The University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) will host the Area of Focus Institute, a new professional development event for teams of principals, coaches, teachers and teacher leaders, on September 23, 2015 in Renton, Washington.
New teacher evaluation systems are prompting teachers to formalize their goals for student learning and their own instructional practice – and to collect data to assess progress toward meeting them. This process of goal-setting requires developing an area of focus.
The Area of Focus Institute will help teams of educators build a process to identify areas of focus and ensure that teachers’ goals positively influence student learning and their own instructional practice.
Participants will learn how to use evidence to ground an area of focus, set goals that are tied to the larger context of school and district learning, and establish objectives that explicitly connect a problem of student learning with specific changes in instructional practice. Participants will also receive a set of tools to support this process. Throughout the day, attendees will experience a replicable process that they can take back to their schools.
The early registration rate for this event – available until June 17 – is $139 per person. For more information about and to sign up, please check the event website.
At the Center for Educational Leadership we partner with courageous leaders in classrooms, schools and the systems that support them to eliminate educational inequities by creating cultures of rigorous teaching, learning and leading. Our vision is transformed schools empowering all students regardless of background to create limitless futures for themselves, their families, their communities, and the world.