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.
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.