October 2021 Coaching Workshop

Student-Centered Coaching Workshop

Denver, Colorado | October 15-16, 2021

Diane Sweeney

Join authors Diane Sweeney and Leanna Harris for this two-day workshop which will extend on the basics by focusing on how to systematically use Student-Centered Coaching to meet your school and district goals. Learning will be differentiated based on the following strands:

The coaching strand will take the core practices for student-centered coaching into deeper implementation. Participants will learn:

  • Methods for pushing towards greater impact through coaching conversations
  • Coaching moves that lead to transfer of learning among teachers and students
  • Techniques for engaging in rigorous dialogue and discourse with teachers
  • Strategies to take coaching deeper throughout a school

The leadership strand will focus on the essential moves for leading a coaching effort. This strand applies to school and district leaders. Participants will learn:

  • Strategies for setting expectations for teacher engagement in coaching
  • Strategies for aligning coaching with the school improvement plan
  • Techniques for defining (and holding onto) the role of the coach
  • Methods for evaluating and supporting the development of your coaching team

Recommended Audience: K-12 Instructional Coaches, School Leaders, District Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators, and Professional Developers. Note: While we encourage principals and coaches to attend the workshop together, it is not necessary as we understand this is a busy time of the year.

Dates: October 15-16, 2021

Agenda: Link to agenda

Location: Downtown Denver, Colorado (Auraria Campus – Turnhalle, Tivoli, 900 Auraria Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204)

In-Person Registration: Early bird price is $450 per person (ends June 15). Regular is $475 per person. All registrations include breakfast and lunch both days.

Presenters: Diane Sweeney, Leanna Harris, and Joy Casey will be presenting this two-day workshop.

Recommended Books: The Essential Guide for Student-Centered Coaching (Corwin, 2020), and Student-Centered Coaching from a Distance (Corwin, 2021).

Lodging: Many downtown Denver hotels are about a 15 minute walk from the workshop location – those options include: Homewood Suites, The Curtis (Doubletree), or Hampton Inn. This Doubletree is in between the airport and downtown and is usually priced less than the downtown hotels. The workshop is on the Auraria Campus and the address is: 900 Auraria Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204.

Travel: The workshop ends at 3:00 p.m. on day 2 (October 16, 2021). Please allow 45 minutes of drive time from downtown Denver to Denver International Airport when making flight reservations.

Refunds/Cancellations: Workshop registrations canceled on or before July 15, 2021 are refundable but subject to a $25 administrative fee. Registrants canceling on or after July 16, 2021 but before September 1, 2021 will receive a 50% refund. Registration fees may be transferred to another individual. In the event that we must cancel the workshop due to Covid-19, we will refund the cost of registration. However, we do not assume responsibility for any costs, charges, or expenses incurred for travel and lodging.

Question?¬†email or call Dan anytime at: [email protected] or 303-809-6816.

Leanna Harris

Leanna Harris

Leanna Harris has worked in the field of education in a variety of capacities for over 25 years. She worked for several years as an elementary classroom teacher in the Denver area. She then brought this experience to the larger educational setting as a consultant and staff developer with the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC), and later as a school-based instructional coach across grades K-12.

Diane Sweeney

Diane Sweeney

Diane Sweeney has been a national consultant since 1999. 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.

Joy Casey

Joy Casey

Joy Casey is currently an instructional coach in 27J Schools in Brighton, CO with a focus on increasing student achievement in all content areas. As an instructional coach, Joy has led numerous coaching cycles focused on student learning goals and student evidence, and has developed and facilitated professional learning around research based best practices for instruction. Joy is a certified Student-Centered Coaching trainer.