Teams from 8 schools in the CCRESA service area attended the first two days of a four-day Teacher Leader Digital Media Integration Academy on October 2nd and 3rd, held at Nash Central High School. Rachael Paul (in red), the program facilitator from Discovery Education, helped participants to delve deeper into the features of the DE product and structured activities to help them learn more about lesson design and the use of student stations/centers.
District teams from across Region 3
On August 19th, Jennifer DeNeal and other DPI staff led a comprehensive session on implementing Standard 6 using the Analysis of Student Work (ASW) with more than 90 participants from the arts, healthful living, world languages, and AP/IB. The wiki for the session may be accessed at http://ncasw.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/ .
Lynn Williams, LCA Facilitator
The 2nd Cohort of the Leadership for Change Agents met on July 23-24 for a two-day Influencer training facilitated by Lynn Williams. Influencer is a leadership course that teaches proven strategies to change vital behaviors in organizations to achieve the desired results. Participating principals were able to collaborate and share with other principals from across Region 3 in this interactive workshop. Fifty-one principals in the region have participated thus far in this leadership program.
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.
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.
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.