For the first time this year, we will convene a Leadership Roundtable for Principals that will study five books pertaining to aspects of leadership such as communications, building positive and trusting relationships, motivation, decision-making, and organizational and personal change.
First priority for the Leadership Roundtables will be given to principals. Participants may sign up for one or more sessions depending upon their interest. Registration will close a month in advance of each session to ensure participants receive their complimentary copy of the book in time to prepare. Registration is now open to allow more than 2 participants per district. The Waiting List will open after 20 seats have been filled. Sessions will run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Break service and lunches will be provided on site.
Candi McKay, author of “You Don’t Have to Be Bad to Get Better”
Candi McKay, a national consultant and author of You Don’t Have to be Bad to Get Better, facilitated a workshop on instructional leadership for principals and principal supervisors. For two days in July, participants learned how principals must remove their “rose-colored glasses” and create a culture of learning rather than a culture of “nice.” Through a series of engaging exercises and drawing from Ms. McKay’s book, participants discussed what principals should be looking for in classrooms, how principals can support teachers improve their practice, and how to have conversations with teachers about their instruction.
Dr. Tom Forcella, Superintendent of CHCCS, and Dr. Neil Pedersen, Executive Director of CCRESA.
Executive Director Neil Pedersen surprised Tom Forcella at his Board’s meeting on Thursday, June 18th, with the announcement that he has been named the Central Region Superintendent of the Year for 2015-16. In the fall, Dr. Forcella and superintendents from the seven other regions in the state will be considered for the honor of North Carolina Superintendent of the Year.
Click here to view the CHCCS Press Release
Join a Statewide Professional Learning Network
♦ Collaborative Professional Learning Network of Educators
♦ Educators volunteering to share a challenging issue
♦ Participants sharing and discussing ideas
♦ One-hour virtual conversation
♦ Problem-solving solution-generating model
♦ Open to ALL educators across the state
Click here to view CDSS topics and links to registration.
Lisa Hervey, from the Friday Institute, presented on The Habits of Mind for Digital Teaching and Learning. Her PowerPoint presentation can be found at http://bit.ly/CCRESA (case sensitive). She shared background information on two frameworks: TPACK and SAMR.