Policy Makers and Community Stakeholders
1204 | Making Professional Development Meaningful for School Leaders
Learn how one district developed ongoing professional learning for all assistant principals using research-based best practices on classroom instruction, teacher retention, and positive climate in schools. Explore how the district developed and implemented a division-wide action research model. Collaborate with others to create coaching protocols and develop an action plan for your context.
1206 | Cross-Sector Solutions to Improve Early Childhood Education
Hear results of primary research from a team of early childhood educators and researchers. Engage in roundtable discussions focusing on the issues of equity, elevation, and access within various early childhood education settings. Learn to elevate your voice and your profession as you contribute to ongoing research to spur change within the realm of early childhood education.
1419 | Using Community Cultural Wealth to Build Social-Emotional Health
Embracing community cultural wealth allows educators to see and value their students of color. This research-based model invites participants to leverage these forms of capital to strengthen students’ sense of self and learning at school and at home. Explore cultural wealth as a tool for social and emotional practice that moves teaching and learning closer to being anti-racist.
2404 | Alaska School Leadership Academy: Induction for High-Quality Leadership
Examine strategies for school leader induction that overcome obstacles in a large, mostly rural state, such as remoteness, turnover, and variation in school size, structure, and achievement. Explore promising practices for developing a well-functioning community of practice virtually for school leaders. Learn about the Logic Model for the Alaska School Leadership Academy and the outcomes and challenges based on four years of implementation.
PC19 | Designing and Evaluating Effective Professional Learning
Professional learning leaders today must be able to show that what they do makes a difference. Stakeholders want to know if investments in professional learning result in verifiable improvement in educators’ practices and students’ performance. Explores factors that contribute to the effectiveness of professional learning and the levels of professional learning evaluation. Learn how to design and implement more effective professional learning experiences using these levels, how to gather quantitative and qualitative evidence on effects, and how to present that evidence in meaningful ways.