Cognitive Coaching 8-Day Foundations Course 2019-2020 - SPARTANBURG, SC

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Whitlock Flexible Learning Center

364 Successful Dr

Spartanburg, SC 29303

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Why Cognitive Coaching℠?

The mission of Cognitive Coaching℠ 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 Coaching℠ is a research-based model that capitalizes upon and enhances teachers' cognitive processes.

In the eight-day foundation course, participants learn how to:

  • build trust by developing physical and verbal rapport.

  • develop an identity as a mediator of people's thinking.

  • utilize three mediative maps for planning, reflecting and problem resolving.

  • facilitate self-directed learning through reflective questioning.

  • develop teachers' autonomy and sense of community.

  • develop higher levels of efficacy, consciousness, craftsmanship, flexibility and interdependence.

  • distinguish four support functions: coaching, evaluating, consulting, collaborating.

  • practice coaching interactions to differentiate for individual needs.

  • utilize the coaching toolkit of pause, paraphrase, and pose a question.

  • apply coaching skills that enhance the intellectual processes of instruction.

  • distinguish between the five categories of feedback.

Materials and lunch will be provided.

Course Dates* are:

  • Day 1: Wednesday, August 7, 2019

  • Day 2: Thursday, August 8, 2019

  • Day 3: Friday, September 13, 2019

  • Day 4: Friday, October 11, 2019

  • Day 5: Friday, November 1, 2019

  • Day 6: Friday, December 6, 2019

  • Day 7: Friday, January 10, 2020

  • Day 8: Friday, February 7, 2020

*If a day is cancelled due to inclement weather, Thursday (March 5th) and Friday (March 6th) will serve as the make-up dates (ONLY IF NEEDED).

Trainer: Dorothy Earle

To ensure adequate small and whole group dialogue, this course requires a minimum of 20 registered participants. In the event less than 20 participants register by July 19th, the course will be canceled and your registration refunded.

The small print.


You will have the option to choose a payment method of credit card, check, or invoice. If you select "pay by check" you will receive instructions in your confirmation email on sending payment, we will NOT send you an invoice. If you select “pay by invoice” an invoice will be emailed to the buyer to remit payment upon receipt. Payment must be received prior to the first day of the course.

Tickets are fully-refundable up to 72 hours prior to the first day of the course.

Cancellation requests received less than 72 hours prior to the course will receive a voucher for attendance at a future S²TEM Centers SC learning opportunity.

Registered participants who are "no-shows" and do not cancel prior to the course are not eligible for refunds or vouchers.


For additional questions or to inquire about group discounts for 10 or more participants contact Dorothy Earle at dearle@s2temsc.org.

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Whitlock Flexible Learning Center

364 Successful Dr

Spartanburg, SC 29303

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