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One Day Conference: Planning, Executing and Monitoring School Improvement – Cayman Islands

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  •  January 19, 2016
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Cayman Islands JAN 19 2016  Program Brochure

Blended Delivery

Onsite: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Government Administration Building

13 Elgin Avenue, George Town, Cayman Islands

9 AM to 4 PM

Online: 4 hours between January 20 and 31, 2016

Participants will:

develop an appreciation for the critical role of school improvement planning

examine and understand key components of school and system improvement plans

explore needs assessment strategies, the creation of SMART Goals, identification of strategies and actions

understand effective monitoring, the use of Instructional Rounds and components of the evaluation cycle

review key components of an implementation rubric and understand the concept of Fidelity of Implementation and its application to the assessment of implementation

assess and expand the understanding of school improvement processes, structures and products within the context of current practice and more.

Your Instructor: Phil Baker

Work Experience in Education

  • Student Achievement Officer, Literacy Numeracy Secretariat, Ministry of Education, 2010-2014
  • Elementary Principal, K-6, K-8, rural and urban settings, Trillium Lakelands DSB, 1996-2010
  • Elementary Vice-Principal, 4 schools, Trillium Lakelands DSB, 1989-1996
  • Elementary Teacher, Primary/Junior/Intermediate, Trillium Lakelands DSB, 1980-1989

Provincial Experience

  • Co-planned, co-facilitated and supported sessions regarding System Implementation and Monitoring, as well as Ministry Collaborative Inquiries
  • Worked collaboratively with three District School Boards (KPRDSB, SMCDSB, PVNCCDSB) in the Barrie Region to build capacity within schools and districts regarding literacy and numeracy
  • Acted as a critical friend with Board partners and Principals to support strategic decisions and directions at the school and system levels
  • Co-learning as part of the Provincial Math Committee at the Literacy Numeracy Secretariat
  • OPC Provincial Counsellor for TLDSB

District System Experience

  • Curriculum Advisory Committee – Supported the District Curriculum Implementation and Development Plan, School Improvement Process, Professional Development Implementation, SIM participation
  • Principal Advisory Committee – Supported the SO’s in any area that they would like input supporting their portfolios, ie. TPA, PPA, District Calendar Development, etc
  • Principal Mentorship Program – support Administrators early in their careers as well as those experiencing difficulties
  • Principal Learning Network – Geographic hubs established to support Principal Learning and School Improvement
  • President of TLDSB OPC

Professional Acknowledgements

  • School On the Move – Light House Project Ministry of Education – Bobcaygeon Public School was recognized as a School on the Move in 2010, the fourth year of the journey in school improvement
  • Garfield Weston Award – Excellence in Education – School of Distinction – Outstanding contributions to the success of their students 2009 & 2010

This one-day conference plus the online component will be recognized as Modules 7 of the International School Leadership Certificate.

Registration Deadline: January 1, 2016