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 Coaching for Observable Impact Network

Ongoing Collaborative Community

Event Details



October 4, 2022,

November 15, 2022, January 10, 2023, February 21, 2023, April 18, 2023, and May 23, 2023

School Teacher


4:00 - 5:00 pm Central Time

Empty Classroom


Sessions Occur on Zoom



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As coaches, our roles are varied. The exciting part of the Instructional Coaching role is the opportunity to support teachers and classrooms in the complex process of learning. The challenge of carrying out this role is...How do we actually do the work of coaching in a way that leads to impact that we can see?


As members of the Coaching for Observable Impact Network, coaches will learn strategies and tools that will deepen the work they do with teachers. Coaches will also learn strategies for measuring the observable impact of their coaching efforts on the teachers they coach and the classrooms they support. Finally, coaches will have the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from their colleagues in schools and districts near and far. Together, we will connect our actions to our impact!

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You will have the opportunity to network and collaborate with instructional coaches from across North America.


During each session, participants will be introduced to a new tool that will enhance the coaching skills and Observable Impact of the network members. 


Participants will have support from Danica, Cale, and their fellow coaches as they take risks and work to improve their coaching skills.


Network members have access to a full set of resources to deepen their understanding of the Coaching for Observable Impact approach, as well as other best practices in coaching.


Cale Birk is the Global Director of the FIRST Education PLC Center. He is also a former District Principal of Innovation from Kamloops, and imagineer and co-author of "PLC 2.0 - Collaborating for Impact in Today's Schools", "The PLC 2.0 Toolkit" and "Changing Change Using Learner-Centered Design". As a former high school Principal of a model professional learning community school, Cale helps districts, schools and industry leaders answer the question "What is our observable impact?", the observable changes in practice that make the difference for all learners. In addition to his work as an author and facilitator, Cale has done a TED Talk on changing the learning experience in schools, and given keynote addresses and workshops in Canada, the United States, Asia and Australia and has been the keynote/featured speaker at conferences in Maryland, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Maine, Hawaii and Quebec.  The father of two daughters in the K-12 system, Cale is passionate about helping educators and leaders experience and model the learning experiences we want for our students in their classrooms.

Cale Birk

Cale Birk

Danica Lewis has over 20 years of experience in schools, serving as an elementary teacher, an instructional coach, and later as a school and district administrator, including school building leadership, early childhood leadership, special education leadership, and curriculum & assessment leadership in urban and suburban schools. Danica led the implementation of standards-aligned instruction, assessment, and grading as both a district-level and building-level administrator. She launched and led instructional coaching in a mid-sized urban district in order to improve student learning outcomes. Danica facilitates powerful professional learning around literacy, standards-aligned instruction and assessment, rigorous teaching, instructional coaching, and leadership. In 2017, the Wisconsin Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development recognized Danica as the “Instructional Leader of the Year” for the State of Wisconsin

Danica Lewis

Danica Lewis

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