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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:


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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

Moker Klaus-Quinlan, M.A.
Associate Director

Klaus-Quinlan works with K-12 educators across the content areas, in Colorado and nationally. She supports teachers, teams, schools, and districts through coaching, facilitation, and leading professional learning. She co-facilitates multiple Institutes.  She has worked extensively with the Boettcher Teacher Residency program as an adjunct professor, clinical supervisor, and coordinator during the expansion to Colorado’s rural San Luis Valley.

She brings her experience as an educator teaching elementary and middle school, as well as serving as a reading specialist, ELL coordinator, mentor teacher and instructional coach. She earned National Board Certification in Early Adolescent English/Language Arts. She earned a Master’s degree in K-12 Literacy from California State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Brown 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

Contact us to learn about future dates for this offering.

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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