PLS-2 Using Data to Inform Instruction, October 8-9, 2019

October 8, 2019 @ 7:30 am – October 9, 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
PLS-2 Using Data to Inform Instruction, October 8-9, 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 Using Data to Inform Instruction, October 8-9, 2019

*registration deadline Sept 25, 2019

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


  • Analyzing Student Learning and Goal-Setting with a Strengths-Based Approach
  • Analyzing Student Learning:  Case of Practice and Effective Feedback
  • Scaffolding and Planning
  • Supporting Risk-Taking with Mindsets and Self-Awareness
  • Application to Practice


  • Reflect upon mentoring experiences and evidence that demonstrates your work with beginning teachers
  • Examine Analyzing Student Learning and other data to plan stands-based, scaffolded lessons that support a wide range of student needs in an Optimal Learning Environment
  • Practice self-awareness and perspective-taking in order to mitigate bias when analyzing student learning
  • Integrate the Analyzing Student Learning process and tool into the coaching cycle as a sway to inform planning and instruction

Tools & Processes Introduced

  • Analyzing Student Learning (ASL)
  • Administrator-Mentor Communication Log (AMCL)
  • Knowing Students (KS)
  • Revisit:  Planning Conversation Guide (PCG)


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.

Contact: Dan Eckhardt

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