Conference Title:

Harvard Graduate School of Education School Turnaround Leaders

Conference Dates:

2017 information to be announced soon

Conference Location:

2017 information to be announced soon

Conference Overview:

Develop a theory of action for successfully turning around underperforming schools.  Understanding how to use an accelerated timeline to create learning environments that support high levels of achievement for all students and full engagement of all stakeholders.

Together with Harvard faculty, expert practitioners and a cohort of fellow turnaround leaders, you will analyze elements critical to your school's turnaround plan.  You will gain key leadership skills and learn strategies for successful implementation.

Specific topics include understanding the importance of high instructional quality and expectations, translating data into action, developing effective teams, leading a change effort, and creating meaningful engagement with community and external partners.

School turnaround efforts require highly effective leaders able to create the conditions for rapid and sustained change.  To successfully impact student outcomes, leaders in turnaround contexts must drive a fundamental shift in school culture and instructional practice that results in early gains and ongoing high performance.  The demands are great, but the need to improve the opportunities for our children in failing schools is even greater.

By the end of the program you will understand how to:  Transform school culture, identify and achieve early success, measure your results, understand how to best align school-level efforts with district and state goals, and implement your new theory of action.

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