Leadership for Change Agents: Cohort 2

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Lynn Williams

 LCA Cohort 2

LCA Cohort 2

Lynn Williams facilitated the two-day VitalSmarts Crucial Conversations Training Program to 18 Principals from Region 3.  Participants were taught skills to foster open dialogue around difficult topics and put those skills to practical use by role-playing different scenarios.  The 2nd Leadership for Change Agents Cohort will return to the CCRESA in July for the two-day VitalSmarts Influencer Training.  The 3rd LCA Cohort will begin training on November 13th.

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Leading a Literacy-Focused School

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Maria LeFort

Maria LeFort, Former Associate Principal of Brockton High School in Massachusetts, shared Brockton’s story of success in becoming one of the highest achieving high schools in the state with a very diverse population. Ten school-based teams attended the session and developed preliminary action plans for transforming their schools into literacy-focused schools. All participants received a copy of the book Transforming Brockton High School, authored by its principal, Susan Szachowicz.  Click here to access meeting materials.

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VitalSmarts Professional Development Series

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Lynn Williams

Lynn Williams, a recently retired Wake County principal and now a part-time faculty member at NCSU, is serving as the certified facilitator of the VitalSmarts sessions and providing coaching to participants.  Twenty-five principals representing 10 districts attended Day 1 of the Crucial Conversations Training, a two-day course that teaches skills for staying in a positive dialogue when confronting an emotional, high-stakes, and potentially controversial issue.   The cohort will come together in March for VitalSmarts’ Influencer training, a two-day leadership course that teaches proven strategies to drive rapid and sustainable organizational change.

 

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PowerSchool Launch to Sound Grading Practice Success

Ted Lindquist demonstrating PowerSchool to participants

Ted Lindquist demonstrating PowerSchool to participants

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Ken O’Connor, author of “A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ken O’Connor and Ted Lindquist provided an outstanding, two-day workshop on how the grade book in PowerSchool can be used to support the implementation of standards-based grading practices.  More than 50 participants attended, including teams from Franklin, Northampton, Greene, Wake Counties and Gravely Middle School in Orange County. All participants received copies of O’Connor’s book, A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades.

Meeting materials and presentation are posted under Past Events.

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Intro to Rigorous Curriculum Design

Tom Hierck from The Leadership & Learning Center

Tom Hierck returned to the Central Carolina RESA on November 4-5 to provide the basic RCD model to instructional leaders in our service area. Tom has served as a consultant to the district since May 2012 and is available, along with Keith Beamon, to assist districts with the development of curriculum and assessment around Common Core State Standards and NC Essential Standards. On the second day, Tom facilitated the first meeting of the RCD Users Group.

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CCRESA Regional Superintendent of the Year 2013-2014

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Dr. Anthony Jackson, Regional Superintendent of the Year

On Monday, July 29, CCRESA Executive Director, Neil Pedersen, traveled to Rocky Mount to participate in a ceremony recognizing Tony Jackson, Superintendent of the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools, for being selected as our Regional Superintendent of the Year. Among the attendees were family members, longtime friends, and school board members as well as the entire leadership team from the district.

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    SREB MATH READY TRAINING

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