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July 2021 | Learning and Leading Professional Learning News: Collaborative Leadership
Welcome to the July 2021 edition of Learning and Leading.

This month's theme is collaborative leadership. Whether you are a district leader, school administrator, or have a leadership role within your school, you will find resources in this month's edition to complement your professional growth.

We also want to remind you of the upcoming Achieve Virtual Institute, August 16–18. Join your colleagues and our experts from the Solution Tree Assessment Center for this premier event focusing on assessment and grading practices…just in time for the new school year!

We wish you a happy and healthy summer!

—Solution Tree Education Canada
New and Best-selling Books
A Leader’s Guide to Reading and Writing in a PLC at Work®, Elementary
A Leader’s Guide to Reading and Writing in a PLC at Work®, Elementary
 
 
Aligned to the Every Teacher Is a Literacy Teacher series, this guide outlines how to take urgent action to increase literacy rates in your PLC.
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Beyond Conversations About Race
Beyond Conversations About Race
 
 
Written by a collective of brilliant authors, this essential work provokes respectful dialogue about race that catalyzes school-changing action.
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Teaching With Purpose
Leading PLCs at Work® Districtwide
 
 
With this resource as a guide, you will learn how to align the work of every PLC team within your district.
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Responding to Resistance
Responding to Resistance
 
 
Acquire a set of wide-ranging strategies to decisively and efficiently address conflict with staff, students, parents, and other stakeholders.
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Connecting Through Leadership
Connecting Through Leadership
 
 
Strengthen your communication skills to inspire, motivate, and connect with every member of your school community, from teachers to students to parents.
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Leading With Intention
Leading With Intention
 
 
Designed as a guide and reflective tool, Leading With Intention will help focus your invaluable everyday work as a school leader.
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Time for Change
Time for Change
 
 
Discover how to develop and strengthen the four essential skills of exceptional leaders through the guidance found in Time for Change.
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On-site and Online
Professional Development
Leadership Professional Learning will help you build strong leadership skills across your school or district and ensure the success of both staff and students. When you’re ready to request professional learning from a Solution Tree expert, we’ll help you find the right fit for your schedule and budget. Learn more »

Global PD is an award-winning online learning platform for educators. Provide sustainable, job-embedded PD with videos, book chapters, and downloadable resources, enhance the professional growth of your team with self-paced Mini-Courses, and receive live online coaching from certified experts. Learn more »
Expert Spotlight
Anthony Mohammed
Anthony Muhammad, PhD, is a much sought-after educational speaker and presenter. A practitioner for nearly 20 years, he has served as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, and principal, and as a high school principal.
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Upcoming Events
Achieve Virtual Institute
Achieve Virtual Institute
Virtual Event | August 16–18, 2021
 
 
The last year has challenged our schools and disrupted teaching and learning as we moved between in-person and remote instruction. It's time to capitalize on the moment and transform assessment practices to foster hope, efficacy, and achievement. Join us for a variety of practical sessions that support the whole child and the whole educator.
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Behavior Solutions Virtual Workshop
The Summit on K–12 Leadership
Atlanta, Georgia | March 14–16, 2022
This event offers the unique opportunity for new and veteran leaders to learn from and interact with some of the most influential educational thinkers in North America. With their expert guidance, you'll get top-to-bottom training on everything from the key elements of effective leadership to techniques for adopting the sound instructional strategies necessary for transforming student learning.
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Resources
Complimentary Chapter
Sample Chapter
Access a sample chapter from A Leader's Guide to Reading and Writing in a PLC at Work®, Elementary to learn how you as a leader can ensure a sound and effective curriculum design.
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Reproducible
Reproducible
Rely on this figure from A Leader's Guide to Reading and Writing in a PLC at Work®, Elementary as you work to build shared leadership across your school community.
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The Solution Tree Blog
Strengthen Your Skills in Literacy Leadership
By Karen Power and Kathy Tuchman Glass
Striking the balance of a focus on management and leadership is a daily dilemma for school and district leaders. Never has this been more critical or obvious than with the 2020–2021 school year. Leading through a global pandemic has required leaders at all levels…
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Karen Power and Kathy Tuchman Glass
Videos to watch and share
Video
In this one-hour webinar, Building the Bench: Creating Shared Leadership in your School, Karen Power discusses the important components of building a leadership team and establishing direction for the 2021–22 school year.
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Video
In this short video, authors Luis F. Cruz and Anthony Muhammad share how their book Time for Change helps leaders overcome challenges and successfully lead change initiatives in their school or district.
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Additional Reading & Listening
Featured Blog
School Improvement…A Step at a Time
Blog: School Improvement...A Step at a Time by Karen Power
In her blog, education expert Karen Power shares lessons about the challenging, rewarding, and inspiring work that occurs in schools when educators create change, bringing about amazing and sometimes life-changing opportunities for the students they serve.
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Featured Podcast
Supporting the Well-Being of Educational Leaders: A Conversation with Cameron Hauseman
Podcast
Join researcher and academic Jen Watt in this episode of her podcast, Schools of Well-Being. She sits down with Dr. Cameron Hauseman, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Administration, Foundations, and Psychology at the University of Manitoba, to discuss sustaining well-being for educational leaders.
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