Leadership for Powerful Instruction: Creating Effective Math Instruction (#1373)
Thursday, December 6, 2018
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.
Building and Supporting Leadership Among Your Team (#1783)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Instructor: Jacqueline Carothers
This course is designed to equip you with strategies to enable you to build and support leadership among your team. The success of the team ensures the success of the organization. Key areas addressed in the workshop include creating a clear and specific vision for the organization, using data for making wise decisions, managing the timing of key decisions in the best interests of the organization, and effectively communicating key messages in the best interests of the organization. Participants will prepare and implement an action plan to build these outcomes into their organizational work.
Culture Counts: Constructive Leadership That Promotes Student Success (#932)
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Instructor: Richard “Dick” Smith
This course, taught by Richard "Dick" Smith, will offer practical strategies to help effective leaders intentionally build and shape a positive, healthy culture that embraces change and promotes student success. Included will be indicators that identify positive and toxic cultures and tools that assess culture. This course will show the relationship between effective leadership, school culture, and student achievement. Recommended for principals who want to improve school culture. Participants will leave energized with practical ideas, research-based practices, and handy tools to create and maintain a positive school culture that promotes learning and engagement for students and staff.
Leadership Self-Assessment for Planning Self Improvement (#1704)
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Instructor: Janice Ollarvia
A strong, fully functional leadership team is essential to successful implementation of any system-wide changes. Participants in this course will examine the findings in School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess and Transform It. Participants will use a leadership styles inventory to identify their own leadership qualities and strengths. They will utilize leadership qualities and strengths to develop their own professional improvement plan and use their increased ability to assess their and others’ leadership styles to build a balanced, effective school leadership team.