Targeted Feedback Institute



The University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership offers a two-day institute, “Targeted Feedback for Teacher Growth: Tools and Processes to Support Teacher Evaluation.”

The Targeted Feedback Institute supports principals, teachers and central office leaders in learning the skills for giving feedback and creating a culture that centers on growth of teacher practice and improvement of student learning. Participants will learn how to develop feedback that responds to a teacher’s identified learning needs/goals. They will also learn how targeted feedback is one of many supports principals can provide their teachers. Principals, teachers and a central office leader who works with principals can attend the institute as a team.

What you will learn

Using evidence from a classroom visit to provide feedback connecting teacher practice to student learning

Utilizing a strengths-based stance when providing feedback

Implementing a targeted feedback cycle with teachers

Practicing a replicable feedback process that supports teacher growth

Institute overview
Day 1 learning topics

Foundational Ideas

Analyzing Characteristics of Effective Targeted Feedback

Using a Case Study: Teacher Instructional Practice Goals/Area of Focus

Engaging in Targeted Feedback Cycles: Planning Conversations


Day 2 learning topics

Participating in a Design Challenge: Your School Context

Using a Case Study: Engaging in Targeted Feedback Cycles

Practicing Targeted Feedback Conversations

Engaging in Targeted Feedback Cycles: Reflection Conversations

Considering Your School Context: Planning Questions and Scheduling

General Information
The daily content can be used with any instructional framework. Principals will learn to give feedback based on goals for teachers.

Upcoming institutes in Seattle ▶ ▶ ▶

Facilitated by faculty from the UW Center for Educational Leadership:

No Seattle sessions currently scheduled.

Use the form below to inquire about bringing the institute to your organization.

Other locations ▶ ▶ ▶

Facilitated by faculty from the San Diego County Office of Education:

Oct. 29-30, 2019 and Feb. 5-6, 2020

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Customized dates available for California County Offices of Education and individual California school districts. Contact Christina Fekas-Gorman at

Facilitated by CEL’s Jeff McCormick on behalf of British Columbia Principals' & Vice-Principals' Association:

May 7-8, 2020 

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Giving targeted feedback improves teaching and accelerates student learning. 
Read a short intro on targeted feedback, how it works in practice and how great sports coaches use it.


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