Does your leadership empower stakeholders to pull towards a collective vision?
PD for teachers, school, and district leaders
Our workshops help you empower students and teachers to innovate.
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Collaborative Leadership Academy
The Collaborative Leadership Academy engages school leaders in professional learning focused on building community to improve our practice and results for students. This multi-day initial workshop with built-in coaching, support, and followup for sustainability seeks to answer these questions and more:
- Where does a leader’s charisma fit in a PLC culture?
- What principles of adult learning do you need to know and use?
- How do you lead change through continuous improvement and innovation?
- How can you leverage staff involvement in important decisions and allocate resources to maximize effectiveness?
People and Processes | Learn how to:
- Maximize team effectiveness
- Build better relationships
- Focus staff meetings on learning
- Engage adult learners
Tools and Tips | Learn how to:
- Use continuous improvement to actually improve
- Better allocate resources
- Leverage principles of student learning
Change and Sustainability | Learn how to:
- Effectively Lead Change
- Use Principles of Sustainability
PD Alignment and Refinement
Using an inquiry approach participants will refine and clarify their district or school purpose and vision by creating a Mission Question. Using this approach leaders will develop a deeper understanding of what leaders and all community stakeholders need to know and do in order to meet this challenge. With clarity around the Mission/Purpose and Vision participants will begin the alignment of their PD Actions with tools and processes to critique and revise where necessary. Participants will leave with a school or district professional development plan that includes teacher voice and buy-in and is sustainable.
Developing Sustainable PBL
Engaging with the PBL process, school leaders and stakeholders will design a sustainable PBL implementation plan for their school or district. Using this approach leaders will develop a deeper understanding of the basics of quality PBL and how to align this work around Mission/Purpose and Vision. Recommended as a starting point prior to capacity building Foundations of PBL Workshops for teachers. This workshop is most impactful when including key administrators and teacher-leaders as well as community business and industry partners and even students.
Leveraging Digital Workflow
During this high energy workshop participants will discover how to vastly increase their team’s efficiency and transparency by using digital tools to create digital workflow. They will also experience the story of how Heather’s former administrative team strategically nurtured a school culture that inspired their teachers to embrace digital tools allowing for her school to rapidly grow and succeed.
Participants will explore Google Tools to increase collaboration and efficiency for:
- Instructional coaching, feedback, and evaluation systems
- Strategic planning systems at the district and school level
- Leading efficient principal meetings
- Creating “Living” calendars, meeting agendas, and newsletters
- Common assessment data tracking
- Creating a digital infrastructure
Participants will learn step-by-step how to begin using Google Drive and Google Tools in order to develop 1-2 new digital workflow systems for immediate use in their practice.
Get ready to work smarter not harder! YES.
I have already reached out to our district coordinator and requested more workshops from TeachThought PD.
-Elizabeth MacQuigg, middle school teacher
You will leave this workshop overflowing with ideas, technologies, and strategies that you can implement in your classroom on Monday morning!
-Thomas, HS teacher
Thank you for changing the way I teach!
-Jana McCarthy, elementary teacher
Thank you so much for giving us (the teachers) the tools to make real education happen! Finally!
-Amy Guier, middle school english teacher
This is a must-attend workshop. It really changed my perspective on what exactly I should be teaching through my content.
-Philip Ellis, high school science teacher
We were constantly engaged in group activities and discussion/dialogue. Excellent trainer with a lot of knowledge and understanding about PBL, it took me out of my comfort zone!
-Shafaq Imran, teacher
Thank you very much. I have a new "light" on how to get my students to think on their own and at a deeper level.
-Morgan Payton, middle school ELA teacher
The content is excellent and the presenter was highly effective.
-Jim Whitaker, high school social studies teacher
This is effective and worthwhile professional development.
-Emilie Clemmens, math teacher and curriculum coordinator
I enjoyed the workshop. I am able to use what I learned in my classroom!
-Tonya Jones, elementary teacher
Well designed learning presentations and activities...wonderful enriching learning activity.
-Marlene Burek, Manager of Special Education
Fantastic job facilitating a super helpful workshop. I hope to have an opportunity to attend a TeachThought PD again soon!
-Leann Turner, agriculture sciences teacher
Excellent training, built confidence in teachers to further become facilitators of student learning!
-Ron Lockhart, high school math teacher
I found this to be more informative and useful than any other PD I've participated in.
-Deborah Shirley, Elementary Teacher
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