Learning Opportunities

Cognitive Coaching Seminars® Series

Presented By

John Clarke

Series Sessions

Date Time
Tuesday, August 22, 2023 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, April 09, 2024 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, July 02, 2024 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, July 03, 2024 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, July 04, 2024 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM


GPPSD Central Office 10127-120 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB

Grade Levels

K-3, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9, Grades 10 - 12

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 Coaching is a research-based model that capitalizes upon and enhances teachers’ cognitive processes.

Cognitive Coaching Seminars® Series will be an eight-day training over an 12 month period from August 2023-July 2024.  Agendas for Days 1–4 include the Planning Conversation Map and the Reflecting Conversation Map as well as the tools of Cognitive CoachingSM. Days 5–8 provide for skill refinement and understanding of the Problem-Resolving Map.

​In the eight-day Seminars, participants learn how to:

  • 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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