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Effective Mentoring & Coaching Institute

Develop skills and strategies to effectively mentor, coach and lead adult learning that impact student growth.

In this institute you will learn a collaborative and inquiry-based approach to professional communication which focuses on supporting colleagues’ thinking around planning, reflecting and problem-solving.

You will learn how to refine your language to support novice to experienced teachers using coaching, collaborating, and consulting that best fits the situation.

This flexible structure allows you to mentor a colleague by offering support, creating challenge, and facilitating professional vision, which leads to increased independence and confidence among teachers to support student learning.

September 27-28, 2017

Perfect for

Teachers • Mentors
Instructional Coaches • Teacher Leaders
School and District Leaders

General Registration:


Take your practice to the next level. Reserve your seat now.

Learning Objectives


Create trusting and supportive mentoring and coaching relationships with others


Utilize conversation maps aimed at helping teachers draw out the thinking behind their instructional practices


Utilize greater precision in language to facilitate conversations around planning, reflecting and problem resolving


Learn and refine skills of pausing, paraphrasing, and asking questions, to maximize time and thinking


Invite thinking and inquiry to create empowered, independent thinkers and learners


Use data to ground conversations about student learning

Event facilitators

Scott Murphy, MS
Education Director

Scott Murphy joined PEBC in 2011. He consults nationally with an emphasis on leadership, collaboration, and facilitative development. He works with district leaders, principals and teacher leaders on creating engaging environments worthy of our teachers and students. He is a lab facilitator for the Thinking Strategies Institute. Murphy has 24 years of educational experience, having served as high school English teacher, instructional coach, elementary principal and district director of curriculum for Jeffco Schools. He has served as a national facilitator Critical Friends Groups and is the author of the “Future Protocol,” a tool for organizational visioning. He received his Master’s degree in Technical Communication from the University of Colorado at Denver and his bachelor’s in English from San Jose State University.

Kristie Krier
Education Director

Krier consults locally and nationally with K-12 educators across the content areas. She supports teachers, teams, instructional coaches, and administrators through coaching, facilitating, and collaborating around professional development. She co-facilitates multiple institutes.

Krier has served many roles during her 20 years in education. She spent 10 years teaching in the elementary grades and was honored with the school district award of Teacher of the Year in 2008. Since 2009, she served as a Professional Development Coordinator and lead for Instructional Coaches in a Denver area school district. She is also an Adaptive Schools, Cognitive Coaching, and Emergenetics training associate. Kristie earned her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Colorado Christian University. She holds a Type D Administration certification and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado.

Registration also includes

Effective Mentoring:
Learning Guide

Breakfast and Lunch each day

Certificate of attendance for CDE credit

Groups of six or more receive a 10% discount.

More Information

For more information contact
Hannah Popkin
[email protected]

Cancellations & refunds

Registration fees for professional development events cancelled or rescheduled by PEBC, for reasons other than weather or acts of God, are fully refundable. Seat(s) cancelled by registrant with less than 60 days notice from the start date of the professional development event are not refundable. Registrant is responsible for 50% of the registration fee for any seat(s) cancelled with more than 60 days notice from the start date of the professional development event. Unused seat(s) (no-shows) will be considered a cancellation by the registrant and are non-refundable. Registrant is responsible for all costs incurred due to cancellation, regardless of cancellation reason.

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