Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar

Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar

AZK12 Professional Learning Center
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December 7-8, 2017, 8:00am-8:30am
February 15-16, 2018, 8:00am-8:30am
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December 7-8, 2017, 8:30am-4:00pm
February 15-16, 2018, 8:30am-4:00pm
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Registration Deadline: 
November 22nd, 2017
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Placing inquiry at the center of effective change, Adaptive Schools gives educators the tools they need to bring about genuine school improvement.

The Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar presents a productive, practical set of ideas and tools for developing collaborative groups, enhancing peoples’ abilities to resolve complex issues around student learning. The work of the Adaptive Schools Seminars enables the development of resources and capacities within an organization, which requires individuals to cohesively respond to the changing needs of students and society.

The training not only explores what makes teams effective, but also how to develop skills as facilitators and informed group members in informal and formal settings, while in small and large groups. It moves participants beyond the idea of professional learning communities into the actual implementation, describing specific ways to weave the collaborative fabric of a faculty, develop group member skills, and acquire the principles and understandings to engage in a continuous cycle of team and individual improvement. Adaptive Schools is the “how” of professional learning communities; how to behave in groups, how to lead them, and how to facilitate them for improved leading, teaching, and learning.

In the four-day Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar, participants will develop:

  • An increased capacity to initiate, develop and sustain high-functioning groups
  • New lenses for diagnosing the stages and phases of group development
  • An expanded repertoire of practical facilitation tools
  • Understanding of when and how to engage groups in dialogue and discussion, the limitations, forms and values of each
  • Skills to move groups beyond consensus to common focus
  • Ways to value and use dissension, argument, and conflict
  • Strategies for keeping group members on track, on topic, energized and resourceful
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Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch each day, training, materials, and the Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar Learning Guide.

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