Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Dr. Stephen Barkley - See more about this speaker.
"Leadership for Innovation and Change"
It is critical that today's education leaders create an environment that fosters continuous innovation and constant improvement. This seminar is designed to provide administrators the opportunity to identify their existing leadership skills and create a plan for enhancing those capabilities. Administrators will explore how to create an environment where information flows freely, where members develop deep and diverse relationships, and where a common vision is evident. Participants will also explore the psychological effects of change upon people and identify effective strategies leaders can use to manage the change process.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Dr. Willard R. Daggett - See more about this speaker.
"Leading Change during Challenging Times"
The presenter of this workshop will discuss three evolving challenges that are about to accelerate simultaneously causing the perfect storm for K-12 education. Dr. Daggett will describe the implications of (1) the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Assessments, and teacher evaluation systems, and how they will fundamentally change what and how we must teach; (2) the increasing financial pressure that schools will be forced to deal with; and (3) the challenges/opportunities that emerging technologies and tech-savvy students will pose for all K-12 educators. He will provide a snapshot of how the nation's most rapidly improving schools provide solutions to these complex challenges. Finally, Dr. Daggett will lead participants in identifying the challenge, then address a system-wide plan to address these challenges, and finally how to build the action plan for the work.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Dr. Roger Cleveland - See more about this speaker.
"Creating a Culturally Responsive School Culture"
In many learning environments cultural discontinuity exist between students and staff of all walks of life. There is a cultural mis-match between the students' culture and the culture in the classroom, which in many cases causes communication gaps between students and teachers in diverse settings. This training will define and demonstrate how culture, cultural competency and instructional equity are salient issues in educating diverse students. The participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to determine how cultural competency, instructional equity and teacher perceptions impacts teaching and learning. The presenter will demonstrate teaching strategies that administrators can readily use.