POSTPONED: UTC to offer professional development workshop with Diane Sweeney

NOTE (March 24, 2020): Due to ongoing concerns about the coronavirus, the event with Diane Sweeney has been postponed until April 14, 2021. For more information: Kathie Wing,

On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, the University Training Center for Reading Recovery and Maine Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy will welcome Diane Sweeney, author of Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves (Corwin, 2016) and Leading Student-Centered Coaching (Corwin, 2018) for a workshop on implementing an evidence-based instructional coaching model that focuses on collaborating with teachers to increase student outcomes. Taking a data-driven approach increases the efficacy of teachers, coaches, and most importantly our students. To get there, we must not only create a culture for coaching, but also establish clarity around the principal and coach partnership. For this reason, we recommend for school leaders and coaches to attend as a team.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn the core practices for Student-Centered Coaching
  • Understand how to measure the impact of coaching on teacher and student learning
  • Build principal and coach partnerships to increase the impact of an instructional coaching program

Recommended Audience: 

K-12 Instructional Coaches (released to coach at least 50% of the time), School Leaders, and District Leaders

DIANE SWEENEY has been an author and educational consultant since 1999.  The author of Leading Student-Centered Coaching  (Corwin, 2018), Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves (Corwin, 2016), Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level  (Corwin Press, 2013), and Student-Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principals (Corwin Press, 2011), 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.