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Diane Sweeney

Author and National Consultant on Coaching and Professional Development

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.

The author of Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level (Corwin Press, 2013), Student-Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principals (Corwin Press, 2010), and Learning Along The Way: Professional Development by and for Teachers (Stenhouse, 2003), 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.

Keynote Session

The Power of Student-Centered Coaching

Changes in education have created demand for a new type of instructional coaching: student-centered coaching. This highly effective model shifts the focus from “fixing” teachers to collaborating with them to design instruction that targets student outcomes. This keynote will uncover both the beliefs and core practices for student-centered coaching.

My Sessions

Keynote Address – The Power of Student-Centered Coaching

Capitol Ballroom

Changes in education have created demand for a new type of instructional coaching: student-centered coaching. This highly effective model shifts the focus from “fixing” teachers to collaborating with them to design instruction that targets student outcomes. This keynote will uncover both the beliefs and core practices for student-centered coaching.

Coaching Expertise
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Co-Planning in a Student-Centered Coaching Model

Capitol D

Teachers often share that they experience a sense of dread because they don’t have time to go through piles of tests or assignments. Teaching is a tough enough job as it is, and adding to that stress is certainly not the intent of most coaches. In this session, we will share strategies for a streamlined […]

Coaching Expertise Interpersonal Skill Leadership & Facilitation
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Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves

Capitol D

Please join us as we extend on the morning keynote by digging deeper into the core practices for student-centered coaching. In this session, we will highlight specific coaching moves that are outcomes-based and student-centered. This will include; 1) using coaching cycles, 2) formatively assessing within coaching cycles, and 3) coaching while in the classroom. This […]

Coaching Expertise
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Monday Mixer with Diane Sweeney

Backyard

Just in Queso you missed last night’s mixer, come take a load off in the backyard!  Listen to some live music by Paul Renna, visit with keynote Diane Sweeney, enjoy complimentary snacks, & grab a drink at the bar.

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