October 5, 2023 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Grappone Conference Center
Creating an Effective School Profile: Implications for School Leaders, Teachers, and Instructional Coaches
Great schools move from islands of excellence to systematic impact with high levels of collective efficacy and commitment. It would seem obvious that the more we focus on the things that matter most, the more we can improve. High-quality implementation also has a qualitative component. Teachers implement best when they are prepared, when they are clear, and when they teach with enthusiasm.
Schools attempting to reform should commit to deeply implementing just two or three changes and finish those before launching other initiatives. This approach is more effective than the superficial implementation of a wide variety of strategies because deep, consistent implementation will predictably narrow achievement gaps. When educational organizations determine the most important practices and commit to sustaining those practices, costs will actually decrease because of better-informed resource allocation and a drastic reduction in student failures. At the same time, they will be implementing a culture of collective teacher efficacy.
In this highly interactive and engaging keynote, participants will examine the most contemporary research available on specific teacher and leadership behaviors that have the greatest influence on student achievement. This involves promoting and participating in teacher learning and development and fostering effective instructional coaching.
Shifting from Planners of Instruction to Designers of Engaging Learning Experiences
Planning for high-impact instruction plays a significant role in facilitating, improving, and promoting student growth. When educators act with agency, school leaders, teachers, and instructional coaches create practices that significantly improve student outcomes. This includes lofty expectations for all students, a laser-like focus on instructional planning, promoting and participating in teacher learning, and creating the conditions that advance collective teacher efficacy. In this highly interactive and engaging session, participants will learn practices that can considerably accelerate student learning, including the use of an Engagement Rigor Matrix combined with 25 research-based instructional strategies. This session includes additional resources and tools that are available via QR codes.
About the Presenter
Steve Ventura is the president and lead consultant at Advanced Collaborative Solutions. He is a highly motivational and knowledgeable speaker who approaches high-stakes professional development armed with practical, research-based strategies. Steve is a former elementary and secondary teacher as well as both a school and district-level administrator. Steve has published multiple books and articles, and regularly presents and keynotes at major global education events.