Many independent schools are transitioning to schedules with longer periods based on the research showing that teaching for greater engagement, retention, and higher-order thinking requires more time than the traditional schedule allows. Strategically changing your schedule is one of the most powerful actions you can take to transform teaching and learning in your school. This Webinar is designed for administrators in schools that are considering such a schedule or that have already adopted one.
Transformed teaching and learning won’t necessarily occur simply because you’ve lengthened the periods. The new schedule will require an entirely new mindset, a new set of skills, and a new teaching paradigm on the part of your teachers. This is scary! For a schedule change to achieve its intended goals, the faculty must be involved in driving the initiative. As an academic administrator, your responsibility is to foster faculty ownership over the schedule change process and providing the necessary resources for teacher success. This Webinar provides concrete strategies for guiding faculty through the change as well as research-based responses to faculty’s most common concerns. As an administrator, you will be more prepared to address the fears and concerns in your community if you can anticipate them and are prepared to respond with data that puts students at the center of the conversation.
Topics that will be covered include:
- Best (and worst) change leadership practices
- Including faculty in the schedule review and reinvention process
- What faculty need from you to continue to deliver the mission with excellence
- Faculty’s primary concerns and how to address them
- What to expect throughout the transition process
This Webinar is designed for all academic administrators.
Run Time: 60 minutes; 45 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes for Q&A.