Observing and Conferencing, October 18-19, 2017

October 18, 2017 @ 7:30 am – October 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Monona Grove School District
5301 Monona Drive
Monona, WI 53716
$295 for DCNTP members; $270 per person if more than one from district attends. Online mentor toolkit and print field guide is included.
Shirley Smith

Register here (registration is due by October 4)

This workshop is the second in the series of foundation education for new (prerequisite: Instructional Mentoring) and experienced mentors.

New mentors will learn to:

  • Reflect upon and discuss mentoring experiences since Instructional Mentoring.
  • Extend and expand upon the use of instructional mentoring language.
  • Use protocols and tools that support an effective observation cycle.
  • Communicate, collaborate, and coordinate with a site administrator for beginning teacher assessment and support.

Experienced mentors will:

  • Advance skills in observation and feedback, with a reflecting protocol and practice focus on positive and productive environment, so necessary to support implementation of CCSS-based instruction.
  • Take advantage of new videos and new opportunities to practice and process the information.


Formative Assessment System tools and protocols:

  • Selective Scripting
  • Pre-Observation Planning Conversation
  • Post-Observation Reflecting Conversation
  • Seating Chart
  • Mentor/Site Administrator Communication Log


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

Register here for Observing and Conferencing, October 18-19, 2017. Registration is due two weeks prior to workshop date (October 4).


Workshop is $295 per person for DCNTP members; $270 per person for more than one attending from a district. Online materials and print field guide are included; print tool sets are an additional $20.

We will invoice your district after the workshop. Please make checks payable to Waunakee Community Schools, and mail to Shirley Smith, DCNTP c/o Waunakee Schools, 101 School Drive, Waunakee, WI  53597

We do not accept credit cards.

Contact:  Shirley Smith