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2017 Fall Regional Professional Development Opportunities

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IASP is pleased to announce regional professional development opportunities available in four locations around the state. Participants can choose to attend one or all PD sessions.

 

“Five Problem Solving Frameworks for Principals,” by Dr. Rhonda Roos.

These sessions will run from 9:00a-11:30a (EST).

        September 14, 2017 @ Ben Davis HS; 1200 N. Girls School Road, Indpls., 46241.

        September 19, 2017 @ Scottsburg MS; 425 S. 3rd St., Scottsburg, 47170

In today’s educational climate, principals are facing more issues – small and large – each and every day.  Come learn about five problem-solving models from Peter Senge’s research to use immediately in your leadership.  We’ll discuss the five frameworks, share examples, and demonstrate techniques to engage in difficult conversations with staff members & others.  We hope you’ll join us to clarify and strengthen your leadership role as you work for academic success in your school.

 

“Five Dysfunctions of a Team,” by Dr. Rhonda Roos.

These sessions will run from 12:30p-3:00p (EST)

        September 14, 2017 @ Ben Davis HS; 1200 N. Girls School Road, Indpls., 46241.

        September 19, 2017 @ Scottsburg MS; 425 S. 3rd St., Scottsburg, 47170

 

As principals, we are aware that creating an effective team is essential to the work in our schools.  Most of us are familiar with the basic concepts that we must overcome in creating teams – absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability and inattention to results.  Join us for this session where we will quickly review these layers but then move deeply into the specific role of the principal in creating more dynamic and effective teams.  Come learn and share specific strategies to assess your own team’s progress and your role in strengthening the growth of your teams.

Dr. Rhonda Roos has been a great friend to IASP.  With over 30 years as a teacher, counselor and administrator, Rhonda is passionate about partnering with administrative staff to develop an effective, efficient and stimulating culture for all schools.  Dr. Roos has devoted her professional life to identifying the essential components that assure that schools with high poverty are also schools with high student achievement.

 

“Enhancing Instructional Leadership Through Strategic Systems,” by Tina Seymour.

These sessions will run from 9:00a-11:30a (EST).

        September 12, 2017 @ Ft. Wayne Northrop HS, 7001 Coldwater Rd., Ft. Wayne, 46825

        September 21, 2017 @ Crown Point HS, 1500 S. Main St., Crown Point, 46307

One of the most critical roles of school administrators today is that of instructional leader.  Improving instructional effectiveness is paramount to ensure high levels of learning for all students.  In Session I, participants will learn how to codify a systematic process for using data to improve student achievement that is unique to their schools and student populations.  Participants will dive into actual student work and develop procedures that will guide teachers to identify student errors, determine the causes of their misunderstanding, and develop strategies to correct those errors.

“Improving Teacher Effectiveness Through Strategic Coaching,” by Tina Seymour.

These sessions will run from 12:30p-3:00p (EST).

        September 12, 2017 @ Ft. Wayne Northrop HS, 7001 Coldwater Rd., Ft. Wayne, 46825

        September 21, 2017 @ Crown Point HS, 1500 S. Main St., Crown Point, 46307

Participants will learn how to improve instructional effectiveness through strategic coaching of teachers.  As the chief instructional leader in the school, the principal serves as the “head coach” and should not only develop systems for coaching and supporting teachers based on their individual needs, but should also serve as a model of the best coach on the leadership team.  Participants will learn how to develop systems in their schools that allow leaders to identify and triage any identified instructional deficiencies of their teaching staff and provide quality feedback to improve instructional effectiveness.

Tina Seymour is a veteran principal, teacher, consultant, and national trainer with 19 years of experience in education in public and charter schools in central Indiana.  Mrs. Seymour has served as the Head of School of an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme World School as well as principal of a nationally recognized “School to Watch,” an award given to exemplars in educating adolescents, through The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform.  Also during her tenure as principal, Mrs. Seymour founded an international partnership between her school and a sister school in Hangzhou, China which included travel to China with teachers from her staff to develop the partnership.  Mrs. Seymour currently serves as Executive Director of Strategic Learning Solutions, LLC and provides dynamic support to teachers and administrators, particularly in the areas of school improvement planning, professional development, school replication services, and codifying quality systems.

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