Leading Professional Learning Communities

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If you’re looking to build, advance or sustain a professional learning community, this academy will help you thrive.  Equip yourself, or better yet, a team, to sustain a professional learning community that ensures high levels of student learning and engagement.  The academy is designed to help you through unique challenges and will target specific areas such as leadership, assessment, collaboration and more.  Since this academy builds on the Professional Learning Communities at Work Institute, hosted by Solution Tree, it is recommended that at least one member of the registered team should have attended an Institute in the past.

Cost: $770 for AWSA members and $1,025 for non-members

Wisconsin school leaders will be reimbursed up to 75% of the registration fee for completing an eligible Academy (will not be less than 50%). Reimbursement is limited and will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis and eligibility is limited to licensed and practicing public or private school administrators. Registration must be paid in full by November 30, 2018. Reimbursements will be processed at the completion of the Academy.

If you are not certain if you qualify for this reimbursement or if you have questions, please call the AWSA office at 608-241-0300. You can also find out more in our 2018-19 Professional Learning Catalog  

Knowledge Objectives

  1. Understand the elements of a professional learning community and the collaborative team process.
  2. Grasp the structure and benefits of utilizing both a guiding coalition and reciprocal accountability.
  3. Examine protocols and structures that guide and support implementation of professional learning communities.
  4. Identify strategies for creating shared knowledge/direction as well as overcoming implementation obstacles.

Practice Objectives

  1. Demonstrate use of effective protocols and structures to guide and support implementation of professional learning communities.
  2. Exhibit evidence of leading a healthy culture built upon a foundation of strong trusting relationships.
  3. Act as an agent of change as demonstrated by the utilization of a guiding coalition, decision-making, communication, analysis, and implementation efforts.
  4. Demonstrate a continuous improvement mindset through ongoing implementation assessment.

Dates and Locations: This Academy which includes two days back-to-back followed by a third and fourth day after application of learning. The workshops begin at 7:30 with registration and breakfast. The workshop itself runs 8:00-3:00.

Dates and Locations

August 6 & 7, 2018
Holiday Inn, Stevens Point

November 16, 2018
Holiday Inn, Stevens Point

February 1, 2019
Holiday Inn, Stevens Point

Hotel Information:

Aug 6-7, 2018
Booking LINK
If your guests decide to make reservations over the phone, please call 715-344-0200 and press #3. When making reservations, we ask that you please reference the group name Assn. of WI School Administrators-AWSA the Group Block Code: WSA. 

Your group rate will be available until July 6, 2018 (or until the block is full). On this date, any remaining rooms in your block will be released for general reservations at the hotel's prevailing daily rate, which may be higher than your group rate. So please encourage your guests to book by 7/6/18.

November 16, 2018
BookingLINK
If your guests decide to make reservations over the phone, please call 715-344-0200 and press #3. When making reservations, we ask that you please reference the group name AWSA-Assn. of WI School Administrators the Group Block Code: ADM. 

Your group rate will be available until October 16, 2018 (or until the block is full). On this date, any remaining rooms in your block will be released for general reservations at the hotel's prevailing daily rate, which may be higher than your group rate. So please encourage your guests to book by 10/16/18.

 

Cancellation Policy: Full refund of fees will be made on cancellations received 10 days prior to the start of the convention. Following that date, a 40% administrative fee will be retained. There will be no refund for no-shows or cancellations during the event. 

Accessibility: For questions about accessibility or to request special assistance during the event, please contact Kathy Gilbertson at [email protected]. Three weeks advance notice is required to allow us to provide seamless access. If you need to cancel the special request this must be done at least 3 working days prior to the start of the event. See registration cancellation policy for how to cancel your conference registration.