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Diane Sweeney – Leading Student-Centered Coaching

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  • April 9, 2019 - April 24, 2019
    10:30 am - 3:15 pm

Illinois Administrators Academy #1544

Diane Sweeney is the author of the bestselling books, Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves (Corwin, 2016), Student-Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principals (Corwin, 2011) and Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level (Corwin, 2013). All three books are grounded in the simple but powerful premise that coaching can be designed to more directly impact student learning. Her first book, Learning Along the Way (Stenhouse, 2003) shares the story of how an urban elementary school transformed itself to become a learning community.  Diane spends her time speaking and consulting for schools and educational organizations across the country. She is also an instructor for the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Student-Centered Coaching puts students’ learning front-and-center. It is an evidence-based instructional coaching model that shifts the focus from ‘fixing’ teachers to collaborating with them to design instruction that targets student outcomes. This session will introduce Diane’s latest book, Leading Student-Centered Coaching. It will focus on a concrete set of strategies for principals who want to get more out of a coaching effort.  In many districts, there is a lack of support to principals regarding how to lead a coaching effort. This may be due to the simple fact that we haven’t paid much attention to guiding principals through the rapid expansion of instructional coaching. Another reason may be the fact that schools are complex and difficult places to enact change. For this reason, we believe that simple, and easy to use strategies for leading a coaching effort are long overdue.

We welcome principals, district leaders, and K-12 coaches of any specialization (instructional, literacy, math, technology) to attend this session. It is particularly well suited for school teams to attend together.

Session Outcomes:

  • Learn the philosophy and core practices for student-centered coaching
  • Learn concrete strategies for leading a coaching effort
  • Understand how to measure the impact of coaching on teaching and learning
  • Align these practices to your plan for school improvementRegistration and Continental Breakfast 8:00am-8:30amLunch provided


550 Shriners Drive, Addison, Illinois, 60101, United States

Additional Information
  • All registrations will be confirmed by email.
  • If you register 15 people, the 15th registration is free. Call 847-851-2256 to receive this discount.
  • Cancellations must be received at least 5 business days before the program event in order for refunds to be made. A $10 cancellation fee applies to all cancellations.
  • If you have questions or need assistance in registering, call Tresie at 847-851-2256 or email her at .