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October 1-2, 2012 Convening in Washington, D.C.
"Building Leadership for Rigorous Instruction"


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  • Convening Agenda download files PDF (287K)

Day One—October 1, 2012

  • Presentation Slide Deck for Day 1 download files PDF (319K)

State Team Time 1: Pre-Convening Reflection on Current Instructional Leadership Policy and Practice

State team members established a baseline understanding of what they and other States within the Reform Support Network have already done to support instructional leadership and reflected on the extent to which plans and systems to design roles, prepare, support and evaluate instructional leaders are resulting in high-quality interactions between teachers and instructional leaders.

The following materials were used by presenters to support this session:

  • State Strategies to Improve Instructional Leadership Practices, Systems and Structures: Informational Summary download files PDF (627K)
    Provides a summary and analysis of what States reported regarding the status of instructional leader evaluation implementation in six priority policy levers.

Policy and Practice Levers to Improve Instructional Leadership

State teams understood how to apply the systems-level instructional leadership framework to advance the effective instructional leadership practices.

The following materials were used by presenters to support this session:

  • Instructional Leadership Policy and Practice Levers Tool download files PDF (360K)
    Provides States five tools to help State teams prioritize strategies for improving instructional leadership.

  • Policy and Practice Levers to Improve Instructional Leadership Worksheet download files PDF (143K)
    Facilitates State teams to develop outcomes within the seven policy and practice levers.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions: The Evolving Role of the Instructional Leader

State teams internalized the policy and practice levers by learning about promising practices and drew lessons from practitioners whose promising practices demonstrate the evolution of instructional leadership practices to meet the demands of new reforms.

The following materials were used by presenters to support these sessions:

A New Walkthrough: Aligned Observational Tools
Presenters: Katya Levitan-Reiner and Sandra Alberti, Student Achievement Partners

  • Slide Deck download files PDF (217K)
  • Instructional Practice Evidence Guide for Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts and Literacy, Grades K-2 download files PDF (372K)
  • Instructional Practice Evidence Guide for Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts and Literacy, Grades 3-5 download files PDF (256K)
  • Instructional Practice Evidence Guide for Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts, Grades 6-12 download files PDF (423K)
  • Instructional Practice Evidence Guide for Common Core State Standards: Mathematics, Grades K-8 download files PDF (349K)

Making Time for Instructional Leadership
Presenters: Mark Shellinger, National SAM Innovation Project

  • Slide Deck download files PDF (1.7M)
  • SAM Process Overview download files PDF (106K)

Redesigning Traditional Principal Preparation Programs
Presenter: Tom Stritikus, University of Washington

  • Slide Deck download files PDF (389K)

Improving the Instructional Leader Talent Pool
Presenter: Ann Clark, Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District, North Carolina

  • Slide Deck download files PDF (410K)

Evaluation System Design and Implementation
Presenters: Ben Fenton and Matthew Kelemen, New Leaders

  • Slide Deck download files PDF (389K)

Designing Preparation for Changed Practice
Presenter: Kathy Nadurak and Pamela Ferner, NYC Leadership Academy

  • Slide Deck download files PDF (492K)

Aligning Principal Development with the Instructional Framework
Presenter: Tricia McManus, Hillsborough County School District, Florida

  • Slide Deck download files PDF (590K)

Redesigning Licensure Systems
Presenter: Sara Heyburn, Tennessee Department of Education

  • Slide Deck download files PDF (188K)

Day Two—October 2, 2012

  • Presentation Slide Deck for Day 2 download files PDF (963K)

Leveraging the Capacity of Partners to Support Instructional Leadership

State teams identified specific roles for key organizational partners as they support the development of effective instructional leaders.

The following materials were used by presenters to support this session:

  • State Education Agency (SEA) Partners Tool download files PDF (279K)
    Serves as an entry point to have local educational agencies (LEAs) think about their local partners and have the SEA think through main questions and supports partners can bring to their full set of LEAs to accomplish the priority lever work.

This information is provided as an example for the viewer's convenience at this convening and is not generated nor endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education. No endorsement by the U.S Department of Education of any product, commodity, service or enterprise mentioned in these presentations is intended nor should be inferred.

In addition, the instructional practices discussed or shown in the presentations are not intended to mandate, direct, or control a State's local educational agencies' or schools' specific instructional content, academic achievement system and assessments, curriculum or program of instruction.


 
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