AYP scores giving you the blues? The author of the May/June Speaking Out article says principals shouldn’t allow school-accountability labels bring them down. “Rather than fear the label, today’s building leader should embrace the realities and seek to lead in a climate that is desperately craving instructional leaders and role models for the school community to follow,” writes William Sterrett.
Transforming Technology Curriculum for 21st Century Learners
Sunday, April 10, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Convention Center, 1st Floor, Room 13
Coaching and Supporting Teachers in Differentiated Instruction
Sunday, April 10, 12-2 p.m., Convention Center, 1st Floor, Room 24-25
Real Change Happens Through Teacher Leadership
Saturday, April 9, 1:15-2:30 p.m., Convention Center, 1st Floor, Room 13
Leadership has gotten a lot of attention lately in research, books, and articles. It is key to achieving significant gains in our educational system. We all know that it takes more than just one or two administrators to pull everything together, but often we miss out on developing the teacher leadership that will sustain growth and continue the programs for long-term success.
No Substitute Left Behind: The Principal and School's Role in Enhancing Substitute Teacher Effectiveness
Saturday, April 9, 1:15 - 2:30 p.m., Convention Center, 1st Floor, Room 7
On average, each elementary student is in the presence of a substitute teacher 15 days per school year.
Data That Matters: Using a Balanced Scorecard to Summarize and Organize Data
Saturday, April 9, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Convention Center, 1st Floor, Room 16
Do you find yourself drowning in data yet starved for meaning? Do you have filing cabinets filled with data, yet you are at a loss as to how to organize and communicate what the data is showing?
Beyond the Data: How to Have Data Conferences with Teachers
Saturday, April 9, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Convention Center, 1st Floor, Room 13
Time after time, research has shown that leadership has a direct link to the success of the organization. In principal-teacher data conferences, principals take steps toward becoming the true instructional leaders in their buildings. Principal-teacher data conferences are meetings in which the principal leads a systemic process for analyzing data and making instructional decisions based on the data.
Managing the Workload of High-Performance Leadership
Friday, April 8, 4-5:15 p.m., Convention Center, 1st Floor, Room 24-25
What does a focus on performance look like in the moment? Being a school leader involves managing thousands of pieces of information, each important in its own way.
Building Early Learning Leaders: New Jersey’s Pre-K-3 Leadership Training Series
Cynthia Rice and Kathleen Priestley
Friday, April 8, 8:30 - 9:45 a.m., Convention Center, 1st Floor, Room 20-21
In recent years, New Jersey has become a leader in identifying and addressing all facets of the early learning continuum. One of those key areas has been the development of an interactive professional development series for school district administrators—including principals—for strengthening their pre-K-3 leadership skills.