Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 8:30 AM MDT
Friday, September 21, 2018 at 4:00 PM MDT

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McREL International
4601 DTC Blvd., Suite 500
Denver, CO 80237

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Free parking available.

Airport Shuttle

Super Shuttle: For more information, call 800.258.3826 or go to supershuttle.com.

Recommended Accommodations

The following hotels are within walking distance of McREL, and they also provide free shuttle service within designated hours.

Hampton Inn and Suites - DTC
5001 S. Ulster Street
Denver, CO 80237
When booking, please mention that guests will be attending a McREL event in order to receive a discounted rate. 

Hyatt Place - DTC
8300 E. Crescent Parkway
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

About the Presenter

Kris Rouleau – McREL International

Kris works with schools, districts, and state departments of education as they navigate change and implement practices and structures to reduce variability and increase student achievement. Through consulting, coaching, and facilitation of workshops, she provides services, strategies, and technical assistance to support change efforts. Kris is a licensed school administrator and brings more than 20 years’ experience in education, working in a variety of racially and culturally diverse communities. She has served as a classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, elementary school principal, and district-level curriculum administrator. As a district reading/language arts specialist, she worked with classroom teachers and principals to improve instruction, assessment, and intervention practices to improve student achievement in reading.

Presenters subject to change.

Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations and substitutions must be submitted in writing via email to Madonna Shafer.
  • Cancellations more than 60 days prior to event: 90% refund
  • Cancellations made 31 to 60 days prior to event: 75% refund
  • Cancellations made 11 to 30 days prior to event: 50% refund
  • Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to event: No refund
  • Contact McREL for refunds


Madonna Shafer 
McREL International 

Instructional Coaching That Works

September 20-21, 2018

Denver, CO

Learn a new, more effective approach to instructional coaching that is focused on “inside-out,” strengths-based peer coaching that brings small teams of teachers together, building on the bright spots while learning and growing as peers and professionals.  Participants will also receive extended virtual coaching during 2018-19 school year. 

You’ll leave this session knowing how to:

  • Create belief among your school team that personal and collective growth are possible.
  • Build a shared moral purpose among teachers about what coaching is.
  • Use data to drive coaching decisions that will have positive effects on outcomes that matter to all.
  • Identify and build on existing bright spots at your school, using an asset-based coaching approach instead of a deficit model.
  • Establish “triad teams” of three teachers who rotate roles being coach, coachee, and observer.
  • Support and guide teacher triads as they study and reflect on coaching grounded in curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
  • Use protocols and guidance to scaffold teachers’ work as their new collaborative behaviors gain strength.

Registration fee:

$399 per person. Includes 2-day workshop and extended virtual coaching plus lunch and refreshments.

Registering a group of three or more from the same school or district? Contact Madonna Shafer to receive a 10% discount. 

Questions? Need More Information? Ordering by P.O.?
Contact Madonna Shafer at McREL International, at 303-632-5507.


Thursday, September 20, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Check in/Registration
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday, September 21, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Agenda Topics:

  • 6 Essential Components of Coaching
  • Peer Coaching Triads
  • Leadership Responsibilities
  • Reflection and Application: Developing a Plan of Action

*Agenda subject to change.