Instructional Coaching in Action Day

PL # 13981

  • Starting on 18 Sep 2023
  • Cancellation permitted until 02 Sep 2023
  • Event registrations closed on 07 Sep 2023

Delivery Format : In Person

Event registration is Closed


Instructional coaching focuses on supporting and enhancing teachers’ instructional practices to improve student learning. It involves a collaborative partnership between a coach and teacher, with the coach providing individualised support, feedback and guidance, and facilitating reflective conversations and goal setting. It aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice by connecting teachers with the latest evidence and most effective teaching strategies which improve the quality of classroom instruction. Done well, instructional coaching helps teachers grow and develop their expertise, and improved learning experience and outcomes for students.

For teaching and learning leaders and teaching staff, this event is designed to show the systems and structures that support a coaching program in a school and will provide attendees the knowledge and skills to begin or enhance an instructional coaching program in their school. It will share clear, effective steps to move towards creating a coaching culture. Facilitated by Dr Mark Dowley from Brighton Grammar School (BGS) in Melbourne, Mark will share the journey of how BGS created a positive coaching culture, improved student outcomes and staff relationships, and become an employer of choice. Similar Coaching in Action Days at BGS have become a well-subscribed PL activity for schools and educators around Australia. This is a unique opportunity to attend a CIA Day in Perth. 

By the end of the day, participants will:

• Gain the knowledge and skills to begin or enhance an instructional coaching program in your school

• Understand the systems and structures that support a coaching program

• Learn how to create the conditions for psychologically safe and productive coaching relationships

• Learn practical steps to move your school towards a coaching culture

• Learn how to develop a sense of belonging and connectedness in your teams

• Gain clarity on mastery in teaching

• Learn how to design a system of professional learning that supports teachers’ desire to improve

• Learn how to use tools to collect data and measure the impact of your program.

Schools are encouraged to send two or more staff to this event – with preference for one staff member working in a Teaching & Learning leadership role.

Schools will be invoiced for payment, depending on the number of participants attending according to the pricing schedule below.

Cost - Members

$200 pp 

$320 for two pax 

$400 for three or more pax

Cost - Catholic Members

$250 pp 

$380 for two pax 

$450 for three or more pax

Cost Non-Members

$300 pp 

$450 for two pax  - Please call us on 9441 1600 to make payment for this number of registrations

$500 for three or more pax - Please call us on 9441 1600 to make payment for this number of registrations




Mark Dowley

Mark Dowley

Dr. Mark Dowley is the Associate Head – Staff Development and Instruction at the Crowther Centre. He completed his Doctor of Education Masters in Education Policy (International) at the University of Melbourne. His role at Brighton Grammar is to drive school improvement, with a specific focus on improving the quality of instruction in the school. A certified Instructional Coach with the Instructional Coaching Group (USA), he has consulted on staff development to schools in Australia and overseas. Through his research role in the Crowther Centre, he explores how research can be used to build capacity in an organisation and improve outcomes for students and staff. He also facilitates an Instructional Coaching Network and he has recently been appointed an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Education at La Trobe University.

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Instructional Coaching in Action Day

Date / Time

18 Sep 2023 Starts: 08:00 Finishes: 14:45

Delivery Format : In Person

AISWA Training Room Suite 1


Suite 1, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017

Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). To use these bays, you will need to first download the EasyPark App on your phone. When you arrive you can scan the QR code on the parking meter to pay for your parking using the app. Please note that the meters are no longer accepting cash or card payments. Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

PL Hours : 6.50

Learning Area

  • Leadership
  • Teaching and Learning

School Area

  • Primary (P-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)

Event Contact

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