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Day 1 – August 4

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Beth Brophy, Executive Director, Statewide Field Team

This session will focus on the opportunity for districts to forge and communicate a new identity after the disruption caused by prolonged school closure. Participants will explore how to use the lessons learned to impact who you will become as districts, as leaders and as teachers. The session will emphasize the interconnectedness of people, systems and routines to increase your chances of long-term success improving student learning.

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Leadership Network

Track:

Leadership

How do leaders leverage high-impact communication practices to maximize continuous improvement efforts? This session will explore the relationship between organizational culture and organizational performance, and how performance is influenced by communication.

Instructional Infrastructure

Track:

Instructional Infrastructure

Participants will develop an understanding of how a guaranteed and viable curriculum, through the identification of essential standards, learning targets, proficiency scales, common assessments, and pacing, effectively create the foundation for high quality instruction to occur. If you are working on the Teaching for Learning strand for your Title I audit, this is the session for you!

Student Support Network

Track:

Student Support

Your vision for Intense Student Support has been written . . . now what? Participants will engage with one another and Blueprint district colleagues to explore how the vision drives the data that might be collected to support putting structures in place.

Networking — 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The day will conclude with networking opportunities allowing participants to process their learning and gain insights from colleagues around the state.

Day 2 – August 5

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Leadership Network

Track:

Leadership

District, building and teacher leaders play a critical role in not only sustaining change but in building the urgency and momentum to continue moving forward. In this session, participants will explore purposeful practices to build collective efficacy within the district and building networks to sustain change.

Instructional Infrastructure

Track:

Instructional Infrastructure

Participants will engage in learning around approaches to embedding high quality instruction into daily practice as they connect to a guaranteed and viable curriculum. This session will explore the use of instructional models that align to content-specific teacher and student actions. Monitoring tools which inform small system cycles will also be explored.

Student Support Network

Track:

Student Support

District, building & teacher leaders are responsible for supporting the social, emotional, and academic growth of students.The Whole Child initiative identifies five tenets: healthy, safe, supported, challenged and engaged designed to measure how well schools are serving students. In this session, participants will use these tenets to explore structures necessary to support students as well as the tools that may be used for measuring growth and responding to need.

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Leadership Network

Track:

Leadership

District examples & structures for performance management, lessons learned, next steps.

Instructional Infrastructure

Track:

Instructional Infrastructure

District, building & teacher leaders play a critical role in strengthening collective teacher efficacy across the district and/or building. In this session, participants will explore the purposeful practices that teacher teams engage in to best support improved learning outcomes for students, as well as the structures that make these practices happen on a daily basis.

Student Support Network

Track:

Student Support

In this session, participants will learn about evidence related to the importance of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) for staff and students. We will explore CASEL resources for high-quality systemic implementation of SEL, and find practical ways to make our state-adopted SEL competencies an integral part of every student’s education.

Networking — 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The day will conclude with networking opportunities allowing participants to process their learning and gain insights from colleagues around the state.