July 30th-August 1st, 2013 at the Killington Grand Hotel & Resort
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2013 Tentative academy Schedule (subject to change)Click here to download
Academy at a Glance
Pre- Conference Workshops
Keynote Address with Dr. Yong Zaho
School Leaders Award Dinner
Lunch Address with Deb Delisle, Assistant Secretary of Education July 31st more
Vendor Appreciation Dinner
Send Off Session with Colonel Art Athens
Pre-Conference Workshops on July 29th, 2013 at the Killington Grand
Dr. G. Jernstedt & Bill Rich "The Brain, Mind & Education-It's All in Your Head: How Using the Principals of Cognitive Science Can Transform Education" Workshop $175.00 per person (Registration/lunch for the day only) more
Tracey Tswugawa "What Do I Do When THIS Happens in My School? Foundations for Investigating Complaints of Bullying, Harassment & Cyberbullying in Schools" Workshop $99.00 per person(Registration/lunch for the day only)more
Keynote July 30th at the Killington Grand
Keynote All Day Address July 30th, Dr. Yong Zhao, "World Class Education: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students."
The world needs creative and entrepreneurial talents who are globally competent to take advantage of the opportunities brought about technology and globalization and tackle the tough challenges facing human beings. more
Send Off Session August 1 Noon at the Killington Grand
Send Off Session August 1st at Noon, Colonel Art Athens, "Back to the Basics: The Fundamentals of Extraordinary Leadership." Great teams, organizations and schools are always very proficient in the fundamentals that drive success in their environment. Great leaders are also characterized by their proficiency with the fundamentals of influencing others to achieve a common objective. more
2013 Leadership Academy Strands
The Academy School Team, "Closing the Achievement Gap: Inspire, Motivate and Educate for Student Success." Present proven evidence-based strategies that improve student achievement, close the socio-economic achievement gap, as well as the discrepancy in achievement between special education and general education students. Participants will have opportunities to work in teams to develop a plan to increase student growth and achievement in their own schools. more
Val Gardner & Bill Rich, "Who Are Our Learners? How Leaders Can Use Education Neuroscience to Cultivate Cultures of Ongoing Learning." This strand is designed for administrators and teacher leaders committed to embracing and modeling learning principles from the expanding field of educational neuroscience to inspire and orchestrate a standards-based approach to 21st Century Skills for all. more
Dr. Phil Lanoue & Dr. Noris Price, "How Leaders Can Transform Schools to Close the Achievement Gap by 'creating a culture of collaboration and accountability.'" Developing focused school communities on closing the achievement gap and improving student achievement are the primary responsibilities for school and district leaders. more
Lengel Educational Consulting, "Education 3.0: Engaging Students and Transforming Learning, K-12." Join this strand for administrators and other school leaders looking to transform learning. more
Erin Maguire, "Leading High Quality Interventions in Schools: Leadership, Finance and System Change in Support Services." Instructional leadership that causes higher rates of progress for all students is complex to achieve. Take time this summer to consider the multi-dimensional topic of intervention systems at your school.more
Harry Yeo Chaucer, "Seeds at the Core of the Common Core-Implementing the Common Core English Language Arts Standards in the 6-12 English, Science, and Social Studies Classroom." The English Language Arts Standards stress analysis, ideas, evidence, research, reasoning and meaning. How can leaders guide faculty to keep their eye on these lofty ideals while developing specific skills and understandings in their students? more
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