This is a multi-day event.
$500.00 (for the 4 days in 2015-2016; an additional $500.00 will be collected for 2016-2017)
(includes lunch and learning guides)
Westlock County (Hazel Bluff Community Hall)
School Administrators, Consultants, Curriculum Facilitators and all Teachers
About this Learning Opportunity
Cognitive Coaching is an intensive 8-day program that is a skill development program in which you will learn a process which facilitates high-level communication skills that are essential in a coaching relationship. These tools extend the thinking and resourcefulness of the person being coached. You, through the exploration of the coach's role, will consider and apply strategies relating to questioning behaviours, responding behaviours, linguistic tools and structures that ensure focused conversations. This model of coaching addresses the thought processes that precede "deciding" and "behaving". The ultimate goal is to support improved professional performance and enhanced decision making.
The education profession is unique in its responsibility for the growth and development of individuals. The thought processes behind our professional behaviour are what determine our effectiveness in our work with students. The value of this professional development opportunity is based on the proven potential to enhance teacher practice and to develop reflective, self-directed professionals whose impact on students is intentional and profound.
More information can be found at http://www.thinkingcollaborative.com/.
Note: The remaining 4 dates for 2016-2017 are still to be determined and an additional $500.00 for these days will be collected. We will inform you once the dates have been finalized.
About the Facilitator
John Clarke is a private consultant and training associate for the Center for Cognitive Coaching and the Center for Adaptive Schools. He is presently working with schools and school jurisdictions facilitating programs that promote the development of enhanced teaching practice, the creation and maintenance of positive, purposeful and successful school cultures, and the exploration and establishment of high quality work environments.
John has worked extensively with teachers and administrators in the areas of school, student and teacher self-esteem, student learning esteem and effective change management. He has been a trainer, facilitator presenter, and keynote speaker for schools, schools districts and educational and professional organizations across Canada, the United States and Australia for over twenty years. John has over thirty years experience as a teacher, counselor and principal at the junior and senior high school levels.