March 29-31, 2019
Royal Orchid Sheraton, Bangkok, Thailand
STEVE BARKLEY is Executive Vice President of PLS 3rd Learning and is internationally recognized for his ability to facilitate change. He has more than 35 years of experience working in classrooms, schools and universities building teacher capacity for heightened student success and is well-known for guiding school improvement through coaching, mentoring and professional development.
Last year alone, Mr Barkley worked with teachers and administrators in approximately 100 school districts and organizations, in 17 states and 12 countries.
He has worked with teachers at the International School Basel in Switzerland, the International Schools Group in Saudi Arabia, Phorms Education SE in Berlin, Haut-Lac Bilingual International School in Switzerland, ACS International Schools in London and Doha, QSI International School of Chengdu, and the Swiss International Schools Group.
Mr Barkley has presented at a variety of international conferences including the European Council of International Schools (ECIS), the Mediterranean Association of International Schools (MAIS), AAIE (Association for the Advancement of International Education), and NESA.
His dynamic energy and captivating style translate his extraordinary knowledge about life in the classroom and provide the necessary skills for effective change in individual teachers, teams and schools.
his weekly blog, Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud, has evolved into a go-to resource for teachers and administrators all over the world.
Coaching & Coachability
Earn a NESA Certificate in Coachability with this 6-week Inquiry Cycle,
anchored by a 3-day experience at NESA's Spring Educators Conference,
with pre- and post-conference online collaborative learning.
NESA's Coaches Collaborative
Online Coaching &
Earn NESA Certificate in
Join a dynamic group of teachers, coaches and leaders to grow your ability to coach
and be coached. Assess how coachable you are and examine the coaching culture
within your school. Leave with a plan to advance student success in a culture of coaching.
CONNECT & ENGAGE
LEARN & PLAN
3-day workshop at the NESA Spring Educators Conference
PRACTICE & REFLECT
Online coaching and feedback
Day 1, March 29
4-hour Workshop with Steve Barkley -- "Coaching with peers, mentors, and instructional coaches"
Coaching with peers, mentors, and instructional coaches is guided by conferencing skills of questioning, paraphrasing, and feedback. This session will provide identification, modelling, and practice with these critical coaching skills.
Day 2, March 30
4-hour Workshop with Steve Barkley -- "Teachers’ collaboration can be extended with skillful facilitation"
These sessions will provide a questioning process that can guide teachers in PLCs, grade level and department collaborations to generate reflection and innovation focused on increased student success. Examine the difference between professional working communities and professional learning communities.
Day 3, March 31
2-hour Designing and Planning with Feedback (with Steve Barkley and the Coaches Collaborative Core members) -- Taking it home. . .Next steps (for me)
This session will begin with Steve Barkley responding to implementation questions that were collected during the two previous workshop days. Then, open space technology process will be used for participants to form common interest groups for planning implementation strategies. Mr Barkley and Coaching Collaborative core members provide input and facilitation.
Coaching and Coachability: Working Beautifully for Beautiful Work
Keynote, Saturday, March 30
For students to produce ‘beautiful work’ (Ron Berger), they need the following:
- work that matters
- opportunities to study excellence
- to engage in a culture of critique
- multiple revisions
- public presentations
Teachers need the same opportunities to generate beautiful learning for themselves and their students.
Assess how coachable you are and examine how a coaching culture within your school models the learning behaviors that students need to emulate. What possibilities exist for you to coach and be coached?
Save paper and effort where possible!
For your convenience, and to support our efforts in being "green", all handouts/files posted here have been notated with an A, B, C or D indicating the following:
(A) hardcopies needed at workshop
(B) electronic version on laptop is sufficient (for viewing during the workshop)
(C) required reading PRIOR to the workshop
(D) file not needed for workshop itself, but simply material of additional interest/reference
(B) Coaching with Peers, Mentors, and Instructional Coaches
(B) Teachers’ collaboration can be extended with skillful facilitation
(A) Questions for Learning
(D) About the NESA Networked Learning Series
(D) Keynote: Ron Berger - The Quality of Student Work
(D) Keynote: Coaching and Coachability: Working Beautifully for Beautiful Work
Handouts can also be accessed from Steve Barkley's Website.
Bringing a laptop/tablet is not required, but will be helpful for viewing the powerpoints online.