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Navigating the Complexities of Change with High-Yield Leadership Strategies with Jim Knight

Jim Knight

Join us on June 6th as Dr. Jim Knight shares high-value leadership strategies to help us navigate the complexities of change.  Participants are encouraged to think of themselves as change leaders—people who lead themselves, other adults, and students through inevitable change by getting clear on what they are trying to accomplish and how to make that happen, and how to navigate through the complexities of change.

The workshop addresses the following questions:

  • What is leadership, and what kind of difference am I making as a leader?
  • Am I clear on my purpose?
  • Do I put others ahead of myself?
  • Do I spend time on the most important activities?
  • Am I confronting reality and leading with hope?
  • How do I make sure I lead through change in a way that creates trust?
  • Am I a multiplier or a diminisher?
  • What is the GROWTH Coaching System and how might it help?

Participants will:

  • Identify their beliefs about leadership and the kind of leader they want to be
  • Learning and explore strategies for leading themselves and others
  • Leave with a plan for implementing leadership strategies to better lead their own live and lead others
  • Become familiar with the elements of the GROWTH Coaching system

This session is designed for all educational leaders who help guide others through change.  We encourage Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Building Administrators, District Administrators, Service Center Personnel, and other leaders to join us for this impactful day of learning.  

Cost:  $300 (lunch included)

Date:  Thursday, June 6, 2024

Time:  8:30-3:30

Location:  WSU MetroPlex, 5015 East 29th St N, Wichita, KS 67220

College Credit:  One half (.5) college credit through Wichita State University will be available for purchase for those who are interested. 

Bonus Content!!

Better Conversations Virtual Book Study

Description:  

Think about how many times you’ve walked away from school conversations, sensing they could be more productive, but at a loss for how to improve them. Better Conversations honors our capacity for improving our schools by improving our communication. Asserting that our schools are only as good as the conversations within them, Jim Knight shows us how to adopt the habits essential to transforming the quality of our dialogues.

What makes this virtual book study special?  Dr. Jim Knight will kick off the first session for us on April 2nd from 4:00-5:00pm CST.  We hope that you will join us for this three part virtual book study as we explore Better Conversations together. Register below and you will receive a copy of the book as well as directions for accessing the virtual sessions. One hour of college credit through Wichita State University will be available for purchase for those who are interested and participate in all three sessions.  

Cost:  $100 (includes a copy of the book)

Dates: three sessions online

Session #1:   April 2 from 4:00-5:00pm Book Study Kick Off with Dr. Jim Knight

Session #2:  April 16 from 4:00-5:00pm Facilitated book study conversation  

Session #3:  April 30 from 4:00-5:00pm Facilitated book study conversation

College Credit:  One hour of college credit through Wichita State University will be available for purchase for those who are interested and participate in all three sessions.

Location:  Online:  A link will be sent to participants prior to the sessions. 

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You can register for the conference, book study or both!

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*Note our Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received one week prior to an event to avoid being billed for the full registration amount.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Jim Knight

Jim Knight, Founder and Senior Partner of Instructional Coaching Group (ICG), is also a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. He has spent more than two decades studying professional learning and instructional coaching. Jim earned his PhD in Education from the University of Kansas and has won several university teaching, innovation, and service awards. The pioneering work Jim and his colleagues have conducted has led to many innovations that are now central to professional development in schools. Jim wrote the first major article about instructional coaching for the Journal of Staff Development, and his book Instructional Coaching (2007) offered the first extended description
 of instructional coaching. Jim’s book Focus on Teaching (2014) was the first extended description of how video should be used for professional learning. Recently, writing with Ann Hoffman, Michelle Harris, and Sharon Thomas, Jim introduced the idea of instructional playbooks with their book on that topic. Jim has written several books in addition to those described above, including Unmistakable Impact (2011), High-Impact Instruction (2013), Better Conversations (2015), The Impact Cycle (2018), and The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching (2021). Knight has also authored articles on instructional coaching and professional learning in publications such as Educational Leadership, The Journal of Staff Development, Principal Leadership, The School Administrator, and Kappan. Jim is also a columnist for Educational Leadership.Through ICG, Knight conducts coaching workshops, hosts the Facebook Live series, “Coaching Conversations,” and provides consulting for coaching programs around the world.

