Learning Opportunity

Cognitive Coaching Foundation Seminar


This is a multi-day event.

Day 1Mar 13, 2024 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Day 2Mar 14, 2024 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Day 3Mar 15, 2024 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Day 4Apr 11, 2024 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Day 5Apr 12, 2024 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Day 6May 29, 2024 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Day 7May 30, 2024 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Day 8May 31, 2024 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
$1,500.00 (Entire series)
Location: Red Deer (Balmoral Bible Chapel)
2700 55 St.
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Session Code: 24-LE-003-CARC
Focus: Leadership

Target Audience

Teachers, leaders

About this Learning Opportunity

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® are an eight-day training generally conducted over an 18–24 month period of time. It can be delivered in flexible formats depending on the needs of the agency. 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


This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community
  • #6: Providing Instructional Leadership

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator

John Clarke

John Clarke has facilitated programs that promote the development of enhanced teaching practice, the creation and maintenance of positive and successful school cultures and the establishment of quality work environments. He has been a trainer, facilitator and presenter for schools, school districts and professional organizations across Canada, the United States and Australia for 25 years.John has over 30 years experience as a counselor, teacher and principal at the Junior and Senior High... Read more »