Leadership Institute Set for June 15

District leaders as school improvement agents is the topic of this year’s Summer Leadership Institute hosted by the College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas.

The event takes place June 15 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center.

“The Leadership Institute is noted for bringing high quality nationally renowned researchers, educational leaders, and policy-makers to Arkansas,” said Dr. Diana Pounder, dean of the UCA College of Education. “Its intent is to provide professional development for Arkansas educators on research-based leadership and school improvement practices to enhance schooling in Arkansas.”

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Andrea K. Rorrer, a nationally renowned scholar on the role of district and state leaders in organizational and policy changes aimed at increasing student access and learning. Rorrer is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah. Rorrer also serves as director for the Utah Educational Policy Center and was the co-principal investigator for the Utah Data Alliance in 2010.

In addition to the keynote speaker, participatory break-out sessions will be held. These sessions will include using school audits and social networking as tools for academic improvement, strategies to combat cyber-bulling and to improve parental involvement, plus updates on the new teacher evaluation system.

More information is available online at uca.edu/brewerhegeman/2012-leadership-institute and by calling 501.450.3245.