Principal READY FALL 2016Leadership to Promote Student Achievement
November 21, 2016 FayettevilleInternet AccessHoliday InnPassword: 9357
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North Carolina Standards For School Executives

  • Standard I: Strategic Leadership
  • Standard II: Instructional Leadership
  • Standard III: Cultural Leadership
  • Standard IV: Human Resource Leadership
  • Standard V: Managerial Leadership
  • Standard VI: External Development Leadership
  • Standard VII: Micro-political Leadership
  • Standard VIII: Academic Achievement Leadership

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Whole Group Sessions

Digital Teaching and Learning: Wiki
Session Description: Equipping students with a digital-age education is a priority for the NC Department of Public Instruction. Join us to learn more about the implementation of the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan and the Digital Learning Competencies for Administrators. In this session, we will highlight the collaborative work of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the Friday Institute to support the implementation of the Digital Learning Plan. In addition, participants will review the NC Digital Learning Competencies for Administrators within the context of the current North Carolina Standards for School Executives. School and district administrators will use these competencies to improve their practice, build capacity in their staff, and drive student learning within their schools.

Jen DeNeal: Wiki
North Carolina Student Perception Surveys: Principals will learn about the North Carolina Student Perception Surveys, including the fall 2016 survey administration schedule, options for participation, and where to find more information.

Paul Marshall: Wiki
North Carolina Educator Value-Added Assessment: The purpose of this session is to provide participants with a deeper understanding of the Educator Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS) in order to prepare them for making productive data-based decisions in their school or district. Participants will learn some common misuses of EVAAS and their trappings.

Interactive Group Session Resources

Title: "It's All About the Base" Room: Cedar @ 9:00, 10:10
Presenter: Anne Evans, K3 Literacy Consultant, NCDPI
Description: During this session principals will examine ELA standards from K-5, analyze student written response to text and experience a modeled Read Aloud to teach the standards.

How to be an Early College in a Traditional High School Room: Maple @ 9:00
Michael White, Principal Jones High School, Jones County

Session Description: Jones Senior High School will share how they partnered with Lenoir Community College to enroll students in dual enrollment classes to transform Jones Senior into it's own unofficial early college so it fits the needs of each student. We have some students at Jones Senior graduating with 40+ college transfer credits and others are leaving with certifications such as their Basic EMS Certificate and CNA Certification. We would like to share our experiences (and pitfalls) so other high schools and students across the state can take full advantage of the dual enrollment courses.

What Does Effective Technology Look Like in the Classroom Room: Oak Pine @ 9:00, Cedar @ 11:20
DTL: Teika Clavell and Jill Darrough

Session Description: With an increased emphasis on technology integration and students to be Future Ready, it is of the utmost importance of administrators to understand what NC Teaching Standard 4D is supposed to look like in the classroom. Join Mrs. Teika Clavell and Ms. Jill Darrough, NCDPI Digital Teaching PD Team to be immersed in Mrs. Clavell's 8th grade Science Classroom; a fully flipped digitally effective learning environment. Teika and Jill will also discuss NC Digital Learning Competencies and Google Apps for Education how they can be a resource to all teachers looking to reach that distinguished performance rating.

Staff Morale and Management of Student Conduct Room: Maple @ 10:10, 11:20
Tom Hatch, Principal Reid Ross Classical School, Cumberland County

Session Description: Management of Student Conduct from the 2016 Teacher Working Conditions Survey showed our teacher's perceptions were at an all time low. Disciplinary referrals were at an all time high. Find out how our School Improvement Team used perceptual and procedural data to create a plan to improve staff morale and decrease student referrals for the 2016 - 2017 school year.

The School Performance Grade We All Want: A+ for School Culture Room: Oak Pine @ 10:10, 11:20
Dr. Wendy Jordan, Principal Rockingham Middle School, Richmond County

Session Description: Principals have enough stress with high-stakes testing, increasing staff turnover and ever-present district and state mandates. The last thing a busy principal has time for is creating, nurturing and sustaining a positive school culture. This session will equip even the busiest principals with simple, creative and meaningful strategies that will impact even the toughest staff. Principals can expect to leave with tools in the belt that they can begin to work with immediately to see smiles and affirmations throughout their building.

Service Support Team

The Statewide System of Support is comprised of four service support teams. Within these area teams, cross-agency staff members collaborate to serve the state's eight prosperity zones, by collecting and analyzing data to identify common needs and offer customized support for school improvement by engaging in the following:
  • Analyze data to develop and implement targeted professional learning
  • Identify and develop resources for educator growth and improvement
  • Guide LEAs and Charters with effective resource allocation decisions
  • Assess and modify the quality and alignment of the services provided by the team

South Area Wikispace

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TWC Training Registration

The Department of Public Instruction and the New Teacher Center (NTC) will be hosting two, three-hour, regional, interactive workshops to assist school administrators with understanding their school/district results, facilitating dialogue on teaching and learning conditions, and utilizing resources for school improvement planning. Each session is scheduled for registration to begin at 8:30 am with the session starting promptly at 9:00 am and ending at 12:00 pm. The same session will be repeated with registration starting at 12:30 with the morning session being repeated from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.