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Three Day Conference: Building Capacities for School Improvement- Odense, Denmark

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  •  March 14, 2017 - March 16, 2017
     9:00 am - 4:00 pm

In this session, participants will

  • explore emotional intelligence and cultural intelligence and identify strategies that maximize performance when interacting with teachers, students and parents in diverse school communities
  • examine personal leadership resources that leaders draw upon to enact effective leadership practices in national and international schools
  • understand the importance of building relational trust in building a learning community through authentic leadership
  • develop an understanding of a professional learning community as a structure that develops collaboration, improves instruction, increases student achievement and builds school and organizational capacity
  • explore strategies to build professional capital and collective efficacy to increase motivation and increase student achievement
  • identify how to develop instructional and intercultural school capacity with teachers, students and parents
  • understand the impact of collaborative learning communities and networked learning communities to build lateral capacity with other schools and systems and
  • enrich an understanding of clear communication, effective problem solving and meaningful meetings to increase focus and attainment of student achievement.


In this session participants will

  • examine characteristics of a collaborative school culture in which teachers share responsibility for student learning and school improvement based on student needs and school/ system priorities
  • understand terms used in school improvement planning – data, objectives, results, indicators and results-based plans
  • differentiate between a target and an indicator in a school improvement plan
  • distinguish between developing a plan based only on objectives and one based on results
  • understand the importance of collecting and analyzing student achievement data, demographic data, intercultural competency data, program data, perceptual data and system data, with teachers
  • understand how to work with teachers using a variety of data to inform decision making, influence the direction in school improvement planning and lead ongoing monitoring and evaluation of school improvement plan
  • explore qualitative and quantitative indicators of success and growth with teachers in terms of student achievement and intercultural competency and
  • examine structures to engage teachers in the cyclical review of school data and the school’s improvement plan.

Participants will receive Certificates of Completion for Module 3: Building Relationships and Developing People and Module 4: Setting Goals and Expectations Using Data Informed Decision Making