The Leadership Institute is an enriching and inspiring three-day, in-person professional learning experience designed exclusively for state, district, and school leadership teams.
At the Leadership Institute, participants will reignite their passion and connect with other dedicated leaders. This highly interactive professional development immerses instructional executives at the state, district, and school levels in a dynamic team experience that enables them to return refreshed and equipped with new mindsets, methods, and partnerships to create meaningful change.
Who Should Attend the Leadership Institute?
The Leadership Institute is designed for K-12 school-based, district, and state leadership teams.
What to Expect at the Leadership Institute
The Leadership Institute is an iterative learning journey where leadership teams are given the space and time to refine, revise, and refresh their perspective on collective efficacy.
During the Leadership Institute, teams will:
- Examine their mindsets, actions, and policies to pinpoint areas that negatively affect instruction, leadership, and student outcomes.
- Collaborate and connect with fellow leaders and supportive education partners committed to growth and improvement.
- Apply their learning to a real-world problem of practice for their school, district, or state.
- Come away with tools and guidelines that enhance decision-making and foster collaboration, action plans for implementing and scaling grade-level, engaging, affirming, and meaningful (GLEAM™) instruction, and strategies for embodying GLEAM leadership.
How We Organize the Learning
During the Leadership Institute, state and district leaders are guided to reflect on their identity and its impact on GLEAM™ leadership. Leaders apply an "equity lens" to their mindset and practices by analyzing themselves and the educational policies and school operations they oversee.
- Examine how their actions may unproductively affect instructional models throughout their district or state.
- Collaborate and seek input from their peers in other state and district leadership positions.
- Identify factors and specific trends in their roles that influence their decision-making.
- Come away with tools and guidelines to support decision-making, collaborative culture-building, and achievement of state or district goals.
During the Leadership Institute, principals are guided to reflect on their roles as leaders in educational equity and operationalizing GLEAM™ instruction within a school system. Principals will apply an "equity lens" to their mindset and practices by analyzing themselves and the systems they lead.
- Examine unproductive mindsets to define a problem of practice that impacts their ability to model and foster the GLEAM leadership qualities and promote GLEAM instruction.
- Collaborate and seek input from other principals.
- Identify critical elements of systems and structures to refine their problem of practice with an enhanced understanding of the school leadership team's collective function.
- Come away with an action plan to lead GLEAM instructional practices and scale the attributes of GLEAM leadership among their leadership team.
During the Leadership Institute, school-based leaders are guided to reflect on their identity and its impact on their leadership practices. School-based leaders apply an “equity lens” to their mindset and practices by considering whether those practices align with the attributes of GLEAM™ leadership.
School-based leaders then:
- Examine district policies and their impact on student outcomes to define a problem of practice to address productive shifts in policy and approach.
- Collaborate and seek input from other school-based leaders.
- Identify critical elements of systems and structures that unproductively impact student achievement.
- Come away with an action plan to incorporate GLEAM instructional practices and embody the attributes of GLEAM leadership.
Winter 2024 Keynote Speakers
Support for Registered Attendees
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