Speaker Topics
Diane is available to provide presentations and professional development on:
  • Differentiation
  • Gifted & Talented Learners
  • New Grading Paradigms
  • Assessment Strategies
  • Academic Underachievement

Coaching

Research supports professional development that:

  • Provides opportunities for active, hands-on learning.
  • Enables teachers to acquire new knowledge, apply it to practice, and reflect on results with colleagues.
  • Is collaborative and collegial.
  • Is intensive and sustained over time.

Darling-Hammond, L. & Richardson, N. (2009). Teacher Learning:
What Matters? Educational Leadership, 66(5), 46-53.

Diane has extensive experience as an instructional coach and co-teacher in inclusion classrooms. She personalizes professional learning experiences both in classrooms and with teachers. Diane works with school leaders and teachers in a variety of capacities. She is able to:

  • Facilitate co-planning sessions with teachers.
  • Offer curriculum, instruction and assessment strategies to resolve student learning issues.
  • Recommend resources, technology, and materials to highly engage learners.
  • Model effective instructional practices through co-teaching with educators in their classrooms.
  • Increase teacher effectiveness by working as an instructional coach visiting classrooms and providing descriptive feedback.
  • Work with professional learning communities facilitating and modeling lesson study.
  • Provide “shadowing” opportunities in instructional coaching for principals and teacher leaders.