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2018 Spring Regional Professional Development Opportunities

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Friday, February 9, 2018 @ Indiana Association of School Principals office, 11025 E. 25th St, Indpls, IN 46229

        Session 1~ 9:00-11:30am (EST):  Leadership Matters by Dr. Adam Drummond

Who Are You?  Leadership Matters:  Focus on your strengths to build your success.  Participants will complete their own Strengths Finder assessment as part of the Leadership Matters experience.  Participants will receive the book Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath which is included in your fee.  This one day session offers the school leader an opportunity to reflect on his/her own skills, crafts, and experiences.

·         Why understanding your strengths matter?

·         How do I apply these strengths:

·         How does my intentional focus impact the trajectory of my school or district?

        Session 2~12:30-3:00pm (EST):  The Administrator’s Role in Technology Integration by Dan Layton

This session will focus on what you can do to promote  purposeful Technology integration in your school.  Specific skills focused on will be how to assess faculty and student needs, recognize effective technology use, encourage excellence, and we will cover a multitude of productivity tools you can use or show staff to model effective technology integration in your school.

Friday, February 16, 2018 @ Warsaw Community High School, 1 Tiger Lane, Warsaw, IN 46580

        Session 1~9:00-11:30am (CDT):  Enhancing Instructional Leadership Through Strategic Systems, by Tina Seymour

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.

        Session 2~12:30-3:00pm (CDT):  Improving Teacher Effectiveness Through Strategic Coaching,  by Tina Seymour

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.

Friday, February 23, 2018 @ North Junior High School, 15325 US 41, Evansville, IN 47725

        Session 1~9:00-11:30am (EST):  Five Problem-Solving Frameworks For Principals by Dr. Rhonda Roos

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 Senge’s research to use immediately in your leadership.  We’ll discuss the frameworks, share examples, and demonstrate techniques to engage in difficult conversations with staff members.  We hope you’ll join us to clarify and strengthen your administrative role as you gain results for your school.

        Session 2~12:30-3:00pm (EST):  Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Dr. Rhonda Roos

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.