Two-day Coach Training

September 18-19, 2018

The Practice Based Coaching Training Institute (PBCTI) is an intensive 2-day event intended for coaches implementing the Practice Based Coaching model. During the PBCTI, coaches will learn how to use Practice Based Coaching to support staff’s use of high-quality teaching and home-visiting practices.

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Wisconsin Head Start Association Training Room
5250 E. Terrace Dr.
Madison, WI 53718

Objectives for the PBCTI:

Coaches will be able to:

  • Identify the key components of PBC
  • Describe the characteristics of collaborative partnerships
  • Work with staff to create shared goals and develop action plans for achieving those goals
  • Conduct focused observations based on action plan
  • Use reflection and feedback to support staff’s implementation to the identified goals
  • Meet the Head Start Program Performance Standard for implementing a research-based, coordinated coaching strategy by a trained coach

The training content has been expanded to include coaching in center-based, home-based and family child care program options.  Discussion will include coaching to fidelity with a emphasis on using research-based teaching practices.


Ann Steffen has held a variety of positions in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 25 years. These include experiences from classroom work with toddlers, to early childhood administration, home visiting as a Birth to Three Service Coordinator and coordination of education services in Head Start. Ann holds a masters degree in Early Childhood: Exceptional Education Needs and is currently employed with STG International as an Early Childhood Education Specialist providing Training and Technical Assistance to Head Start Grantees in Wisconsin.

Brenda Hall has over 35 years of experiences in the field of Early Childhood Education in a variety of roles such as home childcare, home visitor, pre-school teacher, mentor teacher, education manager, and director. Brenda currently works as an Early Childhood Specialist providing training and technical assistance to Head Start programs. She holds a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and a Master Degree in Education from Concordia University, St. Paul, MN.

Who Should Attend?

The PBCTI is designed for staff who provide direct coaching to Head Start staff. Attendees may serve as coaches supporting classroom teachers, home visitors, family child care providers, or others who work directly with children or families. Previously attendance in Practice Based Coaching Learning Academy is strongly encouraged.

A maximum of 50 participants will be allowed to attend. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

*Please be reminded that coaches providing the services described in 1302.92(c) have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in early childhood education or a related field.


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$175 per participant
Drinks, snacks and lunch on each day included.

Hotel Block Information:

A room block will be available at The Cambria Hotel. Please call (608) 241-7070 to make reservations. The group is under “Wisconsin Head Start Assocation” and the group code is “MN60R4”. The room block deadline is September 4, 2018.

Cambria Hotel
5045 Eastpark Blvd,
Madison, WI, US, 53718


Hotel State Rate Deadline: September 4, 2018
Deadline to Register: Monday, September 3, 2018

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If you have questions, contact Wendy Bowe, Regional Early Childhood Manager at or call (608) 469-4371.

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