To supplement our online tools and resources for participants to enhance work on school improvement planning, NTC also built a series of eight 90-minute supplemental training sessions. These are built to introduce school level educators to survey results and help make connections between those results and conditions in schools. While these sessions are designed for an online format, resources to preview this training's content can be accessed here. With only 90 minutes to provide instruction virtually, these sessions are not intended to solve systemic challenges at the school level, but are a great start to informing your school improvement efforts. 

Online 90-minute training: Vision

Participants in this class will:

  1. Reflect on existing vision
  2. Understand the purpose of a vision and what elements make a vision effective and powerful
  3. Consider the effectiveness of some vision examples
  4. Review the Ohio State Principal Standards that address vision
  5. Refine your vision
  6. Anticipate next steps for using your vision

Supporting Documents: Participant's Packet and Presentation

 

Online 90-minute training: Differentiated Instruction

Participants in this class will:

  1. Examine 5 key components of differentiation as defined by Carol Ann Tomlinson
  2. Consider strategies to utilize the 5 components of differentiation
  3. Deepen the understanding of the role of assessment in differentiation
  4. Explore the potential of the Knowing Students tool to support differentiation

Supporting Documents: Participant's Packet, Key Components Handout, Key Components Strategies, Key Components Exercise, Research & Bibliography, and Respectful Work & Grouping Strategies.

 

Online 90-minute training: Teacher Empowerment

Participants in this class will:

  1. Review Ohio principal  standards addressing teacher empowerment
  2. Discuss strategies leaders can take to promote teacher leadership
  3. Learn how to capture evidence of teacher leadership development
  4. Set a goal for next steps at your school

Supporting Documents: Participant's Packet and Presentation

 

Online 90-minute training: Principals: Applying Differentiated Leadership Support to your Own School Context

Participants in this class will:

  1. Examine and reflect on your own leadership style preference
  2. Reflect on your leadership approach to a situation at your school
  3. Deepen understanding of how to adapt leadership style to meet learner need
  4. Apply new learning in your school context
  5. Generate an action plan to implement a desired school initiative

Supporting Documents: Presentation, Leadership Styles & Learner Development Levels Handout, Applying Differentiated Support Example, and Applying Differentiated Support Handout

 

Online 90-minute training: Effective Professional Development

Participants in this class will:

  1. Reflect on attributes of a positive and challenging personal professional development experience
  2. Identifying what makes professional development effective
  3. Consider a model of teacher development
  4. Review current actions/systems and next steps for your professional development opportunities
  5. Examine resources to support the development and maintenance of effective professional development

Supporting Documents: Presentation, Adult Learning Assumptions HandoutFour Audiences HandoutGuskey Understandings 1-3 Handout, Guskey Understandings 4-6 Handout, and Evaluating PD Handout

 

Online 90-minute training: Supporting Students with Academic English Needs

Participants in this class will:

  1. Define students who have Academic English learning needs
  2. Explore strategies to support the development of Academic English competency

Supporting Documents: Participant's Packet and Presentation

 

Online 90-minute training: Professional Learning Communities

Participants in this class will:

  1. Identify the core principals of PLCs
  2. Understand the developmental levels of creating a high functioning PLC
  3. Reflect on the different PLCs in your school
  4. Consider supports and actions you can take to deepen the quality and effectiveness of supports

Supporting Documents: Presentation, Development Levels of Our School PLCs Handout, Video Note Taking Guide, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Handout, The Nature of PLCs Handout, and Trust Matters Handout

 

Online 90-minute training: Finding Time for Teachers to Plan and Collaborate 

Participants in this class will:

  1. Reflect on TELL results to consider the amount and use of collaborative time
  2. Examine specific strategies for scheduling to maximize teacher time for planning and collaboration
  3. Consider protocols for using collaborative time to focus on instructional practices and student learning
  4. Explore processes toward engaging staff in scheduling and meetings in order to move forward on potential plans

Supporting Documents: Presentation and Time Connector Rubric