The pandemic and remote learning had a significant impact on the most important questions surrounding the evaluation process in schools. A shift away from a culture of compliance to one of growth and support serves as the foundation for the design of the support, development and evaluation system at Millard Public Schools.
In this session we will dive into the history of our Principal Coaching service at ESU 7. First implemented five years ago, this service continues to be one of the most popular supports offered by our Professional Development department. Come and hear about how we identified this service as a need and crafted the structure of coaching conversations, selected our coaching framework, and how we continue to connect our work with the Nebraska Teacher and Principal Performance Standards.
In this session, participants will learn about the Future Ready Framework and its related projects currently in Nebraska. Context and connections will be made between these efforts and the NDE SEED team’s revisions to NTPPS, specifically in the area of equity.
President & CEO of the Leadership Academy, Dr. Nancy Gutierrez, will share The Leadership Academy’s research-based tenets of Culturally Responsive (CRP) as well as practices that leaders can embody to create CRP schools and classrooms. Dr. Gutierrez will also share examples of this work being done in the field and as well as inspiration for finding the strength and courage to lead this critical work.
In this session, participants will discover the connections between a multi-tiered system of support and the relationship to clearly defined standards for teacher and principal performance. When applied as a coherent system, leaders will be able to reduce the redundancy of multiple initiatives and guide their districts through proven practices that are known to enhance teacher efficacy and student outcomes.
This session will prepare professional learning leaders to facilitate familiarity and understanding of the NTPPS teacher and principal standards. The presenters were the designers behind the Sowing the SEEDS materials and will give an overview of each set (Teacher and Principal), share facilitation tips and tricks, and answer questions. If you lead professional learning, this session might be for you!
It is time we transform our education system to unequivocally center equity, community, and youth empowerment. The current education system was developed for standardization and narrow views of success, aimed at outcomes that are no longer aligned to the world we live in or want. For decades, there have been small pockets of learning environments approaching who approach learning in wholly different ways and producing produce incredible, capable, and confident young people. We must move beyond these pockets to make equitable, learner-centered experiences available to every child and family. Join Education Reimagined’s Alin Bennett to explore what a new vision for education could make possible and what we can do today to move toward it.
This session will focus on promising practices in implementing aligned systems for continuous improvement. An emphasis will be placed on helping prompt participants to reflect on current practices and desired outcomes. Examples offered will illustrate systems integration from the perspective of two Nebraska ESUs. Cultivating growth and sustaining results over time necessitates a multi-pronged approach that navigates several parallel pathways in systems. These include identifying foundational tenets and articulating core performance standards. In addition, building capacity requires nurturing strategic partnerships with external stakeholders, such as ESUs partnering with post-secondary institutions in their service areas, building consortia for identified purposes, and partnering with other nonprofit organizations and public entities. Participants will emerge with a deeper understanding of how to navigate systems in enhancing partnerships and extending impact.