Time: 11:30am ET -
In these times of disruption and change, it is more important than ever to foster a stable environment that supports teachers. This ensures they can respond to the challenges at hand and can continue delivering your school’s mission with excellence.
Attend this online workshop to engage in meaningful conversations about transforming your culture. You’ll explore a mission-driven and comprehensive approach to hiring and induction, assessing and enhancing faculty and school culture, faculty growth and evaluation, corrective action, selective retention, and coaching and mentoring.
- Do you feel as though you are constantly trying to support your faculty but what you do is never enough?
- Are you unsure of how best to support your teachers, especially in hybrid and distance learning environments?
- Are you unclear about how to ensure predictability and support for teachers amid a volatile year?
Research tells us that the state of your faculty culture is the primary predictor of your students’ performance, satisfaction, and enthusiasm. Therefore, fostering a culture in which your teachers thrive is a primary responsibility of academic administrators.
Now more than ever, what teachers most need from you is predictability and support in the form of clear expectations and guidelines, consistent and timely communication, fairness and accountability, indications that you care about them as individuals, and actions showing you are committed to their success and growth.
You will learn how to:
- cultivate an understanding of the relationships between leadership, leader well-being, faculty culture, and student performance;
- use tools to assess and strengthen faculty culture and the student experience;
- implement a faculty growth and evaluation framework teachers (and administrators) love, including strategies for effective coaching;
- support your faculty in a distance or hybrid environment; and
- create an action plan to assess your culture and implement your growth and evaluation framework for faculty.
Within the framework of our workshop, you'll be able to share ideas and strategies with a diverse group of talented peers.
You’ll also receive the following materials:
- ISM’s new book, Comprehensive Faculty Development: A Guide to Attract, Retain, Develop, Reward, and Inspire
- Relevant articles and resources
- Growth and evaluation frameworks for Heads, administrators, and non-teaching staff
- A growth goal rubric to ensure goals with maximum impact on your school
After this online workshop, you’ll be:
- equipped with the tools and knowledge to implement this approach at your school;
- able to provide what teachers crave and appreciate from their school leaders, and what they look for in a school; and inspired and
- excited to lead your school and your faculty from excellent to extraordinary.
This online workshop is for:
Academic administrators including School Heads, Division Heads, Academic Deans, Deans of Faculty, Department Chairs, and others who work closely with faculty.
ISM Director of Organizational Learning and Development | Consultant
Barbara provides her expertise in the areas of organizational systems and culture, academic leadership, employee evaluation and growth, student-centered and brain-based pedagogy, survey design, and data analysis.
As Consultant and Director of Organizational Learning and Development, Barbara:
- coordinates growth and leadership development programs for ISM employees;
- tracks and curates ISM principles and curriculum;
- consults; writes for Ideas & Perspectives; co-authors books; and conducts webinars in her areas of expertise;
- facilitates workshops such as ISM’s Engaging Students in an Extended Period, Support Student Success with Faculty Growth and Evaluation Teachers Love!, and Transformative Academic Leadership;
- presents at national and regional association conferences;
- provides one-on-one leadership coaching to academic administrators
- facilitates Board and school leadership retreats; and
- conducts school survey data presentations for employees, students, Boards, and parents.
Barbara joined ISM in 2011 after working in the field of education since 1996. She served as an ESL and adult literacy teacher at Boston University, MA; an upper school modern language teacher at the MacDuffie School, MA; and a language teacher and lead advisor at Collegiate School, VA. She also served as Academic Dean at Cape Henry Collegiate School, VA, where she oversaw curriculum and professional growth in grades PK−12.
While enrolled at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, she attended a year of high school in France through School Year Abroad. She later lived in Spain and Brazil, where she learned Spanish and Portuguese.
Barbara holds a bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish from Trinity College, CT; a master’s degree in applied linguistics from Boston University, MA; a master’s degree in educational administration from Harvard University, MA; and a master’s degree in independent school leadership from the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University, NY.
Personal Mission Statement
For all beings to be seen, heard, and valued.
