Steve Barkley

    For the past 30 years, Steve has served as a consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities nationally and internationally, facilitating the changes necessary for them to reach students and successfully prepare them for the 21st century.

    A prolific published author, his weekly blog, Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud, has evolved into a go-to resource for teachers and administrators all over the world.

    Workshops by Steve Barkley

    Workshop 1: Questions - A key component of innovating, educating, and creating

    The questions that teachers provide learners play key roles in engagement that produces innovation, learning, and creativity. Maximum engagement and learning occur when students develop the capacity to generate their own questions that promote continued learning, deeper understanding, problem-solving and creativity.
    Participants will identify and practice eleven questioning protocols developed around the gathering of information, working deeper with information and evaluating and creating solutions and innovations; explore how to embed the questioning strategies to guide student critical thinking during instruction and facilitation; and how to make students conscious of using the process to self-direct their thinking and learning.

    Workshop held in English.

    Workshop 2: Empowering learners with learning styles

    Teachers who are conscious of learning style preferences can rotate learning options within the classroom and empower students to approach learning with strategies that provide the greatest possible payoff for effort invested in studying.

    We will examine three categories of learning styles:
    Sensory Styles: Kinesthetic (K), Tactual (T), Auditory (A), and Visual (V).
    Organizational and Perceptual Styles: Global (G), Abstract (Ab), Sequential (S), and Concrete (C).
    Temperament Styles: iNtuitive Feelers (NF), iNtuitive Thinkers (NT), Sensing Judgers (SJ), and Sensing Perceivers (SP).

    Workshop held in English.

    Workshop 3: Peer coaching - Job embedded professional learning

    Much of the research on teacher learning is pointing to the value of peer coaching as a highly effective form of professional development. Conferencing prior to classroom observation is critical to maximizing the value of coaching. Presenting conferencing strategies from his book Quality Teaching in a Culture of Coaching, Steve will model and guide you in a practice conference.

    Workshop held in English.

    Workshop 4: Instructional coaching with the end in mind

    Administrators and leaders should create the environment and processes for continuous, collaborative growth. Identify how a backward process that connects student achievement, student production learning behaviors, and teachers’ instructional actions can provide guidance for classroom observations and coaching feedback. Backwards planning should help all school leaders make the connection of their staff’s individual and team impact on students. Define the leadership roles of evaluation, supervision, mentoring, and coaching. Learn why and how leaders should create a culture of coaching.

    Workshop held in English.

    Workshop 5: Coaching conferencing skills

    Coaching creates dialogue that builds trust and vulnerability for growth. Identify, observe modeling, and practice the questioning and paraphrasing skills of coaching. Examine how feedback requested by a person enhances reflection and continuous development.

    Workshop held in English.

    Workshop 6: Professional learning communities

    PLCs are increasingly being implemented to maximize learning that leads to continuous increases in student achievement. In this session identify three key elements of effective PLCs: goal driven, learning focused, shared outcome responsibility. As a school leader, PLC facilitator, or teacher member this session should provide insights to increase the effectiveness of PLC collaboration.

    Workshop held in English.