Tuesday, August 29, 2023 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM MDT
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Manoa Heritage Center 
2856 Oahu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96822

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Learning Facilitator: Dr. Kris Rouleau

Kris is McREL's vice president for Learning Services, leading a team of professional learning consultants who support teachers and school leaders as they learn about, and use, research-based practices for better instruction and school improvement. Before joining McREL, Kris was a long-time educator, principal, and district administrator.

She is a co-author of:

  • The New Classroom Instruction That Works: The Best Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement
  • Learning That Sticks: A Brain-Based Model for K-12 Instructional Design and Delivery
  • Curiosity Works: A Guidebook for Moving Your School From Improvement to Innovation.

Balanced Leadership for Student Learning

2023-24 Professional Learning Series

Honolulu, HI 

McREL invites Hawaii principals, school leadership team members, and other school leaders to join us for a year-long professional learning series designed to help you create a positive, continuous improvement culture at your school that supports higher levels of student learning.

In this year-long cohort, you'll join other school leaders in attending four 1-day, in-person sessions in Honolulu during the 2023-24 school year. In between the in-person sessions, you'll use what you've learned--applying the ideas and insights to your own leadership practices at your school and reflecting on what's working well and what needs more refinement.

Registration: $995 per person. Includes all four 1-day sessions and related materials. If paying by purchase order or invoice, please select the "pay by check" option when registering.

For More Information: Please contact Hilary Cooper at hcooper@mcrel.org.

Session Dates and Learning Focus

(attendance at all four sessions is required to participate in this cohort)

August 29, 2023, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Research on effective school leaders reveals a set of key actions and responsibilites that principals and leadership teams can enact that have a strong, direct effect on teacher efficacy and student success. In this session, you'll learn about these actions and responsibilities and gain knowledge and skills to lead better decision-making processes at your school using goal-oriented analysis focused on your students' and teachers' needs.

October 23, 2023, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What are the best, high-leverage things you can do to make a bigger difference for your students and staff? In this session, we'll help you identify what matters most right now for your school's improvement. You'll also learn about the power of best first instruction and a brain-based model for student learning that your teachers can use to make their initial, Tier 1 instruction more engaging and memorable for all students.

February 7, 2024, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Whenever you implement a new policy, procedure, or process at your school, your staff may need to change their own routines and beliefs--and this change process can be challenging for many people. In this session, you'll deepen your understanding of the phases of change and how to develop action plans for more effective implementation, staff support, and progress monitoring.

April 11, 2024, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In our final session, we'll work together to help you develop plans for creating a positive,continuous-improvement culture at your school using the power of asset-based thinking and community engagement.