Joshua provides insight and counsel to private-independent schools, focusing on programmatic matters in the areas of mathematics, design thinking, and the makerspace design and curriculum model—the mlab. He was instrumental in the service design of “Engaging Students in the Extended Period.”
As an ISM Consultant, Joshua provides his knowledge and skills through one-on-one engagements and workshops. He works with school administration and faculty to develop curriculum and policies leveraging innovative technologies and principles of progressive education.
Joshua most recently served as Upper School Curriculum & Technology Innovator at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Austin, TX. He was the director of the school’s mlab—a design studio and digital fabrication space which houses 3D printers, laser cutters, milling machines, microprocessors, VR platforms, and other innovative technologies to augment and enhance student learning.
Joshua has procured private funding in excess of $180k for the buildout of the mlab. He is responsible for developing the vision of the makerspace, and integrating the principles of learning found in the mlab mission throughout the entire school community and within each disciplines’ curriculum. He collaborates with tech companies in the Austin area to develop projects to connect school with the larger Austin area tech community.
Joshua was the Math Department Chair and a math teacher, where he also supervised all curricular aspects of the grades 1 through 12 mathematics program. He evaluated grades 1 through 8 mathematics instructors and managed the mathematics department budget.
He has also taught math at the collegiate level (ITT) and middle school level (Saint Gabriel’s), emphasizing project-based instruction and technology.
Joshua earned his Ph.D. in STEM Education at University of Texas, Austin, TX. He holds a MA in Mathematics Education from University of Texas, Austin; a MS in Mathematics from Texas Tech University; and a BA in Mathematics, from Texas Tech University.
This is a distance learning event.
How it works:
- Synchronous learning will be held from 11:30 a.m.—1 p.m. and 2:30—4 p.m. Eastern Time, unless otherwise noted by your instructor, for the duration of the workshop dates posted.
- The rest of the time will be flexible for independent work, connecting with peers, and group learning
See the full schedule here. All sessions subject to change.
This workshop will deliver the same high-quality learning and takeaways you expect from an ISM workshop.
This workshop will be held virtually.
You'll receive login information after you register.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will ISM communicate workshop information with me?
It is essential that your school approves the following email addresses from ISM:
You will be receiving all communication—including your confirmation email and access to your workshop's Google Drive account—from these e-mails.
What does my registration fee include?
All workshop materials are included.
Event Confirmation and Cancellation Policy
We take the health and safety of our school leaders seriously.
In an abundance of caution and to protect the health of all participants, ISM will hold only distance learning events until further notice.
Should ISM cancel an event, we ensure a 100% money-back guarantee for all registrants—so you can buy with confidence. You can feel free to direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confirmation and Cancellation Policy
Tuition Payment and Cancellation Policy for ISM’s Professional Development Events
Tuition must be paid in full 10 business days prior to the start date of the event. An attendee with a balance due on the start date will be denied entrance to the program until the balance is paid in full.
Cancellation requests must be made in writing by emailing email@example.com, faxing to 302-656-0647, or mailing to: Event Experience Manager, ISM, 2207 Concord Pike, #417 Wilmington, DE, 19803.
- Cancellations received more than 15 business days prior to the start date of the program will be fully refunded. Gold Dollars will also be fully refunded.
- Cancellations received less than 15 business days prior to the start date of the program will not be refunded.
- Non-payment of tuition or no-show to the event does not constitute a cancellation. Full tuition will be due and payable.
The Substitution Option and Wallet Option
If a member of your team can no longer attend a workshop for which they have registered and it is past the cancellation window, your school has two options to avoid penalty. Schools may also exercise these options at any time for cancellations.
- The school may substitute another employee.
- The school may bank the funds for a future ISM registration. These funds must be applied to a professional development event within one year from the start date of the original workshop. After one year, the funds will be forfeited. To use banked funds, please call the Event Experience Manager at 302-656-4944 x152.
*We DO NOT accept enrollments from consultants.
ISM believes in providing quality and excellence in all of our events and in ensuring the satisfaction of everyone who attends. Nearly 100% of our participants say they would recommend our events to their colleagues. If you are not satisfied with your event for any reason, ISM will credit the fee you paid toward another similarly priced workshop or will refund it.
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