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Taylor, S. (2013) Four Suggestions to Help You Lead by Relationships and Realize Your Vision. Edutopia.

This article is written by a Superintendent who explains the importance of building relationships and sharing your vision with staff and colleagues. The four tips include: making the rounds, having open relaxed conversations, providing town hall accessibility, and establishing a satellite office.

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Ingersoll, R. M. (2007) Short on Power, Long on Responsibility. Educational Leadership.

This article describes the flaw with the belief that improving teaching is just about accountability when in fact teachers have very little control over their work.  If we are to “upgrade teacher quality” then we must allow them to have more control of their work.

To supplement our online tools and resources for participants to enhance work on school improvement planning, NTC also built a series of eight 90-minute supplemental training sessions. These are built to introduce school level educators to survey results and help make connections between those results and conditions in schools. With only 90 minutes to provide instruction virtually, these sessions are not intended to solve systemic challenges at the school level, but are a great start to informing your school improvement efforts.

Online 90-minute training: Finding Time for Teachers to Plan and Collaborate

Participants in this class will:

  1. Reflect on TELL results to consider the amount and use of collaborative time
  2. Examine specific strategies for scheduling to maximize teacher time for planning and collaboration
  3. Consider protocols for using collaborative time to focus on instructional practices and student learning
  4. Explore processes toward engaging staff in scheduling and meetings in order to move forward on potential plans

Interested in participating? For more information, including a sign up, click here.

To supplement our online tools and resources for participants to enhance work on school improvement planning, NTC also built a series of eight 90-minute supplemental training sessions. These are built to introduce school level educators to survey results and help make connections between those results and conditions in schools. With only 90 minutes to provide instruction virtually, these sessions are not intended to solve systemic challenges at the school level, but are a great start to informing your school improvement efforts.

Online 90-minute training: Professional Learning Communities

  1. Identify the core principals of PLCs
  2. Understand the developmental levels of creating a high functioning PLC
  3. Reflect on the different PLCs in your school
  4. Consider supports and actions you can take to deepen the quality and effectiveness of supports

Interested in participating? For more information, including a sign up, click here.

 

To supplement our online tools and resources for participants to enhance work on school improvement planning, NTC also built a series of eight 90-minute supplemental training sessions. These are built to introduce school level educators to survey results and help make connections between those results and conditions in schools. With only 90 minutes to provide instruction virtually, these sessions are not intended to solve systemic challenges at the school level, but are a great start to informing your school improvement efforts.

Online 90-minute training: Supporting Students with Academic English Needs

  1. Define students who have Academic English learning needs
  2. Explore strategies to support the development of Academic English competency

Interested in participating? For more information, including a sign up, click here.

To supplement our online tools and resources for participants to enhance work on school improvement planning, NTC also built a series of eight 90-minute supplemental training sessions. These are built to introduce school level educators to survey results and help make connections between those results and conditions in schools. With only 90 minutes to provide instruction virtually, these sessions are not intended to solve systemic challenges at the school level, but are a great start to informing your school improvement efforts.

Online 90-minute training: Effective Professional Development

  1. Reflect on attributes of a positive and challenging personal professional development experience
  2. Identifying what makes professional development effective
  3. Consider a model of teacher development
  4. Review current actions/systems and next steps for your professional development opportunities
  5. Examine resources to support the development and maintenance of effective professional development

Interested in participating? For more information, including a sign up, click here.

 

To supplement our online tools and resources for participants to enhance work on school improvement planning, NTC also built a series of eight 90-minute supplemental training sessions. These are built to introduce school level educators to survey results and help make connections between those results and conditions in schools. With only 90 minutes to provide instruction virtually, these sessions are not intended to solve systemic challenges at the school level, but are a great start to informing your school improvement efforts.

Online 90-minute training: Principals: Applying Differentiated Leadership Support to your Own School Context

Participants in this class will:

  1. Examine and reflect on your own leadership style preference
  2. Reflect on your leadership approach to a situation at your school
  3. Deepen understanding of how to adapt leadership style to meet learner need
  4. Apply new learning in your school context
  5. Generate an action plan to implement a desired school initiative

Interested in participating? For more information, including a sign up, click here.