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Jennifer Edwards
Jennifer Edwards, PhD
Doctoral Faculty, School of Educational Leadership & Change
Evergreen, CO

jedwards@fielding.edu

PhD, Fielding Graduate University, Human and Organizational Systems, 1993
 
MA, Fielding Graduate University, Organizational Development, 1993
 
MS, University of Tennessee, Elementary Education, Reading Minor, 1972
 
BS, University of Tennessee, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Minor, 1971
 

Areas of Instruction:

  • Action-Oriented Research
  • Leadership and Change
  • Management Theories
  • Community Relations
  • Capacity Building
  • Human Development in Context
  • Force of Motivation
  • Interpersonal Communication and Collaboration
  • Creativity and Problem Solving
  • Theories of Learning
  • Program Evaluation, Theories and Application
  • Child Development
 

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Invitational Education
  • Teacher Efficacy and Empowerment
  • Cognitive Coaching
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Reflective Thinking
  • Thought Field Therapy
  • Adaptive Schools
 

Professional Memberships:

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) as Co-Chair, Chair and Program Chair
  • International Alliance for Invitational Education (IAIE) (served on the Advisory Council and on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice)
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) 
  • National Staff Development Council (NSDC) 
  • Association for Thought Field Therapy (ATFT) (served as Research Chair for Association for Thought Field Therapy Foundation)
  • International Coach Federation (ICF) 
  • Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) 

 

 

Honors and Awards:

  • Served as Co-author, Project Director, and Principal Investigator for "Collaboration for High Academic and Professional Standards: The Pleasant View Project," a $1.02 million grant from the U. S. Department of Education Fund for Innovation in Education from 1994-1997
  • Outstanding Research Award, Jefferson County Schools, Golden, CO, 1998, presented at Phi Kappa Delta meeting
  • 2009 Leadership Fellow, International Alliance for Invitational Education, presented in Syracuse, NY
 

Publications:

  • Edwards, J. L. (Ed.). (1992). Module I: Adult instructional strategies study guide. Golden, CO: International Learning Systems. 
  • Edwards, J. L. (Ed.). (1992). Module II: Helping students build self-esteem. Golden, CO: International Learning Systems.
  • Edwards, J. L. (1993). The effect of cognitive coaching on the conceptual development and reflective teaching of first year teachers. Dissertations Abstracts International, 4012, 9320751.
  • Edwards, J. L. (1998). The right place at the right time: Nairobi embassy bombing. The Thought Field, 4(3), 1-2.
  • Edwards, J. L. (2001). Cognitive CoachingSM: A synthesis of the research. Highlands Ranch, CO: Center for Cognitive Coaching.
  • Edwards, J. L. (2001). [Review of the book The international handbook of school effectiveness research, C. Teddlie & D. Reynolds, Eds.]. Journal of Education for Students Placed At Risk, 6(3), 291-296.
  • Edwards, J. L. (2002). A synthesis of the research on Cognitive CoachingSM. In Costa, A., & Garmston, R. (Eds.) Cognitive CoachingSM: A foundation for Renaissance schools. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon (In Press).
  • Edwards, J. L., Green, K., & Lyons, C. A. (1998). Personal empowerment, efficacy, and environmental characteristics. Journal of Educational Administration, In Press.
  • Hull, J., Edwards, J. L., Rogers, M. S., & Swords, M. E. (1998). The pleasant view experience. Golden, CO: Jefferson County Schools. 
  • Hull, J., & Edwards, J. L. (1999). Thought field technique (TFT) for educators. In Vos, J. (Ed.), The Teaching Revolution (In Press). 
  • Edwards, J.L. (2010). Inviting Students to Learn: 100 Tips for talking effectively with your students. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
  • Edwards, J.L. (2010) Cognitive Coaching. A synthesis of the research (5th ed.). Highlands Ranch, CO:  Center for Cognitive Coaching.
  • Edwards J.L. (2010) Teaching action research at a distance. In K. Rudestam& J. Schoenholtz-Read (Eds), Handbook of Online Learning (2nd ed.) (pp. 347-368). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Edwards, J.L. (2004). The process of becoming and helping others to become: A grounded theory study. In I.Stein, F. Camopone, & L. J. Page (Eds), Proceedings of the second ICF coaching research symposium (pp. 69-78). Washington DC: International Coach Federation.
 

