The following consulting services are customized to meet the needs of the schools, districts, and organizations that we serve. We are now scheduling for the 2018-19 school year. If you are interested in working with one of our consultants please email Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Onsite support typically includes six to ten days of consulting work across the school year. While we design these sessions to meet the needs of the district, we recommend the following: professional development focused on coaching practice, anchoring the learning in one or more books on student-centered coaching, engaging in coaching labs for hands-on practice, working with the leadership team to create and sustain a vision for coaching, and facilitating collaborative discussion, reflection, and problem solving.
Keynotes and Other Speaking Engagements
We introduce the beliefs and practices for student-centered coaching through conferences and other speaking engagements. We also present to groups of teachers on the topics of student-centered instruction, formative assessment, and other research-proven practices. Each of the authors on our team are skilled presenters who regularly present to large and small groups.
Getting Started with Student-Centered Coaching
Get a coaching program off on the right foot by partnering with a consultant from our team. This work begins with building an understanding of the methods and practices for student-centered coaching. Next we work with districts to create a coach job description that aligns with the vision. Then we help districts develop a rigorous process for hiring coaches. Most importantly, our consultants ensure that all stakeholders are engaged in the process, including: the superintendent, district leaders, principals, and teacher leaders. As soon as the coaching program has launched, districts can decide if they would like to continue receiving support from Diane Sweeney Consulting.
Weekly residencies are ideal for international schools. Consultants spend a week in the school and provide support to teachers, leaders, and coaches. Weekly residencies include many opportunities to work side-by-side with the leadership team, teachers, and coaches to dig into teaching, learning, and coaching. At the end of the week, the consultant provides recommendations for how to sustain the work.
eConsulting is a cost effective way to receive ongoing and needs-based support through video conferencing or webinars. Contract with our team to engage in planning, problem-solving, or for professional learning via webinar.
In this interactive eCourse, you’ll gain the insights and skills key to student-centered coaching and chart your own personalized action plan that you can implement immediately. Ideal for self-study, this course covers launching and scheduling effective coaching cycles, co-planning, co-teaching, and partnership agreements, and includes dynamic videos and practice activities. More info.