For those of you who joined us at the 2014 Leadership Academy, we enjoyed our time and we hope you did also. For those you who were not able to make it this year, we hope to see you at the 2015 Leadership Academy.

Professor Andy Hargreaves of Boston College will share ”what the next generation of teaching should look like” as set forth in his book Professional Capital (Hargreaves/Fullan), Tuesday, August 5th
Communication and the Skillful Leader of 2014 - Say it quick, make it stick, and make a difference! Practical communication skills for today’s school leaders. Thursday, August 7th Presenter: Christie Ward, The iMPACT Institute
Improving Your Professional Craft. Seven Professional Learning Strands for 2014
Wednesday, August 6 & Thursday, August 7 
Strand Choices:
Distributed Leadership-Creating a climate of shared purpose, respect, teamwork and collaboration. Presenters: Tom Sedore & members of the Leadership Team at Spaulding High School.
Who Are Our Learners? – Applying Brain Research to Student Learning Outcomes. Sustaining cultures of on-going learning based upon the principals of brain-based learning applied through 21st Century outcomes and skills. Presenters: Val Gardner & Bill Rich. In collaboration with the Vermont Higher Education Collaborative.

Improving Professional Teaching Practices Through Professional Collaboration –Electronic Teacher Portfolios -Keys to teacher evaluation and professional collaboration. Includes electronic platform through Google Docs. (Precursor to student PLP platform) Presenters: Andre Messier & the "A" Team from Lake Region Union High School.

Education Law-An Overview and Update for School Administrators-Legal issues facing Vermont administrators and how to avoid them? Presenters: Patti R. Page, Esq. & members of the legal team from Stitzel, Page, & Fletcher, P.C.

Safe & Secure Schools – A Balanced Approach- School safety from facilities to school safety planning to school climate. Presenter: Dennis Lewis, Edu-Safe, LLC – National school safety consultant

What We See is What We Get: How to Provide Feedback to Teachers to Support Implementation of Common Core Shifts- Tools for observing and evaluating school progress on the implementation of common core school standards. Presenter: Judy Carr, Center for Curriculum Renewal,  in collaboration with the VT Professional Learning Network.

An Administrator's Guide to Athletic Safety and Legal Issues-Information and planning session on schools’ responses to legal issues and current legislation on sports safety. Presenters: Bob Davis, Assistant Principal, North Country Union High School; Denise Alosa, ATC, South Burlington High School; Dr. Matt Gammons, VT Orthopedic Clinic

 2014 Leadership Academy Attendance Costs
Single Occupancy   $699 (includes Keynote, Academy Strands, Send Off Session, materials, all meals, & single occupancy room)
Double Occupancy  $599 (includes Keynote, Academy Strands, Send Off Session, materials, all meals, & double occupancy room)
Off-Site Condo         $525 (includes Keynote, Academy Strands, Send Off Session, materials, all meals,
                                                & One-Three person occupancy condo (not air-conditioned))
Commuter Rate         $450 (includes Keynote, Academy Strands, Send Off Session, material, all meals)

Keynote Address Only    $175 (includes Keynote, materials, break & lunch)
Sendoff Session Only       $99  (includes Sendoff Session & lunch)


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