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Date(s): June 17-18, 2020
Location: Brookfield East High School
3305 Lilly Rd
Brookfield, WI 53005

Time:8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost: $350.00 per person of $300.00 for School Districts that send 10 or More Team Members (Includes all materials, lunch and refreshments on both days)

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About The Learning FIRST PLC 2.0 Summer Institute:

“What is the observable impact of your collaborative time and collective efforts?”

Collective teacher efficacy has topped John Hattie’s list of factors that matter the most in raising student achievement. With an effect size of 1.39, there is little doubt that developing collective teacher efficacy is something all school districts are striving to achieve. But in the busy lives of educators in classrooms around North America, the question is “How do we do it?”.
While there have been many claims about strategies that can be used to increase efficacy in schools, it’s rare that find research and evidence based information to support those strategies. The Collective Efficacy and Observable Impact Two-Day Institute brings together the cognitive science and the practical tools to allow participants not only to have a deep understanding of the enabling conditions of collective efficacy, but also the teacher-tested strategies to bring efficacy to life in the busy school context. Schools that have a firmly established sense of collective efficacy through connecting their actions to observable impact in the classroom have higher student achievement. If you’re interested in finding out how to make collective efficacy a reality in your school, this institute is for you and your team.

Come spend two practical and powerful days of learning with our team of thought leaders to meet you and your collaborative teams where you are at and move forward to ensure high levels of learning for ALL students in ALL schools through analyzing the enabling conditions for collective efficacy and the tools that allow those conditions to thrive. In this institute, be prepared for immersive learning experiences with leading experts in the field of collective efficacy and collaboration who will guide you through ready-to-use tools and protocols so your collaborative teams can create the vision of the learning that they want for their students and connect their collaborative actions to the impact where it matters the most–in the classrooms with students.

“Collective efficacy is strengthened when teams see the result of their combined efforts, and they will do so by engaging in the PLC 2.0 process. PLC 2.0 is the impetus needed to collectively move PLCs to observable impact.”

During this interactive, hands-on and AFFORDABLE institute, participants will explore engagement using the PLC 2.0 process and ultimately, lead to observable impact in the classroom. Our team of presenters will also customize your learning experience at this institute by sharing their research, knowledge and implementation strategies around the topics and ideas that increase engagement and promote focal points that school districts all over the United States are working on.

Participants who attend this institute will:

  • understand the role that creating and fostering a culture of learning for ALL has on increasing student achievement and engagement in a Learning FIRST environment.
  • learn about the power of relationships in development and maintaining a Learning FIRST PLC 2.0 environment and how it leads to more engaged learners.
  • understand the role of relationships within classroom management, differentiation, and how both strategies lead to higher levels of learning.
  • understand what equity means in today’s schools to ensure every student is afforded the right opportunity to learn in a way that best supports his/her own life experiences, which in turn leads to underserved populations of students being more engaged in their learning experiences.
  • learn what effective leadership looks like in creating a Learning FIRST PLC 2.0 environment, regardless of the role one serves within their school or district. This includes tools and protocols that lead to more engaged staff meetings and collaborative team meetings at all levels.
  • earn how to co-create a vision of a learner and engagement within collaborative time and then identify tools and resources to explore the teams evidenced-based reality.
  • understand the role of feedback in the classroom and how to engage in consistent feedback practices to create a Learning FIRST environment.
  • understand how to effectively turn data and evidence into observable impact within our classrooms. This includes data pertaining to student achievement, student and community engagement, and other factors leading to observable impact.
  • Analyze and create effective and engaging tasks and assessments that will keep today’s learners engaged and excited about coming to school.
  • Utilize a specific and descriptive observation protocol that allows schools to move from ‘pockets’ to ‘proliferation’ of effective teaching practice.
  • understand how to create learning plans for all learners to ensure every student within our buildings has been afforded a customized and engaging learning experience.

“Come Energized, Leave Prepared!”

Participants will also receive lunch and refreshments on both days

Cost: Cost: $395 per person or $350 for teams of 10 or more from a single school district
If a district registers a team of 10 or more, one administrator from the district can also attend for FREE.

If you have questions about this powerful and affordable institute, please do not hesitate to contact us at (920) 479-6504 or email us at info@firsteducation-us.com and we would be happy to assist!