“Sit & Get” Won’t Grow Dendrites:

Marcia Tate

20 Professional Learning Strategies that Engage the Adult Brain

Visualize the worst presentation that you have ever been a part of as an adult learner. Now, visualize the best one. No doubt, there is a considerable difference between the two scenarios.

Unfortunately, many of those presenting to adult audiences do not realize that having participants “sit and get” information is not very effective. It’s simply not a good way to ensure that the information will stick to their brains. Adults don’t retain information by passively viewing (or worse – being read) slide after slide…after slide.

Date:

February 7, 2024

Time:

8:30-3:30 lunch included

Location:

Hope Community Church, 1831 E. 21st St., Andover, KS 67002

Audience:

This workshop is designed for administrators, staff developers, principals, teacher leaders, trainers, instructional coaches and coordinators, college and university professors, business and community leaders, educational consultants and anyone else who teaches the adult brain.

Participants will:

Participants in this workshop are engaged the entire time while they learn the answers to the following three basic questions:

  1. What are 20 strategies that I can use to make my professional learning experience unforgettable?
  2. What are techniques that appear to result in sustained adult behavior change?
  3. And, as a bonus: What are 10 things that keep adults living well beyond the age of 80?

These strategies enable all staff development professionals to plan and deliver powerful, memorable presentations that improve teaching practices and increase academic achievement.

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*Note our Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received one week prior to an event to avoid being billed for the full registration amount.

About the Presenter:

Marcia L. Tate, EdD, is the former Executive Director of Professional Development for the DeKalb County School System, Decatur, Georgia. During the course of her 30-year career with the district, she has also been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development executive director. In 2001, she received Georgia’s Distinguished Staff Developer Award, and her department won the Exemplary Program Award for the state.

Currently, through her company Developing Minds, Inc., Marcia serves as an educational consultant and has taught over 450,000 administrators, teachers, and parents, as well as community and business leaders, all over the world. Participants in her workshops often refer to them as the best they have ever experienced.

Collective Leader Efficacy and De-Implementation

Peter DeWitt, Ed.D


Collective Leader Efficacy and De-Implementation:

Focusing Our Work on What Makes a Difference

  • How Do Leadership Teams Come Together? 
  • What are the keys to Collective Leader Efficacy?
  • How do we Harness the Power of our School Leadership Teams!
  • How do we Stop Doing Stuff that isn’t Making a Difference?  
  • How long does it take?

Conference Details

Presenter:
  • Peter DeWitt

Date:  June 13, 2023

Where: Wichita Metroplex

Conference Registration: $225

Audience

These are questions from Kansas school leaders as we continue focusing on STUDENT SUCCESS! No matter where we are in the KESA/Redesign process, we know the keys to success are Collective Leader Efficacy (CLE) and learning communities. 

Peter DeWitt’s work focuses on Collective Leader Efficacy, which is a shared conviction among a school team that they can and will improve the learning environment for all students. When leadership teams lack this conviction, it is often the result of failing to be intentional about their focus.  

We all know that teachers and leaders are being spread too thin by well-intentioned, but often low value practices that keep piling up. When it comes to school initiatives, more isn’t always better. To address this issue, DeWitt also focuses on de-implementation, which is the abandonment of low value practices. He will explore the different forms de-implementation can take and when it makes sense to use a formalized process to lessen waste, increase results, and support major school improvement efforts.  

During this all-day session on Tuesday, June 13 2023Peter DeWitt, E.D. will provide the research, explain the drivers and engage participants in a cycle of inquiry that will help leadership teams develop collective leader efficacy as a team as well as learning to stop doing the “stuff” that makes our plates so full!!

This session is perfect for teams (PLC, department, School-based, district).  During the day, teams will create 3 drivers, 2 roles for their team, and 1 goal as a team that they develop during a cycle of inquiry. There will be ample time for teams to engage in learning with Peter and one another, as well as work collaboratively around protocols. At the end of the day, teams will have established actionable steps they will engage in when they go back to school.

Participants will

  • Define collective leader efficacy (CLE)
  • Explore de-implementation as it relates to low value practices
  • Understand how our focus on control impacts our decision making
  • Understand how leadership teams function and shine
  • Identify the drivers necessary to develop collective leader efficacy as a team
  • Engage in a cycle of inquiry to define a theory of action, including de-implementation

Engage in the process of de-implementation that will move us forward 

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*Note our Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received one week prior to an event to avoid being billed for the full registration amount.

 

About the Facilitator

Peter DeWitt (Ed.D) is a former teacher (11 years) and principal (8 years) who facilitates workshops and provides keynotes nationally and internationally focusing on leadership, collective efficacy, coaching, fostering inclusive school climates, and de-implementation

Peter is the author of several books including Collaborative Leadership: 6 Influences That Matter Most (Corwin Press/Learning Forward) and School Climate: Leading with Collective Efficacy (Corwin Press/Ontario Principals Council. 2017), Coach It Further: Using the Art of Coaching to Improve School Leadership (Corwin Press. 2018), Instructional Leadership: Creating Practice Out of Theory (Corwin Press. 2020), Collective Leader Efficacy: Strengthening Instructional Leadership Teams (Corwin Press/Learning Forward. 2021), and The De-Implementation Handbook: Decluttering Our Low Value Practices (Corwin Press. 2022).

His articles have appeared in education journals at the state, national and international level, and he has presented at forums, conferences, and panel discussions at state, national and international conferences.

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Empowering Shared Leadership – Joe Sanfelippo

Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District

2019 National Superintendent of the Year, Joe Sanfelippo


LFKS Leadership Conference Description:

School communities are full of people who have both the ability and desire to lead. Some lead without knowing it. Most lead without the recognition they deserve. Whether you lead in the classroom, department, building or district, chances are you know how challenging it can be to identify and develop other strong leaders, and to grow the leadership capacity of your organization as a whole. But ensuring that leaders around you know their worth, helping them cultivate connections and growing their confidence can help your whole team move forward together, helping the organization and the people within it to thrive. In the conference you will learn about leadership highs and lows, building a sense of intention and connection, useful methods, and the why, what and how it takes for move your organization towards collective efficacy.

Conference Details

Presenters:
  • Joe Sanfelippo, Superintendent, Fall Creek School District
  • Randy Watson
  • Great Kansas Educators

Date:  February 22, 2023
Conference Registration: $225

Audience

District, school and team/department leaders

Outcomes

  • Grow and utilize staff to maximum leadership capacity.
  • Acquire strategies to build teacher self-efficacy, and leading to collective efficacy.
  • Obtain tips and tools to cultivate community connections, build a sense of intention and lead with compassion and affirmation.
  • Develop a plan of practice that will shape their learning experience and help shape the learning experience of others.
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Author of Lead From Where You Are & Hacking Leadership

Be intentional
Open doors
Build people

 

About the Facilitator

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI. The Fall Creek School District was named an Innovative District in 2016 and 2017 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Joe holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from St. Norbert College, a MS in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a MS in Educational Leadership, and a PhD in Leadership, Learning, and Service from Cardinal Stritch University.  Joe is also an adjunct professor in the Educational Leadership Department at Viterbo University. Joe has taught Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, and 5th Grade.  He was also a school counselor and high school coach prior to taking on an elementary principal position in 2005.  He has served as a principal in suburban and rural Wisconsin.

Joe started the #1minwalk2work Leadership Challenge, and co-authored The Power of Branding-Telling Your School’s Story, Principal Professional Development: Leading Learning in a Digital Age and Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students and Parents Love.  He was selected as 1 of 117 Future Ready Superintendents in 2014 and 1 of 50 Superintendents as a Personalized Learning Leader in 2016 by the US Department of Education. He attended summits at the White House for both distinctions. Education Dive named Joe 1 of 5 K-12 administrators to watch in 2018 and their National Superintendent of the Year in 2019. He has been a featured speaker in multiple states in the areas of Advancing the Use of Social Media for School Leaders, Telling Your School Story, Creating a Culture of Yes, and Personalized Professional Growth for Staff.

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Fall Institute: The Right Stuff for Change

LFKS Fall Institute


The Right Stuff for Change

Collaboration • LeadershipIdentity

A one-day workshop provided by Learning Forward Kansas and facilitated by Toni Prickett


Workshop Details

Friday, November 9, 2018

9:00 am – 3:30 pm (lunch provided)
Registration Deadline: November 5, 2018

Facilitator: Toni Prickett

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$175.00 Conference Registration

Discounts Available: 
CURRENT LFKS Member -$25.00 Discount
TEAMS Attending From the Same District -$10.00 Discount

LFKS Board Members -$10 Discount

*Note our Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received one week prior to an event to avoid being billed for the full registration amount.

