Cognitive Coaching

LVUSD is excited to be offering two cohorts of the internationally-renowned

Cognitive Coaching training in the 2020-21 school year. 

The mission of Cognitive Coaching is to produce self-directed persons with the

cognitive capacity for excellence both independently and as members of a

community. Research indicates that teaching is a complex intellectual activity and

that teachers who think at higher levels produce students who are higher achieving, more cooperative, and better problem solvers. It is the invisible skills of teaching, the thinking processes that underlie instructional decisions, which produce superior instruction. Cognitive Coaching is an internationally-recognized research-based model that capitalizes upon and enhances teachers’ cognitive processes.

In the eight-day Seminars, participants learn how to:

  • develop trust and rapport

  • develop an identity as a mediator of thinking

  • utilize conversation structures for planning, reflecting and problem resolving

  • develop teachers’ autonomy and sense of community

  • develop higher levels of efficacy, consciousness, craftsmanship, flexibility and interdependence

  • apply four support functions: coaching, evaluating, consulting, collaborating

  • utilize the coaching tools of pausing, paraphrasing, and posing questions

  • distinguish among the five forms of feedback

  • use data to mediate thinking


Upcoming Trainings: 

June 15th-18th and June 21st-24th

Cost: $749 | Includes Trainer's Guide



Ryan Gleason

Director of Education and Leadership

Las Virgenes Unified School District

4111 Las Virgenes Rd.

Calabasas, CA 91302