The Impact Cycle in Action – 3 day workshop

  • 20 - 22 March 2024
  • 3-day workshop
  • $1290pp + GST
  • Brighton Grammar School

Event Description

The Impact Cycle in Action

Real coaches, real teachers and real classrooms = real coaching.

This is the only coaching course where you can experience the reality of coaching in a real school environment. The instructional coaching course is delivered by Growth Coaching International (GCI) under our partnership agreement with Instructional Coaching Group (ICG), in collaboration with The Crowther Centre for Applied Educational Research at Brighton Grammar.

This practical course is designed for leaders, teachers, and instructional coaches who want to explore The Impact Cycle and see it in action over the course of three days. Each day will incorporate a variety of classroom visits, coaching demonstrations, coaching practice, strategies to implement coaching and ‘Ask Me Anything’ sessions with current instructional coaches and leaders.

Designed around the key themes of the book – The Impact Cycle: What Instructional Coaches Should Do to Foster Powerful Improvements in Teaching – the aim of this course is to support educators in establishing instructional coaching cycles that lead to improved teaching and student learning.

Benefits of this course

  • See The Impact Cycle stages in action with current instructional coaches, teachers, and students
  • Confidence to initiate and lead instructional coaching cycles with teachers
  • Effective and respectful ways to share instructional expertise and knowledge with teachers
  • Understand the complexities of supporting change in instructional practice
  • Understand the principles that underpin productive partnerships with teachers
  • Different approaches to coaching to meet individual needs
  • A proven improvement cycle to help teachers sustain commitment towards student-centred goals
  • A model of instructional leadership

Challenges this answers

  • How to manage the complexity of change within an education setting
  • How to effectively support teachers as they change their practices
  • How to reduce resistance to change and increase teacher buy in
  • How to support student engagement and participation
  • Increase student wellbeing, learning and success
  • How to support leaders to build strong relational trust to improve teaching and learning
  • Start using a proven cycle that teachers and teams can use to support students
  • Build instructional coaches’ knowledge of the skills and steps to improve teaching and learning outcomes
  • How can you share expertise without always telling people what to do?
  • How can you boost the confidence of coaches to establish and embed coaching cycles?

This course is for:

  • Educational leaders at any level
  • Coaches and Mentors
  • Professional Learning Leaders
  • Learning area leaders
  • Regional or network leaders
  • In-house groups
  • Communities or networks

About The Impact Cycle

Designed around the key themes of the book – The Impact Cycle: What Instructional Coaches Should Do to Foster Powerful Improvements in Teaching – the aim of this course is to support educators in establishing instructional coaching cycles that lead to improved teaching and student learning.

The course is for anyone who works alongside teachers to help them develop their practice. This course is also for educational leaders seeking model of instructional leadership to enhance teacher agency, and student learning and engagement.

Participants will explore the following questions: 

  • What are the Partnership Principles and should I ground my coaching in them?
  • What should be my approach to coaching?
  • How do instructional coaches identify goals with teachers?
  • How should instructional coaches go about explaining and modelling teaching strategies?
  • How do coaches partner with teachers to make adaptations until goals are met?
  • How can I establish or set up effective instructional coaching in my setting?

Structure

The sessions within this course will also include a variety of ‘in action’ learning, including: classroom visits, coaching demonstrations, coaching practice, ‘Ask Me Anything’ times with current instructional coaches and leaders.

Session 1: Introducing The Impact Cycle; exploring the complexities of helping & the Partnership Principles.
Session 2: Building connection and rapport; approaches to coaching; the Identify phase – exploring current reality.
Session 3: The Identify phase – using video and powerful questioning in coaching.
Session 4: The Identify phase – partnering with teachers to set powerful goals.
Session 5: The Learn phase – introducing, refining, and developing checklists.
Session 6: The Learn phase – Exploring and creating Instructional Playbooks.
Session 7: The Learn phase – Observing and exploring types of modelling to support teaching mastery.
Session 8: The Improve phase – reviewing, making adaptations and planning next steps.
Session 9: Pulling it all together and next steps for success – strategies and practices to support enrolment; evaluation, and implementation.

Learning Design

Research-informed, Practitioner-focused

Research-informed, practitioner-focused is an important principle that underpins all our work at GCI, and this course is no exception.

This course combines two decades of research on instructional coaching by Dr Jim Knight and colleagues at The University of Kansas Centre for Research on Learning with over 8 years of implementation across a whole school by a team of committed leaders and coaches. It provides key information, insights and practices to help boost instructional coaching in your setting.

Certification

A GCI Certificate is issued to each individual completing this course.

Dates and Fees

Dates:

  • Day 1: Wednesday 20 March 2024
  • Day 2: Thursday 21 March 2024
  • Day 3: Friday 22 March 2024

Price: $1290 (+ GST). Register via the GCI website.

Questions?

Email the Crowther Centre