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September

October

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SMU

Would you like to be able to handle the difficult conversations that are associated with being a teacher or an administrator?

This program offed by The Center for Transformational Leadership is a unique opportunity to build your communication skills as a Teacher or Administrator. Over the course of five in-class sessions, you will explore how best to engage in coaching, corrective, and delegating conversations. You will learn how to identify, frame, and utilize skills learned to become a better communicator in both your personal and professional life.

This is a hands-on program that will require attendance to all five sessions. This program will give you a safe space in which to work on scenarios that you have had difficulty with in the past and proactively prepare you for upcoming difficult conversations.

What you will learn:

- to develop a personal process for difficult conversations (pre, mid, post) within your school culture

- to leverage emotional intelligence and strengths of self and others within difficult conversations.

- how to make these conversations more natural for yourself and within the school community.


When: October 16, 23, 30, November 13

(One additional session as scheduled by participant on November 6 or November 7, 2019)

All sessions will be held 6:30-9pm CT(One additional session as scheduled by participant on November 6 or November 7, 2019)

Where: SMU's main campus

Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall

3101 University Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205


For more information and to register, please go here:

https://www.ctleadership.org/fall-2019

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Parish Episcopal School

We are teaming up with World Leadership School to host Global Gathering: Schools of Purpose at Parish Episcopal School on October 18-19, 2019. Global Gatherings are regional conversations, driven by educators and rotating between schools, on world-connected learning. The question behind this year's Global Gathering is: "How can K-12 schools help students explore, discover and articulate a sense of purpose?"

The 1-5-day conference explores Purpose Learning as a powerful framework for the future of learning. Schools traditionally have focused on developing thinking above all else. The model is shifting as schools of the future will focus on learning as thinking, feeling, and doing all at the same time so that students can explore lives of purpose. Educators will leave Global Gathering inspired and equipped with practical takeaways that can be implemented into their classrooms and school communities.

We are also offering a pre-conference Risk Management 101 program essential for educators accompanying students in off-campus learning experiences. The program focuses on trip design and structure, emergency management, and risk assessment tools.

More information on Global Gathering can be found at www.K12GlobalGathering.com/Dallas. Early bird registration ends on 9/30 so be sure to sign up your cohort of teachers! Here is a flyer that you can share with potential participants.

When: Friday, October 18 from 9am-6pm

Saturday, October 19 from 8am-1:30pm

Where: Parish Episcopal School, 4101 Sigma Road, Dallas, TX 75244

all day
Parish Episcopal School

We are teaming up with World Leadership School to host Global Gathering: Schools of Purpose at Parish Episcopal School on October 18-19, 2019. Global Gatherings are regional conversations, driven by educators and rotating between schools, on world-connected learning. The question behind this year's Global Gathering is: "How can K-12 schools help students explore, discover and articulate a sense of purpose?"

The 1-5-day conference explores Purpose Learning as a powerful framework for the future of learning. Schools traditionally have focused on developing thinking above all else. The model is shifting as schools of the future will focus on learning as thinking, feeling, and doing all at the same time so that students can explore lives of purpose. Educators will leave Global Gathering inspired and equipped with practical takeaways that can be implemented into their classrooms and school communities.

We are also offering a pre-conference Risk Management 101 program essential for educators accompanying students in off-campus learning experiences. The program focuses on trip design and structure, emergency management, and risk assessment tools.

More information on Global Gathering can be found at www.K12GlobalGathering.com/Dallas. Early bird registration ends on 9/30 so be sure to sign up your cohort of teachers! Here is a flyer that you can share with potential participants.

When: Friday, October 18 from 9am-6pm

Saturday, October 19 from 8am-1:30pm

Where: Parish Episcopal School, 4101 Sigma Road, Dallas, TX 75244

November

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CTL: Introduction to Design Thinking: Student-Centered Learning Experiences

In this 1.5 day workshop, taught by Katie Krummeck, Educational Designer, learn how to leverage design thinking to create engaging, student-centered, real world problem-solving exercises that support the development of creative confidence in students while preparing them to be effective leaders in the new economy and changemakers in an increasingly complex world.

Design thinking, a recognized approach to creating thoughtful experiences and systems, is a core practice of some of the most innovative companies and institutions in the world. The foundation of design thinking is a first-hand understanding of the human needs and behaviors in the system you are designing, followed by decision-making that is based in that understanding. It relies heavily on collaboration from a team of designers, participation from potential end users and stakeholders, a willingness to learn your way to the right solution, and a bias toward action over planning.

Design thinking methodologies have gained increasing traction in the K12 education space in recent years. Educators are using the process as a pedagogical framework for real world, project-based learning that supports positive risk-taking, feedback-driven cycles of iteration, a process of research that serves a larger purpose as well as the development of collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills.

When: November 15, 8am-4pm and November 16 9am-noon. Follow up session via Zoom (digital platform) Dec 4, 6-8pm central time

Where: Parish Episcopal School, 4101 Sigma Road, Dallas, TX 75244

For more information and/or to register, please go here:

https://www.ctleadership.org/fall-2019

January

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Parish Episcopal School

Already know the basics of design thinking? In this workshop, you'll take design thinking to the next level. Learn how to leverage the tools, methods and levers of design thinking to create a more student-centered classroom environment. Equip yourself with the tools and mindsets needed to question the status quo, develop bold ideas and inspire all students to engage as co-creators of their learning and of the classroom procedures, policies and learning environments.

Note- all participants must have completed some design thinking coursework ahead of this session (not self-taught) such as (but not limited to) CTL's Introduction to Design Thinking.

When: Intro session on January 9, 2020 from 6-8pm CST on digital platform

In person training on January 24, 2020 from 8am-4pm

Where: Parish Episcopal School, 4101 Sigma Road, Dallas, TX 75244


To register or for additional information, go here:

https://www.ctleadership.org/spring-2020 or contact Megan Wittmann (mwittmann@parishepiscopal.org)


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Parish Episcopal School

Is your school ready to take learning focused on design thinking and entrepreneurship to the next level? Is your campus looking to shift from a community service mindset to a social impact framework? Are you interested in exploring how to create community-based Social Impact Design Challenges that support students in developing empathy with the communities they are trying to serve and making a real difference in those communities?

In this one-day workshop, learn how to leverage design thinking as well as frameworks for equity-based social impact work to create engaging, student-centered, real world Social Impact Design Challenges that support the development of creative confidence in students while preparing them to be effective leaders and changemakers in an increasingly complex world. Through these frameworks, you will also be able to shift from a passive community service model at your school to an active Social Impact model, all while giving your students to opportunity to make real changes in their communities. This workshop is co-led by Katie Krummeck,Educational Designer, and Laura Day, founding Executive Director of the Institute for Social Impact at The Hockaday School (Dallas, TX).

Note- all participants must have completed some design thinking coursework ahead of this session (not self-taught) such as (but not limited to) CTL's Introduction to Design Thinking.

When: January 25, 8am-4pm.

Where: Parish Episcopal School, 4101 Sigma Road, Dallas, TX 75244


To register or for additional information go here:

https://www.ctleadership.org/spring-2020 or contact Megan Wittmann (mwittmann@parishepiscopal.org)