Powerful Partnerships: Observable Impact in the Work of Coaches and Principals

October 11, 2022


October 11, 2022

School Teacher


9:30 am - 2:00 pm Central Time

Empty Classroom

Sessions Occur on Zoom





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The value of a strong partnership between coach and principal cannot be overstated. Yet despite our best efforts, collaboration between our school leaders and coaches can often look more like quick chats in the hallway while we are running to our next classroom or meeting during the busyness of the day! In the precious moments that we do find to collaborate on a plan for coaching, it is vital that as leaders and coaches we not only plan for action, we plan for impact that we can actually see in our classrooms. When we focus on connecting our teaching and coaching actions to the observable changes in practice that lead to improved outcomes for all students, student learning, teacher success AND coaching efficacy is assured.


Join Danica Lewis and Cale Birk for this interactive workshop where principal and coach teams will learn how to plan for observable impact within their coaching model and what action they can take, collaboratively, to implement coaching practices that move learning forward and lead to impact in our classrooms.

Workshop Structure

Register as a team

This workshop will be most powerful for principal and coach teams who attend together.


Participants will learn how to plan for coaching that leads to Observable Impact within their school.

Team Time

Principal/Coach Teams will be provided with guided and structured time to plan for their coaching partnership and for their Observable Impact in the year ahead.


Teams will have the opportunity to connect with other coach/principal teams for sharing and feedback.


Cale Birk is the Global Director of the Learner FIRST Center for Observable Impact. 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

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