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SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE 2018
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How do great school leaders improve teaching and student learning? They create powerful professional learning cultures and implement effective learning plans with their teachers.

 

This summer, July 10-11, join experts from the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership for two days in Seattle that will forever improve your approach to teacher professional learning. CEL's Summer Leadership Institute 2018: Leading for Effective Teacher Learning is the perfect kickoff to your school or district's professional learning planning for the 2018-2019 school year and beyond.

Addressing the problem of traditional teacher professional learning

CEL faculty will engage district leaders, principals and teacher leaders around the problem of traditional teacher professional learning, how the field of education may address it, and leaders' roles in solving the problem.

Providing new strategies and tools for teacher professional learning

Participants will leave the institute with CEL's best strategies and tools for designing, supporting and implementing effective teacher professional learning — all in the service of helping teachers solve issues of student learning together.

Institute Faculty

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Jennifer McDermott

Project Director

Center for Educational Leadership

Biography

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Dr. Joanna Michelson

Project Director

Center for Educational Leadership

Biography

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Lisa Rooney

Project Director

Center for Educational Leadership

Biography

Event location

Cedarbrook Lodge

Cedarbrook is a "quintessentially Northwest hideaway," and is the perfect place to learn, recharge and relax.

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Seattle, WA 98188

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    • Summer Leadership Institute 2018: Leading for Effective Teacher Learning

      Teachers learn all the time: from students, from trial and error, from each other. We know that as teachers strive to create powerful learning experiences for all the students in front of them, they are constantly asking questions. As leaders, we want to foster schools and districts that nurture questioning and experimenting — where teachers work together to problem solve, seek out and apply new thinking and expertise, and aim to continuously improve on behalf of students.

      We also know that research finds that while our field has identified features of effective formal professional learning, these features are rarely implemented, and that even in the best of circumstances, the impact of these formal learning experiences rarely reaches students. We argue that both cultural reasons and strategic reasons may interfere with the implementation process and we offer our point of view and tools to address this situation.

      Essential questions:

      1. How do leaders understand and diagnose the culture of teacher learning in their schools?
      2. How do leaders create school cultures that unleash teacher learning in service of solving problems of student learning?
      3. What technical moves can leaders make that promote the cultures of learning we want for teachers and students?

      Join us to:

      1. Examine how teachers learn at your schools now: What is the culture that fosters that learning? To what degree are teachers problem solving together to address problems of student learning?
      2. Frame the problem of teacher learning in your system and engage in design thinking experiences to plan for a strategic response.
      3. Learn from colleagues from across the country.
      4. Engage with CEL’s latest thinking and tools on the leader’s role in teacher learning.
      5. Head back to your system with effective strategies and tools for professional learning that will make an impact on teacher practice and student learning.

    • Summer Leadership Institute 2018
      Leading for Effective Teacher Learning
      July 10-11, 2018
      Cedarbrook Lodge - Seattle, Washington


      Goal 1: Addressing the problem of traditional teacher professional learning

      CEL faculty will engage district leaders, principals and teacher leaders around the problem of traditional teacher professional learning, how the field of education may address it, and leaders' roles in solving the problem.

      Goal 2: Providing new strategies and tools for teacher professional learning

      Participants will leave the institute with CEL's best strategies and tools for designing, supporting and implementing effective teacher professional learning — all in the service of helping teachers solve issues of student learning together.

      Tuesday, July 10, 2018

      Day 1 Theme —CEL’s emerging point of view around the culture of professional learning

      8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Institute Check-in (Note: On-site registration is not available)
      8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Opening and student presentation
       
      Morning focus: Setting the stage for professional learning

      9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Framing for the institute
      10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.: Break
      10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Getting clear on the state of implementation of new instructional practices teachers are learning or developing
      11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: CEL’s emerging point of view: Why are we raising these questions about teacher learning now?
      11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Lunch (provided) 

      Afternoon focus: The culture of problem solving and continuous improvement

      12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: What do we mean by culture of teacher learning?
      1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.: What is your culture of teacher learning?
      1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
      : Break 
      2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Defining the attributes of a problem-solving improvement culture
      3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.: Problem solving around the problem-solving culture
      3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Reflection and planning for tomorrow

      Evening: Free

      Wednesday, July 11, 2018

      Day 2 Theme —Planning for outcome-driven professional development

      8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Opening and welcome back 
      9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Panel: Professional learning culture and strategy in action
      10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.: Break 

      Morning focus: The why and how of outcome-driven professional development

      10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Exploration of solutions by looking at tools, processes, examples to support outcome-driven professional development
      11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Lunch (provided) 

      Afternoon focus: Developing a plan for your school or district

      12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Analyzing your professional learning outcomes and strategy
      1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.:
       Making a plan for next steps and getting feedback through workgroups and CEL consultations 
      2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Reflection, networking and close

       

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      We are excited to offer Cedarbrook Lodge — the institute venue — as a lodging option. Event participants have access to a limited supply of rooms for institute attendees at a special rate.

      Register first, then book your room while supplies last at this special rate!

      Instructions and a discount code for booking your room at the special rate will be included in your institute registration confirmation email. If you have registered, but cannot locate the instructions and discount code, please contact the Center for Educational Leadership for assistance via email at edlead@uw.edu or by phone at (866) 577-8066.

      What amenities are offered at Cedarbrook Lodge?