Schedule of Events:

Day 1 Agenda

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM                Registration, Coffee and Networking

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM          Welcome and Introductions

8:15 AM – 9:15 AM                Opening Keynote

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM                Break and Networking

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM              Breakout Sessions (6 to Choose From)

10:45 AM -11:00 AM               Break and Networking

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM             Breakout Sessions (6 to Choose From)

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM               Lunch (provided) and Networking

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM                 Breakout Sessions (6 to Choose From)

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM                 Break and Networking

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM                 Closing Keynote for Day 1

Day 2 Agenda

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM                Coffee and Networking

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM                Welcome and Introductions

8:15 AM – 9:15 AM                Opening Day 2 Keynote

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM                Break and Networking

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM              Breakout Sessions (6 to Choose From)

10:45 AM -11:00 AM               Break and Networking

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM             Breakout Sessions (6 to Choose From)

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM               Lunch (provided) and Networking

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM                 2nd Keynote for Day # 2

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM                 Break and Networking

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM                 Team Planning with Presenters Facilitating

Schedule of Events:

June 17, 2020 Agenda with Jenni Donohoo

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Registration, Coffee and Networking

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Welcome and Introductions

8:15 AM – 9:15 AM How Educators’ Beliefs Impact Student Learning

Collective efficacy is about the overwhelming power that school teams have to impact change. When educators share the belief that they can influence student achievement regardless of some of the challenges faced in schools today, the results can be very powerful. In this keynote, Jenni will share about the importance of collective teacher efficacy and the positive consequences that occur when efficacy is firmly established in schools. The audience will also learn about how efficacy beliefs are formed and how they can be fostered in schools and classrooms.

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM Break and Networking

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Four Research-Based Leadership Practices for Fostering
Collective Efficacy

Since ‘Collective Teacher Efficacy’ topped John Hattie’s Visible Learning list of factors that matter the most in raising student achievement school leaders (both formal and informal) are asking themselves: How can we foster a sense of collective efficacy in schools? In this session, we’ll identify research-based, efficacy enhancing practices and examine how leaders and teams can act upon these ideas as part of their daily practice

10:45 AM -11:00 AM Break and Networking

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Learning by Observing

People often say that seeing is believing and it turns out that they are right! In addition to mastery experiences, collective efficacy beliefs are formed based on information obtained from vicarious experiences. Vicarious experiences happen when teams (or individual teachers) gain knowledge or information about a strategy, skill, or approach to improving student learning by seeing it performed by others. When teachers get better, students get better and teachers get better by observing others. In this session, we will explore how to improve the quality of observational learning and examine ways to tap into sources of collective efficacy in support of deeper implementation of evidence-based practices.

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch (provided) and Networking

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Measuring and Monitoring The Enabling Conditions for Collective
Teacher Efficacy

Leaders know that measuring and monitoring progress toward a goal is important in relation to improving schools. Research on school characteristics associated with collective teacher efficacy highlight five enabling conditions for collective efficacy to flourish. This session is designed for leaders and teams who are interested in measuring the faculty’s perceptions regarding the degree to which these enabling conditions are in place in a school. The questionnaire ‘Enabling Conditions for Collective Efficacy Scale’ (EC-CE-S) can be used to help teams identify areas of strength and areas in which to focus greater efforts. Participants will learn about the development and validation of the ‘Enabling Conditions for Collective Efficacy Scale’.

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Break and Networking

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Fostering Collective Efficacy

Successful PLCs are defined by quality implementation of what is known to work best in schools and classrooms. Knowing what works and making it work within unique school contexts are two different things! Continue to learn about the role of collective efficacy in high functioning teams and successful implementation. Highly efficacious teams do more than welcome new instructional practices into the mix; they find ways to bring theory and practice together in their unique environments in order to produce positive results – regardless of other circumstances. During this keynote, Jenni will share more ideas for schools and districts for moving forward in building a culture of collective efficacy.

June 18, 2020 Agenda with Cale Birk and Garth Larson

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Coffee and Networking

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Welcome and Introductions

8:15 PM – 9:15 PM Connecting to the Connected: Creating a Vision of a Learner in
the Right Now Generation

It is no secret that today’s students are different: with nearly limitless access to information and a bombardment of instant digital stimulation, understanding the “Right Now” generation of students is one thing…and teaching them is quite another! The instructional challenges that face our teachers have never been greater considering the diversity of the students in our schools. But where do we start?

While we might not know what our students need for an unpredictable future, what we do know is that statements like “We need to develop lifelong learners.” don’t really help us that much on a Wednesday in our fourth period math class. In this upbeat and fun keynote address, participants will take a trip outside of education to see what students are going to be facing and develop an understanding of how to develop an observable Vision of a Learner and the tools to turn that Vision into reality where it matters — in the classroom with our students and educators.

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM Break and Networking

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Collaborative Tools that Support Enabling Conditions 1 and
2 (Empowered Teachers and Embedded Reflective
Practices)

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Lunch (provided) and Networking
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM Collaborative Tools that Support Enabling Conditions 3 and
4 (Cohesive Teacher Knowledge and Goal Consensus)

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM Break and Networking

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM Collaborative Tools that Support Enabling Condition 5
(Supportive Leadership) and Team Planning for Next Steps

Travel Information:
Distance from Airports:
Chicago O’Hare Airport – 129 miles
Chicago Midway Airport – 122 miles
Central Illinois Airport- 2 Miles

Hotel Recommendation:
Double Tree by Hilton Bloomington

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