community
  • develop higher levels of efficacy, consciousness, craftsmanship, flexibility and interdependence
  • apply four support functions: coaching, evaluating, consulting, collaborating
  • utilize the coaching tools of pausing, paraphrasing, and posing questions
  • distinguish among the five forms of feedback
  • use data to mediate thinking
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Trainer - Jane Ellison, Training Associate

Jane Ellison has been an integral part of the Cognitive Coaching℠ community since 1989. Entrusted with the leadership and perpetuation of the work by Art Costa and Bob Garmston, she has served as the Executive Co-Director of Thinking Collaborative with Michael Dolcemascolo and the Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Coaching℠ with Carolee Hayes.

Jane was the Director of Elementary Education for Douglas County School District Re.1 from 1988-1998. She was a principal for 15 years — 4 in Douglas County, Colorado and 11 in Tinley Park, Illinois. Her teaching experience is in the primary grades and the graduate college level.

She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and Social Sciences from SMU, an M.Ed. in Elementary Supervision from the University of North Texas, and an Ed.D. in Administration from VPI&SU , Blacksburg, Virginia. ”

Location and First Day Details

Wednesday, Aug. 3rd, 8am-3pm

Genesee Intermediate School District, 2413 West Maple Avenue, Flint, MI

8/3/16 and 9/21/16


Erwin L. Davis Education Center

2413 W. Maple Ave. Flint MI 48439

9/20/16 and 10/9/16

Room 1-2-3

Genesee Career Institute

5081 Torrey Rd, Flint, MI 48507

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