Presentations:

  • Edwards, J. (2010) How to talk to students and learn. Presentation at the annual conference of the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, San Antonio, TX
  • Edwards, J. (2010) Inviting students to learn: 100 tips for talking effectively with your students. Presentation at the annual Cognitive Coaching Symposium, Denver, CO
  • Edwards, J. (2009). Helping students see themselves being successful in the future. Presentation at the annual conference of the International Alliance for Invitational Education, Rochester, NY.
  • Edwards, J. (2008) Simple, effective tools for affirming the humanity in others. Presentation at the annual conference of the International Alliance for Invitational Education, Lisle, IL.
  • Edwards, J. (2008). Using language mindfully in coaching. Presentation at the annual Cognitive Coaching Symposium, Denver, CO
  • Edwards, J. L. (2001). Cognitive Coaching: A synthesis of the research. Paper presented at the annual Cognitive Coaching Symposium, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Edwards, J. L., & Green, K. (1999). Growth in coaching skills over a three year period: Progress toward mastery. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Montreal. 
  •  Edwards, J. L., & Green, K. (1999). Persisters vs. nonpersisters: Characteristics of teachers who stay in a professional development program. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Montreal.
  • Edwards, J. L., Green, K., Lyons, C. A., Rogers, M. S., & Swords, M. (1998). The effects of cognitive coaching and nonverbal classroom management on teacher efficacy and perceptions of school culture. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Edwards, J. L., & Ushijima, T. (1998). Program evaluation: Showing that you are making a difference. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Staff Development Council, Washington, D.C.
  • Edwards, J. L., Green, K., & Lyons, C. A. (1996). Factor and Rasch analysis of the school culture survey. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York.
  • Edwards, J. L., Green, K., & Lyons, C. A. (1996). Teacher efficacy and school and teacher characteristics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York.
  • Edwards, J. L., Rogers, M. S., & Swords, M. E. (1996). Increasing teacher efficacy, collaboration, and professionalism through learning communities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Staff Development Council, Vancouver, B. C.
  • Edwards, J. L., Rogers, M. S., & Swords, M. E. (1996). Enhanced teacher efficacy, empowerment, and conceptual development to facilitate school renewal. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, New Orleans, LA.
  • Edwards, J. L., & Newton, R. R. (1995). The effects of cognitive coaching on teacher efficacy and empowerment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.
 

Funded Grants/Contracts:

1993-1997 - served as Co-author, Project Director, and Principal Investigator for "Collaboration for High Academic and Professional Standards: The Pleasant View Project," a $1.02 million grant from the US Department of Education Fund for Innovation in Education to assist teachers in implementing Content Standards using Cognitive Coaching, Nonverbal Classroom Management, and monthly Dialogue Groups 

Professional Experience:

Faculty, School of Educational Leadership and Change 

Other Professional Activities:

  • 1985 to 1998- Taught for Colorado Christian University in various programs, including Teacher Recertification program, School of Education, Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, and Accelerated Certification in Elementary Education Programs
  • 1988 to1992- Served in Staff Development for Jefferson County Schools as a Professional Alternative Consortium for Teachers (P.A.C.T) Support Teacher, which included teaching education courses at Metropolitan State College and University of Colorado at Denver
  • 1990 to 1994 - Designed custom training for Fortune 500 companies for International Learning Systems in Golden, Colorado
  • 1972 to 1988; 1993 to1994 - Taught at elementary and middle school levels
 
 
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