Institute Faculty

Dr. Sarah Benis Scheier-Dolberg

Dr. Sarah Benis Scheier-Dolberg

Associate Director

Urban Education Leaders Collaborative (UELC)

Dr. Albert Jones

Dr. Albert Jones

Professor

Cal State LA Charter College of Education

Dr. Christina Kimm

Dr. Christina Kimm

Professor

Cal State LA Charter College of Education

Dr. Kimi Wilson

Dr. Kimi Wilson

Assistant Professor

Cal State LA Charter College of Education

Dr. Leila Ricci

Dr. Leila Ricci

Professor

Cal State LA Charter College of Education

David Tokofsky

David Tokofsky

Strategist

Day 1 Agenda

May 24, 2017

 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

8:30 am

Networking Breakfast/StrengthsFinder

9:00 am

Welcome & Introductions

Leadership from a Strengths-Based Approach

Defining Inclusive Schools & Inclusive Classroom Practices

Adult Learning Principles, Practices, and Tools in Support of Building Inclusive Communities of Practice

12:30 pm

Lunch

1 pm

Simulation – ELDEx Module 15 – Building Inclusive Communities of Practice

Debrief & Next Steps

Reflective Evaluation

3:30 pm

Session Closing

 

Day 2 Agenda

May 25, 2017

 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

8:30 am

Networking Breakfast

9:00 am

Welcome & Introductions

Community Building a Strengths-Based Approach

Inclusive Classroom Practices

Designing and Evaluating Professional Learning Plans that Build Inclusive Schools

12:30 pm

Lunch

1 pm

Simulation – ELDEx Module 13 – Designing Professional Learning Plans

Debrief

Reflective Evaluation

Certificate of Completion

3:30 pm

Session Closing

Transforming Schools for Inclusion - Creating and Leading Cultures of Collaboration

 

Two-day Institute – May 24-25, 2017

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Cal State LA, Charter College of Education

5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032

Golden Eagle Conference Center (Ballroom 2, Third Floor)

 

2 CEU credits awarded – Teachers College Columbia University

Endeavor Foundation provides Scholarships to reduce Institute Fee from $995 to $250 per participant

District Discount – one free space for every team of five registered.

 

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Featured UELC Module

Case 20: Building Inclusive Communities of Practice

Module 2: Leading College & Career Readiness Programming for Multilingual Learners & Students with Disabilities

Institute Overview

This institute will provide a structured, interactive professional learning experience for building and district leadership teams to create and/or revise organization-wide professional learning plans to support inclusive schools. Participants will participate in a simulated case study approach to professional learning that develops their leadership capacity to lead collaborative decision-making teams in pursuit of supporting adult learning and growth for all teachers, inclusive of teachers of students with disabilities. Adult learning principles will be presented and tools designed to build collaborative communities of practice will be modeled and used to 1) support designing supportive, collaborative professional learning experiences for all educators and 2) inform the design of professional learning plans for more inclusive schools. Tools aligned to the Learning Forward professional learning standards will be presented and applied in a highly interactive and experiential professional learning setting. School-based and district-based teams are encouraged to attend.

Session Topics

  • Equity in Special Education Programming
  • Inclusive Classroom Practices
  • Adult Learning Theory & Building Communities of Practice
  • Design and Evaluation of Professional Learning Plans
  • Collaborative Decision-Making
  • Strengths-Based Leadership
  • Strategic Thinking

Learning Objectives

  • Leaders will engage in and be supported by an intentional community of learners that facilitates the development of effective leadership in urban schools.
  • Leaders will apply StrengthsFinder research to their own work as leaders of teams.
  • Leaders will learn about and apply adult learning principles to their practice of creating and sustaining communities of practice for educators and leaders.
  • Leaders will learn about inclusive school practices.
  • Leaders will learn about and apply adult learning principles and inclusive school practices to and designing professional learning plans to support inclusive schools.
  • Leaders will craft organizational learning plans that include a plan for professional learning evaluation in alignment with Learning Forward standards for professional learning to support building inclusive schools.
  • Leaders will be exposed to multiple decision-making styles and apply them to professional learning planning for urban schools.
  • Leaders will work in simulated decision-making teams to consider issues of professional learning planning for urban schools.
  • Leaders will collaboratively plan, present, and receive expert feedback on their organization professional learning plans.
  • Leaders will leave the session with a renewed sense of purpose, more energized, and more motivated to address critical issues.

Leadership Tools & Assessments

Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (ISLLC 2015)

  • 6) Professional Capacity of School Personnel
  • 7) Professional Community for Teachers and Staff
  • 9) Operations and Management
  • 10) School Improvement

Continuing Education

2 CEUs or 20 CTLEs and Certificate of Attendance awarded for successful completion of institute.

Audience

School or district teams responsible for writing and revising organization-side professional learning plans. Appropriate for general education and special education educators as well as building and district administrators. School and district professional learning committee teams strongly encouraged to attend.

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