Leading Professional Learning Communities

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This academy will help you build or advance collaborative learning teams in your school or district.   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 areas such as leadership, assessment, collaboration and more. Specific areas that will also be addressed in the academy include growing team capacity to have hard conversations, analyzing student work, and protocols for addressing improvement areas identified and informed by data.

New in 2020-21, co-facilitation will be done by Tammy Gibbons, AWSA Director, and three additional school leaders currently demonstrating success with leading professional communities right here in Wisconsin.

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: $425 for AWSA members and $570 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 December 4, 2020. 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 2020-21 Professional Learning Catalog.

Learning 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 the implementation of professional learning communities.
  4. Identify strategies for creating shared knowledge/direction as well as overcoming implementation obstacles.

Leading Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate the use of effective protocols and structures to guide and support the 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 four full-day workshops. The workshops begin at 7:30 with registration and breakfast. The workshop itself runs from 8:00-3:00.

Dates and Locations

November 4, 2020
Best Western, Oshkosh

January 20, 2021
Best Western, Oshkosh

March 9, 2021
Best Western, Oshkosh

April 13, 2021
Best Western, Oshkosh

Hotel Information:

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel


11/4/2020
Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel
1 N Main Street, Oshkosh
(920) 230-1900
$99
Cut off 10/3/2020
Group name: AWSA
Post as: AWSA Leading Professional learning

1/20/2021
Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel
1 N Main Street, Oshkosh
(920) 230-1900
$99
Cut off 12/19/2020
Group name: AWSA
Post as: AWSA Leading Professional learning 

3/9/2021
Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel
1 N Main Street, Oshkosh
(920) 230-1900
$99
Cut off 2/8/2021
Group name: AWSA
Post as: AWSA Leading Professional learning 

 

4/13/21
Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel
1 N Main Street, Oshkosh
(920) 230-1900
$99.99
Cut off 3/12/2021
Group name: AWSA
Post as: AWSA Leading Professional learning

 

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 the registration cancellation policy for how to cancel your conference registration.