Professional Development

The Principal’s Desk is now offering a variety of dynamic school leadership and instructional support services. Not seeing what you are looking for? We can design custom professional development to meet your needs. Email me at david@theprincipalsdesk.org for more information.

 

Leadership Coaching Strand

School Leadership Coaching 

Learn valuable insights on school leadership strategies to propel your school to the next level. School leadership coaching is targeted to meet the individual needs of each school  leader and school. School leaders will acquire skills in data analysis, classroom walk-throughs, PLCs, school culture, daily school management, time management, school disciplinary structures, interventions and parent communication.

Response to Intervention

Develop systems and protocols to support struggling students. Being proactive is the cornerstone of an intervention process. Gain the skills needed to create a data analysis protocol to identify struggling students, design a schedule of intervention, and set up a system of monitoring their improvement.

PLC Implementation

Educators need to be constantly focused on student achievement. Learn the skills needed to create, implement, and maintain dynamic and productive PLCs that focus on student achievement, best instructional practices, and data analysis.

Classroom Walkthroughs / Instructional Rounds

School administrators need to spend as much time in classrooms as possible. Collecting CWT data is crucial to school improvement. Gain the skills needed to implement a comprehensive CWT culture that will inform school leaders and teachers about instructional practices, grouping methods, learning outcomes, standards alignment, and student engagement.

Assessment Data Analysis and Action Planning

Don’t be data rich, information poor. School leaders need to know how to filter data so that teacher teams can create action plans to improve learning. Discover what data is needed and how to collect it in order to propel your school in the right direction.

Instructional Coaching Strand

Student Engagement

When students are more engaged in the lesson, they are less likely to be off task. Gain valuable insights to better engage your students using a variety of grouping methods, classroom norms and routines, instructional strategies, and technology.

Classroom Management Strategies

Create a classroom environment that is free on constant disruptions, off-task behaviors, and constant referrals to the office. Be proactive, rather than reactive in your approach. Take control of your classroom by learning valuable skills in creating a safe, inclusive classroom for all students, designed classroom norms and procedures, and implementing a fair and consistent behavior policy.

Classroom Walkthroughs / Instructional Rounds for Coaches

Instructional Coaches need to spend as much time in classrooms as possible. Collecting CWT data is crucial to school improvement. Gain the skills needed to implement a comprehensive CWT culture that will inform school leaders and teachers about instructional practices, grouping methods, learning outcomes, standards alignment, and student engagement.

Instructional Technology Implementation 

Utilizing the right instructional technology in your classroom can increase student engagement, participation, and depth of knowledge. Learn to select and implement the right technology into your classroom.

p3 Model 

p3

The p3 model of school improvement informs school leaders about the overall culture of their school. By focusing on three main elements: people, process, and product, schools can hone in on areas for growth. Schools start with a comprehensive survey completed by teachers, parents, and students (in middle and high school). Based on the results, we design personalized PD that fits the direct needs of your school / district.

Email david@theprincipalsdesk.org about the new p3 School Model professional development opportunity!

 

 

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