Thank you to those of who joined us for #NELW19.
On March 1-2, 2019, hundreds of educators from 13+ states gathered in Charleston, SC as part of the Empowering Educators to Excel networked improvement community—with the goal of working together to create bold and equitable change in their classrooms and districts.
For photos, quotes, and reflections posted by attendees from the two-day event, please visit the #NELW19Twitter feed.
Keynotes at #NELW19
Creating a More Equitable Education System for All Students
Dr. Carey M. Wright
State Superintendent of Education
Mississippi Department of Education
Race, Equity, & Impact
Irvin L. Scott
Senior Lecturer on Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Plenary Panel at #NELW19
Fired Up, Ready to Go! Moving Past Conversation to Action in Advancing Equity
Moderated by Dr. Anissa Rodriguez Dickerman, Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Insight Education Group, district and national leaders shared personal perspectives on how equity impacts their work, explored why they think things aren’t improving, and discussed specific strategies that are having a real impact in schools across the country.
Breakout Panels at #NELW19
Empowering Educators to Excel District Showcase
District leaders discussed what progress they have made on effectively implementing the Empowering Educators to Excel project's three key levers: instructional leadership teams (ILTs), professional learning communities (PLCs), and instructional coaching. They also shared their successes, challenges, advice, and the impact that E3 has had on their schools.
Moderator: Jason Culbertson, President, Insight Education Group
- Melonie Gordon, Coordinator of Curriculum, Marion County School District
- Pete Leida, Assistant Superintendent, Colonial School District
- KaKela O’Banner Robinson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Marlboro County School District
- Matthew Prusiecki, Superintendent, MSD of Decatur Township
- DesMontes Stewart, Superintendent, Gainesville Independent School District
Going Global: Lessons Learned from International School Improvement
Insight has launched a global networked improvement community (NIC) with our partners abroad. A diverse panel of educators shared how they are tackling school improvement in other countries and how we can all benefit from a global network of education leaders.
Moderator: Jason Stricker, CEO and Founder, Insight Education Group
- Sana'a Alriyahi, Advanced Leadership Program Lead, Queen Rania Teacher Academy
- Paul Freeman, Superintendent, Guilford Public Schools
- Kelly Lyman, Superintendent, Mansfield Public Schools
- Diane Ullman, International Accreditation Leader, New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Making Professional Learning Visible: Utilizing Video for Reflection and Collaborative Coaching
Administrators and teacher leaders shared how they are successfully utilizing video for self-reflection, professional learning communities (PLCs), and instructional coaching.
Moderator: Michael Moody, Founder, Insight Education Group
- Paul Freeman, Superintendent, Guilford Public Schools
- Claire Gogolen, Program Manager, MQI Coaching, Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University
- Kathryn Procope, Head of School, Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science
Why Teacher Recruitment Needs to Change: What's Working and What's Not
In this panel, school, district, state, and higher education leaders reflected on how recruiting teachers has radically changed in the last few years, how their districts are rethinking teacher recruitment systems, and what's really working to attract and retain great teachers.
Moderator: Jill Nyhus, Vice President of Communications & Public Policy, Insight Education Group
- Rashad Anderson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Teacher Education & Campus, Director of the Call Me MiSTER Program, South Carolina State University
- David Glancy, Principal, Gainesville Junior High (Texas)
- Amalia Lopez, Empower Lindsay, TSL Project Manager, Lindsay Unified School District (California)
- Katie Strouss, Lead Teacher for Teacher Recruitment, Colonial School District (Delaware)
- Deborah Wimberly, Public Relations Officer & Special Projects, Marion County School District (South Carolina)
Breakout Sessions at #NELW19
- Introducing the Coaching for Change Playbook
- ADVANCE: Utilizing Video to Drive Growth
- Coaching in a Fishbowl
- Designing Effective Coaching Positions
- Utilizing the Coaching for Change Protocols and Blueprints
- How to Enhance Your Coaching by Asking the Right Questions
- Problem Solving Session: Coaching
Instructional Leadership Teams
- Generating a Theory of Action to Support Your ILT's Problem of Instructional Practice
- 5-Star Meeting in a Fishbowl
- The Issues List: Identifying and Prioritizing What ILTs Should Talk About
- Problem Solving Session: ILTs
- Courageous Conversations on Equity
- Using Logic Models for School and District Improvement
- Jackson Public Schools' Journey: A Partnership for District Improvement
- Supporting District Initiatives and School Reform through Micro-Credentials
- Creating Student-Centered Classrooms
- Maximizing the Impact of the Mentor Teacher Problem
- Increasing Quality Implementation of Personalized Learning through a Learner-Centered Framework
- Organizational Leadership
- Leadership for Equity Micro-Credential: Grounding Tennessee’s Leaders for Equity Playbook Into a Competency-Based Learning Opportunity
Professional Learning Communities (Supporting Teacher Effectiveness Project)
- Utilizing Student Work and Evidence in STEP
- Making the Most of the Confirm and Share Phases of STEP
- Problem Solving Session: STEP
Teacher Recruitment & Retention
- Attract the Teachers You Need: Create a Year-Round, Multi-Channel Teacher Recruitment System
- The Secrets to Retention: How to Keep Your Most Effective Educators
- Problem Solving Session: Recruitment and Retention
PHOTO GALLERY FOR #NELW19
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WHAT IS THE "EMPOWERING EDUCATORS TO EXCEL" COMMUNITY ?
Insight’s Empowering Educators to Excel (E3) is a partnership providing 47 schools in Delaware, Indiana, South Carolina, and Texas the opportunity to work together in a networked improvement community (NIC) funded by the Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program (TSL) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
We look forward to seeing you at #NELW2020!
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