AISSA Leadership Program 2014
Continuing in 2014 the AISSA is providing a leadership development program for its member schools in South Australia. The program’s core purpose is to build leadership capacity at various levels within each school to support on-going school improvement. It is designed for aspiring, beginning and established leaders.
Click here to take you to the 2013 AISSA Leadership site where you can view video footage of many of the presentations.
Leadership Development for Middle Managers 2014
The 2014 Middle Managers Leadership Development program has been designed for leaders looking to commence or further develop their leadership and management journey.
The program is appropriate for those leaders who participated in last year’s course as well as first time participants.
The emphasis is to provide middle managers with the skills to be successful in their roles. There is little doubt that the role of the middle manager has become increasingly more complex, varied and demanding. Middle level leadership can have a powerful role in influencing teaching and learning particularly when supported by senior leadership. The program is underpinned by current research and theory; however, the focus is on the practicalities of managing and leading in schools.
Using Data to Build Powerful Professional Learning Teams
Gavin Grift, Director of Professional Learning at Hawker Brownlow Professional Learning Solutions, explored what schools need to consider and act upon if they are to make data a tool for growth in both student achievement and professional practice.
Gavin suggested genuine changes to school operating arrangements in order to support professional learning teams to thrive. As the program unfolded Gavin shared insights into what successful school based professional learning teams actually do.
Powerful mechanisms to improve the quality of conversations in schools leading to the building of self-directedness and professional growth was also shared with participants.
Gavin demonstrated how data conversations result in genuine pedagogical growth.
The AISSA PowerPoiont from the day are available below.