Below you'll find a list of our 10 most popular administrator academies for 2017. We have a full calendar of upcoming professional development, including almost all of these academies, available on our website
10: Reducing Conflict & Working With Employees & Parents in Schools (AA#1266)
This session will demonstrate strategies and resources that are currently used to reduce organizational conflict and make working with difficult and resistant people easier. Examples of all research results, assessment tools and management strategies will be provided to participants.
9: Responding to Crisis: Attending to Mental Health & Wellness in Schools (AA#1560)
Every school needs a mental health action plan for students, staff and parents. This workshop gives school leaders a framework and the knowledge to create a comprehensive plan and learn more about essential topics such as mental illness, depression, suicidal ideation, intervention and prevention strategies.
8: Achieving Greater Results Through a Positive School Culture (AA#932)
Effective administrators are intentional about their leadership in shaping a school’s culture to foster student success. In this academy capacity building strategies are identified which will enhance a school’s culture and increase student success.
7: Evolution of Education: Shifting Traditional Classrooms to Personalized Learning (AA#1805)
If the school of 2038 looks like the school of 2018 we have done a disservice to our children and community. This academy works through the continuum of transforming traditional practices to student centered processes and eventually to personalized learning. This transformation requires significant change and the challenge to lead it must be embraced by our school leaders.
6: Key Practices Impacting Instruction for English Learners at the District, School and Classroom Levels (AA#1814)
Educators serving English learners find themselves grappling with how to best serve students with the resources available to them. Join us and learn to focus your collaboration efforts for ELs. Teaching to "big ideas," implementing meaningful vocabulary instruction, activating prior knowledge and structuring student interaction are key practices for all teachers working with ELs!
5: Gathering Evidence During Observations and Conferencing Using the Danielson Model (AA#1801)
This course will allow participants to learn effective skills and strategies for using Charlotte Danielson’s Frameworks in a summative setting.
4: The Legal Rights of Students & Parents (AA#1416)
Learn what the constitutional rights of students and parents are regarding today's hottest legal and legislative topics.
3: Principal/Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth (AA#3000/3001/3002)
When valid and reliable assessment results are used to drive both individual and whole school professional development, schoolwide progress will naturally occur. On-going and supportive feedback ensures teachers and administrators can work together to support a culture of learning and nurture relationships that allow for the development of teachers and students.
2: Alternatives to Suspension: Restorative Practices (AA#1762)
Senate Bill 100 has required all educators to rethink and respond to disciplinary incidents in a manner that is restorative rather than traditional. After one year of implementation, educators are continuing in their quest to support students in a school environment that is both safe and civil. This academy will provide strategies designed to assist educators as they help students learn how to maintain and restore positive relationships with classmates and staff.
1: 27 Classroom Management Strategies that Support Restorative Practices (AA#1551)
Restorative practices must begin in the classroom and permeate everything in an educational environment, and it is imperative for reflective and professional educators to understand the significance within a total school environment. This academy will offer practical suggestions for prevention and implementation of restorative strategies that support both students and staff.