IC-1 Using Formative Assessment in Instructional Coaching Practice, September 24-25, 2019

September 24, 2019 @ 7:30 am – September 25, 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.
Dan Eckhardt
IC-1 Using Formative Assessment in Instructional Coaching Practice, September 24-25, 2019 @ Monona Grove School District Office | Monona | Wisconsin | United States


This Professional Learning Series for Instructional Coaches focuses on rigorous curricula, social and emotional learning, research-based instructional practices, and diverse learning needs in order to develop coaches’ and teachers’ abilities to coach for and provide high-quality, equitable learning opportunities for every student.  Coaches learn the critical knowledge, skills, and tools to initiate and maintain effective coaching relationships with teachers that result in instructional growth and improved student learning.  Critical aspects include using multiple data points to assess practice and provide meaningful feedback.

The goal is to support teachers to create and sustain Optimal Learning Environments that result in equitable, standards-based learning opportunities for students that integrate their social, emotional, and academic development and learning needs.

Register here for Using Formative Assessment in Instructional Coaching Practice, Sept 24-25, 2019

*Registration deadline Sept 14, 2019

This first session in the Instructional Coaching series will focus on the following content areas:


  • Creating Optimal Learning Environments
  • Impact of Coaching
  • Facilitating Groups
  • Knowing Students
  • Entry Points to Effective Planning
  • Examining the Standards to Plan for Effective Instruction
  • Building Trust Through the Collaborative Assessment Log
  • Aligning Standards to Tasks
  • Modeling Coaching Conversations on Planning
  • Practice Planning Conversations
  • Case of Practice:  Applying Our Learning


  • Explore the purpose of instructional coaching and the opportunity it provides to create equitable conditions for student Learning
  • Examine the components of the instructional coaching cycle and the role that knowing students, standards, and tasks play when planning for effective instruction
  • Identify components of Optimal Learning Environments (OLE) and articulate the skills and knowledge teachers need in order to create Optimal Learning Environments for every student
  • Use foundational coaching tools, protocols, and language to support coaching conversations that accelerate teacher practice and student learning


Tools & Processes Introduced

  • Collaborative Assessment Log (CAL)
  • Planning Conversation Guide (PCG)
  • Knowing Teachers (KT)
  • Knowing Students (KS)


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.



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.

Questions please contact Dan Eckhardt

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