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Conference on Educational Leadership
Conference on Educational Leadership Pre-Conference Institutes
Professional Development Institutes
This three-day summer academy focuses on the work of Dr. Doug Fisher and Dr. Nancy Frey with a focus on high quality teaching and learning. The focus of the three days will be the four essential elements of FIT Teaching:
School and Classroom Culture: School culture—the actions, traditions, symbols, ceremonies, stories, and rituals that reflect the school’s mission – is equally important to the academic success of each student as is the explicit academic curriculum of a school. An effective school operationalizes its mission by integrating academic outcomes with a positive school culture.
Teach the Fisher & Frey’s Five Pillars of Creating a Culture of Achievement:
Welcome: This pillar asks, “Do stakeholders feel welcomed?” Understand what organizational theorists refer to as “the experience economy” and how important this is to a school’s success.
Do No Harm: This pillar puts adults in the position of teaching students to assess their actions as appropriate or not, based on an ethical standard rather than adherence to a set of rules.
Choice Words: This pillar represents the importance of choosing words carefully so that messages students receive build positive students’ identities.
It’s Never Too Late to Learn: This pillar presumes competence from the beginning of a learning experience and allows for errors and mistakes as a natural part of the learning process.
Best School in the Universe Pillar: This pillar promotes a school mission that embraces routine systemic reflection, conditions that create and support the best place to work and to learn, and service cycles and service recovery to continuously monitor and adjust adherence to the pillars.
Establishing Purpose: Learning and understanding the critical importance of intentionally planning and designing instruction that provides students with a clear and understandable vision of learning which includes:
What students will learn, know, and understand after the instruction
What specific content, oral and written language skills, and social skills will be learned?
How the purpose of the lesson is relevant to other learning
Gradual Release of Responsibility: Learn how to intentionally design and deliver scaffolded and guided instructional practices that maximize student learning:
Focused Instruction – Teacher: “I do it.”
Guided Instruction – Teacher and students: “We do it.”
Collaborative Learning – Students: “You do it together.”
Independent Learning – Student: “You do it alone.”
Mastering the Principals of Formative and Summative Assessments: Offering descriptive and actionable feedback and using classroom data to inform focused future instruction:
Checking for Understanding
An Event to Help You Succeed in Challenging Times
New standards and benchmarks for performance… new evaluation measures for your staff and yourself… new technologies and curricula to implement in every grade and subject—school leaders have to juggle way more complexity than they ever have before. But you can learn the secrets to great leadership practices at the ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership this fall in Florida. This annual event will* Update you on the latest breakthrough practices for school and district administration.* Equip you with new strategies and technologies for heightening school performance. * Connect you to the top leaders in school districts across the country.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are registering for our 2015 Annual Conference and a Pre-Conference Institute, please click here to review our combo rates.
Materials Fee: $22 The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the needs of All Learners (2nd Edition)
Materials Fee: $64
Materials Fee: $53 How Teachers Can Turn Data into Action and Practice of Authentic PLCs: A Guide to Effective Teacher Teams
Materials Fee: TBD
Materials Fee: None