- Day 1: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
- Day 2: Wednesday,November 28, 2018
- Day 3: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
- Day 4: Thursday, February 14, 2019
- Part 2 (Days 5-8) will occur during the 2019-20 School Year. Dates TBD
Participants are expected to attend all eight days of the workshop, there is a prerequisite to attend Day 1 of the training.
Presenter: Michael Dolcemascolo is the Executive Co-Director of Thinking Collaborative and the former Co-Director of the Center for Adaptive Schools. A former English teacher and administrator, Michael holds BA degrees in Religious Studies and in English from Montclair State University, an MA in Cultural Symbol Systems from Syracuse University’s Department of Religion and a CAS in Educational Administration from the State University of New York.
Intended Audience: All are welcome to attend. Those in supervisor or coaching roles are will find the content immediately applicable.
The mission of Cognitive CoachingSM is to produce self-directed persons with the cognitive capacity for excellence both independently and as members of a community. 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 CoachingSM is a research-based model that capitalizes upon and enhances teachers’ cognitive processes.
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
PD Hours: 6.0 per session
Registration/Coffee: 8:00 am to 8:30 am
Session: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (One hour lunch - on your own)
Any person with with a licence through Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is required to enter their Illinois Educator Identification Number (IEIN) when registering for this class. You can find your number by logging into the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS)