Leadership

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

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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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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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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Bruce Wellman Conference

Co-sponsored by Learning Forward Kansas and Southwest Plains Regional Service Center

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November 9, 2015

DoubleTree (Airport) Hotel
2098 Airport Road, Wichita

7:30 am – 8:15 am  Registration
8:30 am – 4:00 pm Conference

Seating is Limited!  Register Today!

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$150/person for members of SWPRSC or Learning Forward
$175/person for non members

Team Pricing is Available


WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

The focus of the supervisory process is shifting from fulfilling contractual obligations to promoting opportunities for growth. The ability to structure and facilitate powerful learning-focused conversations lies at the heart of both one-to-one and collective work. This session develops shared understandings of both problems and possible solutions to increase confidence and success in working with data and one another.

How can we use feedback to create a culture of continuous improvement for individual, building, or district growth? Research says feedback and growth are keys to success. This session will provide the rationale, tools, and protocols to move all educators forward.

Skillfully using data (multiple measures, student data, evaluation data, building data) keeps interactions learning-focused and student-centered. This interactive session links data to positive outcomes for students and educators, developing shared ownership of important questions and collaborative answers that make data meaningful and applicable to improving program and classroom practices.

Teaching and learning standards provide the what to talk about; learning-focused supervision and/or evaluation offers the how.

 

WHO CAN BENEFIT:

  • Administrators will use data to promote growth in a non-threatening, positive manner.
  • Instructional Coaches will apply skills for facilitating feedback interactions and strategies.
  • Mentors will use data as they support new teachers.
  • Learning Communities, District & Building Teams and Teacher Leaders
    will establish a framework to guide their conversations around the data that drives their work.
  • Evaluation Committees will embed the concept of learning focused feedback in their system.
  • EVERYONE will expand their toolkit/strategies/protocols.

 

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KSDE Pre-Conference

Determine Your Road for Success
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KSDE Pre-Conference


On the Right Track:
Determining Your Road for Success

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


 

Workshop Details

Monday, October 26, 2015

8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Registration Deadline: October 19, 2015

Facilitators: Vicki Bechard & Dayna Richardson

$125.00 per person

Includes light breakfast
Lunch included

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:

In this day-­‐long session, participants will explore the complex changes facing our schools today (accreditation [5 Rs], educator evaluations, 1 to 1 initiatives, PLCs, etc,) and experience strategies that support district and building leaders in implementing desired changes.

Are you on the right track? Keys to successful implementation begin with understanding change and its effect on your building/district, plus the design and delivery of effective professional learning (HOW) that supports your change. Bring issues relevant to your school and leave with new insights and tools to make change happen! JOIN US!!

  • Acquire skills, strategies, and resources to USE as agents of change,
  • Work with team members on current, local situa0ons involving complex change in your organization, and
  • Study and apply change models and Standards for Professional Learning as a framework for leading change.

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Who should attend:

Teacher leaders, administrators, instructional coaches, and building/district leadership teams.

 

 

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Leaders Matter Institute

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This one-day institute is a partnership between LFKS and KELI

Kansas Educational Leadership Institute (KELI)

Date:  December 2, 2015 We hope to reschedule for Spring 2016
Location:  Central Community Church, 6100 West Maple, Wichita, KS
Facilitators: Vicki Bechard and Dayna Richardson

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A challenge for principals, superintendents, and other district administrators is prioritizing the changes they are responsible for leading and facilitating during the coming school year. These include KESA, Educator Evaluations, Instructional Frameworks, 1 to 1 Initiatives, Construction and Building Projects, and other initiatives that are specific to an individual district.

 

For this workshop session, please bring your change challenge and then learn and experience strategies to plan and implement for success.

  • Explore Change information including Models, Best Practices, and Strategies
  • Use Change Strategies to Inform/Shape Practice
  • Learn from Kansas Practitioner Leaders from the Field
  • Create a Plan to go from Knowing to Doing

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 Chair 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.

 

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Leadership Team

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Our Board of Directors represents diverse stakeholders to include higher education, teachers, principals, service centers, KSDE, KNEA, and leaders from Learning Forward Kansas. As indicated by our interactive map, the board provides broad representation of educators across the state of Kansas.

 

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The relevant section of the Constitution of Learning Forward Kansas provides specific guidelines for the determining the membership of the Board of Directors.

Article II.  Learning Forward Kansas Board of Directors

Section 1:
The Board of Directors shall consist of three officers, the immediate past president, and 12 members.  The 12 members shall be distributed and elected as follows: one district-level administrator to be elected in odd numbered years, one principal to be elected in even numbered years, one “A” teacher to be elected in odd numbered years and one “B” teacher to be elected in even numbered years, one representative from an institution of higher education to be elected in odd numbered years, one representative from classified staff to be elected in odd numbered years, one representative from the Kansas Department of Education to be elected in even numbered years, one representative from an intermediate service agency to be elected in even numbered years, an  “A” representative from east of Rt. #281 to be elected in odd numbered years, a “B” representative from east of Rt. #281 to be elected in even numbered years, an “A” representative from west of Rt. #281 to be elected in odd numbered years, and a “B” representative from west of Rt. #281 to be elected in even numbered years.


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2021-2022 Board Meeting Dates:


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