Includes lunch

Location: Wichita State University-Metroplex, Wichita
5015 E. 29th St. N., Room 132
Enter through doors B, C, D, N

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Workshop Description:

It’s an exciting time for education in Kansas as everyone experiences the KESA/redesign process and the changes that are occurring across our state. At the same time, change creates tensions that must be managed. How do we recover from the AYP Hangover and embrace KESA and redesign? The Right Stuff for moving Kansas forward includes collaborative teaming, new lenses for leadership, and a clear sense of identity.  Join us for an interactive day of learning that focuses on all 3 of these components. Engage with colleagues who will push your thinking about change and redesign in your district as well as tools you can use tomorrow to foster deeper conversations within your own system.

Participants will walk away with:

  • heightened consciousness regarding the what, why and how of collaboration;
  • awareness of “levels of learning;”
  • new lenses on how leaders can create and support change;
  • increased knowledge regarding two types of suspension required for conversation;
  • enhanced tools and strategies to support skillful collaboration.
  • expanded repertoire of practical facilitation tools

Leadership is not a role; it is how we function-our actions. Regardless of your title, you are a leader.  Teacher leaders are key to our success. Join together with other leaders as we learn and experience more tools to influence the thinking of teams/buildings/systems.

About the Facilitator

Toni Prickett is an international Training Associate for Thinking Collaborative, including Adaptive Schools and Cognitive Coaching. In this role, she has had the privilege of working with teachers, principals, central office administrators, district boards, state boards of education, private business, and industry. She is currently facilitating work in a variety of Kansas systems and working directly with KLN. Her primary focus is building capacity, collaboration and self-directedness in individuals and organizations.

Toni holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in mathematics education. Her background includes 20 years in public education in Kansas. She currently presents Cognitive Coaching, Adaptive Schools, Presentation Skills, and Harvesting Diversity to Create Resourceful Systems. Additionally, she is a trainer for Robert Kegan’s constructivist-development work around Immunities to Change.

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Kansans Can: Redesigning Our Schools for Student Success-LFKS Annual Leadership Conference

Kansans Can! Redesigning Our Schools for Student Success 
Developing Leaders, Inspiring Educators, and Transforming Schools
LFKS Annual Leadership Conference
January 31-February 1, 2018
Wichita, Kansas

Join Learning Forward Kansas (LFKS) as we learn and share practical ideas for implementing KESA (accreditation), KansansCAN, the MOON SHOT, and redesigning our schools for the success of EACH student by creating sustainable change for system success. What do classrooms look like as we redesign our schools that lead to student success? In an all-day session, Ron Berger will engage participants in strategies that move us from knowing the why and how to doing it in our classrooms, including instruction that challenges students to think critically and take active roles in their classrooms and communities. 

Commissioner Randy Watson, 2015 KTOY Shannon Ralph, and Kansas colleagues will continue the learning on February 1st.

This conference is for all educators: classroom teachers, teacher leaders, coaches, building and district leaders…All Leaders. Participants will experience collaborative learning that leads to greater engagement and deeper conversations, creating a culture where all learners flourish. 

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Fall Institute: The Feedback Process-It’s About Growth, Learning, Change-Learning Focused Feedback

LFKS Fall Institute


The Feedback Process-It’s About Growth, Learning, Change-Learning Focused Feedback

A one-day workshop provided by Learning Forward Kansas and facilitated by Joellen Killion


 

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Friday, November 17, 2017

9:00 am – 3:30 pm (lunch provided)
Registration Deadline: November 15, 2017

Facilitator: Joellen Killion

$150.00 Registration for LFKS Member
$175.00 Registration for Non LFKS Member

Includes book, lunch

Location: Wichita State University-Metroplex, Wichita

About the Facilitator

Jim Knight says…Joellen Killion’s book, The Feedback Process, is a must read. It provides a framework for educators as we focus on learning-focused feedback. What matters is growth, learning, and change. Is feedback about compliance or learning? We want feedback to be part of the learning partnership that helps learners create new and better understandings of how we do what we do. Joellen provides us with clear definitions, guidelines, reflection tools, and strategies to help all of us get better at the feedback process to enrich our own learning as we redesign our schools for student success.

