« Student-Centered Coaching

Register - September 5-6, 2018 at the Thomas R. Fulghum Center

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. Shifting coaching toward a data-driven approach increases the efficacy of teachers, coaches, and most importantly our students.

Participants will learn concrete strategies for implementing a coaching model that is grounded in student evidence. This will include an introduction to the core practices for student-centered coaching. We will also explore how principals and district leaders can take an active role in leading a coaching effort.

This conference is recommended for K-12 instructional coaches in any area of specialization, principals, and district leaders. Breakout sessions will be offered in order to differentiate by levels of experience, roles, and needs.


  • Learn the core practices for student-centered coaching
  • Understand how to Increase authentic engagement in coaching
  • Use strategies for reflective dialogue and discourse
  • Develop tools to support coaching. For example: planners, logs, and tools to communicate about coaching throughout the school community
  • Understand how to measure the impact of coaching on teaching and learning
  • Learn how to align coaching with the school improvement plan

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Our Keynote Speakers

Diane Sweeney

Since serving as a teacher and coach in the Denver Public Schools, Diane has become a respected voice on coaching and professional development. Her most recent book is "Student Centered Coaching: The Moves".

Julie Wright

Julie Wright is a teacher, instructional coach, and consultant with over 25 years of experience in education. Part of her work has been ongoing mentoring of instructional coaches in Virginia.