This year’s Instruction and Professional Development (IPD) strand at CTA’s Summer Institute August 2-9 at UCLA will focus on the topic “Building a Culture for School Success.” The weeklong strand will focus on examining adult and student culture; analyzing your school’s culture and learning climate; and building a positive school culture for student success.
Featured speakers include such nationally and internationally known experts as Kent Peterson and Pam Robbins discussing “School culture, climate, student performance, classroom practice”; Glenn Singleton on “Courageous conversation”; and Anthony Muhammad on “Leadership and change.”
School reform initiatives have focused on structural changes, instructional strategies and the change process — but a critical area that is often overlooked in school improvement is ensuring that the school has a positive culture and climate that promote student learning.
Highlights of the strand include team planning time, interactive dialogue, networking and resources.
IPD invites collaborative school teams of classroom teachers, classified employees, parents, school site council members, QEIA school site contacts, and site and district administrators to participate in “Building a Culture for School Success.” This is an ideal opportunity for teams from Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA), Program Improvement (PI), and School Assistance and Intervention Team (SAIT) schools to become leaders for bold change.