Mary Janet Candeias
About Transformative Leadership
CREC’s transformative leadership professional development opportunities are a series of connected workshops held each year. Aligned with the Connecticut School Leader Standards, these events focus on how leaders use critical reflection and analysis to create learning communities that embrace equitable opportunities and successful outcomes for all students. These workshops are ideal opportunities for school principals, assistant principals, department chairs, central office administrators, and aspiring leaders.
Whether you are an aspiring leader, a novice, or an experienced leader, the following opportunities will help you to grow your practice and lead change. Dates, times, locations, and registration links for all of these workshops can be found below under "Upcoming Events."
Topics for the 2015-2016 School Year Include:
Preparing to Become a Transformative Leader
This one-day, summer workshop integrates transformative leadership and equity into your philosophy and practice, while also preparing you for leadership. Resume preparation and practicing for interviews are included. Tuition: $150
Integration of Transformative Leadership into Your Practice
This one-day, summer workshop focuses on how to bring transformative philosophy into your leadership practice. Activities provide strategies, information, and ways for you to motivate and build staff capacity to embrace and implement equity-based change. Tuition: $150
Transformative Leadership Discussions
This is a time to learn and discuss with your colleagues. These discussions are for aspiring and experienced administrators and leaders, and the 2.5-hour interactive sessions will be facilitated by experienced educational leaders and will focus on a variety of topics. These sessions are $65 dollars to attend, but offer a special pricing of $55 each if you register for two or more. Topics include:
October: Positive School Climate
Deepen your understanding of how to transform the culture and climate of your school and learn to develop and implement a long- term school culture and climate plan.
November: Use Data to Set High Leverage Student Learning Objectives
Transform instructional practices by helping teachers create data-based student learning objectives, and support teachers in creating objectives that initiate, sustain and/or elevate rigor in the classroom.
December: Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI) - Establish and Monitor Your Entry and Exit Gates
Identify critical features and structures for creating and monitoring how students enter into and exit from SRBI tiers, and transform intervention opportunities for students by creating a flexible system.
January: Mid-Year Meetings - The Hard Conversations
Simulated activities will build your capacity to engage in difficult conversations in individual and group meetings, and they will transform your leadership.
February: The Dynamics of Difference
Foster culturally responsive instruction by extending knowledge of equitable instructional practices, policies, and procedures, and develop school-wide plans to support teachers’ implementation of equitable instructional pedagogy.
April: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) - Assess Your Current Systems
Transform and reenergize your PBIS system by assessing your current practices and reestablishing or refining PBIS infrastructures, and learn quick and easy-to-use state-of-the-art assessment tools.
Things to Know About Being a Superintendent
Administrators interested in learning more about a career as a superintendent will receive information on topics, such as educational and financial leadership; superintendent and school board relationships; resumes; necessary credentials; and the interview process. Tuition: $150