PLS-4 Assessing Growth and Deepening Practice, April 6-7, 2022

April 6, 2022 @ 7:30 am – April 7, 2022 @ 1:30 pm
Lussier Family Heritage Center
3101 Lake Farm Road
Madison WI 53711
$300 for DCNTP members; $275 per person if more than one from district attends.
Dan Eckhardt
PLS-4 Assessing Growth and Deepening Practice, April 6-7, 2022 @ Lussier Family Heritage Center | 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.


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-Assessment


  • 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 with breakfast running from 7:30 am – 8:00 am.

Register here for Assessing Growth and Deepening Practice, April 6-7 2022.  * Registration deadline (March 28).


Workshop is $3000 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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