Leadership for Powerful Instruction: Creating Effective Math Instruction (#1373)
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Instructor: James Gilliat
Utilizing the components and elements of Domain 3 of Danielson’s “Enhancing Professional Practice: Framework for Teaching,” this academy class builds on the work of Danielson and adds the research of others to deepen an understanding of powerful instruction. Using elements of effective CCSS-M instruction, participants will work collaboratively to provide an in-depth definition and description of the components of powerful, purposeful math instruction. This knowledge will be used to analyze classroom instruction, develop strategies, and develop skills in providing teachers with meaningful feedback to improve math instruction. Participants will learn coaching techniques that will be used in reflective conversations about classroom practice
The Use of Restorative Practices in Schools (#1778)
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Instructor: Megan Fuciarelli
The Use of Restorative Practices in Schools provides participants effective classroom/school management strategies, and appropriate disciplinary methods that promote positive and healthy school climates, which is a requirement of the new Illinois discipline legislation effective September, 2016. Participants will learn Restorative Practices are multifaceted in nature and include: interventions when harm has happened, practices to prevent harm and conflict by building a sense of community, a sense of belonging, safety, and social responsibility in the school community. Participants will learn informal and formal restorative practices such as restorative questions, pro-active circles, and restorative conferences. Participants will gain the knowledge to develop a school or classroom discipline plan based on the principles of Restorative Practices, which meet the requirements of the Illinois Discipline Legislation (September, 2016).
The Emotionally Intelligent Principal: The Key to Successful School Leadership (#1838)
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Instructor: Richard “Dick” Smith
Participants will identify and analyze the essential constructs of emotional and social intelligence, utilizing key research findings to identify the critical components that apply to leadership competency; evaluate multiple ways to measure their own level of emotional and social intelligence, using findings from those assessments to develop a personal plan for improvement; identify and evaluate the importance of self-management, how it effects the entire organization (mood contagion) and will be able to develop specific strategies that will improve school culture and climate; and assess and analyze how to best manage relationships, utilizing a repertoire of leadership styles.
Conducting Effective Professional Conversations with Teachers – (#1250)
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Instructor: Janice Ollarvia
The focus of this course is on improving the participants’ conferencing conversation skills and strategies with teachers. The goal of the conversations is to improve classroom teachers= abilities to reflect, learn, and apply insights to their own teaching lessons and instructional deliveries, all aimed at improvement of the teaching and learning in their classrooms. Participants will be able to identify the value of meaningful professional conversations about teaching and learning by helping teachers reflect on their teaching; expand their repertoire of questioning skills under the four phases of teacher=s planning, teaching, reflecting, and analyzing of lessons resulting in reflective, self-directed learning; expand their repertoire of responding and empowering communication skills and strategies that promote reflective, self-directed learning as well as teacher choice; and learn how to create “conference lesson plans”-intent of content of messages, content of the messages, and speaking language to achieve the intended messages.