The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, The Center for Comparative and Global Studies in Education, and the endowment for the Willower Fund Lecture are pleased to present: Developing the Next Generation of School Level Leaders with Michelle Young, Ph.D. Executive Director of the University Council for Educational Administration Saturday, October 18, 2014 Norton […]
The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, The Center for Comparative and Global Studies in Education, and the endowment for the Willower Fund Lecture are pleased to present:
Developing the Next Generation of School Level Leaders
Michelle Young, Ph.D.
Executive Director of the University Council for Educational Administration
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Norton Hall, Room 218
9:00am – 1:30pm
(8:30om: check in and continental breakfast;9:00om: lecture and workshop; lunch also provided )
Abstract: The complexity of leading our nation’s public schools continues to increase with every passing day. Contributing to this complexity are heightened external pressures to increase student and school performance and an increasingly diverse student population. Public schools are charged with ensuring quality educational experiences for all students, and a single school may serve students from a variety of cultural and racial communities, who speak upwards of 30 different languages, who have a range of educational and background experiences, and who represent the full spectrum of cognitive and physical abilities. Although, teachers play the most visible and direct role in supporting student learning, educational leaders are responsible for ensuring that aII of the students enrolled in their school or school system have quality teachers and equitable opportunities to access valuable educational experiences within a learning focused educational culture. But, are they prepared to do so? Traditional approaches to preparing and developing educational leaders will not adequately prepare them to successfully lead within the contemporary public school system. Every year tens or thousands of educational leaders participate in formal leadership preparation and development courses and seminars; it is essential that those experiences be powerful. During this talk, I will discuss powerful learning for educational leaders and demonstrate several Powerful Learning Experiences (PLE) drawn from the University Council for Educational Administration’s (UCEA) Leaders Supporting Diverse Learners (LSDL) curriculum module initiative.
About Dr. Michelle Young
Michelle D. Young, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) and a Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Virginia. Dr. Young’s scholarship focuses on how university programs,educational policies and school leaders can support equitable and quality experiences for all students and adults who learn and work in schools. UCEA is an international consortium of research institutions with master and doctoral level programs in educational leadership and administration. As Executive Director of UCEA, Young works with universities, practitioners, professional organizations and state and national leaders to improve the preparation and practice of school and school system leaders and to develop a dynamic base of knowledge on excellence in educational leadership. Young has been instrumental in increasing the focus of research on leadership preparation and to bring research to bear on the work of educational leadership faculty members and policy makers.
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