Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 8:00 AM MDT
Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 4:00 PM MDT

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McREL International
4601 DTC Boulevard
Denver, CO 80237

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Recommended Accomodations

The following hotels are within walking distance of McREL.

Hampton Inn and Suites - DTC
5001 S. Ulster Street
Denver, CO 80237

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

Hyatt Regency - DTC
7800 E. Tufts Avenue
Denver, CO 80237

About the Presenter



Dr. Kris Rouleau – McREL International

Kristin Rouleau, Ed.D., is senior director of learning services and innovation at McREL International, where she works with schools and districts across the U.S. as they navigate change and implement practices and structures to increase student achievement. Prior to joining McREL, Kris had a 25-year career as a classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, school principal, and district administrator. She is committed to ensuring equitable achievement for all students and is passionate about supporting educators in their continuous improvement journeys. She is the co-author of Curiosity Works: A Guidebook for Moving Your School From Improvement to Innovation (McREL, 2018) and Unstuck: How Curiosity, Peer Coaching, and Teaming Can Change Your School (ASCD, 2018).

Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations and substitutions must be submitted via email to events@mcrel.org
  • 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

Instructional Coaching That Works

a two-day professional learning session for coaches, principals, mentors, and PD leaders

July 22-23, 2020


Denver, Colorado

Learn a new, more effective approach to instructional coaching that's focused on “inside-out,” strengths-based peer coaching that builds on bright spots while learning and growing as peers and professionals.

Participants will learn the six essential components of coaching and develop a plan of action for the 2020-21 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.

Please Note: This session will be capped at 40 registrants in order to maximize participant engagement and to allow for contextualized conversations and guidance.

Registration: $399 per person. Includes 2-day workshop and all materials, plus daily lunches and refreshments.

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Contact us at events@mcrel.org or 303-632-5579.


Wednesday, July 22, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Check in / Registration
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Professional Learning (lunch provided on site)

Thursday, July 23, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Professional Learning (lunch provided on site)