Student-Centered Coaching: Partnering with Teachers to Reach Learning and Instructional Goals


Speaker: Diane Sweeney


SKU: 022114

Webinar Description

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Every educator benefits from coaching to improve their skills.  But, ever wonder how much of that professional self-improvement is trickling down to student learning?

Student-centered coaching changes the focus from teacher evaluation and improvement to working collaboratively with teachers to meet specific student learning targets. 

Join Diane Sweeney for a webinar that will show you how to make this shift in instructional coaching.  She will show you how to move directly toward increased student achievement goals while working with teachers to improve their practices. This webinar is for K-12 instructional coaches, school leaders, district leaders, curriculum specialists, and teacher leaders.

Webinar Topics:

  • The theory and practice of student-centered coaching
  • How student-centered coaching differs from other coaching models
  • Coaching individuals vs. coaching in small groups
  • Creating measurable targets from learning standards that drive the coaching cycle
  • Strategies for engaging and investing teachers in the coaching effort
  • Tools for note-taking and documentation during the coaching cycle
  • How to measure the impact of coaching and collaboration on student learning


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About the Speaker

Diane Sweeney

Diane Sweeney is the bestselling author of Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level (Corwin Press, 2013), Student-Centered Coaching (Corwin Press, 2010), and Learning Along the Way (Stenhouse, 2003). Her consulting firm provides support to schools and districts in the areas of coaching, leadership, and instruction.  An educator for more than 20 years, Diane holds a longstanding interest in how adult learning translates into learning in the classroom. She has worked as a teacher and literacy coach in the Denver Public Schools, served as the Director of Coaching Initiatives for the Public Education and Business Coalition, and taught at the University of Denver.


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Registration is by site, not by individual, so there is no limit to the number of people who can participate at your site. We do request no more than one phone connection per site.

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Yes. You may fax the PO to 815-461-5647 or call us at 207-632-1954. Please include the full name and email address of the registrant.

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Both include the synchronized audio and PowerPoint, but the link may only be accessed for 30 days. The CD-ROM provides a permanent record of the webinar. Writing instruction is a hot topic!