“A bad system will beat a good person every time.”~ W. Edwards Deming
As you think about moving upstream, the Virtual Blueprint Institute VII, scheduled for August 4-5, will support you and your team with upstream thinking and continuous improvement planning. Not only will connections be made to the seven questions for upstream thinking, this Institute will have learning and discussion around how to 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. There are daily networking opportunities that will allow for discussion around relevant topics and district highlights. Our 90-minute learning sessions will be action-focused providing examples, tools, and/or protocols that will support all efforts toward continuous improvement. As you read through the session titles below, take note of how these sessions will assist you and your colleagues to transform into upstream thinkers, build a positive climate and culture, as well as have a deeper understanding of how collective efficacy and its impact on student achievement will support your planning and actions for the 2021-22 school year!
|Session||Connections to: Upstream Thinking, Continuous Improvement, Collective Efficacy, and/or Climate/Culture|
|Keynote: How to REACH Youth Today||Climate/Culture|
|Networking: Transforming Our Schools Into Safe, Positive Environments||Climate/Culture|
|Networking: Equipping All Adults to Reach Students||Climate/Culture|
|Networking: Cultivating Healthy Relationships With Students||Climate/Culture|
|Moving Forward: Impacting the Whole Child in an Equitable Way||Upstream Thinking, Continuous Improvement, Collective Efficacy, Climate/Culture|
|Developing a District Curriculum: Supporting Teacher Focus and Student Learning||Upstream Thinking|
|Using Non-Academic Data to Identify Student Needs||Upstream Thinking, Continuous Improvement|
|Engaging Students to Impact Learning||Collective Efficacy|
|Monitoring Curriculum Implementation||Upstream Thinking, Continuous Improvement,|
|Leveraging the Blueprint Framework to Support MICIP||Upstream Thinking, Continuous Improvement|
|Keynote: The Power of Collective Efficacy||Collective Efficacy|
|Networking: Supporting Teacher Collective Efficacy Through Teacher Collaborative Teams||Collective Efficacy, Continuous Improvement|
|Networking: Supporting Leadership Efficacy Through Learning Focused Partnerships||Collective Efficacy, Continuous Improvement|
|Networking: Leveraging Instructional Leadership Routines to Support Teacher Collective Efficacy||Collective Efficacy, Continuous Improvement|
|Educator Stress: Where Does It Originate? What Can I Do About It As a Leader?||Upstream Thinking, Collective Efficacy, Climate/Culture|
|Linking Leadership to Student Learning: The Contributions of Leadership Efficacy||Upstream Thinking, Collective Efficacy, Climate/Culture|
|Teachers Help Teachers – The Power of Examining Student Work||Upstream Thinking, Collective Efficacy|
|Regaining Our Balance: Improving Teaching and Learning through a Balanced-Assessment System||Upstream Thinking, Continuous Improvement, Collective Efficacy|
|Everyone Needs a Coach||Upstream Thinking, Collective Efficacy, Climate/Culture|
The Leader’s and Teacher’s Corner sections will support you with deeper thinking around connections to upstream thinking, continuous improvement, collective efficacy, and climate/culture.
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