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Register - Register for In Person (Nov 18 at BRCC) and/or On-Line Modules

Diane Sweeney brings her work on Student-Centered Coaching back to VASCD! A series of self-paced online modules will guide and deepen your development as a coach. Then, join a convening of coaches and their principals on November 18 for a focus on the coach-principal partnership and how it can strengthen student learning in your school. You may choose to attend in November whether or not you take the online course, although we recommend that you do. Coaches may attend in November without their principals, understanding that the coach-principal partnership is the focus for the session.

Online modules only: $85
Registration for November 18: $115 per person
Combine the modules and the in-person session: $185

November 18, 2021: Building Principal and Coach Partnerships

Schools are complex systems and it’s no wonder that leading one is not easy. But strong partnerships can make the job less challenging. When the principal and coach are clear on school improvement initiatives, what high-quality instruction looks like, and how the coaching model supports these efforts, things fall into place. We recommend attending with your principal, but it is not required. Build strong principal and coach partnerships by learning the following:

  • How the roles of principal and coach work together
  • Strategies for aligning coaching with school improvement processes
  • Effective practices for principal and coach meetings

Online Course Overview: Digging Deeper into Student-Centered Coaching
Engage in a self-paced course that will take your coaching deeper between sessions. Since the course is self-paced, we recommend taking it with colleagues to facilitate collaboration and discourse as you move through the sessions. Sessions will focus on the following topics and will involve between 1-2 hours of learning. Participants will receive a certificate of clock hours at the end of the course.

Session 1: Strategies for Reflective Dialogue
Session 2: Mini Coaching Cycles
Session 3: Co-Planning and Co-Teaching with Teachers and Teams
Session 4: Strategies for Measuring Our Impact


Our Keynote Speakers

Diane Sweeney

Diane Sweeney is the author of The Essential Guide for Student-Centered Coaching (Corwin, 2020), Leading Student-Centered Coaching (Corwin, 2018), Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves (Corwin, 2016), et al., Diane holds a longstanding interest in how adult learning translates to learning in the classroom. Diane holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Denver and a Master’s 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 & Business Coalition (PEBC) in Denver. Since then she has become a respected voice in the field of coaching and professional development.