With Fred Brown: Learning Forward’s deputy executive director
As we step forward into rapidly unfolding changes generated by COVID 19, educators are being challenged to think more flexibly, adaptively and creatively than ever before. Sometimes it can be hard to maintain a growth and innovator’s mindset while managing the barrage of change. Learning Forward Colorado is committed to learning with you.
We know that one of the most challenging moments in any organization is when change occurs. Individuals often have varied responses, ranging from innovation to resistance. Effective leaders consider the magnitude and implications of the changes and support their teachers and school leaders as they move through the change process.
District educational systems must “learn” quickly to assist principals, school-based teams, and individual classroom teachers as they work to change their professional practices. Districts must also develop procedures and practices that help them navigate the ever-changing educational landscape, allowing change to become a regular part of their work. In essence, it’s important that school districts see themselves as “learning systems.”
Session participants will:
- Identify key attributes of a learning system and ways to strengthen teaching and learning;
- Understand key roles in the district in leading, modelling, and facilitating learning; and
- Explore the change process and develop and implement strategies to manage first- and second-order change.
Worried about missing one of the sessions? We’ve got you covered! All sessions will be recorded and shared with participants along with any resources discussed during the session.
Apply the time spent watching, participating, and applying the content of Learning Forward Colorado webinars and the Summer Virtual Institute towards graduate-level credit through Dominican University’s EDUX 9983! (Registration for the course is required for credit.)