New Website + Upcoming Events

We are excited to begin 2018 with a brand new website. Check it out for current information regarding upcoming events, to read our blog, and to access other tools and strategies to support your work in student-centered coaching. It can be found at: www.dianesweeney.com.

There are many new events scheduled for 2018 that you can access directly through our website on our Upcoming Events page. Here are some details about the events that are in the lineup. We hope to see you in 2018!

STUDENT-CENTERED COACHING INSTITUTE
June 7-8, 2018, St. Louis

This institute, hosted by Corwin, will provide a foundational understanding for those who are new to student-centered coaching. It will also extend on the core practices by integrating exciting new research in the areas of collective efficacy and impact teams. School and district leaders will develop their understanding of leading coaching through dedicated sessions that will focus on the newest book by Sweeney and Mausbach, titled Leading Student-Centered Coaching (Corwin, forthcoming).

Learning Intentions:

  • Learn how to use the core practices for student-centered coaching
  • Understand how principals and coaches partner to create a climate that supports teacher and student learning
  • Explore techniques for student-centered discourse within coaching cycles
  • Learn how coaching can build collective efficacy among teachers
  • Understand how to take collaboration deeper through impact teams
  • Receive tools, templates, and protocols to support the coaching effort

PRECONFERENCE AT VISIBLE LEARNING
July 8, 2018, Chicago

In this preconference session, participants will learn concrete strategies for implementing a coaching model that is grounded in student evidence. This will include an introduction to the core practices for student-centered coaching. We will also explore how principals and district leaders can take an active role in leading a coaching effort. This preconference session is recommended for K-12 instructional coaches in any area of specialization, principals, and district leaders.

Learning Intentions:

  • Understand the core practices for student-centered coaching
  • Understand how to measure the impact of coaching on teaching and learning
  • Develop a plan for school improvement that embeds student-centered coaching along with other professional learning

STUDENT-CENTERED COACHING WORKSHOP
August 13-14, 2018, Denver

This workshop, hosted by Diane Sweeney Consulting, will extend on the basics and will focus on how to systematically use student-centered coaching to meet your school and district goals. Learning will be differentiated by including the following strands:

Coaching Strand
The coaching strand will take the core practices for student-centered coaching into deeper implementation. Participants will learn:

  • Methods for pushing towards greater impact through coaching conversations
  • Coaching moves that lead to transfer of learning among teachers and students
  • Techniques for engaging in rigorous dialogue and discourse with teachers
  • Strategies to take coaching deeper throughout a school.

Leadership Strand
The leadership strand will focus on the essential moves for leading a coaching effort. This strand applies to school and district leaders. Participants will learn:

  • Strategies for setting expectations for teacher engagement in coaching
  • Strategies for aligning coaching with the school improvement plan
  • Techniques for defining (and holding to) the role of the coach
  • Methods for evaluating a coach’s work

FOUNDATIONS FOR STUDENT-CENTERED COACHING
September 5-6, 2018, Richmond, VA

This is a great opportunity for those who are new to student-centered coaching. Participants will learn concrete strategies for implementing a coaching model that is grounded in student evidence. This will include an introduction to the core practices for student-centered coaching. We will also explore how principals and district leaders can take an active role in leading a coaching effort.

This conference, hosted by Virginia ASCD, is recommended for K-12 instructional coaches in any area of specialization, principals, and district leaders. There will be breakout sessions offered in order to differentiate by levels of experience, roles, and needs.

Learning Intentions:

  • Understand the core practices for student-centered coaching
  • Learn how to measure the impact of coaching on teaching and learning
  • Understand the importance of partnering with coaches to leverage student learning
  • Learn how to align coaching with the school improvement plan
  • Understand how to increase authentic engagement in coaching
  • Practice using strategies for reflective dialogue and discourse
  • Develop tools to support coaching. For example: planners, logs, and tools to communicate about coaching throughout the school community

REGIONAL EVENTS
We are partnering with organizations to offer regional events that will focus on student-centered coaching. These are a great place to begin, or continue, your journey with student-centered coaching.

  • ESC Region 4 (Houston, Texas), May 4, 2018
  • New Mexico Instructional Coaching Conference (Albuquerque, NM), May 30, 2018
  • ESC Region 13 (Austin, Texas), July 24, 2018

STUDENT-CENTERED COACHING ECOURSE
This course is a great resource for teams and individuals. In this interactive eCourse, you’ll learn from coaches who successfully transitioned to a student-focused approach and chart a personalized action plan you can implement immediately.

Through 11 self-paced modules (link to demo module) featuring dynamic videos and practice activities, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge and upgrade your skills as a student-focused practitioner. This eCourse will enable you to:

  • Craft a student-centered, standards-based action plan using seven core practices
  • Explore methods for launching and scheduling effective coaching cycles that fit your situation and align with your coaching beliefs
  • Align learning targets and formative assessments with coaching and student achievement goals
  • Practice strategies for co-planning, co-teaching, and strengths-based feedback across coaching conversations
  • Explore teacher/coach collaborations and agreements
  • Gain insights into partnering with school leadership at all levels through collaborative relationship building and trust

Develop your repertoire of coaching moves for use before, during, and after a lesson to help teachers move students toward mastery of the standards!

If you have questions about any of these events please reach out to us anytime at info@dianesweeney.com.