Professional Development


Bright Morning Consulting

The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education and the California Reading & Literature Project are pleased to announce our upcoming collaboration with Bright Morning Consulting , founded by transformational coaching and team building expert Elena Aguilar. This summer, Bright Morning will collaborate with CRLP to facilitate a two-day coaching institute: Professional Development that Changes Practice at UC Berkeley.

What You Can Expect

This interactive, practical workshop models the kind of learning experiences that can change professional practice and ultimately, outcomes for adult learners. We’ll explore strategic planning, assessment and evaluation of professional development, creating learning experiences for adults, fostering trusting cultures, and becoming a learning organization.


  • Cultivate optimal conditions for learning.
  • Choose and build buy-in for effective professional development goals.
  • Design learning structures and agendas aligned with principles of adult learning.
  • Refine your communication skills.
  • Develop skills to encourage productive conflict and navigate tricky group dynamics.
  • Identify ways to gather data and reflect on the effectiveness of professional development
  • Hone your leadership identity, grounded in your core values.

Attendance is limited to the UCB Graduate School of Education
and CRLP Statewide and Regional Leadership Teams

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Professional Development that Changes Practice

Wednesday, June 26th, 8am to Thursday, June 27th, 3:30pm

2121 Berkeley Way

Berkeley, CA

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education

Room 1203

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

$950 Registration Fee includes breakfast, lunch, and all institute materials

$900 for UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education

California Reading & Literature Project

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education
University Hall, Suite 17

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Noelle Apostol Colin

Noelle has been a teacher, coach, and leader in education for some 17 years. Her experiences living and working in diverse school settings deeply influence her work with coaches and leaders today. Noelle is masterful at delivering professional development, facilitating team retreats and meetings, guiding leaders to manage change. Noelle holds a BA from the University of Texas at Austin in Latin American Studies and Spanish Literature, and an MA in Education Administration from the University of California at Berkeley. She also holds a California Administrative Services Credential, is a certified Art of Coaching trainer, and is fluent in Spanish.