The International School Nido de Aguilas

"Mindset change is not about picking up a few pointers here and there. It's about seeing things in a new way. When people change to a growth mindset, they change from a judge-and-be-judged framework to a learn-and-help-learn framework. Their commitment is to growth, and growth takes plenty of time, effort, and mutual support."

Carol S. Dweck, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success


Student-Centered Coaching Symposium


NOVEMBER 19-22, 2019



School leaders, coaches, coordinators, and teachers (K-12) are invited to join us for this valuable professional development opportunity!



Coaches often hold many roles.  Learn how learning coaches at The International School Nido de Aguilas balance the role of coach and facilitator of curriculum co-construction.  Participants will explore how to leverage essential curriculum work as an opportunity to grow a student-centered culture of teaching and learning.



Hear how student-centered coaching is at the heart of collaborative work happening at The International School Nido de Aguilas. Participants will learn about core practices within the student-centered coaching model, while diving into a self-selected area of coaching practice. During your time at Nido, you will have the opportunity to engage in coaching labs that allow you to see, feel, and participate in student-centered:

  • Goalsetting
  • Co-planning
  • Co-teaching
  • Learning walks
  • Learning labs
  • Coaching conversations

The symposium keynote speaker will be Diane Sweeney, author of Student-Centered Coaching (Corwin Press, 2016). In partnership with Diane, the Nido coaching team will facilitate this engaging and informative learning event.

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  • Learn how to implement the core practices for student-centered coaching

  • Develop tools and techniques for engaging teachers in coaching cycles (scheduling, coaching cycles, setting agreements, etc.)

  • Explore opportunities to grow coaching programs with student-centered learning walks and peer observations

  • Engage in coaching labs (K-12) to observe coaching in action

  • Hear from a panel on student-centered coaching

  • Learn strategies for engaging teachers in reflective dialogue and discourse

  • Understand how to partner with the school leadership to implement an effective coaching model

  • Network with coaches from across the region and the world



Tuesday, November 19, 2019 (8:15am-4:00pm)

  • Welcome and Introductions

  • Whole Group Learning: Balancing the Many Roles of a Coach

  • Whole Group Learning: Systems to Support Curriculum Development

  • Lunch

  • Whole Group Learning: Bringing the Student Centered Lens

  • Job Alike Sessions

  • Action Planning

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (8:15am-4:00pm)

  • Daily Welcome & Introductions

  • Whole Group Learning: Core Practices of Student-Centered Coaching with Diane Sweeney

  • Lunch 

  • Coaching Labs

  • Student-Centered Coaching Panel: Hear from students, teachers, coaches and administrators

  • Reflection

  • Student-Led Campus Tour (Optional)

Thursday, November 21, 2019 (8:15am-4:00pm)

  • Daily Welcome

  • Coaching Labs

  • Choice Workshops

  • Lunch

  • Coaching Labs

  • Whole Group Learning: Putting the Pieces Together- Reflecting on Coaching Labs

  • Happy Hour! (Optional)

Friday, November 22, 2019 (8:15am-3:15pm)

  • Daily Welcome

  • Choice Workshops

  • Coaching Dilemma Protocols

  • Whole Group Learning with Diane Sweeney

  • Lunch

  • Small Group and Individual Consultancies with Diane Sweeney and Nido Coaching Team

  • Putting Theory into Practice: Action Planning & Walk the Region

  • Final Coaching Reflections and Goodbyes

  • Dinner in Town (Optional)






Diane Sweeney is the author of the bestselling books, Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves (Corwin, 2016), Student-Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principals (Corwin, 2011) and Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level (Corwin, 2013). All three books are grounded in the simple but powerful premise that coaching can be designed to more directly impact student learning. Her first book, Learning Along the Way (Stenhouse, 2003) shares the story of how an urban elementary school transformed itself to become a learning community.

Diane spends her time speaking and consulting for schools and educational organizations across the country. She is also an instructor for the University of Wisconsin, Madison. When she isn't working in schools, she loves to spend time outside with her family in Denver, Colorado.

Conference Fees

Refund Policy:

  • 100% refund with a month or more before the event.
  • 75% refund with a week or more before the event.
  • No refund if cancelled within a week of the event.

Hotel Information

The recommended hotel with easy access to Nido is the Hotel Pettra. A block rooms have been set aside for conference participants for a special rate. To book the rooms at the special rate below, please contact directly to make arrangements and mention the code NOVNIDO2019. Limited rooms are available, book now!


Transportation to Nido will not be provided. Ubers and the app Safer Taxi used in the area and may be used with the address Av. El Rodeo 14200. Radio Taxi La Dehesa may be reached at 22425498.