Student-Centered Coaching Conference Documents > June 12-13, 2017
General Session Agenda and Handouts
Our First Coaching Cycle: What We Learned: Room – ManonaJamie Utecht and Jenni Tamblingson, Reading Specialists/Literacy Coaches
Random Lake School District
Want to start a student-centered coaching cycle and wonder what you should expect? Join Jamie and Jenni as they share what it’s like to start student-centered coaching at their K-12 school. They will share the highs and the lows of the first cycle as well as what they learned that helped them grow as coaches and as teachers. Please bring a device as we will be participating in a lot of interactive learning.
Enhancing Student-Centered Coaching: Room – 221Keri Heusdens, Tia Bishop, Stacy Cortez, Blake Topel
Lead Instructional Coach and Instructional Coaches, Kenosha Unified School District
During this session, participants will explore how our team gathers meaningful data from over 40 coaches to set coaching program goals and plan targeted support to enhance student-centered coaching practice. Attendees will gain insight into how shared decision making by our design team has led to systematic and sustainable processes that are fundamental to the coaching program. Participants will reflect on ways to apply their learning within their own context.
Adults Are Just as Scary: Room – 203Brenda Geitzenauer, Andrea Laubenthal, Becky Hacker-Kluver
Middle School Principal, Instructional Coach, Principal Mentor, Humboldt Community School District
Want to run and hide when you are supposed to confront an issue with a peer? This session will bring together many different aspects of adult learning, including tips on having conversations with adults, shifting the conversation from student blame to student growth, and moving from teacher-centered to student-centered focus. Learn how to put adult learners at ease and frame questions about what students are accomplishing, rather than focusing solely on what the teacher is doing.
Coaching for Rigor and Depth of Understanding: Room – HowardLeanna Harris, Diane Sweeney Consulting and co-author of Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves
While it’s important to understand the how of Student-Centered Coaching – coaching in cycles, co-planning and co-teaching – we can’t forget that the what of our coaching is just as critical in ensuring deep and meaningful student learning. How do we know if we’re on the right track? Together we will look at coaching cycle goals as the starting point for making sure our coaching is grounded in a high level of rigor for all students.
There You Grow: Room – HowardMichelle Trout and Debby Nauta Instructional Coaches, Christel House Academy
‘Student-centered’ and ‘growth mindset’ have to become more than trendy catchphrases. Learn about one network’s journey to make them a reality. Attendees will engage in collaborative conversations about the reality of their own school culture, envision their ideal, draft an action plan to bridge the gap, and interact with a variety of resources created and used by Christel House Academy to support systemic cultural and mindset shifts in teachers. School teams should attend this session together.
Coaching Coaches – Student-Focused Goals: Room – 203Becky Fischer Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction, Skokie District 73.5
During this session, participants will explore how our team gathers meaningful data from over forty coaches to set coaching program goals and plan targeted support to enhance student-centered coaching practice. Attendees will gain insight into how shared decision making by our design team has led to systematic and sustainable processes that are fundamental to the coaching program. Participants will reflect on ways to apply their learning within their own context.
Analyzing High Quality Work for Student Success: Room – 221Monica Lewis and Sisa Renie, EL School Designer and Professional Development Specialist
Student achievement should be the central component of coaching. This session will engage participants in protocols that are anchored in high quality work that meets academic standards and prepares students for college and career readiness. By examining standards and an accompanying student task, participants will have a deeper knowledge of the components of high quality work and leave with tools to structure coaching conversations with teachers that produce reflective analysis of student work.
Using Coaching Labs to Build a District’s Coaching Capacity: Room – ManonaMargo Mann, District Instructional Coach and Director of Title I, Wentzville School District (MO)
Taking on a coaching role can be an isolating experience. Coaches often wonder if they are ‘doing it right’ and struggle to create their own definition of effective coaching. Coaching labs provide the opportunity for coaches to meet with a small group of colleagues to observe a fellow coach who acts as a lab host. The goal of coaching labs is to provide time for observation of coaching practice, as well rigorous reflection. Learn protocols and processes to implement coaching labs in your own district.