2012 Leadership Institute

District Leaders as School Improvement Agents

June 15, 2012

Registration will be from 7:45 am – 8:30 am; Breakfast at 8:15 am and General Session will begin at 9:00 am


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDIT IS AVAILABLE!

REGISTRATION FEES:

$50.00 Advanced

$65.00 On-site

$35.00 Student

Advanced Registration ends June 1, 2012

No refunds after June 1, 2012


Registration Process:

To pay by credit card, please call 501.450.3118 and speak with a conference center staff member.

Checks and/or purchase orders need to be made payable to:
University of Central Arkansas

All checks and purchase orders must be mailed to:

Attn: Leadership Institute 2012
Outreach and Community Engagement
Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center, Suite 102
201 Donaghey Avenue
Conway, AR 72035


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KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Andrea K. Rorrer

 

UCA is proud to announce the annual Leadership Institute for district and school leaders. The keynote speaker for this event is Dr. Andrea  K. Rorrer. Dr. Rorrer is one of the  nation’s premier scholars on the role of district and state leaders in organizational and policy changes aimed at increasing equity in student access and learning outcomes. Her research has been published in leading journals such as Educational Administration Quarterly, Educational Policy, Theory into Practice, and Journal of Special Education Leadership. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah. She serves as Director of the Utah Education Policy Center and has conducted policy research and evaluations for the Utah legislature, Utah State Office of Education, local schools and districts, and community organizations. She became the co-principal investigator for the Utah Data Alliance in 2010.The Alliance is the state’s recipient of the Department of Education’s State Longitudinal Data System Grant. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Virginia and a PhD from the University of Texas.

 

You can download a Dr. Rorrer’s full bio by clicking here.

 

Attendees may earn one hour of Professional Development credit for each of the following sessions:


Opening General Session:  A Model for Districts to Serve as Institutional Actors in Improving Achievement and Advancing Equity
Keynote Speaker - Dr. Andrea Rorrer, Director of the Utah Education Policy Center and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah
•    The session will offer a model that synthesizes literature and key factors in districts’ roles in improving achievement and advancing equity.

Closing General Session:  Arkansas’ Teacher Evaluation System
Presenters - Dr. Mike Skelton, Principal; Ludvine Miles, French Teacher; Joyce Duncan, English Teacher; and Jon Newman, Social Studies Teacher;  Jonesboro High School
•    As one of the pilot sites for the new Arkansas Teacher Evaluation System that is based on Charlotte Danielson’s work, A Framework for Teaching, the panelists will discuss their experiences with implementing this system.

 

Program Sessions to Include:

Role of District Leaders in School Outcomes
Presenter - Dr. Andrea Rorrer, Director of the Utah Education Policy Center and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah
•    Next Steps: How specific district leaders, including superintendents, assistant superintendents, and other district administrators can improve school outcomes. Specific examples from various school districts will be offered.

Social Networking-School Policy for the Use of Social Networking Tools
PresentersDr. Johnny Purvis, Professor, UCA Department of Leadership Studies; Dr. Stephanie Huffman, Associate Professor, UCA Department of Leadership Studies
•    The session will assist school leaders with the creation of policy relative to the use of social networking tools.

Social Networking Tools and Cyber Bullying
Presenters – Dr. Johnny Purvis, Professor, UCA Department of Leadership Studies; Dr. Stephanie Huffman, Associate Professor, UCA Department of Leadership Studies; and Dr. Abby Hallford, Assistant Professor, UCA Department of Leadership Studies
•    The session will assist school leaders with the creation of policy relative to the use of social networking tools.

The E-books Challenge
PresenterDr. Wendy Rickman, Assistant Professor, UCA Department of Leadership Studies
•    Considering technological advancements, the session will feature the benefits and challenges associated with the purchase and use of E-books in P-12 education. Critical issues such as costs, circulation, and access will be discussed.

Lessons Learned from Conducting Scholastic Audits
Presenter Dr. Shelly Albritton, Associate Professor, UCA Department of Leadership Studies
•    As a co-team leader of Arkansas Scholastic Audit teams, participants will examine evidence-based leadership standards and indicators that are aligned with the diagnostic review for school improvement and achievement.

Connect-Respect-Reflect: The Way to Improve Inclusive Involvement and Effective Partnerships with Parents of Underachieving Students
Presenter Dr. Angela Webster-Smith, Assistant Professor, UCA Department of Leadership Studies
•    If parents are uninvolved in the life the school, this is a call to connect, respect, and reflect. Connect by cultivating meaningful partnerships; respect how parents can be involved; and reflect by examining the school’s history, leadership and creativity with hard-to-reach parents.

 

NEED MORE INFORMATION? PLEASE CONTACT:

Dr. Terry James
Chair, Department of Leadership Studies
230 Mashburn
e. terryj@uca.edu
p. 501.450.3254

Questions about your registration or pay by credit card? 
Please contact the Outreach and Community Engagement Staff
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p. 501.450.5275