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for Leading Professional Learning Communities
8-day seminar with Jim Roussin: June-Dec. 2013
June 13-14, August 8-9, September 20,
October 21, November 18, December 16
8:15 -8:30 a.m., networking and coffee
8:30 - 4:00 p.m. seminar, with break for lunch
Held at the:
1667 Snelling Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55108
Earn 56 CEUs! Participants will earn 56 CEUs and be certified in the foundation
training for Cognitive Coaching.
as all teachers are expected to facilitate the learning of ALL learners,
regardless of their abilities, principals must be able to facilitate the
professional development of ALL teachers regardless of their expertise. This
coaching has given me tools to help me facilitate that development, even with
challenging staff…I love the way the material was presented. Jim walked the
walk. Often people who present espouse techniques they don't use. Jim struck a
nice balance of presenting new information, practicing the application,
addressing different learning styles within the participants, and remediating
when participants were unclear on a concept.” Renee
Jensen, principal, Capitol Hill Magnet, St. Paul
Why cognitive coaching for prinicpals? "Probably nothing within a school has more impact on
children, in terms of skills development, self-confidence, or classroom
behavior, than the personal and professional growth of teachers." When the adults in the school,
"individually and collectively examine, question, reflect on their ideals,
and develop new practices that lead towards those ideals, the school and its
inhabitants are alive. When (the adults in the school) stop growing, so do
their students." -- Roland Barth
While school reform efforts come and
go, few ignite lasting impact that fundamentally alter the nature of the
learning experience, both for adults and students in our systems. Across the U.S., district personnel are
recognizing that leadership coaching
may lead to more successful school reform efforts.
The challenge however is that many educational
professionals are finding themselves in important leadership roles with little
or no professional learning opportunities to support their success, especially
in using coaching skills to mediate others in self directed learning.
An essential feature of Cognitive
Coachingsm is that it uses the relationships between principals,
teachers and staff to create the conversations that lead to behavioral,
content knowledge change.
|Jim Roussin, far right, leads an exercise in awareness.|
The Principals’ Cognitive Coaching for Leading
Professional Learning Communities seminar will
provide the foundation upon which solid and effective leadership coaching skills can be built.
What will you gain from your time in the seminar? Using the work of Art Costa, Robert
Garmston, Carl Glickman, Tony Wagner, and Robert Kegan -- participants will
learn powerful maps and tools that will enable them to mediate five powerful
resource states for building capacity in individuals and organizations. This
learning experience is highly interactive, with modeling and guided practice
opportunities offered throughout.
Enhance your leadership skills with:
The Mission of Cognitive Coaching℠ is to develop capacities for self-directedness independently and in
community. Research indicates that teaching is a complex intellectual
and that teachers who think at higher levels produce students who are
achieving, more cooperative and better problem solvers. It is the
skills of teaching, and the thinking processes that underlie
decisions, which produce superior instruction.
- Practical understanding of how to support teacher development to better engage students in learning.
- Deep awareness of four key support functions: Coaching, Collaborating, Consulting, and Evaluating.
- Expanded personal repertoire for powerful communication and congruent interactions between values, beliefs, and behaviors.
- Understanding of school improvement efforts that promote continued growth, learning, and changeability.
- Enhanced leadership coaching skills to lead reform efforts and/or change initiatives in your school or district.
Kudos for Jim Roussin:
“Jim is a master
at facilitating professional learning. He weaves relevant experience,
theory, research, and technology together to create a dynamic and engaged
learning experience! Participants leave with new ideas, skills, and
strategies for implementing and sustaining change efforts.”
Pladson, Director of Teaching & Learning, Eden Prairie
coaching is an excellent process that takes on many faces dependent on the
desired outcomes. It has forced me to take the time to reflect and seek the
messages behind the messages.”
principal, Wabasha-Kellogg Elementary
“Jim's knowledge of educational research and best practices, accompanied by his facilitation talent, has allowed us to establish exciting new strategic directions for improving the learning of every student in our district.”
Kevin Borg, Superintendent, Westonka
Principals, check out this article. If you want to see your evaluation efforts support a growth mind-set for teacher learning, use cognitive coaching.
Results: Why Leaders Need to be Great Coaches! (article Kathleen Stinnett, BS, MS, MCC from "Choice", vol. 8, #4.
The seminar series has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact the MESPA office if you have any questions: 651-999-7310.
Cognitive coaching improves teacher evaluation!
Principals, if you want to see your evaluation efforts support a growth mind-set for teacher learning, use cognitive coaching. To read an in-depth analysis, scroll to the article below.
Results! Why Leaders Need to be Great Coaches
Scroll down to read this powerful article by Kathleen Stinnett, BS, MS, MCC from "Choice" (vol. 8, #4).
All participants will receive the Cognitive Coaching Foundation Seminar Learning Guide (by
Arthur Costa and Robert Garmston).
Learn now, pay later?
Due to your district's budget cycle, would it work better to pay after July 1, 2013? Just let the MESPA office know. You can register now and we'll plan to receive your payment in July.
Cognitive Coaching Facilitator
is a strategic change consultant
and a national trainer for the Center for Cognitive
. He is also an
associate of Human Systems Dynamics, an institute that is
using complexity theory to impact
organizational development work. Jim has consulted for a variety
of organizations across the U.S., such as
the Executive Board for the National Education Association
(NEA) in Washington, D.C., and Educational
Testing Service (ETS) in New Jersey to develop a coaching
model for Charlotte Danielson's Framework
for Teaching. He has conducted numerous trainings in
his career for audiences from business to
education. In February of 2006, Jim traveled to India
with Berkana Learning Exchange to explore
new forms of leadership that are emerging in global
communities. He was recently elected by
educators across the nation to serve as a member of the
Board of Trustees for the National Staff
Jim has spent 26 years in public education, eight of them as the Executive
Director of Teaching, Learning and School Improvement in Big Lake
Schools. In addition, he has worked as a language arts teacher, gifted coordinator, ESL coordinator, curriculum director, adjunct professor, and educational consultant.
Jim also is the founder and
Executive Director of Generative Human Systems. This non-profit
organization is a learning practice that is
exploring the life maps that unfold our full human