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SCHEDULE

Time: 9am - 5pm

 

Session 1: 09.29.17

Session 2: 11.30.17

Session 3: 02.01.18

Sessions will feature opportunities to:

  • learn from national, state and local  experts;

  • observe early learning classrooms in action;

  • reflect on current practices;

  • create action plans.

Session 1: 09.29.17
Opening Keynote Speaker: Kris Perry, Executive Director First Five Years Fund
Goals:
  • Embrace the PreK-3 early learning continuum
    • Embrace a concept of high-quality early learning from age three to grade three as the foundation for children’s developmental growth (Leading Pre-K-3 Learning Communities: Competencies for Effective Principal Practice, p.11)
  • Ensure developmentally-appropriate teaching
    • Ensure quality teaching, supported by a system of standards, developmentally-appropriate curriculum and assessments that work together to help foster children’s learning and growth (Leading Pre-K-3 Learning Communities: Competencies for Effective Principal Practice, p.20)
Guest Speaker: Julie Nicholson, Deputy Program Director WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies
 
Session 2: 11.30.17
 
Goals:
  • Ensure developmentally-appropriate teaching (continued from Session 1)
    • Ensure quality teaching, supported by a system of standards, developmentally-appropriate curriculum and assessments that work together to help foster children's learning and growth (Leading PreK-3 Learning Communities: Competencies for Effective Principal Practice, p.20)​
  • Use multiple measures to guide student learning.
    • Recognize how to improve teaching, learning and family engagement through the appropriate use of different student assessment tools.(Leading Pre-K-3 Learning Communities: Competencies for Effective Principal Practice, p.39) 
  • Provide personalized, blended learning environments
    • Understand ways to provide welcoming, collaborative learning environments that support personalized learning, including the effective use of technology. (Leading Pre-K-3 Learning Communities: Competencies for Effective Principal Practice, p.30)
Guest Speaker: Sheetal Singh, Director Design and Innovation Early Learning Lab
 
Session 3: 02.01.18
Goals:
  • Use multiple measures to guide student learning.(continued from Session 2)
    • Recognize how to improve teaching, learning and family engagement through the appropriate use of different student assessment tools.(Leading Pre-K-3 Learning Communities: Competencies for Effective Principal Practice, p.39) 
  • Make school the hub of PreK - 3 learning for families and community​​
    • Effective leaders work with families, preschool partners and community organizations to build strong PreK – 3 systems. (Leading Pre-K-3 Learning Communities: Competencies for Effective Principal Practice, p.54)
Guest Speaker: Maurico Palma, Director, Initiatives and Special Projects Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Build professional capacity across the learning community.
    • Learn to build collaborative working environments that support professional growth for both teachers and administrators. (Leading Pre-K-3 Learning Communities: Competencies for Effective Principal Practice, p.47)