During the Summer 2017 Principals’ Academy, Dr. Luis Cruz challenged regional leaders to establish, grow, and monitor collaborative learning communities that “hit a home run for all kids.”
With that in mind and with a desire to support leaders at various stages of PLC implementation,
Kerri Bullock, Kathryn Bailey
initiated the Regional Leaders PLC. District teams from Binghamton, Broome-Tioga BOCES Instructional Programs, Harpursville, Newark Valley, Owego-Apalachin, Sidney, and Susquehanna Valley met four times during the 2017-2018 school year.
Work commenced in September with leaders identifying goals for their learning and a focus on four critical questions:
What do we expect our teachers to know and be able to do to ensure learning for all?
- How will we know they have learned it?
- How will we respond when they don’t?
- How will we respond when they do?
Learning in each of the four sessions targeted critical leverage areas including: building effective collaborative teams, guaranteed and viable curriculum, effective assessment, assessment capable learners and responding to learners needs. Participants left each session with the charge of bringing back evidence around the critical leverage areas. During the sessions, district teams developed action plans, shared evidence and stories of implementation, as well as successes and challenges.
The next generation of the work for leaders in 2018 - 2019 will be in the form of three regional offerings anchored in curriculum work:
1. Curriculum Essentials for Administrators
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2. Aligning Assessment to Prioritized Curricula
3. Progress Checks for Instructional Decision Making & Student Self-Assessment
Please consider joining us for this work in the upcoming school year!