Actionable Feedback

Observation, Feedback & coaching for School Administrators.


Mike Rutherford, Ed.D., of Rutherford Learning Group, Inc.

Target Audience

Building and district administrators responsible for providing feedback to adults for state evaluation systems.

Overview & Essential Information

Workshop Overview

Abstract: Many variables affect student achievement. The variable with the largest and most durable effect size is instructional quality. Instructional quality is largely a product of the teacher’s skills, techniques, and approaches to teaching. These skills, techniques, and approaches are highly developable through skillful observation, feedback and coaching. Over time, school leaders, through skillful feedback and coaching, can create school cultures that attract and retain even more skillful teachers. And the cycle continues… to the great benefit of student learning.

Content Outline: This single-day professional learning experience will engage participants in the following:

  1. The evidence and rationale for the provision of skillful observation, feedback,, and coaching of teachers.
  2. Skills and strategies for increasing participants’ effectiveness at providing skillful observation, feedback, and coaching of teachers.
  3. Practice and immediate feedback on each participant’s observation, feedback, and coaching skills
  4. Resources and recommendations for continued study and skill development

Materials Provided:

  • Artisan Teacher Observation Field Book
  • The Artisan Teacher: A Field Guide to Skillful Teaching
  • 7 Tools for Developing Teachers and Teaching
  • Artisan Teacher Memory Jogger / Quick Reference Card

Essential Information



  • Monday, January 31, 2022 (8:30am - 11:30am)
  • Monday, January 31, 2022 (12:30pm - 3:30pm)

Follow-up Session (Everyone):

  • Monday, March 7, 2022 (9:00am - 11:00am) * Via Zoom*

** Sign-in will begin 30 minutes prior to each session **


(includes a $40.00 material fee per participant):

$240.00 per person (for participants of partner districts in Madison & Champaign Counties -- due to grant dollars)

$330.00 per person (for any participants outside of Madison & Champaign Counties)


  • Your preferred method of notetaking
  • Personal device (laptop, iPad, Chromebook, etc.)

Cancellation Policy

Due to the costs associated with this event, cancellations must be received by James Cutlip at by January 7, 2022 at 3:00 pm. Cancellations received outside of this policy will not be accepted. Attendees and/or employing districts will be billed accordingly.

Observation, Feedback, and Coaching Skills for Ohio School Administrators - Session A

Monday, Jan. 31st 2022 at 8:30-11:30am

2200 S US Highway 68, Urbana, Ohio, 43078

Observation, Feedback, and Coaching Skills for Ohio School Administrators - session B

Monday, Jan. 31st 2022 at 12:30-3:30pm

2200 S US Highway 68 Urbana, Ohio, 43078

Observation, Feedback, and Coaching Skills for Ohio School Administrators - Follow-up Session

Monday, March 7th 2022 at 9-11am

This is an online event.

A zoom link will be sent to participants as the event approaches.
Click HERE to Register!

This registration link will provide you with additional information, including payment options for your half-day session.