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2014 Speakers

Principals’ Summer Institute


Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Dr. Stephen Barkley

"Team Leadership"

Workshop Description
Today's school leaders  need to bring together an increasingly diverse team of teachers, parents, community members and students to achieve the ever increasing and expanding learning standards. They need to be team builders, team facilitators and lead learners. Participants in this session will spend time with Steve Barkley examining what teams you need to be building, the current effectiveness of the teams you lead, and the leadership skills that you have and can develop to build increasingly effective teams. Expect to gain specific strategies so that your teams can implement these critical elements from Patrick Lencioni's book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: staying focused on results; building in accountability; establishing the willingness to make commitments; learning to work through conflicts; and building trust among members.  Participants will also develop a plan for implementation.


Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Dr. Joellen Killion

"Coaching Teachers for Academic Success"

Workshop Description
Principal feedback is a crucial component of developing teacher expertise, particularly during the supervisory process. When principals combine effective coaching, feedback, and supervision into their interactions with teachers on instruction and student learning, they accelerate teacher AND student learning.In this interactive day-long session, principals will explore how to leverage their instructional leadership and use coaching as a means to developing and refining instructional practice through the lens of student learning and teacher effectiveness. The objectives for this workshop are: understand the continuum of coaching practice; expand use of core communication strategies essential to effective coaching; use stages of reflection as a means for expanding teachers' collaborative and independent reflection; and acquire strategies for providing constructive feedback and monitoring its use.


Thursday, June 12, 2014
Steve Gilliland

"Making a Difference"

Workshop Description
In "Making a Difference," author Steve Gilliland brilliantly lays out three manageable means that make it possible for every person to unlock their potential and exert profound influence. Filled with inspirational anecdotes, laugh-out-loud humor, and thought provoking ideas, this presentation is an eye-opening journey that when put into practice, will make a considerable impact in your professional and personal life. Steve expounds on the essentials towards Making a Difference – Purpose, Passion, and Pride. Steve believes you must embody the positive ideas of your school's vision and constantly remind yourself of how important your role is in improving achievement for students. This insightful presentation focuses on the conscious choices we make every day that impact the lives of others. Each of us has the potential to transform the culture of education through our actions and attitude. Making a Difference™ in Education centers on three empowering dynamics: Purpose: It's what drives you! Passion: It's what fuels you! Pride: It's what defines you!