June 20, 2017, 8:00am
June 21, 2017, 8:00am
June 20, 2017, 9:00am-4:00pm
June 21, 2017, 9:00am-12:00pm
Join teacher leaders from across Arizona to work together to catalyze fundamental changes in your school and teaching culture, while learning how to play a central role in transforming teaching and learning in your community. Build on existing efforts and learn from other teachers across the state, in order to identify promising leadership practices that you and your colleagues will be able to magnify throughout the year as you develop a roadmap to address changes at the local level.
Dennis Shirley will kick off the event with an in-depth look at his newest release, The New Imperatives of Educational Change: Achievement with Integrity. Dennis will uncover the evidentiary imperative to study learning and it’s requirement that we attain a better grasp of what policies promote student achievement and what strategies undermine it. The learning journey will continue with mindful deliberation about the factors that give your students and communities their own unique identities. Discover the new international research findings on promising pedagogies and curricula that propel learning beyond expectations. Look beyond our immediate communities and national boundaries to improve the learning of all young people and discard the role of being a conveyor of information while embracing the imperative to be a role model who can dignify learning with meaning and embellish it with joy. Participants will discuss why it is imperative to change the expectations for teacher leadership and work with colleagues to identify common challenges.
- Explore international research on policies that promote student achievement and those that undermine it.
- Create a roadmap to an inspiring future for your school and classroom.
- Develop logic models that show the action plans for each teacher leadership idea.
- Identify groundbreaking teacher-led work and develop a model for implementing these approaches in your school or district.
Registration includes training materials, breakfast, lunch, breaks, and a copy of Dennis Shirley’s newest book, The New Imperatives of Educational Change. Private accommodations will be provided for the nights of June 19 and 20 if you choose to register with accommodations (*). The Arizona K12 Center will book your room for the nights of June 19 and 20, if you choose to register with accommodations(*). The Westin La Paloma allows event guests to book additional accommodations for three nights pre- and post-event. To do so, visit: http://bit.ly/2k8IIDK. The pre- and post-rate is available until May 22 and is subject to availability.
**NBCT and MT: In-state National Board Certified Teachers and Arizona Master Teachers can use the discount code TLI17LEAD for a discounted rate.