Who should attend
Stakeholders in education at all levels including districts and school sites; teachers, academic coaches, and department heads; members of parent councils and school boards, and education-oriented non-profits and governmental agencies.
About the course
Actualizing educational excellence for equity requires transformative leaders at all levels of schooling who value and optimize the extraordinary potential and drive for achievement that is innate in all students across all cultures. These transformative leaders include district and school-site leaders, teachers who function as leaders in various roles including instructional coaches (in all disciplines) and academic department heads, and key stakeholders such as parents and community leaders. This Institute focuses on the reconceptualization of equity to address the holistic personal, social, and intellectual development of our youth. Participants will engage with strategies, skills, and conceptual frameworks needed to enact Leadership for Equity, Achievement, and Diversity in Schools, or LEADS. Building from the extensive, highly regarded scholarship of the two co-facilitators, the LEADS Institute provides an implementation-oriented and research-based reconceptualization of leading for equitable outcomes through systematic and sustained interactions of:
- Leadership that inspires and mobilizes all stake-holders to commit to building upon the cultural backgrounds of every member of the school community to design and incorporate the conceptual and behavioral changes needed for holistic intellectual and socio-emotional development of every student;
- Equity consciousness for social justice that fuels a culture and Pedagogy of Confidence® that mitigate the barriers ( i.e., “otherizing” through racism, etc.) to actualizing the innate potential of every student for high intellectual performances, self-determination, agency and personal contribution;
- Achievement that is nurtured through High Operational Practices™ that build on the propensity of all students to demonstrate personal strengths, engagement, and accelerated academic growth;
- Diversity that reflects recognition and appreciation of the group and personal-cultural positioning, practices, choices and perspectives that foster intercultural and inter-ethnic connections and belonging;
- Schools that work to become communities in which all members are respected, empowered, and invested in the collective creation of a shareable, sustainable society and world.
During this highly interactive Institute, participants will build upon and further develop leadership strategies, skills, and conceptual frameworks that:
- leverage scholarship (cognitive, neuroscience, and socio-cultural) including the research of the co-presenters that substantiate the innate potential and propensity of individuals across cultures for high intellectual performances, self-determination, and personal contributions to their communities and society;
- examine and optimize strategies for transforming beliefs and behaviors for all stake-holders to effect keener awareness and more intentional efforts to create academically excellent and socially just school communities;
- utilize multiple opportunities to collaborate and draw upon the resources of the co-facilitators and fellow LEADS Institute participants to collectively design and concretize viable approaches and processes for engaging and mobilizing all stake-holders to share responsibility for achieving a vision for schooling that actualizes excellence through equity and inclusion.
Dr. Yvette Jackson is the winner of the 2019 GlobalMindEd Inclusive Leader Award. She is the author of The Pedagogy of Confidence: Inspiring High Intellectual Performance in Urban Schools which received the 2012 ForeWord Reviews’ Silver Book Award and the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Ed...
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