Posted on 04/28/2017 at 07:59 AM by Liz Determan

We loved seeing so many of you at the Student-Centered Coaching event at the end of March. We are happy that the content was so well received! If you didn't have the opportunity to attend, it is NOT too late to get involved with the Student-Centered Coaching Cohort forming for the 2017-2018 school year. 

We would like to briefly describe who the cohort is for and what it will look like. If you have questions please direct them to Katy EvensonKathy Perret, or Carolyn Smith.

Here are links to the flyer and registration. The cohort is an ongoing training opportunity that will be led by Diane Sweeney, author of the Student-Centered Coaching books. The intended audience is for teacher leaders with some coaching responsibilities - see flyer for details. 

The unique part of this opportunity is the ongoing structure, which includes Diane's Lab School format. 

August 8 and August 9 will be full day trainings with Diane Sweeney. The location has yet to be determined. The 2017-2018 training cohort is offered in conjunction with Prairie Lakes AEA and will also have some participants from Green Hills AEA. We will try to determine a centralized location.

The structure for the remaining 6 days will be one day of training (in the centralized location) and one day of the Lab School. For the Lab School we will be splitting participants into regions. Schools within each region will volunteer to be a Lab School host for one set of the days. They will be responsible for finding a meeting room in the school that can be used for the full day. Half of the day will be set up to debrief the prior day's learning as well as other networking opportunities. The other half of the day will be the Lab School. One coach, from the host school, will agree to work on one component of a coaching cycle. The rest of the participants will be watching. (Think of a behind the glass experience - without the glass.) These coaching sessions are very non-threatening and an opportunity for you to learn what you do well as well as gain new ideas!

The number of regions for the Lab School  will be determined by the number of participants. In order to expedite planning it is best to register early! 


Here are a few resources for you to review:

Diane Sweeney's books are: 

  • Student-Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principals and Study Guide
  • Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level and Study Guide

(These two books are similar. The examples change based on the grade levels covered. The Student-Centered Coaching structure is the same.)

  • Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves is Diane's newest book. It is applicable for K-12 coaches.

To get a feel for Student-Centered Coaching check out the following resources: 

Take your coaching to the next level through this opportunity to be INVOLVED in coaching!

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