      Cedarbrook Lodge offers free Wi-Fi, comfortable formal and informal meeting spaces, a location less than five minutes from Sea-Tac Airport and situated on 11 wooded acres, an on-site restaurant, and easy access to downtown Seattle via public light rail transportation. Overnight guests enjoy comfortable accommodations, a complimentary Northwest continental breakfast, a fitness center and many other appointments and services unmatched by other SeaTac hotels. Cedarbrook overnight guests can arrange a complimentary shuttle to and from Sea-Tac Airport, Seattle Link light rail and Tukwila Amtrak platform. For more information, visit www.cedarbrooklodge.com.

      Is there on-site parking?

      Yes, Cedarbrook Lodge will have free day-parking for institute attendees. Overnight guests at Cedarbrook Lodge will receive discounted overnight parking at $10/daily for self-parking and $15/daily for valet parking.

      Are there other hotels nearby?

      Yes, there are a number of hotels in the area, with most providing local courtesy transportation. Here are just a few:

      DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (0.6 miles to Cedarbrook) From $244*/$279 a night.
      Hampton Inn & Suites (0.8 miles to Cedarbrook) From $244*/$279 a night.
      Hilton Seattle Airport (1.4 miles to Cedarbrook) From $244*/$309 a night.
      Seattle Airport Marriott (1.1 miles to Cedarbrook) From $244*/$288 a night.

      * Government rate

    • Early registration:

      $789 per person (Through March 31, 2018)

      Regular registration:

      $849 per person (April 1, 2018 to May 15, 2018)

      Late registration:

      $899 per person (May 16, 2018 to June 26, 2018)

      Registration ends June 26, 2018.

      What does the institute registration cost include?

      The registration cost includes access to all institute sessions, beverages, lunch and snacks, materials, and a certificate of completion. The registration cost does not include lodging, travel or meals other than those specified. Attendees must book lodging and travel separately.

      Can I pay by check or purchase order?

      Sorry, only credit card payments are accepted for this institute.

    • Who should attend the institute?

      The institute is for anyone who leads professional learning systems, or supports teacher learning — principals, instructional coaches, teacher leaders and central office leaders — ideally attending the institute as a district or school team.

      Are clock hours available?

      Yes, clock hours will be available for Washington educators. Information and forms will be available at the institute.

      How will people on the waitlist be notified if space in a sold-out institute becomes available?

      Once an institute reaches capacity, you may add yourself to a waitlist. If spaces open up more than one month prior to an institute, the event registration system Eventbrite notifies people via email in the order that they joined the waitlist, and gives each person 24 hours to register. If the person does not register in the 24-hour period, Eventbrite notifies the next person on the waitlist, and so forth. Within one month of an event, any open spaces are filled on a first-come, first-registered basis by notifying everyone on the waitlist via email. Please add @eventbrite.com, @uw.edu, @k-12leadership.org, and @hubspot.com to your safe sender's list. Note that the refund policy applies to people registering from the waitlist.

      May I transfer my institute registration to someone else?

      Yes. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to someone else. You may request a registration transfer by calling (866) 577-8066 or sending an email to edlead@uw.edu, ideally at least 14 days prior to the institute. Be sure to include: your name; the name of the program, workshop, or course; your phone number; and your email address. Please provide us with the following information for the person you are transferring your registration to: their name; their job title; their organization; their phone number; their email address; and whether they require special meals or ADA accommodations. Failure to include all necessary information may delay the transfer.

      What's the refund policy?

      Refund requests for the Summer Leadership Institute must be received at least 31 calendar days before the program start date. A full refund will be made for requests received within this time period subject to a $50 service fee. No refund will be made for requests received 30 or fewer calendar days before the program start date.

      You may request a refund by calling (866) 577-8066 or sending an email to edlead@uw.edu. Be sure to include: your name; the name of the program, workshop, or course; the reason for requesting a refund; your method of payment; your phone number; and your email address. Failure to include all necessary information may delay processing.

      If you have any questions regarding the refund policy, please contact us at (866) 577-8066 or edlead@uw.edu.

      You must handle lodging cancellations directly with your hotel per its policy.

      Who should I contact with questions about lodging?

      Should you have questions or concerns or need assistance about lodging, please contact Cedarbrook Lodge at (206) 901‑9268.

      Who should I contact with questions about the institute?

      Should you have questions or concerns or need assistance for any reason, please contact CEL at (866) 577‑8066, or send an email to edlead@uw.edu.

    • What have been your most successful teacher professional learning opportunities?

      In this blog post, CEL's Joanna Michelson makes the case that when culture and strategy align, we see the successful implementation of professional learning throughout school districts. Teachers learn all the time: from students, from trial and error, and from each other. We know that as teachers strive to create powerful learning experiences for all the students in front of them, they are constantly questioning and experimenting with their teaching practices.

      Continue reading


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What previous Summer Leadership Institute attendees are saying:

"Not only were we provided the scaffolding to connect current work to new work, we were given the opportunity to discuss and formulate ways to empower new learning."

– Bonnie McKerney, Principal, Monroe School District, Wash.

Inspired me to add more structure and mutual accountability to our administrator coaching process."

– Gabe Simon, Assistant Superintendent of Personnel Services, Western Placer Unified School District, Calif.

"You provided high-quality questions ... helping us with what to think about, not what to think!"

– Erikka Vosmek, School Improvement Consultant, Grant Wood Area Education Agency, Iowa

"The information provided was relevant, useful & inspiring."

– Amber Stiles-Gill, RTI Instructional Coach/Intervention Teacher, West Valley School District, Wash.

"Envisioning the ideal and having a vision for what success looks like, along with the theory of action serving as a rudder are concepts that I can use immediately."

– Ryan Stanson-Marsh, Principal, Perkiomen Valley School District, Pa.

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