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Professional Learning Experiences by Keisha Taylor

August 2nd, 2019

Topic: Standards for Professional Learning

As August approaches, I use this time to reflect on my professional learning experiences over the last twelve months. Working at a nonprofit that supports college and career readiness for students across the country, the cycles of learning and professional learning opportunities vary from working in the K-12 sector. I use the month to think...

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast by Janet Ciarrocca

July 10th, 2019

Topic: Uncategorized

Culture eats Strategy for Breakfast Munch, munch, crunch crunch.  That is the sound of your new school initiative being eaten alive by your school’s culture.  Without combining work on strengthening culture into any new initiative, the work is often doomed to failure.  Many school leaders jump into new initiatives with the thought that they can...

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

July 10th, 2019

Topic: Uncategorized

Munch, munch, crunch crunch.  That is the sound of your new school initiative being eaten alive by your school’s culture.  Without combining work on strengthening culture into any new initiative, the work is often doomed to failure.  Many school leaders jump into new initiatives with the thought that they can implement new things easily  and...

Strengthening Teaching, Leading, and Learning: A Symposium

June 13th, 2019

2019 Symposium Final (003) As educational leaders, we think about change, how it will impact our responsibilities, and the leadership we will provide to advance performance and achievement of students and staff. With a leadership team from your school or district, plan to join the commissioner, assistant commissioners, NJ Department of Education directors, and leaders...

Learning Forward New Jersey Regional Workshop – Central Region

August 8th, 2018

ADVANCING TEACHING AND LEARNING THROUGH EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE The power of integrating instructional materials and professional learning The challenge Each year, schools and districts make decisions about the adoption of curriculum and instructional materials. However, often the processes and professional learning structures to ensure their effective implementation aren’t adequately addressed. As a result, new curricula...