Learning the skills for giving feedback and creating a culture that centers on growth of teacher practice and improvement of student learning is a complex task. In this workshop, participants learn content, processes and communication strategies that are necessary to promote and sustain professional growth and shared learning, through the use of both written and oral feedback.

Target Audience:

Building & District-Level Administrators 


9-10:30 Foundations to Growing an Educator's Practice

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Types of Feedback Conversations & Practical Tools & Strategies for Collaborative Dialogue

12:15-12:45 Lunch

12:45-2:15 Skill Building Collecting, Analyzing and Using Evidence

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-4:00 Refining and Applying Skills and Capabilities & Planning, Reflecting and Committing

Participants will...

  • Explore characteristics of targeted feedback.
  • Explore, develop and refine oral and written communication skills to promote learner growth.
  • Develop and refine skills of coaching, collaborating, and consulting skills in relation to district adopted evaluation tool.
  • Use paraphrasing, questioning and pausing to promote inquiry, risk-taking, collaboration and ownership of learning.

What participants have said...

“I’ve dreaded evaluation conversations with teachers.  I always feel like I am defending my judgement, rather than facilitating a dialogue about how a teacher can improve.  I now know why.  I spend too much time judging and too little time coaching.  This workshop provided me with a wake-up call regarding my approach to observation, as well as practical tools and strategies for engaging with teachers based on their skill and will.” 

“Knowing what is one thing, knowing how to is another.  This workshop provided the what, why, and how to having authentic conversations with teachers about their practice.  I will move beyond generic feedback to more targeted feedback that is evidence based, aligned with their areas of focus, aligned with our instructional framework, and action oriented.”


Participants will earn up to 5 SCECHs during the training.


1001 Centennial Way
Lansing, MI 48917

MASSP Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made seven (7) calendar days or more in advance of the training date, will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made after this date, including no-shows, are nonrefundable. Registration fees may be transferred to another individual by contacting the MASSP office at (517) 327-5315.

In the event that MASSP must cancel a training due to unforeseen circumstances, including inclement weather, participants will be refunded the cost of registration or may credit the fee toward an upcoming training. MASSP does not assume responsibility for any additional costs, charges or expenses; to include, charges made for travel and lodging.



Price: $150.00