Coaching & Mentoring for Student Outcomes: 4 Day Series


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Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Diane Jensen
Agency Assistant: Maryam Enterline 262-473-1444
Location Facility Date Time Notes
CESA 2 - Whitewater
1221 Innovation Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190
Room 111B 11/2/2018 08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CESA 2 - Whitewater
1221 Innovation Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190
Room 105A 12/14/2018 08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CESA 2 - Whitewater
1221 Innovation Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190
Room 111B 1/25/2019 08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CESA 2 - Whitewater
1221 Innovation Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190
Room 111B 3/1/2019 08:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Presenters: Diane Jensen, Steven Mijajlovic, and Valerie Schmitz

Cost: $300.00

Description: Instructional coaches and Teacher mentors are coaching for student outcomes.  Evidence-based instructional practices are the foundation for this work along with effective coaching skills. This workshop will explore high yield instructional practices essential for inclusive classrooms and embed critical coaching skills into instructional conversations.

The four half days will will include several topics yet allow participants to add topic ideas to workshop content based on their needs.

Day 1: Building relationships and trust from both classroom and coaching perspectives.  Proactive classroom management strategies will be shared along with classroom video opportunities for coaching conversations.

Day 2: High expectations means something different to each of us.  Are we teaching to reach grade level benchmarks? Does inclusion mean full participation in classroom activities and in the classroom environment?

Day 3: Using student data to adjust, inform, and guide next steps for monitoring student progress in learning.  Are student outcomes reflective of high expectations or are there instructional practices that would enhance outcomes?

Day 4: Inclusive environments reflect visible participation and high levels of engagement with all students noticeably engaged in meaningful learning.

Coaching conversations are connected to all content and learning.  All workshop days will include some networking time to connect with coaches and mentors from other districts in CESA 2.

About the Presenters: 

Diane Jensen has over 30 years of teaching experience as a middle and high school special education teacher, instructional coach, and most recently as a 5th grade general education teacher. The majority of Diane’s career was at Monona Grove High School as a special education teacher and instructional coach with an emphasis on college and career readiness skills, differentiation, and effective instructional practices. This is Diane’s 5th year working exclusively with teachers via professional development and on-site coaching experiences.





Steven Mijajlovic is a Curriculum and Coaching Consultant with CESA 2. Steven comes to CESA 2 with ten years of experience in Mathematics and STEM across all grades. He taught mathematics in Chicago Public Schools and the suburbs, and most recently was working as a STEM Curriculum and Instructional Coach in the Chicago suburbs. Steven received his Master of Science in Education with a focus in Secondary Mathematics Education at Northwestern University. His research focused on developing student thinking through writing and discourse.  





Valerie SchmitzDr. Valerie Schmitz is the Educator Data and Practice Specialist for CESA 2. In this position, Valerie leads the regional work for educator development and district implementation of the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System, as well as data analysis and school improvement. Valerie has deep expertise in this work, serving as the Educator Effectiveness Coordinator at CESA 6 for the past four years. She has assisted districts with implementation of both Educator Effectiveness and the Effectiveness Project. She also has deep expertise in data analysis, systems analysis, and school improvement. Valerie has earned a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning as well as an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She also holds a M.Ed. in Technology Education as well as an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.


Note: If you are a nursing mother, please be sure to include that in the notes of your registration. We have a private room available for nursing mothers, which must be reserved. The key can be obtained from Emily at the front desk when you arrive.

It's that time of the year where the unpredictable weather outdoors makes our training rooms either too cold or too warm. Training room temperatures are controlled offsite and often take time before the adjustment is noticed. We suggest bringing a sweater, wearing close-toed shoes and/or dressing in layers to assure you are as comfortable as possible while at our facility.

Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a refund if they cancel prior to 3 working days before an event, minus any material costs that have already been incurred. Cancellations must either be made on MyQuickReg or by emailing Because of our commitment to the presenter and the food vendor, participants who cancel less than 3 working days prior to the event or who do not attend the event, will be billed the full fee. CESA 2 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via phone and email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. 

Inclement Weather Policy: Every effort will be made to hold an event. CESA 2 will notify participants via email as soon as possible if an event has been cancelled due to weather conditions.

Disclaimer: CESA 2 will do its best to accommodate general dietary requests; if your dietary need is very specific or severe, you may want to bring your own lunch to ensure your comfort and health. CESA 2 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 2 event. If you have a dietary need or food allergy, please go into your MyQuickReg profile and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made 2 weeks in advance of the event.

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