Assessing Growth and Deepening Practice, January 23-24, 2019

January 23, 2019 @ 7:30 am – January 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Monona Grove School District Office
5301 Monona Drive
Monona, WI 53716
$300 for DCNTP members; $275 per person if more than one from district attends. Online mentor toolkit and print field guide is included.
Dan Eckhardt
Assessing Growth and Deepening Practice, January 23-24, 2019 @ Monona Grove School District Office | Monona | Wisconsin | United States


A highly skilled mentor is key to providing new teachers with a strong induction experience that will advance their instructional practice.  In the Professional Learning Series (PLS) for Mentors, participants learn the critical knowledge, skills, and tools to initiate and maintain effective mentoring relationships with novice teaches that result in instructional growth.  Mentors practice using multiple data points to asses practice and provide meaningful feedback to teachers.  The goal is to support teachers to create and sustain Optimal Learning Environments in which the diverse needs of every learner are addressed with an unwavering attention to equity and continuous academic, social, and emotional growth.

Register here for Assessing Growth and Deepening Practice, January 23-24, 2019

*registration deadline Jan 10

This fourth session in the PLSi series will focus on the following content areas:


  • Using Strategic Entry Points
  • Supporting Goals Through Entry Points
  • Entry Points and the Planning Conversation Guide
  • Revisiting the Observation Cycle
  • Providing Feedback:  Ways of Knowing
  • Post-Observation Co-Analysis
  • Analyzing Student Learning
  • Analyzing Beginning Teacher Practice
  • Mentoring Self-Assesment


  • Strategically use tools, language, and conceptual frameworks to support teachers through the Teaching and Coaching Formative Assessment Cycle
  • Use Multiple data points to assess growth and deepen teacher practice
  • Analyze data to reflect on professional practice and set next steps in sustaining Optimal Learning Environments for teachers
  • Construct and deliver strategically crafted feedback

Tools & Processes Introduced

  • Seating Chart (SC)
  • Content, Strategies, and Alignment (CSA)
  • Focused Teacher Observation (FTO)


  • Planning Conversation Guide (PCG)
  • Analyzing Student Learning (ASL)
  • Knowing Students (KS)
  • Collaborative Assessment Log (CAL)
  • Observation and Cycle Tools (POC, SS, and POCA)


This two-day training runs from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, at the Monona Grove School District Office, third floor, 5301 Monona Drive, Monona. It includes breakfast (7:30 to 8:00) and lunch.

Register here for Assessing Growth and Deepening Practice, January 23-24, 2019.  * Registration deadline (January 10).


Workshop is $300 per person for DCNTP members; $275 per person for more than one attending from a district. That includes materials. We will invoice your district after the workshop. Please make checks payable to Waunakee Community Schools, and mail to Dan Eckhardt, DCNTP c/o Heritage Elementary School, 501 South Street, Waunakee, WI  53597

We do not accept credit cards. You will receive an invoice after the workshop.

Contact: Dan Eckhardt

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