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Educational Leadership

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UW ECHO in Educational Leadership builds capacity, increases awareness of evidence-based, best practices and self-efficacy to establish effective mentoring platforms for school district superintendents and leaders to improve the community, district, and student outcomes.

Network participants include superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, assistant principals, instructional facilitators, curriculum directors, special education directors, state agency staff, and individuals dedicated to improving educational leadership in Wyoming 
and beyond.

UW ECHO in Educational Leadership is a collaboration
with the Wyoming Department of Education.

Sessions are on Tuesdays, biweekly from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
via Zoom video conferencing technology.

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Learning Topics - SPRING 2018

Session information subject to change, please check back regularly.

*Registration encouraged but not required to attend sessions*

January 16

Wyoming School Boards Association (WSBA) Legislative Agenda for Upcoming Session
Key positions from WSBA for the upcoming legislative session and for impacting outcomes from the session.

Brian Farmer, Executive Directo, Wyoming School Boards Association

January 30

Developing Instructional Leaders in Each School Using Collaborative Team
Models for growing instructional leaders and implementation tools for leadership development.

Jay Harnack, Superintendent, Sublette County SD#1

February 13

The Power of Regional Networking in Northwestern Wyoming School Districts: Neighbors helping Neighbors
This session will discuss how networking with other districts has changed the conversation as well as models that work in Wyoming

David Nicholas, Superintendent, Washakie County SD#1

February 27

Developing Instructional Leaders Using a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Framework
Critical learnings from Central Office and support and expectations for building leadership.

Dr. Joanne Flanagan, Assoc. Superintendent, Fremont County SD #25

March 13

A District Effort to Align the Danielson Evaluation Framework with PLCs: The Power Standards
This session will discuss prioritizing Danielson Evaluation Criteria and aligning teacher and principal evaluations.

Dustin Hunt, Superintendent, Hot Springs County SD #1

March 27

An Update on Leader Accountability and Changes to Chapter 29 Rules
This session will focus on updates on the work of the CPES committee and significant changes in Chapter 29 Rules.

Dr. Laurell Ballard, Wyoming Dept. of Education

April 10

Leading a Large District in Wyoming on the PLC Journey: Lesson Learned and Best Practices
This session will discuss challenges, successes and best practices from the field in a large district.

Walt Wilcox, Assoc. Superintendent, Natrona County SD #1

Session Registration*

April 24

Update on Accreditation for the 2018-19 School Year
Sharing the work of the Accreditation Advisory Team and Models.

Bill Pannel, Wyoming Dept. of Education

Session Registration*

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Learning Topics - Fall 2017

September 19

Critical Learnings from PLC Implementation at the District Level: A Wyoming Example
Critical superintendent and board behaviors
and building a culture that trumps process - always!

Kevin Mitchell, Executive Director: Wyoming Association of School Administrators

October 3

The Future of Leader Accountability: Standards, Process, and Models
An Opportunity to Learn and Provide Feedback

Evaluation Systems for District and School Leaders and Other Educators

Dr. Laurel Ballard, Wyoming Department of Education

October 17

Clarification of Chapter 41 Rules and Teacher Certification Statutes
The session addresses clarifications in statute and offers an understanding of CH 41 Rules.

Dr. Laurel Ballard, Wyoming Department of Education

October 31

Canvas: The Statewide Learning Management System (LMS)
Learn about Canvas, how it can improve distance education for your students and why one supported LMS is good for Wyoming.

Dr. Laurel Ballard, Wyoming Department of Education

November 14

Board Policy, Practices, and Processes to Support and
Lead a High Performing School District: A Dialog

Session will discuss best practices in policy and processes of school boards as well as areas to stay away from as school boards that hamper student achievement efforts.

Dr. Ann Perkins, Chair, Sheridan County School District #2 Board of Trustees

November 28

Curriculum, Assessment and Instructional Alignment. What is tight? What is loose?
Session topics include alignment models and processes as well as using alignment as a powerful tool for raising student achievement.

Rick Woodford, Superintendent, Big Horn SD#2

December 12

Guided Reading Professional Development, Training, and Implementation.
Session addresses implementing quality professional development and accountability for adult behavior changes as a result of quality PD.

Annie Griffin, Principal, Sheridan County SD#1

December 19 - January 2

No Sessions

January 16

Wyoming School Boards Association (WSBA) Legislative Agenda for Upcoming Session
Session addresses key positions from WSBA for the upcoming legislative session and strategies impacting outcomes from the session.

Mr. Brian Farmer, Ex. Director, Wyoming School Boards Association

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