In November, the LFKS Fall Institute welcomes my friend, Joellen Killion to Kansas. Joellen will engage educators as she focuses on learning-focused feedback. It will be a powerful day of learning together. Mark Your Calendars Now! —Jim 

 

Workshop Description:

As Kansas begins KESA (our new accreditation process), KansansCAN, our MOON SHOT, and redesigning our schools for the success of EACH student, different assumptions, attitudes, skills, and actions are wanted by all Kansas educators. Kansas Leaders are hungry for new skills, strategies, andprotocols as we begin this journey together.   

Join us November 17th in Wichita for a day of learning together. Learn how to create a culture in which educators routinely engage in the feedback process to promote their effectiveness and growth. Gain a deeper understanding of the types of the feedback and how to implement it to promote increased educator effectiveness and student success. 

Participants will:
*Develop an understanding of the purpose and definition of learning-focused feedback that makes it a learning experience;
*Identify components of an effective, learning-focused feedback process and conditions that support deep learning and change;
*Understand the connections between learning-focused feedback and KESA, KansansCAN, our MOON SHOT, and student success; and
*Create a plan to implement the attributes of effective learning-focused feedback based on your role (administrator, OVT chair, coach, mentor, teacher leader).

 

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Yes, We Can!! Tips, Tools, & Protocols to Engage Your Team/Staff in Meaningful Learning

Yes We Can!!!


Tips, Tools, & Protocols to Engage Your Team/Staff in Meaningful Learning

A one-day workshop provided by Learning Forward Kansas and Smoky Hill Education Service Center


 

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Facilitators: Vicki Bechard & Dayna Richardson

$125.00 Registration for 1 LFKS Member
$100.00 Registration for Teams of 2 or more LFKS Members
$150.00 Registration for 1 Non LFKS Member
$125.00 Registration for Teams of 2 or More Non LFKS Member

Includes light breakfast, lunch, light snack

Location: 605 E. Crawford, Salina

About the Facilitators

Vicki Bechard
Email: bechardv@hotmail.com
Phone: 913-796-6241

Dayna Richardson
Email: daynarichardson45@gmail.com
Phone: 620-921-5775

Vicki Bechard is the secretary for Learning Forward Kansas (LFKS) and owner/lead consultant of Teaching and Learning Consulting Network, LLC.  In addition, she is an adjunct instructor for the graduate program at Baker University.

Dayna Richardson is the Executive Director of Learning Forward Kansas (LFKS) and President of Kansas Learning First Alliance (KLFA).   She is actively involved in education and promoting professional learning, serving on Learning Forward’s State Affiliate Committee at the national level and on the Kansas Education Commissioner’s Professional Learning Task Force for KSDE.  In addition, she is an Educational Coach and Consultant.

Workshop Description:

JOIN US as we learn together! This session targets any educator who leads professional learning with their team, building or district. During this interactive session, participants will experience protocols (strategies) that lead to greater engagement and deeper conversations while doing relevant work and creating teams/schools where ALL learners flourish. These protocols will focus on specific tools that can be used with any topic/content being presented as we “walk our talk” by increasing the kind and quality of professional conversations around new learning, data analysis, studying student work or learning new content/strategies.

During the transition from a “checklist” accreditation to a continuous school improvement accreditation model with true collective responsibility, many leaders are hungry for tools/strategies/protocols that will allow all educators to EXPERIENCE LEARNING. No longer will individual teaching excellence be sufficient to produce critical gains for ALL learners. Teachers working in isolation lack the collective resources for spreading good ideas and refining patterns of practice within their buildings and across their districts. We learn in a community of practice.

This session will demonstrate protocols (walking our talk) that all leaders can use. We will make connections to the Standards for Professional Learning, especially Learning Designs. Each participant will leave with resources to use with a team, building or district. Again, JOIN US as we learn together!

 

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Kansans Can: Making It Happen! LFKS Annual Leadership Conference

Kansans Can! Making It Happen! 
Developing Leaders, Inspiring Educators, and Transforming Schools through Better Conversations
LFKS Annual Leadership Conference
February 1-2, 2017
Wichita, Kansas

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Join Learning Forward Kansas (LFKS) as we learn practical ideas for implementing KESA (Kansas Education Systems Accreditation), and other initiatives, by creating sustainable change for system success. We can help you plan for the implementation of KESA through the Kansans Can: Making It Happen Conference and The Roadmap to Understanding KESA Facilitation Guide.

