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2021 Summer Virtual Institute Events

Virtual Leadership Team Institute Leveraging Blueprint Systems to Move Upstream

We invite you to join us for a one-day virtual District Leadership Team Institute where you will have the opportunity to reflect on which district systems and building routines worked well and what new practices might be carried forward.  Your district leadership team will then apply that information to improve systems using upstream thinking.  As a culmination of our year-long work based on the book Upstream:  The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen, we are thrilled to have the author Dan Heath join us for a closing endnote address.  Dan will deliver a critical message for school leaders seeking to shift their energies upstream.

  • Date: June 15, 2021,
  • Time: 8:45 am – 3:30 pm
  • Intended Audience: District Leadership Teams
  • SCECHs: Up to 5.5 hours can be earned
  • Registration Link – Free copy of the Upstream book (mailed to you) included with your registration!
  • Watch this VIDEO to learn more about the Virtual District Leadership Team Institute!
Virtual Blueprint Institute VII
Engaging and Refining Our Systems to Support Continuous Improvement

This Institute will be two days of learning and discussion around how we refine the systems in our districts, schools, and classrooms.  This year we welcome two keynote speakers to our virtual institute.  On August 4, Manny Scott will share real, life-changing lessons and support participants in learning to transform our schools into safe, positive environments where adults are equipped to reach all students. On August 5, Jenni Donohoo will provide the foundation for understanding the source of collective efficacy for teachers and school leaders as well as the significant impact collective efficacy has on student achievement.  Daily networking opportunities will allow for discussion around relevant topics and district highlights. Our 90-minute learning sessions will be application-focused providing examples, tools, and/or protocols that will support all efforts toward continuous improvement.

  • Dates:  August 4-5, 2021,
  • Time: 9 am – 3 pm
  • Intended Audience:  Teams made up of district, building, and teacher leaders
  • SCECHs:  Up to 10 hours can be earned
  • Registration Link
  • Watch this VIDEO to learn more about the 2-day Virtual Blueprint Institute!

We currently offer on-demand learning courses:  Educational Improvement Through Systems and Changing Minds to Address Poverty in the Classroom. Anyone can access quality content, on their schedule, anytime of the day or night. On-demand learning offers flexibility, convenience, and courses that are easily accessible. No login required. 

Our next round of online learning begins June 16 and runs through August 11.  Please browse the professional learning calendar for courses that may interest you and/or address your district’s goals. To register, click Events Registration.