In response to the initial wave of school closings due to COVID-19, teachers and leaders across North Carolina did an amazing job this spring of shifting into remote learning without much advance notice. For the start of the 2020-21 school year, we are all moving out of reactive leadership to a crisis and into proactive planning as we prepare for any number of possibilities when schools re-open on August 17.
NC ASCD, in partnership with BetterLesson, is offering professional development that addresses the needs of district and school administrators in a timely way. An international leader in building educators’ flexible learning capacities, BetterLesson is offering low-cost virtual learning workshops that will equip you to be prepared and responsive to changing circumstances when students and staff return to school.
Below are the workshops we are offering in July. Each workshop is offered twice at different times of the day to make it possible for leaders who wish to attend all 10 sessions to do so. Each workshop costs $50 per participant for NCASCD members and you may sign up for as many sessions as you like. BetterLesson will invoice your district for the participation of all of the leaders from your district after you register.
If you are interested in finding out more about 1:1 leadership coaching from BetterLesson after the workshops, please say so in the form when you register for workshops via the blue “Reserve Your Spot!” button below.
Tuesday, July 7
Wednesday, July 8
Thursday, July 9
Monday, July 13
Tuesday, July 14
Wednesday, July 15
Thursday, July 16
Friday, July 17
Monday, July 27
Tuesday, July 28
Wednesday, July 29
In order to create a collaborative and interactive learning experience, each workshop will be limited to 20 participants. We will close registration at 5:00 PM on Monday, June 29.
First come, first serve! Sign up today!
Develop your awareness of key ideas in flexible learning, explore rubrics of leadership and change management, and develop ideal outcomes of instructional plans by looking at examples of school and district stories.
Explore new ways of displaying leadership and communicating a vision for instruction to key stakeholders in this new environment.
Define and sharpen your equity practices through targeted scenario-based work that explores technology access, English learners, special education needs, and resource deployment.
Build a deeper understanding of the best practices of teaching and learning flexibly, including distance learning pedagogies for asynchronous and synchronous learning.
Build your awareness of the ways to monitor and assess student progress including potential challenges. Incorporate feedback from stakeholders, review data from reliable tools, and more.
Develop professional learning that is flexible, choice-based, and virtual. Build teacher capacity so that they can own decisions and delivery about professional learning with one another.
Develop strategies to connect with caregivers in ways that engage them as stakeholders and partners in change management.
Focus on academic gaps and remediation strategies and supports that remain student-centered.
Our virtual workshops are highly collaborative and participatory -- they are not sit-and-get webinars! Facilitated over Zoom videoconferencing, each virtual learning workshop is 2 hours long. Throughout the workshop, a BetterLesson coach will support leaders to:
What are learning norms for when we are in a virtual workshop session?