Leading for Literacy: Taking a Deep Dive into Professional Development Structures - June 3rd

Date: June 3, 2021 

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET 

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In the seventh installment of the Lead for Literacy series, join Ursula Hill, Ed.D. from the Lead for Literacy Center as they discuss critical components of high-quality professional development for effective school-wide reading programs, key considerations for job-embedded learning and coaching, and effective collaboration structures for professional learning. Participants will then have the opportunity to develop a well-articulated professional development plan that incorporates key actions for planning, delivering, and evaluating professional development using data sources. The plan will also guide prioritization of needs and goals, identification of resources, and the consideration of funding streams to provide differentiated new knowledge to support teachers and improve student learning and behavior outcomes.  

Participants will: 

  • Recognize features of high-quality professional development by highlighting use data and time. 
  • Discuss potential obstacles in professional development and considerations to address the obstacles.  
  • Identify the strengths and stretches of professional development and coaching practices within your school/district that lead to data-based decision-making. 

Presenter: Ursula Hill, Ed.D., Technical Assistance Coach for the Lead for Literacy Center, has more than 22 years of experience in public education as a as a school administrator, special educator, professional development trainer, and leadership coach with substantial knowledge and experience working with low-performing schools, Title I, school change initiatives, data analysis, and Special Education.

Facilitator: Lauren Artzi, Ph.D., is a Technical Assistance Coach for the Lead for Literacy Center and Senior Researcher at American Institutes for Research. She brings sixteen years of experience in education; five as an ESL teacher, and eleven years of experience in education research and as a technical assistance and professional development provider.

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