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Powerful Practices: The Instructional Leadership Experience
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Explore Powerful Instructional Leadership Practices at this Free Professional Development Event


Powerful Practices: The Instructional Leadership Experience is an exclusive, one-day professional development opportunity for superintendents and curriculum leaders. Attendees will explore instructional leadership practices that make a significant difference in teaching and learning.

Hear from nationally renowned speaker George Couros on how to impact student achievement by cultivating an innovator mindset among staff and students. Explore how digital resources can be used to enrich inquiry-based learning experiences for students across curricular areas, and how this approach can be particularly effective when differentiating instruction to meet the needs of students with special needs and English-language learners. Join colleagues from across the country to discuss best practices in personalized learning, literacy, culturally responsive teaching, student engagement, and instruction.

You will leave this one-day experience with cost-neutral, actionable strategies that can be implemented and scaled in any K-12 setting.


Powerful Practices Keynote Speaker: George Couros
Keynote Speaker:

George Couros

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Upcoming Dates and Locations
March 10, 2017 Seattle, WA Hyatt at Olive 8 Register Now
At Powerful Practices, attendees will:

  • Collaborate with colleagues in breakout sessions featuring powerful practices in the areas of personalized learning, student engagement, culturally responsive classrooms, and literacy
  • Participate in interactive hands-on activities highlighting student-centered learning practices
  • Explore digital resources that engage students and support in-depth learning through robust, inquiry-based processes

All registered attendees will have access to the following breakout sessions:

  • Personalized Learning
    Discover how to cultivate a culture in which teachers have the tools, resources, and know-how to effectively personalize learning for all students including English language learners and students with special needs.
  • Literacy
    Dig into impactful strategies for teaching disciplinary literacy. This session will highlight strategies and professional development practices that support the effective implementation of disciplinary literacy using digital tools and resources.
  • Culturally Responsive Classrooms
    Culturally responsive classrooms foster academically enriching environments where all students have opportunities to thrive. In this session, participants will explore personal, cultural and instructional dimensions that affect teaching and learning processes. Through a series of interactive and introspective activities, K-12 leaders will examine the intersection of caring relationships, relevant learning experiences and rigorous work for culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms.
  • Student Engagement
    Student engagement is more than on-task behavior. Explore the elements necessary to truly engage students in the learning process and digital resources designed to enhance the learning experience.
  • Instructional Leadership Best Practices (4 Breakouts)
    Collaborate with colleagues in sessions featuring instructional leadership best practices in math, social studies, science and STEM. Read more about this session »

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