Michigan ASCD 2010-2011 Professional Development Series
Michigan ASCD is now accepting applications for Cohort 4 of the Curriculum Leaders Institute, Michigan’s K-12 Administrator Certificate Specialty Endorsement series emphasizing curriculum, instruction and assessment.
Phase I (Year 1 of 2)
All sessions will be held:
Time: 8:30am - 3:45pm
Location: The MELG Building
With: Light breakfast and lunch included.
To participate for the professional development experience, please register at the links below.
To participate for the Specialty Endorsement, please submit a Program Application to sign up for Cohort 4 (2010-2012). Please include with your application a current copy of your resume and K-12 Administrator Certificate. We will send registration materials once eligibility is determined. Thank you!
The Michigan ASCD Experienced Curriculum Leaders Series is a quarterly professional development series for seasoned curriculum leaders. The series will provide a forum for curriculum leaders to gather together and dialogue about current issues in the curriculum field, as well as provide each participant with the most current and relevant practices and tools available.
This series is being offered regionally,
in three locations:
MELG Building, Lansing (Regions 3,6,7,8)
Session 1: Monday, October 18, 2010
Session 2: Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Session 3: Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Session 4: Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Saginaw ISD, Saginaw (Regions 4,5,9,10)
Session 1: Thursday, October 14, 2010
Session 2: Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Session 3: Thursday, January 13, 2011
Session 4: Wednesday, March 23, 2011
COP ESD, Indian River (Regions 1,2)
Session 1: Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Session 2: Thursday, November 18, 2010
Session 3: Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Session 4: Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Time: All sessions will run from 8:30am until 3:45pm, light breakfast and lunch included.
The overall purpose of this four-session, year-long seminar for experienced central office instructional leaders is to strengthen their confidence, efficacy and competence for the important work they do in their districts as they work with their colleagues to continuously improve student learning. Informed by the standards provided by the National Staff Development Council for quality professional development, this learning experience focuses on the implementation of knowledge and strategies. The learning activities are based on theory and research translated into practice and will include ongoing assignments and goal setting. As a result, the participants will form a cohort, or learning community, which will aid ongoing and future networking and support.
Specific Learning Outcomes
Session One: Communication and Relationships
This session will focus on strengthening skills in communicating with others, seeking and using feedback, and cultivating collaborative relationships. Recent research has shown that relational trust in schools is imperative for meaningful change to take place.
- Understand the impact of generational diversity on the work in schools as our demographics change and influence the way we collaborate with each other.
- Learn to provide and seek feedback in 1-1 and group settings to continuously improve performance, their own and others’.
- Experience and gather a variety of protocols that stimulate healthy and productive group development.
- Share experience and obtain updated information about teacher and principal evaluation.
- Leave equipped with protocols for collaborative problem-solving and data collection for use in their districts.
Session Two: Maximizing Effectiveness
One of the major responsibilities for central office instructional leaders is to ensure effectiveness and productivity across systems and schools. This session will focus on ways leaders can encourage, support, and hold accountable members of the organization as they learn and implement promising practices in their classrooms and schools.
- Design and pose intentional questions which hold others accountable, uncover actual progress toward goals, and promote focused reflection and action.
- Use specific strategies for planning and facilitating productive meetings, work sessions, and professional development.
- Choose appropriate protocols for promoting the continuous improvement of instruction.
Session Three: First- and Second-Order Change
Keeping a global overview of their district and its priorities in mind, central office instructional leaders must understand how to move people through the process of change, balancing urgency with support for administrators, faculty and staff.
- Understand Elmore’s concept of “reciprocal accountability” which balances accountability with support across a system.
- Understand the ability of central office leaders to manage the “tension of leadership” in the change process: enabling and encouraging faculty members for their positive efforts while simultaneously recognizing the urgency and need for change.
- Understand and use Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovation model to shape their intentional use of research to make purposeful decisions throughout the change process.
Session Four: Time and Resource Management
Time is a finite resource that must be managed well by central office instructional leaders. This session, the final learning experience in the seminar, will focus on planning and decision-making processes which will maximize the time and resources available to continuously improve learning for all in a district.
- Understand how decisions are made and use strategies to maximize participation and ownership in collaborative planning and decision-making processes.
- Use protocols for leading others in deep discussion using professional literature.
- Share craft knowledge relating to successful practices in their districts around maximizing their resources.
This series is being offered regionally,
in three locations:
Registration is free, but please RSVP your attendance, and at which specific location and date, to Mycah Artis, email@example.com.
This professional learning session, facilitated by a former central office administrator and an educational consultant, will provide an overview of the state’s new mandates about teacher and principal evaluation while offering specific examples of how districts are, and should be, addressing these new challenges.
Specific Learning Outcomes:
- To clarify the expectations and requirements of the new state mandate about annual teacher and principal evaluation processes to include student achievement.
- To examine samples of processes and instruments used in districts to meet the mandate.
- To learn strategies for planning and conducting meaningful planning and reflecting conversations in the evaluation process.
- To determine ways to integrate other professional learning experiences into the evaluation processes.
Macomb ISD – Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Kent ISD – Wednesday; November 17, 2010
Time: 8:30am – 3:45pm
The overall purpose of this two-part seminar is to strengthen school and district leaders’ ability to plan and have intentional conversations aimed at improving professional performance, attitude, effort and results.
This highly interactive seminar will highlight the importance of leaders summoning the courage and skill to address difficult, messy, and easy-to-avoid conversations with supervisors, colleagues, faculty, staff, students and community members. A connection between building a trusting culture and dealing fairly, equitably and firmly with issues of professional performance, conflict, effort and results will be stressed.
- In collaboration with MSDC
September 29-30, 2010
9:00am – 4:00pm
Ramada Lansing Hotel and Conference Center
7501 West Saginaw
Lansing, Michigan 48971
(formerly the Lansing Holiday Inn)
Call 517.627.3211 for lodging (Indicate “MSDC Event”)
Joellen Killion, Instructor
This two-day workshop provides guidance and practical resources for measuring professional development impact through an eight-step evaluation framework.
Joellen Killion is the deputy executive director of the National Staff Development Council (NSDC). She has been director of NSDC’s highly acclaimed NSDC Academy and its new Coaches Academy for school-based staff developers.