Empowering Principals to Be Instructional LeadersPrincipal Ready Conference - North Central RegionApril 13, 2016Durham Hilton8:30 AM - 4:00 PMAgenda
8:30 – 9:00
Registration and Coffee
9:00 – 9:30
Welcome and Introductions
Team Showcase
Digital Learning Competencies for School Administrators
Presenters: Cynthia Sartain, Digital Teaching and Learning (DTL)
9:30 – 10:30
Educator Effectiveness Data:
Presenter: Tom Tomberlin, Director, Educator Human Capital Policy & Research Coordinator
10:30 – 10:45
Break
10:45 – 11:45
Analysis of Student Work (ASW) & Measure of Learning Initiatives Educator (MLI) Feedback Survey
Presenters: Jennifer DeNeal & Paul Marshall, Educator Human Capital Policy & Research Coordinators
11:45 – 12:30
Lunch
12:30 – 1:30
Concurrent Session 1
  • Implementing MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Support) Effectively for Student Success
  • Effective PLCs (Professional Learning Community) for Growth and Improvement
  • Coaching Conversations for Improvement
1:35 – 2:35
Concurrent Session 2
  • EVAAS (Education Value Added Assessment System) Conversations: Helping Teachers Make Instructional Improvements
  • School Improvement Planning using NCStar- “Lighting the Path to Student Success”
  • Leadership Matters: Creating a Culture of Learning
2:35 – 2:50
Break
2:50 – 3:50
Concurrent Session 3
  • Coaching Conversations for Improvement
  • Before We Write that School Improvement Plan…Best Practices to Support Low Performing Schools and Struggling Students
  • Leadership Matters: Creating a Culture of Learning
3:50-4:00
Complete Principal Ready Session Feedback
Morning Teacher Effectiveness Session Presentations
Digital Learning Competencies for School Administrators: Cynthia Sartain, Regional Digital Teaching and Learning Consultant, NCDPI The Digital Competencies for Administrators are extensions of the North Carolina Standards for School Executives. The Competencies frame how digital technologies impact and affect schools. School and district administrators will use these competencies to improve their practice, build capacity in their staff, and drive student learning within their schools. Each Focus Area carries with it a subset of competencies that help to explain and unpack the Focus Area.


Dr. Tom Tomberlin's Presentation Jen DeNeal's Presentation ManualArtifact Template Paul Marshall's Presentation

Concurrent Session Presentations and Descriptions

Implementing MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Support) Effectively for Student Success (Overview): Laura Winter & Angel Goodwin Batts, MTSS Consultants, NCDPI
The NC DPI MTSS Consultants for the Northeast and North Central Areas will share updated information on the statewide implementation of a Multi-Tiered System of Support.
PowerPoint
Notes Handout





Handouts

MTSS Notes Handout


School Improvement Planning using NCStar- “Lighting the Path to Student Success”: Alessandro Montanari, Program Administrator, Federal Program Monitoring & Support, NCDPI
NCStar is being used by schools in North Carolina to manage their school improvement process. In this session you will learn about how to utilize the tools in NCStar and how it helps in planning for school improvement.



NCStar

Coaching Conversations for Improvement: Dr. Kim Simmons, NCEES Consultant, NCDPI
In this time of significant importance for the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System (NCEES), it is critical that principals develop their understanding of the NC Professional Teaching Standards and the NC Teacher Evaluation Rubric. This facilitated presentation explores the reasons we avoid difficult conversations with our teachers. Participants will review a workable process for having coaching conversations to support teacher growth. Administrators build their skills using the North Carolina Teacher Evaluation Process to provide specific and constructive feedback to teachers.


Handouts
Coaching Conversations Note Guide
Reasons for Avoiding Hard Conversations
Possible Questions to Ask Myself

The audience can respond to this poll atPollEv.com/nc2015 as long as the poll is active.
https://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/Ee2zikDq8cTAWh7

EVAAS (Education Value Added Assessment System) Conversations: Helping Teachers Make Instructional Improvements: Ashley Padgett, Director of Secondary Curriculum, Beaufort County Schools
This session will clarify EVAAS reports that can be used for planning for the future as you reflect on the past. Reports will be identified that work well with entire staff, data teams, and individual teachers.
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Effective PLCs (Professional Learning Community) for Student Growth and Improvement: Lee Ann Segalla, Professional Development Consultant, NCDPI
Best Practices for effective PLC’s for Student and Teacher Growth. Participants will investigate rubrics for evaluating and setting goals for an optimal PLC.


Handouts







Leadership Matters: Creating a Culture of Learning: Catherine Edmonds, Director and Executive Coach, Northeast Leadership Academy (NELA) DST,
Krystal Thompkins, NCDPI and Dr. Lisa Bass, Professor, NC State University)
How do you grow your assistant principals and school leaders? Developing a culture of learning requires the influence of school leaders over behaviors, beliefs, and relationships. Participants will understand how to personalize data to increase student engagement and foster a culture of excellence. This session will provide school leaders with practical tools to assess and address school culture that balance the head and the heart.


Before We Write that School Improvement Plan...Best Practices to Support Low Performing Schools and Struggling Students: Susan Silver, Instructional Review Coach Team Lead, District and School Transformation, NCDPI
Do you feel like your School Improvement Plan is just sitting on a shelf, rather than being a driving force for the work of the school? This session will provide school leaders with tools to facilitate school improvement planning as a process, not just an outcome. The session will explore the impact of accurate self-assessment, root-cause analysis, the alignment between qualitative data and goals, and the power of rigorous professional dialogue.