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Agenda

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Institute Timeline

 

All institute activities will take place at the Anchorage Embassy Suites.

Participants will arrive on Monday, May 25 - hotel check-in begins at 3:00 p.m. 

  

  • Monday evening reception at the Embassy Suite from 5:00-6:00
  • Monday evening Institute Welcome and Orientation will be held from 6:00-7:30 (required)
  • Tuesday, May 26 - 8:30am -4:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 27 - 8:30am -4:00pm
  • Thursday, May 28 - 8:30am -4:00pm
  • Friday, May 29 - 8:30am -3:00pm

 

Agenda – May 25, 2009

 

Evening Activity

 

5:00 - 6:00 Reception at Embassy Suites Hotel

 

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.    Institute Orientation (required) – Les Morse, Kelly Tonsmeire, Al Bertani

•    Introductions

•    Program Overview 

•    Community Building Activity

 

7:30 p.m.        ADJOURNMENT

  

* Participants will be asked to complete the Principal Instructional Management Rating Scale (PIMRS) Assessment Tool (Phillip Hallinger) as an overnight  homework assignment.  Participants will receive their results post-institute for reflection and debriefing.  PIMRS will be administered as an on-line survey.

 

Agenda – May 26, 2009

  

8:00–8:30 a.m.    Second Cup of Coffee and Collegial Conversation

 

8:30-9:00 a.m.    Connect Content & Community and Review Session Purposes 

 

9:00-10:15 a.m.    Effective Collaboration: PLC’s – Part I – Al Bertani

            (Whole Group and District Teams)

•    High Performing Teams Activity

•    Characteristics of Professional Learning Communities

•    Video Case Study – Montview School

 

* Pre-Institute reading assignment required on the Characteristics of successful Professional Learning Communities.

  

10:15-10:30 a.m.    BREAK

 

10:30-12:00 p.m.    Effective Collaboration: PLC’s – Part II – Al Bertani

            (Whole Group and District Teams)

•    Structural Conditions for Successful PLC’s

•    Social and Human Resource Conditions for Successful PLC’s

•    Assessing Your PLC

 

*  Participants will individually complete a fifteen item PLC Assessment Tool designed  around the five characteristics of successful Professional Learning Communities.  Participants will compare their results with one another within District Teams.  Participants will take-away a tool that can be used at the school level.

 

12:00-1:00 p.m.    LUNCH

  

1:00-3:00 p.m.    Collaboration to Turn-Around and Transform: A Case Study

            Amy Rome, Principal - National Teachers Academy – Chicago, IL

            (Whole Group and District Teams)

•    Leadership Strategies and Actions for Promoting Change

•    Leveraging Improvement by Pluralizing Leadership

•    Improvements in Student Learning and Organizational Performance

 

3:00-3:15 p.m.    BREAK

  

3:15-4:00 p.m.    Introduction of Improvement Framework: Turn-Around and Transform

            (Role-Alike Groups and Individual Reflection Assignment)

•    Overview of Framework

•    Homework Reading Assignment – Turn-Around Leaders Actions

•    Homework – PLC AssessmentTool

  

*  Materials drawn from Public Impact, a national policy-making and management consulting group based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Evening Activity

 

6:00 - 7:00  Reception with the RAPPS project aspiring principals at the Embassy Suites

* Meet and mingle with your colleagues who are starting the RAPPS-sponsored Type B certification through the University of Alaska-Anchorage Educational Leadership Program.  With support from the RAPPS project, UAA is enhancing its Educational Leadership program to focus on the theory, knowledge and skills needed for success in rural Alaska schools.

 

7:00 - 8:00  Join the aspiring principals for a presentation with Father Michael Oleksa. 

*  The topic will be “Communicating Across Cultures”.  Father Michael is a nationally recognized presenter and a dynamic storyteller.   You won’t want to miss an opportunity to spend an evening with him.

 

Agenda – May 27, 2009

  

8:00–8:30 a.m.    Second Cup of Coffee and Collegial Conversation

 

8:30-9:00 a.m.    Connect Content & Community and Review Session Purposes

 

9:00-10:15 a.m.    How To Turn-Around and Transform Learning: Improvement Framework

             (District Teams – Debriefing and Analyzing NTA Case Study)

•    Initial Analysis and Problem Solving

•    Driving for Results

•    Influencing Inside and Outside the Organization

•    Measuring, Reporting, and Improving

 

* Self-Assessment and Background Reading included as homework assignments during the Institute.

