Network Focuses in 2021-2022
The Key Leaders Network (KLN) connects district and school leaders statewide to challenge each other to raise expectations and foster effective practices for leadership, teaching, and
learning in their schools. We will explore concepts of coherence by using Leading a High Reliability School, by Marzano et al. as the guiding text. This year, KLN will focus on giving leaders the strategies for fostering district and school cultures where their educators will feel empowered to confidently address “unfinished learning.”
The Powerful Conversations Network (PCN) is a statewide professional learning opportunity where teachers collaborate to hone their knowledge and skills as they seek new and better ways to engage their students and improve student achievement. Marzano’s The New Art and Science of Teaching will be the guiding text. The learning will be actionable with effective instructional strategies that reach all students. Like in the past, social and emotional learning will be heavily integrated throughout the learning.
Program Components & Team Structure
For the 2021-2022 school year, we will offer our networks a blended learning structure with both in-person and virtual meetings. There will also be the option of a fully-virtual network for those who cannot attend any in-person meetings.
KLN: We recommend teams of six to be comprised of a good mix district and/or school leaders. We are also opening up KLN participation this year to allow for multiple teams from the same district to help ensure participants act on what they’ve learned.
PCN: We recommend teams of 3-6 with at least one administrator from the same school. Districts frequently send teams from multiple schools to ensure broader implementation of the learning.
Meetings will offer:
- Synchronous and asynchronous virtual learning
- Intentional networking of teachers from across the state
- Two full-day, in-person meetings with colleagues from across your region within your network
- Responsiveness and flexibility to meet district and school needs throughout the year
- ALSDE Clock Hours awarded upon completion
- ACLD approved PLUs awarded to those who meet the meeting requirements
Pricing is the same for both KLN and PCN at $425/person
***KLN and PCN are on the SDE approved list for use of ESSER funds***