Cognitive Coaching Training at EUPISD - CANCELLED


October 05-06, 2021


Eastern Upper Peninsula ISD
Conference Room
315 Armory Place
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

315 Armory Place
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783


Registration begins at 8:00 AM
Training is from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Continental Breakfast will be served.
Lunch will be served.


No Fee


Cognitive Coaching SM creates 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. The invisible skills of teaching - the thinking processes that underlie instructional decisions - produce superior instruction. Cognitive Coaching is a research-based model that capitalizes on and enhances teachers’ cognitive processes.

Jen Orton is a coach, presenter, and curriculum specialist in literacy, leadership, and the formative assessment process. Jen obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and her Masters in School Principalship from Central Michigan University. As a former teacher and ISD consultant, she has experience in grades Pre K-12 as well as the community college setting. She supports school districts and educational agencies and works directly with teachers, students, and administrators on a regular basis. Jen also creates, presents, and supports state-wide professional learning opportunities.

Additionally, Jen is a trainer for Cognitive Coaching (CC) and Adaptive Schools (AS). She presents both through her position as a lead for MDE's Formative Assessment for Michigan Educators (FAME) and through her own agency.  The skills, concepts, and principles of CC and AS support educators with a space to think, listen, and pause in ways that embrace and honor the intellectual and emotional need to grow--into whatever the educator's next path might be.

Jen's mission is to be an "agent for good". Channeling curiosity, creativity, passion, and skills helps humans to stay grounded in hope, resourcefulness, and joy. This servant leadership mission articulates the work that matters: the work that honors educators, lifts them up and empowers them to remain efficacious.


Jen Orton

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