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: Teacher Empowerment

Participants in this class will:

  1. Review Ohio principal  standards addressing teacher empowerment
  2. Discuss strategies leaders can take to promote teacher leadership
  3. Learn how to capture evidence of teacher leadership development
  4. Set a goal for next steps at your school

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: Differentiated Instruction

Participants in this class will:

  1. Examine 5 key components of differentiation as defined by Carol Ann Tomlinson
  2. Consider strategies to utilize the 5 components of differentiation
  3. Deepen the understanding of the role of assessment in differentiation
  4. Explore the potential of the Knowing Students tool to support differentiation

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: Vision

Participants in this class will:

  1. Reflect on existing vision
  2. Understand the purpose of a vision and what elements make a vision effective and powerful
  3. Consider the effectiveness of some vision examples
  4. Review the Ohio State Principal Standards that address vision
  5. Refine your vision
  6. Anticipate next steps for using your vision

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

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www.opm.gov (2005). Learning Strategies for Creating a Continuous Learning Environment. www.opm.gov.

A key component of a continuous learning system is to use a wide variety of methods, including classroom training, distance learning, mentoring, experiential learning, and participation in conferences, workshops, and seminars. This tool contains information on a number of learning strategies for creating a continuous learning environment, including individual learning strategies and organizational learning strategies.

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Cole, P. (2005). Leadership and Professional Learning: Forty actions Leaders can take to improve Professional Learning. edstaff.com.au.

This guide explains how to shift from an external focus on learning to a school-based provision of learning. Models for professional development are summarized and forty actionable strategies are suggested to improve professional development.

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Rebora, A., Hirsh, S. & Shields, R. A. (2009). Creating Effective Teacher Professional Development in Tough Economic Times. Education Week.

This presentation focuses on the importance of integrating and aligning efforts for school improvement and professional development, especially during difficult economic times.

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Pappas, P. (2009). A Guide to Designing Effective Professional Development: Essential Questions for the Successful Staff Developer. Dedicated to relinquishing responsibility for learning to the students.

All professional development should model what administration would like to see in the classroom. This blog includes a few questions for consideration by professional development planners.