  

10:15-10:30 a.m.    BREAK

 

10:30-12:00 p.m.    Balanced Leadership Framework – Part I – McREL – Greg Cameron

             (Whole Group and District Level Teams)

•    Correlation Between School Leadership and Student Achievement

•    Foundational Knowledge Building of the Research Base

•    Overview of the Balanced Leadership Framework

 

12:00-1:00 p.m.    LUNCH

  

1:00-2:30 p.m.    Balanced Leadership Framework – Part II – McREL – Greg Cameron

            (Whole Group and District Level Teams)

•    First and Second Order Change

•    Leading Second-Order Change – Turn-Around and Transform

•    Knowing What, When, Why, and How to Lead

 

2:30-2:45 p.m.    BREAK

  

2:45-4:00 p.m.    Balanced Leadership Framework - Part III – McREL – Greg Cameron

            (Whole Group and District Level Teams)

•    Tools for Application

•    Planning Change Diagram

•    Team Focus on Specific Initiative for Implementation

 

*  Participants will work with their school teams to create a Planning Change Diagram.  These diagrams will be discussed and debriefed within District Teams on the following morning – May 28th.  Efforts will be made to link the Turn- Around Framework with the Balanced Leadership Framework.

 

Agenda – May 28, 2009

  

8:00–8:30 a.m.    Second Cup of Coffee and Collegial Conversation

 

8:30-9:00 a.m.    Connect Content & Community and Review Session Purposes

 

9:00-10:15 a.m.    Using Strategies, Protocols, and Tools to Analyze Data

            Lexie Domaradzki, Research Associate – RMC Research Corporation

•    Organizing for Data Use – Retreats and Summits

•    Strategies, Protocols, and Tools for Analysis

•    Simulation – Looking at State-Level Data

 

10:15-10:30 a.m.    BREAK

  

10:30-12:00 p.m.    Working Session:  Analyzing District and School Data

            Lexie Domaradzki, Research Associate – RMC Research Corporation

•    Analyzing Overall District Performance

•    Analyzing School Level Performance

•    Establishing Priorities for Improvement

 

* Requires the pre-work completed by RMC and Alaska Department of Education in gathering and displaying data for simulation purposes.

  

12:00-1:00 p.m.    LUNCH

  

1:00-2:30 p.m.    Aligning State Standards, Instructional Practices, and Assessments

            (Whole Group and District Level Teams)

 

•    Overview of the Instructional Audit Instrument 

•    Examples from Previous Audits Conducted (Masked Samples)

•    Use of the Audit as a Self-Assessment Tool

 

2:30-2:45 p.m.    BREAK

  

2:45-4:00 p.m.    Aligning Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment – Part I  Deborah Farrington and Julia Payne Lewis - Measured Progress

            (Whole Group and District Teams)

•    Building a Foundation for Standards-Based Instruction and Assessment

•    Using a Model to Verify Alignment of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

 

*  District Teams will be asked to complete the Instructional Audit for their own schools.  Audit results will be shared cross-district as a snapshot in time.

 

Agenda- May 29, 2009

  

8:00–8:30 a.m.    Second Cup of Coffee and Collegial Conversation

  

8:30-9:00 a.m.    Connect Content & Community and Review Session Purposes

 

9:00-10:15 a.m.    Aligning Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment – Part II

 

Deborah Farrington and Julia Payne Lewis - Measured Progress

             (Whole Group and District Teams)

 

•    Establishing the Need for Transparency of Learning Expectations in the Classroom

•    Unpacking Standards into Learning Targets to Inform Instruction and Assessment

 

* Requires the pre-work completed by Measured Progress in gathering and background information from Instructional Audit Results from previous audits.

 

10:15-10:30 a.m.    BREAK

 

10:30-12:00 p.m.    Aligning Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment – Part III

 Deborah Farrington and Julia Payne Lewis - Measured Progress

              (Whole Group and District Teams)

•    Finding Evidence of Understanding Through the Examination of Student Work – Making Connections

•    Assessment OF Learning and Assessment FOR Learning – Helping Your Faculty Understand the Difference and Use It Effectively

 

12:00-1:00 p.m.    LUNCH

 

1:00-2:15 p.m.    Institute Learnings – Individual, Role-Alike, and District Teams

            (Three Rotations Over 75 minute period)

 

•    Consolidating Our Learnings – Whole Group Round – World Cafe

•    Consolidating Our Learnings – District Teams Round – Concept Map

•    Consolidating Our Learnings – Individual Round – Written Evaluation

 

2:15-3:00 p.m.    Institute Closing

 

•    Thank You’s and Acknowledgements

•    Next Steps

•    Implementation Plan Integrated into District Improvement Plans With Support of Technical Assistance Coaches and Alaska Department of Education and Early Development

 

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