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Learning-Focused Supervision: A Partnership Between Supervisor and Teacher - Held Virtually

Learning-Focused Supervision: Developing Professional Expertise in Standards-Driven Systems

Learning-Focused Supervision: A Partnership Between Supervisor and Teacher - Held Virtually
Learning-Focused Supervision: A Partnership Between Supervisor and Teacher - Held Virtually

Time & Location

Aug 17, 2024, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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About the Event

Learning-Focused Supervision: A Partnership Between Supervisor and Teacher

Saturday, August 17, 2024:

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

30 minute lunch break

$30 for Support Staff

$50 for NASA Members

$75 for Non-NASA Members

Due to Washoe County School District (WCSD) salary advancement requirements, WCSD participants will be asked to submit a brief written summation of how this professional learning event will transfer learning into practice before a certificate is issued. WCSD participants: please use the link provided on the Guidance/Link sheet for each event to submit. Lastly, when completing events that are (1) or more credits, please submit your tracker to the PGS Department in Washoe and to ahendersonnasa@gmail.com

Lynn Sawyer

Sawyer Educational Consulting

1952 Foro Romano Street

Henderson, Nevada 89044

775-843-5345

lynnsawyer50@gmail.com

Lynn currently supports districts, schools, and teachers as a national and international education consultant, providing professional learning through workshops and seminars. Her expertise lies in Learning-Focused Supervision, Data-Driven Dialogue, Leading and Facilitating Collaborative Groups, Cognitive Coaching, and Adaptive Schools. She provides leadership coaching for individuals and teams in private sector organizations, as well as educational institutions serving students from Pre-K to college levels. She frequently presents at national and international conferences.

In 35+ years as an educator, Lynn was a high school teacher, district curriculum specialist, and director of a professional development team. She has guided districts in developing learning-focused supervision models and led groups in reaching consensus and strategic planning. Her consulting work includes working with international schools in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, as well as Canada.

Lynn is a Training Associate for the Thinking Collaborative (Cognitive Coaching and Adaptive Schools), MiraVia, and the Danielson Group. She regularly presents at national and international conferences such as ASCD, NASA, NESA, and EARCOS. She has published with Educational Leadership, Christopher-Gordon, and the EARCOS Journal.

Workshop Description:

Learning-Focused Supervision: Developing Professional Expertise in Standards-Driven Systems

The focus of the supervisory process is shifting, from fulfilling contractual obligations to promoting growth opportunities. A fundamental premise undergirds this approach: Teacher effectiveness links directly to student learning and skillful supervision links directly to teacher effectiveness.  Supervisors’ ability to structure and facilitate powerful learning-focused conversations lies at the heart of both one-to-one and collective work with teachers. The goal of the LFS model is a partnership wherein the supervisor acts as a “growth agent” for the supervisor helping the supervisee increase capacity and decrease dependency.

Teaching and learning standards provide the WHAT to talk about; learning-focused supervision offers the HOW. Based on the book, Learning-focused Supervision: Developing Professional Expertise in Standards-Driven Systems, (Lipton and Wellman, 2022) this one-day seminar introduces the skills and knowledge supervisors need to structure and facilitate powerful conversations that promote growth for teachers across a wide range of experience and all levels of performance. This session will include a selection of practical tools, technical tips, and standards-driven protocols for promoting professional excellence. Learn how the Learning-Focused Supervision model develops the skills and confidence for engaging in nondirective and directive conversations in which learning and teaching standards are the focal points for improving instructional effectiveness.

ALL are welcome, including anyone in a non-administrative position!

Participants will earn .5 credit (7.5 hours) toward license renewal!

This workshop ALSO counts for step advancement in Clark and most Nevada School Districts!

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In CCSD, those in non-administrative licensed positions may count this workshop for license renewal AND ALSO 2.5 CUs - THOSE IN NON-ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS EARN BOTH!

In CCSD, administrators and professional-technical administrators may count this workshop for license renewal OR 2.5 hours toward step-advancement - not both for administrators.

Washoe County participants will be required to also register for this course in "MyPGS" in order to receive in-service credit toward salary advancement.

Tickets

  • Support Staff - Non-Licensed

    This ticket price is for support staff professionals only - that is non-licensed personnel like teacher aides, and non-licensed employees in educational support roles. Employment status will be verified after purchase.

    $30.00
    +$0.75 service fee
  • NASA Members

    This ticket price is for anyone that is a NASA member. ANYONE, including teachers and those in non-administrative positions can become a NASA Member and save on registration rates. It pays to become a NASA Member. Go to: NASANV.org to become a NASA Member immediately and register at the Lower Rate "NASA Member" rate! NASA membership will be verified after purchase.

    $50.00
    +$1.25 service fee
  • Non-NASA Members

    This ticket price is for anyone that is a Non-NASA member and/or any individual that wishes to attend this workshop. ANYONE, including teachers and those in non-administrative positions can become a NASA Member and save on registration rates. It pays to become a NASA Member. Go to: NASANV.org to become a NASA Member immediately and register at the Lower Rate!

    $75.00
    +$1.88 service fee

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