2011-12 Webinar Series: Great Principals Talk about Getting It Done

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Great Principals Talk about Getting It Done

Are the leaders of high-performing and rapidly improving high-poverty and high-minority schools superheroes? If so, we can safely ignore them because who really aspires to superhero-hood? But maybe they know some things and do some things that the rest of us should understand and could emulate. Explore this question in a fascinating series of webinars sponsored by The Education Trust and The Wallace Foundation focused on the crucial role that school leaders play in making sure our most vulnerable children learn to high levels.

The webinars are based on the new book by Karin Chenoweth and Christina Theokas, Getting It Done: Leading Academic Success in Unexpected Schools. Chenoweth and Theokas are writer-in-residence and director of research, respectively, at The Education Trust.

Support for this series is provided by The Wallace Foundation, whose mission is to improve learning and enrichment opportunities for children. To learn more about what the foundation has learned, along with information about Wallace’s strategies for promoting change, visit The Wallace Foundation’s  Knowledge Center.

Webinars from 2010-11 available here.

Webinars from 2011

Getting It Done: Leading Academic Success in Unexpected Schools (Oct. 20, 2011)
Guests: Karin Chenoweth, writer-in-residence, The Education Trust; Christina Theokas, director of research, The Education Trust
Download the audio in mp3 format.

The Really Tough Stuff – Creating a Culture and Climate of High Expectations (Dec. 8, 2011)
Guests: Deb Gustafson, principal, Ware Elementary School, Ft. Riley, Kan.; Conrad Lopes, former principal, Jack Britt High School, and current principal, Stratford High School, both in South Carolina
Download the audio in mp3 format.

 

Webinars from 2012

Everyone Says Principals Need to Be Instructional Leaders – But What Does that Mean? Part 1: Principals as Organizers of Instruction (Jan. 12, 2012)
Guests: June Eressy, principal, Chandler Elementary School, and former principal, University Park Campus School, Worcester, Mass.; Ricci Hall, current principal, University Park Campus School; Mary Haynes-Smith, principal, Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School, Orleans Parish, New Orleans 
Download the audio in mp3 format.

Everyone Says Principals Need to Be Instructional Leaders – But What Does that Mean? Part 2: Principals as Teachers of Teachers (Jan. 26, 2012)
Guests: June Eressy, principal, Chandler Elementary School, and former principal, University Park Campus School, Worcester, Mass.; Ricci Hall, current principal, University Park Campus School; Mary Haynes-Smith, principal, Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School, Orleans Parish, New Orleans 
Download the audio in mp3 format.

Managing the Building to Ensure High Academic Achievement (Feb. 16, 2012)
Guests: Arelis Diaz, former principal, North Godwin Elementary School, Godwin Heights, Mich.; Denise Garison, principal, Jack Britt High School, Fayetteville, N.C. 
Download the audio in mp3 format.

Bringing It All Together (March 21, 2012)
Guests: Jody Spiro, interim director of education, The Wallace Foundation; Molly Bensinger-Lacy, former principal, Graham Road Elementary School, Fairfax, Va. 
Download the audio in mp3 format.