Our new, year-long learning opportunity for principals and assistant principals starts this fall. EducationPlus has partnered with the International Center for Leadership in Education for this seven-session program. Up to three cohorts of principals and assistant principals will be created to accommodate geographic considerations of those participating. Additionally, content will be based on needs of the group. All will be facilitated by a representative from the International Center for Leadership in Education; participants must enroll is all sessions in the ongoing academy.Creating a Culture of High Academic Expectations, October 14
During this interactive course participants will learn about the benefits of a systems approach to improve student achievement.
Establishing Structures and Communicating a Shared Vision, November 11
Building leaders will take a closer look at the structures that are in place to support a successful implementation of a shared vision, including transforming learning and teaching.
Leading Change for Rigorous & Relevant Learning, December 9
Building leaders will take a deeper look at creating effective learning environments through the lens of the Daggett System for Effective Instruction.
Developing and Implementing Rigorous & Relevant Instruction, January 21
This course focuses on building a supportive, collaborative process with instructional staff to increase levels of rigor and relevance in their teaching and student learning.
Facilitating Data-Driven Decision Making, February 11
Instructional leaders will learn about data and how it is collected and used at district, school, classroom and individual student levels.
Leading Professional Dialogue to Support Rigor & Relevance, March 4
This training is designed to allow building leaders to take a deeper look at their roles in encouraging interconnectivity and collaboration through professional dialogue.
Sustaining a Culture of Instructional Excellence, May 6
Leaders will continue to develop an understanding of the organizational leadership that can transform learning and teaching.
Principles for Principals will help good principals become great,
and great principals become better.
EducationPlus Member Early Bird Rate: $1,500 until Sept. 30 | Member Rate: $1,800 after Sept. 30 | Non-member Rate: $2,000
EducationPlus is also hosting a free kickoff event to this academy for administrators to learn more about the content being offered. Taking place September 23, Susan Szachowicz (author of Transforming Brockton High School: High Standards, High Expectations, No Excuses) will keynote and there will be an opportunity for attendees to network with one another. Register online to participate at the kickoff.
Are you looking for new ways to support special education learners in your classroom with edtech? 2015 METC Featured Speaker Luis Perez will not only present break sessions throughout the conference, but he will also offer a precon on February 9.
According to Corwin Press, who published Luis’ book Mobile Learning for All, he was diagnosed with an eye condition at the age of 29 that results in progressive vision loss. Luis is considered legally blind; he only has about 10 degrees of central vision left. As a person with a visual disability, Luis knows firsthand what a difference mobile tech can make.
Laura Gilchrist teaches 6th grade science and social studies in the North Kansas City School District (MO). In 2014, Laura was honored with Teacher of the Year in her district, Christa McAuliffe Pioneer in Education Award from the Northland Chamber of Commerce, Stars of the Classroom honoree from the Missouri Lottery and the Kansas City Royals and BAMMY! finalist for Middle School Teacher. In addition, Laura was honored as a Missouri Teacher of the Year finalist in 2014.
Laura is a 2015 Midwest Spotlight Educator. This recognition, in its third year, honors leaders from the region in education technology, whose practices are making a difference for students and teachers. You can hear her best practices at the Midwest Education Technology Community Conference this February. Learn more about the annual conference at METCconference.org.
Laura has built a reputation for connecting people and ideas and for making things happen. As co-organizer of EdcampKC and founder of edcamp learning at her own school, Laura is passionate about teacher-driven professional development. She believes strongly that teacher learning is just as important as student learning since teachers are the lead learners and role models for kids. She uses technology choices to empower her students in collaborative project based learning. Read her blog at lauragilchrist4.com. Follow Laura on Twitter at @lauragilchrist4.
The Connected Classroom is the EducationPlus Learning Division blog. Here are the top five most visited posts for the past month– did you contribute to the clicks?
(1) It’s Coming, All Things Google
(2) 2011 Show-Me a Movie Winners…
(3) Spotlight on Bob Deneau @ METC 2015
(4) Spotlight on Angela Van Batavia @ METC 2015
(5) Midwest Education Technology Community Conference 2015 Keynotes
To learn the latest on Show-Me a Movie, visit www.edplus.org. Contest rules and guidelines for 2014 have been posted! Midwest Education Technology Community Conference info can be found at METCconference.org. Of course, we’ll continue to post to the blog.