The Power of Connections
The purpose of this seminar is to acquaint administrators with learning theory including the research on style. This six-hour module is powerful tool for raising understanding of the diverse ways in which people learn, how best to teach to all these differences, and how traditional schooling has failed to assure success for all. Administrators who attend this workshop will:
- Enhance awareness of and appreciation for diversity
- Understand the legitimacy of style preferences
- See the possibilities for use at multiple communication levels
- Understand the implications for organizational learning and the leveraging of diversity in organizations
The Principal as Instructional Leader
This 12-hour workshop was created for The Chicago Public Schools Office of Principal Professional Development. It is designed to help new and current principals develop dynamic buildings with instruction at the core. Principals will: Understand the importance of learning, teaching and leadership styles Develop concrete strategies for working with teachers to raise instruction to another level Learn to work with diverse teachers using case studies and active problem solving Develop strategies for creating and maintaining a vision centered around learners. At the conclusion of this session, principals will leave with an "Instructional School Improvement Plan" containing concrete strategies and steps for transforming their buildings.