Act 45

Principal Study Council, 2020-2021, All Students Must Thrive

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    Program facilitated by Dr. Tyrone Howard

    The 2020-21 Principal Study Council offers principals multiple opportunities to grow their understanding of how educators of all levels nurture the social-emotional wellness that is essential for all students to thrive. Through collaborative study and discourse on research-based practices, participants learn a critical wellness approach that brings together three theoretical frameworks relevant to equity in schools - wellness, critical pedagogy, and critical race theory.

    At the October 22 kick-off meeting, author and education leader Tyrone Howard will share his insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners and strategies on how to reach disengaged students and ensure learners feel cared for, empowered and inspired to be their best.

    40 Act 45 PIL Hours
    October 22, January 28 and March 25


Transforming Learning to Increase Student Achievement

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    Join fellow educators and leaders as we journey through Transforming Learning: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools by Eric Sheninger & Thomas Murray. Explore the 8 Keys that are an imperative call to action to school leaders to create and lead schools that are relevant to the world our students are living in as well as the world they will enter upon graduation.

     Fully online - 40 PIL Hours

    • Enroll and start the course anytime beginning September 14, 2020
    • Enrollment for this program will be open through October 18, 2020
    • All work for this program must be completed by November 30, 2020

Gifted Services that Positively Impact Student Achievement

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    This course will examine the legal responsibilities of school districts to support gifted students through the exploration of Chapter 16 regulations and timelines, gifted service delivery options of acceleration and enrichment, mediation and due process procedures, and gifted case law. Various screening and identification protocols will be investigated to determine the appropriateness of various assessments in determining giftedness.

    Fully Online - 30 PIL Hours

    • Enroll and start the course anytime beginning September 14, 2020
    • Enrollment for this program will be open through October 18, 2020
    • All work for this program must be completed by November 30, 2020

Technology Leadership that Increases Student Achievement

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    This program focuses on how to use technology to become a better school leader. The course is based on the recognized work of Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and incorporates two resources: - Become a Highly Capable School System Technology Leader - The Framework for Essential Skills of a CTO

    Fully Online - 30 PIL Hours

    Enroll and start the course anytime beginning September 14, 2020

    Enrollment for this program will be open through October 18, 2020

    All work for this program must be completed by November 30, 2020