Job-Embedded Learning for Leaders: A Three Session Series


March 1, 2022 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Virtual Via Zoom
Jan Yost

We know that job-embedded learning and peer collaboration is high-yield for teachers, but what opportunities do instructional leaders get to experience these same elements that are critical to professional growth?

Join the co-authors of “Principal Labs” in this three-part series. Principals, coaches, and instructional leaders will learn how to plan for professional learning that builds understanding, collaboration, and systems for supporting classroom instruction and, ultimately, student outcomes.

Your registration includes
– three live virtual sessions with the authors
–  a copy of the book
– a free collaborative space in the NHASCD Professional Learning Community.

All sessions will be recorded.  If you can’t make a session, we’ve got you covered!

Session 1: In this session, participants will focus on the what and the why of job-embedded learning labs for leaders.

Session 2: Participants will explore a variety of reasons leadership teams may want to come together and will learn about how to tailor labs to meet these needs.

Session 3: In this session, participants will think together about the logistics of creating their own labs as well as how to lay the groundwork for collaborative, job-embedded professional learning that you can seed now and cultivate throughout the labs you facilitate.


Megan Kortlandt is a Literacy consultant with Oakland Schools, an Intermediate School District in Michigan that serves public schools across one of Michigan’s largest counties. She has taught in middle and high school classrooms in a variety of settings and now focuses primarily on supporting instructional leadership. When she’s not teaching or facilitating professional learning, chances are good Megan is writing about it. She has previously been published in NCTE’s Journal Voices from the Middle, the Michigan Reading Journal, and she is a contributing writer for Moving Writers. You can find her on Twitter @megankortlandt.

Carly Stone is the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Brandon School District in Michigan. With sixteen years of experience in education, she has previously worked as a math and science teacher, a building administrator for both middle and high schools, and as a K-12 Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for one of the largest public school districts in Michigan. She finds tremendous enjoyment working directly with building principals through coaching and designing professional learning intentionally designed to meet leaders’ professional goals for themselves, the schools in which they work, the teachers they support, and the students that they serve. You can find her on Twitter @CarlyStone_PL.

Samantha Keesling, Ed.S. is a Mathematics consultant in the Leadership and Continuous Improvement unit at Oakland Schools, an Intermediate School District in Michigan that serves public schools across one of Michigan’s largest counties.  In addition to consulting in math and working with students and teachers in the classroom, she has facilitated over 200 job-embedded learning labs for teachers and administrators. In her role at Oakland Schools, Samantha works with Megan to coordinate the Job-Embedded Professional Learning Network, which supports instructional leaders across the region in studying, designing, and facilitating professional learning. You can find her on Twitter @Keesling_Math

Fees:  NHASCD Member – $95.00, Non-Member – $125

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