Starting a Movement: Building Culture From the Inside Out in Your PLC

Starting a Movement: Building Culture From the Inside Out in Your PLC

CAD$450.00
 

The most common challenge for schools is how to transition from a culture of compliance to a culture of commitment. How to move from “doing” to “becoming”; from “my kids” to “our kids.” The gap between these two junctures is a critical and often-overlooked aspect of a school’s journey, creating a culture of collective responsibility. If educators are prepared to commit to every child, every day, two questions must be addressed:

1. Do we believe all students can learn at high levels?
2. Will we take collective responsibility to make this a reality?

If we truly aim to have a culture that embraces “learning for ALL,” we must begin with building effective relationships with all constituents of a school community as we carefully craft our collective commitment and purpose. As Viviane Robinson (2011) states, “Effective educational leadership is not about getting the relationships right and then tackling the difficult work challenges. It is about doing both simultaneously so that relationships are strengthened through doing the hard, collective work of improving teaching and learning” (page 16).

Building our collective commitment starts with the “why,” and underpinning this critical step is the reason educators entered the profession—to make a difference and improve the life chances of every student. Connecting the overarching mission with the behaviors, decisions, feedback, and actions of all staff members requires meaningful, collaborative conversations. To this end, participants will acquire powerful tools, processes, and questions that lead to a deeper understanding of the moral imperative for the work.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Acquire the authentic alignment model and its four stages
  • Gain strategies to create maximum buy-in among members of your school community
  • Embrace the idea of defining your WHY
  • Establish what is needed for a collective commitment
  • Align policy, procedure, and practice with purpose
  • Discuss the notion of “easy” versus “hard” work and the impact of those decisions
  • Identify tools, resources, and structures to make achievement for all a reality
  • Plan next steps in your school’s journey

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Wednesday, December 6th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–11:30 a.m.

Presentations

11:30–1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00–4:00 p.m. Presentations

Thursday, December 7th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–11:30 a.m.

Presentations

11:30–1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00–4:00 p.m. Presentations

Events reach capacity quickly. Please confirm your registration before making travel plans.

Hotel Parking: $6 CAD overnight self-parking

In order to receive the discounted hotel room rate, please mention Solution Tree. After the deadline listed below, rates will be determined by the hotel.


Primary Hotel

Westin Prince Toronto

900 York Mills Road
Toronto, ON M3B 3H2
888.627.8550

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $159 CAD per night
Deadline: November 12, 2017 or until group rate is sold out

Venue

Westin Prince Toronto

900 York Mills Road

Toronto, Ontario


Participation Information

You will receive a certificate of participation after the event. Please check with your state department of education for CEU availability.


Additional Information

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Starting a Movement

Starting a Movement

Explore a four-stage authentic alignment model, which will take you through the Why, Eye, How, and Now of transforming your school's culture.