Instructional Coaching Professional Learning Day

This new workshop explores the techniques of instructional coaching, a powerful way to frame feedback, hone listening and questioning skills, and bring out the best in faculty and students alike. Informed by the latest thinking in this emerging field, you’ll be equipped with a new perspective on teaching practises that will benefit all in your educational community and advance your students' learning. 

Save the Date 2019

Instructional Coaching Professional Learning Day
Ridley College

2019 Instructional Coaching Collaborative Workshop

Join us for our first CIS Ontario Instructional Coaching Collaborative Workshop facilitated by Heather Clayton.

Heather Clayton has been an educator, leader, speaker, and developer of teams for over 20 years. She has worked in public and private education systems in both Canada and Australia, as well as serving as an educational consultant, principal of Heather Clayton Consulting, for over 10 years.

Learning outcomes for the workshop are:

  • Participants will gain greater clarity about coaching and the various possibilities available to them through protocols focused in the different models of coaching
  • Participants will learn and practice skills such as:
    • The 3 Levels of Listening
    • 5 Disciplines of Asking Questions
    • Principals for constructing Effective Questions
    • Strategies and protocols for both giving and receiving feedback
    • Becoming Coach-like – definition of coaching; difference between coaching and mentoring; The 'tell – instruct – advise' triangle;
    • Consider a simple coaching model for constructing the conversations: GROW
  • Participants will determine ways to capture and share the stories about the collaborative coaching experiences and resulting faculty and student growth
  • Participants will have opportunities to apply their learning to their own context and challenges

Participants will be offered the option to attend one of two workshops in the afternoon:

  • Coaching Training with Heather Clayton 
  • Coaching and Teacher Growth: Exploring Models and Sharing Practice with Mary Gauthier and Derrick des Vignes

Fee: $150 per participant

* Fee includes snacks, lunch and workshop fee/material. Schools are encouraged to send more than one participant to support collaboration.

Vision: To provide participants a reflective, collaborative, and inspiring learning experience that allows educators to develop instructional coaching skills and understandings that will advance student learning.
CIS Ontario: Curriculum Leaders



Derrick des Vignes
Instructional Coach Coordinator
Ridley College

Mary Gauthier
Executive Director, Greenwood Centre for Teaching and Learning
Greenwood College School

For additional information, please contact:
Sheri Little
Executive Assistant/ Event Manager

Download the Location Map

First page of the PDF file: ICWorkshop_RidleyCollegeCampusMap
CIS Ontario Instructional Coaching Collaborative
A huge thanks to the following group of committed educators who planned the day.
Derrick des Vignes, Ridley College
Mary Gauthier, Greenwood College School
Adam Caplan, St. Clement's School
Derick Doucet, Lakefield College School
Heather Maxted, Greenwood College School