PLS-5 Creating Conditions for Equitable Instruction

October 4, 2022 @ 7:30 am – October 5, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
Sun Prairie Professional Learning Center
220 Kroncke Drive
Sun Prairie 53590
$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
PLS-5 Creating Conditions for Equitable Instruction @ Sun Prairie Professional Learning Center | Waunakee | Wisconsin | United States


A highly skilled mentor and coach 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 and coaches, participants learn the critical knowledge, skills, and tools to initiate and maintain effective mentoring relationships with novice teaches that result in instructional growth.  Mentors and instructional coaches 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.

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


  • Creating Optimal Learning Environments (OLE)
  • Examining Equity in the Coaching Cycle
  • Application to Coaching Cycle: Observing for Equity
  • Application to Coaching Cycle: Post-Observation Co-Analysis
  • Application to Coaching Cycle: Analyzing Student Learning
  • Application to Coaching Cycle: Planning Conversations
  • Engaging in Conversations on Equity


  • Reflect on one’s own beliefs and biases and their impact on teaching and learning
  • Develop mentors’ experience in supporting an Optimal Learning Environment, specifically the role of equity in effective instruction
  • Understand how social identities impact perspective and mentoring practice
  • Practice and analyze multiple mentoring scenarios related to recognizing and addressing educational inequities
  • Use data to identify entry points and flexibly use strategies, protocols, and tools in response to beginning teachers’ needs

Tools & Processes Used

  • Knowing Teachers
  • Knowing Students
  • Pre-Observation Conversation
  • Selective Scripting
  • Post-Observation Co-Analysis
  • Analyzing Student Learning
  • Planning Conversation Guide


This two-day training runs from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, at the Sun Prairie Professional Learning Center.  It includes breakfast (7:30 to 8:00) and lunch.


Workshop is $300 per person for DCNTP members; $275 per person for more than one attending from a district.   Non-members $425 per person or $400 for two or more participants. 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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