Practice Based Coaching Training Institute (PBCTI)

March 25 & 26, 2020

Springfield, Illinois


Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 8:30 AM CDT
Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 5:00 PM CDT

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Meetings will begin at 9:00AM and end around 4:00PM each day.


IHSA Training Room
3435 Liberty Drive
Apt F
Springfield, IL 62704

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Registration Fees:

IHSA Member Registration Fee (includes DFSS Delegates & their Partners): $195.00 per person

5 or more Registrations from the same Agency (must be IHSA members): $170.00 per person

Non-Member Registration fee: $345.00 per person

Registration fee includes lite continental breakfast & lunch both days


If you need a sleeping room, the following hotels are close to the IHSA Training Facility. You are responsible for booking, securing and paying for your own sleeping room. The following hotels are not necessarily recommended by IHSA but are listed below for fast convenience.

Courtyard by Marriott / 3462 Freedom Drive / 217-793-5300

Fairfield Inn / 3446 Freedom Drive / 217-793-9277

Staybridge Suites / 4231 Schooner Dr / 217-793-6700

Hampton Inn and  Suites / 2300 Chuckwagon Dr. / 217-793-7670



Michelle Iocca 
Illinois Head Start Association 


The Practice-Based Coaching Training Institute (PBCTI) is an intensive 2-day event intended for coaches implementing the Practice Based Coaching model. During the PBCTI, coaches will learn how to use Practice-Based Coaching to support staff’s use of high-quality teaching and home-visiting practices.

Coaches will be able to:

  • Identify the key components of PBC
  • Describe the characteristics of collaborative partnerships
  • Work with staff to create shared goals and develop action plans for achieving those goals
  • Conduct focused observations based on action plan
  • Use reflection and feedback to support staff's implementation to the identified goals
  • Meet the Head Start Program Performance Standard for implementing a research-based, coordinated coaching strategy by a trained coach

The training content has been expanded to include coaching in center-based, home-based and family child care program options. Discussion will include coaching to fidelity with a emphasis on using research-based teaching practices.

Who Should Attend?

The PBCTI is designed for staff who provide direct coaching to Head Start staff. These coaches may be supporting classroom teachers, home visitors, family child care providers, or others who work directly with children or families. 


Barbara Becker, Early Childhood Specialist   

 Office of Head Start   |  Training and Technical Assistance Center – Region V/Illinois  |  STG International, Inc.




Rita Elliott-Greathouse, Early Childhood Specialist 

 Office of Head Start   |  Training and Technical Assistance Center – Region V/Illinois  |  STG International, Inc.