what is the leading learning series?

leading learning provides structure, education, tools, and implementation support to campus leaders throughout the school year to help guide their work. lead4ward is excited to offer three support solutions to campus leaders as they develop their expertise in leading learning:

audience: principal and collaborative team (or lead PLC)

As leaders, maintaining instructional focus is essential to ensuring teacher and student success. The planning instruction webinar series is designed to help the principal and collaborative team (or lead PLC) plan instruction that is relevant, engaging, and rigorous. Each webinar is guided by a customized action plan, relevant resources, and recorded webinars for flexibility of use.

what you will learn
The focus will be on improving instruction by creating a planning process that has structure, yet allows teachers to address differences in their classes.

  • use the lead4ward Planning Guide and the lead4ward app to: 
    • maximize planning time
    • create engaging learning experiences by selecting appropriate instructional resources
    • communicate concepts using a variety of visuals (stimuli)
    • choose academic vocabulary important for concept development
    • determine evidence of learning
  • use the lead4ward tools and resources in planning (Student Learning Reports, Field Guides, IQ Released Tests, TEKS Scaffolds, Academic Vocabulary)
  • enhance lessons and activities with Instructional Strategies Playlists

 

your solution for

  • developing a common planning process that has structure and autonomy
  • learning how to use the lead4ward tools and resources
  • pacing the work to allow time for learning and application

audience: principal and collaborative team (or lead PLC)

Leading learning, prioritizing the work, maintaining instructional focus, and providing ongoing support for teachers are critical to ensuring that students meet or exceed performance and progress expectations. The staar4ward series is designed to help leadership teams move to action. Based on content from our face-to-face sessions, the staar4ward series provides leadership teams with a year-long structure to guide their work. Each webinar is guided by a customized action plan, relevant resources, and recorded for flexibility of use.

what you will learn
Teams will view recorded webinars, participate in live discussions, use eGuides to differentiate for content areas or specific data protocols, and focus on topics that will frame leadership expectations. Topics include:

  • launching the work
  • prioritizing learning
  • planning instruction
  • extending planning
  • evaluating assessments
  • looping back
  • reviewing for STAAR

 

your solution for

  • developing PLC/teacher leaders
  • pacing improvement work
  • aligning initiatives on your campus
  • developing a common vocabulary
  • providing structures that allow for autonomy

audience: principals engaged in staar4ward leading learning webinars for at least two years and have evidence of implementation

application: Principals who have engaged in the staar4ward series for at least two years are invited to apply for the innovation academy. apply today – dare ya

The innovation academy takes the content of the staar4ward webinars to the next level – adaptations and innovation. Part think-tank and part practicum, the academy will support innovative leaders willing to commit to a year-long process of study, debate, and application. The academy is limited to 20 participants and will meet four times during the year at locations around the state. Participants will have access to updated staar4ward webinars and resources.

what you will learn
Participants will engage in a collaborative process to determine the focus of the academy topics, including:

  • leading innovation
  • adapting the lead4ward Planning Guide
  • integrating campus and district systems
  • building the capacity of teacher leaders
  • reimagining PLCs
  • rethinking assessment

 

your solution for

  • taking your school to the next level
  • learning with and from other innovative principals
  • engaging in action-oriented research of high-priority topics

 

what is customized implementation support?

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Sometimes, learning and implementing leadership initiatives require extra support. For those campuses and districts participating in the planning instruction or staar4ward webinar series, we have lead4ward crew who are prepared to partner with you to leverage tools and strategies in practical, day-to-day actions and results.

Sometimes, learning and implementing leadership initiatives require extra support. For those campuses and districts participating in the planning instruction or staar4ward webinar series, we have lead4ward crew who are prepared to partner with you to leverage tools and strategies in practical, day-to-day actions and results.

We also know that each district may have campuses with different needs. Similarly, some principals or teacher leaders may need support beyond the webinars and live discussions to model and practice what they have learned.

customize your plan
5 days of implementation support customized to your unique needs.

 

your solution for

  • moving from information to implementation
  • providing job-embedded learning opportunities for leaders and PLCs
  • developing leadership capacity and sustainability
  • meeting the individualized needs of campuses performing at different levels

 

pricing

  • $1,217 per campus on or before May 31, 2017
  • $1,517 per campus on or before August 1, 2017

 

 

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