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School Leadership

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UW ECHO in School 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 principals, assistant principals, lead teachers and other school level leaders, aspiring principals, superintendents and principal supervisors, instructional facilitators/coaches, professional development directors and staff, curriculum directors, special education directors, higher education faculty teaching in Educational Leadership, and state agency staff.


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

Sessions are on Thursdays, biweekly from 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 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 11

Desert View Elementary’s Journey of Improvement: A Principal’s Perspective
Session topics include Hattie’s Instructional Strategies, STEAM, and Culture and Growth Mindset.

Presenter:
Barbara Rezzonico, Principal, Sweetwater SD #1

January 25

Building PLC’s at the High School Level:
Lander High School’s Journey and Lessons Learned

Structures to support high school PLC and culture needs to support high school PLCs.

Presenter:
Brad Neuendorf, Principal, Fremont County SD #1

February 8

Essential Behaviors and Learning Outcomes at the Middle Level:
Worland Middle School’s Journey and Best Practices.

Topics will how teaching essential behaviors is the foundation and guaranteed and viable curriculum: “The What”.

Presenter:
Ryan Clark, Principal, Washakie SD #1

February 22

Answering PLC Questions 1-4: Gannett Peak Elementary’s
PLC Journey and Best Practices.

Session topics will cover enrichment and remediation practices and how culture trumps process.

Presenter:
Leslie Voxland, Principal, Fremont SD #1

March 15

A Conversation with Jan Hoegh
District Assessment Systems, Proficiency Scales, and other topics

March 22

The Heart Behind the Data: Thermopolis Middle School's PLC Journey
Session will cover culture shifts needed in the Middle School Model and PLC Structures at the Middle School Level

Presenter:
Breez Daniels, Principal, Hot Springs County SD #1

April 5
Session rescheduled to April 26, 2018!

Transforming School Culture and Structures: Crest Hill Elementary's PLC Journey
The power of collaboration and a framework for teaching and learning.

Presenter:
Nicole Rapp, Principal, Natrona County SD#1

Session Registration*

April 19

Truman Elementary' Journey of Continuous Improvement. A Success Story!
How collaboration can ignite the passion of a long time educator and how PLC's done right can make all the difference.

Presenter:
Greg Figenser, Principal, Sweetwater SD#2

Session Registration*

May 3

Afton Elementary Schools PLC Journey
Best PLC practicesin an elementary schoo and grade level specifics of PLC teams

Presenter:
Lane Parmenter, Principal, Lincoln County SD#2

Session Registration*


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Learning Topics - Fall 2017

September 28

PLC Right: Improving Collaboration Within Teacher Teams
Session topics include evaluating and improving PLC team functions and
using the rubric to help improve teacher team collaboration.

Presenter:
Mick Weist, District PLC Coordinator, 2014 Wyoming Teacher of the Year

October 12

What is the Future of Accreditation for Wyoming Schools? Options and Feedback!
How can the accreditation process add more value and
be differentiated for schools/districts in Wyoming?

Presenter:
Bill Pannell, Accreditation Supervisor, Wyoming Department of Education

October 26

The Principal's Role in Leading a School During a Time of
Dramatic Changes in Student Demographics

Topics will include the effects of changing student demographics on
classroom instruction, culture, and achievement.

Presenter:
Mike Wood, Principal, Livingston Elementary School

November 9

Using RTI/MTSS Along with Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses to
Identify Learning Disabilities

Session topics will cover RTI and MTSS best practices for identification and
using patterns of strengths and weaknesses for identification

Presenter:
Ms. Kim Sanford, Special Education Director, Washakie SD #1

November 23

No Session

December 7

Creating a Collaborative Culture: Enhancing Teacher Collaboration
Session content will include sharing tools used to enhance collaborative teams and
principal behaviors that impact effective teacher collaboration.

Presenter:
Greg Legerski, Principal, Pinedale Elementary School

December 21 - January 4

No Sessions

January 11

Desert View Elementary’s Journey of Improvement: A Principal’s Perspective
This session will cover Hattie’s Instructional Strategies,
STEAM and Culture and Growth Mindset.

Presenter:
Principal Barbara Rezzonico, Desert View Elementary, Sweetwater SD#1


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