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Tackling the Achievement Gap Leadership Institute

How to Create a Results-focused Learning Environment

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As citizens and educators, we want ALL students to perform to the highest level. Yet, in schools and school systems across the nation, instructional leaders face chronic gaps in student achievement. This institute will help leaders tackle these gaps and offer concrete strategies for eliminating them.

This one-day institute in Seattle will give central office and school leaders the background and tools to take the critical actions to establish a results-focused learning environment to address achievement gaps.

How to Create a Results-focused Learning Environment

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  • Research has consistently shown that after teachers, principals have the most impact on student achievement when it comes to in-school factors (Leithwood & Riehl, 2003). One of the most significant roles – and biggest challenges – of a school leader is to create and maintain a results-focused learning environment.

    This one-day institute will give central office and school leaders the background and tools to take the critical actions to establish a results-focused learning environment to address achievement gaps. Participants will be introduced to the 4 Dimensions of Instructional Leadership™ as a research-based framework to propel principal practice and create an action plan for the high-leverage next steps teams can take before the next school year.

    The Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) has been training school and central office leaders in instructional leadership to eliminate achievement gaps for many years. Currently, CEL is providing group training, one-on-one coaching and PLC support for a large-scale research study funded by the U.S. Department of Education examining the impact of professional development on principals in eight districts around the country.

  • Align a school’s vision and mission to its core strategies and why it is crucial for eliminating achievement gaps.

    Take critical actions that establish a results-focused learning environment in your schools.

    Use the 4D™ to foster growth in teams of instructional leaders and serve as a framework for central office leaders to support school leaders.

  • Learning Target:

    Identify and implement critical leadership activities/moves that build a results-focused learning environment.

    Success Criteria:

    Describe the big ideas across the 4 Dimensions of Instructional Leadership.

    Identify observables as evidence of effective instructional leadership as defined in the 4 Dimensions of Instructional Leadership.

    Describe three key ideas that are essential to establishing a results-focused learning environment.

    Articulate high leverage next steps based on the current level of implementation of the three key ideas.

    Develop a common understanding of the Achievement Gap.

    Agenda

    The importance of instructional leadership in light of differences in student achievement outcomes.

    Introduction to the 4 Dimensions of Instructional Leadership™.

    Aligning our instruction and leadership strategies to our vision and mission.

    Creating a results-focused learning environment: the three key ideas.

    Learn from a high-performing team.

    Self-reflection. How do our actions or inactions impact the achievement gaps in our schools?

    Bridge to practice.

  • Sharon Williams June Rimmer Donna Anderson-Davis
    Sharon Williams
    Project Director
    June Rimmer
    Associate Director
    Donna Anderson-Davis
    Project Director
  • We find it is most powerful if a district's principals, assistant principals, and central office leaders can attend the institute as a team. This shared context allows people to collaborate most effectively and take the work back to their systems. That said, we welcome anyone to attend, with or without a team.

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Cost

Registration: $249
(through March 24)

Location

Blackriver Training & Conference Center in Renton, Wash.