Advocates’ Free Webinar Series
ISL is offering free 1-hour webinar sessions in the coming months beginning in May presented by world renowned educational researchers on relevant topics to school and system leaders.
Leading Through Uncertainty with Agility
Time: May 5 at 7:00 p.m. EDT and on May 6 at 8:30 a.m. ACST
In this dynamic session Dr. Simon Breakspear will provide insights into how educational leaders can respond to the complexity and ambiguity that they face, and what education might look like on the other side. You will learn practical frameworks, tools and techniques to:
- orientate to the new dynamic landscape that you are facing
- adopt an agile mindset to navigating complexity
- engage in rapid innovation cycles to create contextually appropriate solutions
- harness the opportunities to break down stagnant ways of working and begin to design a ‘new normal’
Presenter: Dr. Simon Breakspear
Dr. Simon Breakspear is a researcher, advisor and speaker on educational leadership, policy and change. He is a Research Fellow at the Gonski Institute at UNSW, where he leads the education data lab. Over the last decade his speaking and leadership development work has given him the opportunity to work with over 100,000 educators across 10 countries.
Leading Multigenerational Schools: Talent spotting and role models for the next generation of leaders
Time: May 28 at 2:00 p.m. EDT, 8:00 p.m. CEST
Building on our research in London, New York City and Toronto, this webinar will provide a whistle-stop tour of generational theory and how it may influence how people work and work together in your school. It will help you diversify your talent spotting and make sure you are being the kind of role model that the next generation is looking for. It is easier than you think and will help with your own work life pursuits!
Presenter: Dr. Karen Edge
Dr. Karen Edge is currently a Reader in Educational Leadership at UCL Institute of Education and recently served as Pro-Vice Provost (International) at University College London, UK. Karen has conducted research in over 30 countries and has recently completed a 6 jurisdiction study of teacher motivation and retention.
Academic Culture: What it is and why your school needs it
Time: June 25 at 10:30 a.m. EDT, 4:30 p.m. CEST, 10:30 p.m. CST
Ken Leithwood is Professor Emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. He is a world renowned expert in the field of educational leadership, with many books and papers in the field. Ken is the author of the Ontario Leadership Framework (2013) and continues to guide leadership development in the province of Ontario.
What We Have Learned About Working Class Educational Inequity and Mobility Before and During COVID-19
This session will be based his book Moving: A Memoir of Education and Social Mobility. It will address:
- what it’s like - in good and bad ways - to be upwardly mobile from the working class?
- why it is wrong to associate being working class only with poverty?
- why COVID-19 is heralding a big comeback for working class identity?
- why we shouldn’t have to give up our class identity (or any other identity) to be successful?
- how we can celebrate working class identity, like other identities, in the classroom & curriculum?
Presenter: Dr. Andy Hargreaves
Andy Hargreaves is the Thomas More Brennan Chair in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. He has authored or edited more than 30 books and a number of them have achieved outstanding writing and book awards and are translated into many languages.
CLARITY Develops as You Go - Not Before You Go!
Time: July 8at 7:00 p.m. EDT and on May 6 at 8:30 a.m. ACST
In this webinar Dr. Sharratt will explore together the themes in ‘What matters MOST in Learning, Teaching and Leading in Calm and Crisis’.
- Part 1 includes a Framework to self-assess system and school improvement; and focuses on the ‘non-negotiables’ in calm and in crisis
- Part 2 considers some of the high-impact teaching and learning strategies
- Part 3 zeros in on Leadership skills to lead this work in calm and in crisis
An intentional Learning Walk and Talk and a celebratory Learning Fair conclude this session to bring CLARITY to your important improvement work in schools and systems – in calm and in crisis.
Lyn Sharratt is supervisor of the Doctor of Education Internship Requirement, OISE/University of Toronto. Her experiences include: superintendent of schools, seconded professional learning associate at the provincial union, director of curriculum and program at the provincial trustees’ associations and teacher of elementary and secondary-age students in city and rural settings.
The Devil Is in the Details: System Solutions for Equity, Excellence, and Student Well-Being
Time: July 16 at 8:00 p.m. EDT
This webinar will be a discussion on Dr. Michael Fullan, O.C. book, title above. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions they have about the book and relevant topics related to the book.
On the last session one of the authors, Dr. Michael Fullan, O.C. will join to discuss the book and answer questions by readers.
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