Upcoming Conferences & Workshops


Foundations of Student Coaching and/or Taking Student Coaching to the Next Level with Diane Sweeney

In-Person and Virtual Attendance
December 6th, 2023 - December 7th, 2023, 8:30am - 3:00pm
NIU Naperville



2 Separate Workshops

Pick Your Competency Level: Introduction and/or Advanced

NIU Naperville or Virtual
5 PD hours per day
Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Free Parking




          Foundations of Student-Centered Coaching                          Taking Student-Centered Coaching to the Next Level

                                     (Introduction Level)                                                                                                     (Advanced Level)

                                       December 6, 2023                                                                                                         December 7, 2023

                                    8:30 am - 3:00 pm CT                                                                                                 8:30 am - 3:00 pm CT

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 cover 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



DIANE SWEENEY has been an author and educational consultant for over twenty years.  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), and Moves for Launching a New Year of Student-Centered Coaching (Corwin, 2023), 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.



Conference Fees Per Workshop

IL ASCD Member $249.00

Non-Member $298.00, 2 people $288.00, 3 people $278.00


*Call for Info on a larger team (5+ people) discounts (618-203-3993)


How to Register                                                                                                                                                         

  • Online: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at http://www.illinoisascd.org

  • Call: 800-877-1478 or 309-438-2160, Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and use your Visa,
    MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

  • Mail: Send completed form with check or copy of PO to IL ASCD Sweeney— Illinois State University,  Conference Services, Campus Box 8610, Normal, IL 61790-8610.

  • Fax: Fax the completed form to 309-438-5364 using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express or a copy of your school P.O.  



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