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Student Centered Coaching (Foundational or Advanced Level)

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  • Student-Centered Coaching
     December 6, 2023 - December 7, 2023
     8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Student-Centered Coaching (Foundational-Dec. 6 or Advanced-Dec.7)

Presented by Diane Sweeney


December 6, 2023 (Foundational)

December 7, 2023 (Advanced)

Your Choice of In Person or Live Streaming Registration

8:30am – 3:00pm

(Continental Breakfast and Lunch Buffet Provided) 


NIU Naperville Conference Center

1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 6056


Midwest Principals’ Center and Illinois ASCD are excited to co-sponsor a differentiated model of professional development designed to meet the needs of instructional coaches, school leaders, and instructional leadership teams.  Whether you are:

  • new to the role of instructional coach

  • an experienced coach looking to take your practice to the next level, or

  • a building or district leader looking for ways to support and broaden the impact of student-centered coaching

THIS EVENT IS DESIGNED FOR YOU!  Simply select the training that best matches your current needs and join us for a day of hands-on, interactive learning tailored just for you.



Student-Centered Coaching 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. In this session, participants will learn the guiding principles and core practices for Student-Centered Coaching. Please note that the target audience for our learning includes instructional coaches, administrators, and district leaders who are new to Student-Centered Coaching. We will focus on the following:

  • Compare Student-Centered Coaching with other coaching models

  • Explore the core practices for Student-Centered Coaching, including measuring the impact of coaching cycles.

  • Learn the role of student evidence as an essential component of coaching

  • Uncover strategies for organizing and scheduling the coaching work


Implementing Student-Centered Coaching demands that we navigate many factors. This includes building a culture for coaching, honing our coaching moves, and defining the coaching role. In this session, we will uncover how these factors can be leveraged to ensure that you get the most out of the instructional coaching role. The target audience for our learning includes instructional coaches who have been implementing Student-Centered Coaching for at least two years, as well as administrators and school leaders who lead coaching efforts in their school/district. We will explore the following:

  • Uncover practices for ensuring that the principal and coach are unified in their vision for coaching

  • Learn moves for leveraging openings into coaching partnerships

  • Understand how to develop strategies for increasing teacher ownership, agency, and collective efficacy

  • Problem solve current dilemmas related to current coaching work

Meet our Presenter:  Diane Sweeney has been an author and educational consultant since1999. Her book titles include: Moves for Launching a New Year of Student-Centered Coaching (Corwin, 2022), Student-Centered Coaching from a Distance (Corwin, 2021), The Essential Guide for Student-Centered Coaching (Corwin, 2020), Leading Student-Centered Coaching (Corwin, 2018), Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves (Corwin, 2016). Diane holds a longstanding interest in how adult learning translates to learning in the classroom. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Denver and a Master’s Degree in Bilingual and Multicultural Education from the University of Colorado, Boulder. After teaching and coaching in the Denver Public Schools, Diane served as a program officer at the Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC) in Denver. Since then, she has become a respected voice in the field of coaching and professional development.


Registration Fee:

$249 members

$339 non-members

This includes the cost for either the Day One or Day Two workshop.

An additional fee of $35 will be added to your registration should you wish to purchase the book, The Essential Guide for Student-Centered Coaching.




Additional Information
  • All registrations will be confirmed by email.
  • If you register 10 people, the 10th registration is free. Call 847-851-2256 or email [email protected] 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 [email protected].