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SI 2013 LEADERS WITH LEADERS SESSION

Purpose/Overview
Network with other district level and NCDPI leaders to explore strategies for leading and sustaining district level professional development initiatives.

Description

Participants will engage in collaborative discussion of district challenges and successes regarding local professional development initiatives, and explore the role of Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) in building and sustaining capacity within and across districts.

Objectives
  • Discuss district successes and priorities with regard
    to professional development
  • Network with other district leaders
  • Build a deeper understanding of PLNs


Learning Outcomes


  • Identify local priorities for Professional Development
  • Establish connections with leaders encountering similar needs
  • Build or extend professional learning networks
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No Pre-work assigned
  • It is helpful for participants to come with an established Twitter account. Assistance with setting up an account may be accessed through the Twitter Chats 101 course.

Interactive Agenda

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15 min


Welcome / Introductions / Purpose

Connect with someone in the room and share the connection (pair)
Make a new connection (quad) and discuss the following:
  • Share one district/school PD success
  • Share one district/school priority
  • Share one thing you know about Home Base
  • Share one question you have about Home Base



10 min

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Connection to Home Base

(Link to presentation)




35 min

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Making the Most of your PLN

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25 min

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Module Video & Team Work Time: Reflections


Guiding Questions (East)

  • What are your (current) PLNs?
  • How are you going to expand your PLN? (type of PLN and or the number of PLNs) What’s your “first next step”?
  • Who do you need in your PLN? How are you going to find and connect with them?
  • How can growing your PLNs contribute to the success of your work next year?
    • How will this learning influence your local professional development plans?

(SI East - Greenville & Durham)

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