This year’s Instruction and Professional Development (IPD) strand at CTA’s Summer Institute, Aug. 1-6 at UCLA, will focus on the topic “Shared School Leadership That Improves Student Learning.” The weeklong strand will explore ways to examine and redefine leadership for improving your school.
Featured speakers include Michael Fullan, recognized worldwide as an authority on educational reform, and Anthony Muhammad, renowned for turning low-performing schools into high-performing schools.
Highlights of the strand include working with colleagues to develop a clear, focused and purposeful vision for school sites; redefining shared leadership and how to successfully distribute roles and responsibilities; learning skills to become an effective teacher leader in grade-level team meetings; engaging in learning to establish norms for respect and trust in a leadership role; acquiring the necessary skills to utilize data results for increasing student learning and achievement; and learning what it takes to be part of a fundamentally successful and sustained school change.
Priority is given to those who register as school teams. The IPD strand will limit attendance so that participants have an opportunity to meet, discuss and network with colleagues from their schools near and far.
The training is a collaboration of CTA, the Association of California School Administrators, and the California Staff Development Council.
Look for other sessions available at this year’s Summer Institute regarding Communications, Emerging Leaders, Bargaining, School Finance, Healthcare Benefits and Issues, Legal, Member Benefits and Community Outreach at www.cta.org.
For questions about the IPD program content, please call Martha Buenrostro at (650) 577-5181 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. For registration assistance, please contact the CTA Conference Coordination Center at (650) 552-5355. Online registration will be available in April at www.cta.org/conferences.