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Reflections on 2017-2018

6/25/2018
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In the season finale, Ken & Adam reflect on the first year of the Chicago Coaching Center, look to the future, and make some announcements! We will be on summer break for the next few months, but don't worry...we'll be back in the fall!

Duration:00:33:22

Jennifer Abrams & Having Hard Conversations

5/30/2018
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Jennifer Abrams is the expert at Having Hard Conversations! She and Adam talk about how to plan for them, how to maintain a strong relationships with those that you work, how teachers of different generations need different support, and more!

Duration:00:32:48

Lenny DePasquale & Coaching Leadership

5/16/2018
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Dr. Lenny DePasquale has been an Instructional Coach, an Assistant Principal, and is currently the English Department Chair of Highland Park High School. In each position, he has learned the value of collaboration and support among peers. Adam & Ken talk to Lenny about this and his role as co-founder of the Illinois Council of Instructional Coaching.

Duration:00:32:34

Jill Geocaris & Adult Learning

5/1/2018
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Jill Geocaris wears many hats! She is the Innovative Adult Learning Coordinator in Maine 207. She runs the Chicago Coaching Center. She is the Director of the Illinois Council of Instructional Coaching. Ken Wallace & Adam Roubitchek discuss how these groups work together, what makes for a successful adult learning program, and more! Don't forget to register for summer Professional Development at: http://www.chicagocoachingcenter.org/summer-2018-professional-development.html

Duration:00:34:13

Hank Thiele & Leading a Coaching District

4/24/2018
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Dr. Hank Thiele is the Superintendent of Community High School District 99 (Downers Grove, IL). He has been an educational technology leader for decades, and as Assistant Superintendent, led Maine Township to be among the first to adopt Google Apps for Education. As Superintendent of District 99, he has inherited a strong tradition of coaching, and has been providing leadership and support to one of the top districts in the state. Adam & Ken relive old times, and find out what Hank's been...

Duration:00:39:28

Maine 207 Literacy Specialists

4/3/2018
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Adam had the opportunity to pick the brains of the Maine 207 literacy specialists. Jenny Gustavson, Mecca Sadler, and Juliana Cucci describe their work in building a 21st century literacy support program. They describe their use of data and how it informs the specific strategies that are used with each student, as well as how to provide teachers with the resources that they need to be most successful! Don't forget to check out the Chicago Coaching Center's summer professional...

Duration:00:39:16

Tim Dohrer & Pre-Service Teachers

3/13/2018
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Dr. Timothy Dohrer has been a high school teacher, a high school administrator, and university professor. Tim is currently working with pre-service students at Northwestern University's School of Education and Policy. He shares his insights and wisdom with Ken and Adam in their sit-down in CCCHQ.

Duration:00:43:24

Mike Biondo &Action Research

2/27/2018
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Mike Biondo describes his 10 years as an instructional coach and what he has learned along the way. Mike also tells Ken and Adam about the action research project that he has been leading in District 207.

Duration:00:26:56

Jim Knight & Instructional Coaching

2/13/2018
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Dr. Jim Knight of the Instructional Coaching Group took the time to sit down with Ken and Adam to share his insights into the origins of his work with coaching, the latest in coaching research, and what the future holds. Aside from adding to our ever-growing reading list, Dr. Knight provided the depth of analysis that has made him one of the leaders of Instructional Coaching!

Duration:00:36:53

Krist Ryken & The Power of Observation

1/23/2018
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Ken and Adam sit down with Instructional Coach Kristi Ryken. Kristi talks about the open door policy in her classroom; she observes teachers and they observe her. She also talks about how the coaching cycle works in the real world. -- https://twitter.com/ChiCoachCenter

Duration:00:34:38

Barb Dill-Varga and Leading A District of Leaders

1/9/2018
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Ken is on a solo mission to Austin, TX! He sat down with long-time friend Dr. Barb Dill-Varga, the Superintendent of Carmel Unified School District. Ken and Barb discuss building and supporting a district of teacher leaders...and astronauts. -- https://twitter.com/ChiCoachCenter

Duration:00:37:14

Kim Jablonski & The Transition from Coach to Admin

12/12/2017
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Kim Jablonski is the new Career & Technical Education Chair at Downers Grove North High School. She had previously served in the same role at Maine Township, after having been a lead teacher and instructional coach. Kim talks to Adam and Ken about the ins and outs of having coaching conversations with teachers as an administrator, the need for administrative coaching, and the many roles that she has to fill simultaneously!

Duration:00:30:21

Ben Collins & Administrative Coaching

11/28/2017
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Ben Collins, principal of Maine South High School, has been working to develop instructional coaching at the administrative level. He draws on the lessons that he has learned from coaches working with teachers, and is implementing his model at the building and district level. Adam and Ken chime in!

Duration:00:29:59

Diane Sweeney & Student-Centered Coaching

11/14/2017
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Adam Roubitchek talks with Diane Sweeney about Student-Centered Coaching and using evidence to guide teachers through change. Adam and Diane spoke just before she gave the keynote at the 2017 Illinois Council of Instructional Coaching Annual Conference.

Duration:00:30:21

Judy Tyler & The Emotional Side of Coaching

10/31/2017
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Ken Wallace and Adam Roubitchek sit down with veteran coach Judy Tyler to discuss how personality type plays into the coaching process. Judy references colorcode.com and Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott

Duration:00:34:23

Will Richardson & Modern Learners

10/17/2017
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Ken Wallace and Adam Roubitchek sit down with author, speaker, and learner Will Richardson. They discuss the future of education, how to shift the focus in schools from teaching to learning, and how leaders can best support teachers in this transition. You can find more about Will at change.school, modernlearners.com, and willrichardson.com Learn more about the Chicago Coaching Center at ChicagoCoachingCenter.org

Duration:00:44:19