LKFS is thrilled to have Kansan and internationally known author Jim Knight on Wednesday, February 1st. Dr. Knight will focus home-buy-bookon effective communication. All educators make an impact by communicating their message clearly, building connections with others, and creating a culture of success. Participants will learn powerful communication habits and practice each strategy during experiential learning activities. Dr. Knight’s book, Reflection Guide to Better Conversations, is included free with registration for Day 1.  Participants also have the option to buy Better Conversations at a discounted rate of $25. Better Conversations are the KEY to Student Success!

Commissioner Randy Watson, KTOY Justin Coffey, and Kansas colleagues will continue the learning on February 2nd. Commissioner Watson and KTOY Justin Coffey will both inspire and challenge us. Kansans Can! During the breakout sessions, Kansas colleagues will share their journey to Student Success, through these topics:

  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Individual Plans of Study
  • Social, Emotional Character Development (SECD)
  • Walkthroughs
  • Civic Engagement
  • Effective Instruction and Technology Integration
  • Professional Learning that Changes Practice

As a bonus, Kansas authors, Marceta Reilly and Kelly Gillespie, will be conducting breakout sessions around their recent books, which will support the implementation of KESA.

This conference has value for all educators: classroom teachers, teacher leaders, coaches, building and district leaders…All Leaders. Participants will experience collaborative learning that leads to greater engagement and deeper conversations, creating a culture where all learners flourish. 

1 hour graduate credit available through Baker University for fully attending both days of the conference. $65/credit hour

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Tips, Tools, & Protocols to Engage Your Team/Staff in Meaningful Learning

KSDE Pre-Conference


Tips, Tools, & Protocols to Engage Your Team/Staff in Meaningful Learning

A one-day workshop provided by Learning Forward Kansas in conjunction with the KSDE Pre-Conference


 

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Monday, October 24, 2016

8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Registration Deadline: October 19, 2016

Facilitators: Vicki Bechard & Dayna Richardson

$125.00 Registration for 1 LFKS Member
$100.00 Registration for Teams of 2 or more LFKS Members
$150.00 Registration for 1 Non LFKS Member
$125.00 Registration for Teams of 2 or More Non LFKS Member

Includes light breakfast, lunch

Location: Hyatt Regency/Century II, Wichita

About the Facilitators

Vicki Bechard
Email: bechardv@hotmail.com
Phone: 913-796-6241

Dayna Richardson
Email: daynarichardson45@gmail.com
Phone: 620-921-5775

Vicki Bechard is the secretary for Learning Forward Kansas (LFKS) and owner/lead consultant of Teaching and Learning Consulting Network, LLC.  In addition, she is an adjunct instructor for the graduate program at Baker University.

Dayna Richardson is the Executive Director of Learning Forward Kansas (LFKS) and President of Kansas Learning First Alliance (KLFA).   She is actively involved in education and promoting professional learning, serving on Learning Forward’s State Affiliate Committee at the national level and on the Kansas Education Commissioner’s Professional Learning Task Force for KSDE.  In addition, she is an Educational Coach and Consultant.

Workshop Description:

JOIN US as we learn together! This session targets any educator who leads professional learning with their team, building or district. During this interactive session, participants will experience protocols (strategies) that lead to greater engagement and deeper conversations while doing relevant work and creating teams/schools where ALL learners flourish. These protocols will focus on specific tools that can be used with any topic/content being presented as we “walk our talk” by increasing the kind and quality of professional conversations around new learning, data analysis, studying student work or learning new content/strategies.

During the transition from a “checklist” accreditation to a continuous school improvement accreditation model with true collective responsibility, many leaders are hungry for tools/strategies/protocols that will allow all educators to EXPERIENCE LEARNING. No longer will individual teaching excellence be sufficient to produce critical gains for ALL learners. Teachers working in isolation lack the collective resources for spreading good ideas and refining patterns of practice within their buildings and across their districts. We learn in a community of practice.

This session will demonstrate protocols (walking our talk) that all leaders can use. We will make connections to the Standards for Professional Learning, especially Learning Designs. Each participant will leave with resources to use with a team, building or district. Again, JOIN US as we learn together!

 

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