THE REACH SUMMER EXPERIENCE
New and experienced building leaders quickly realize that the major component in increasing student achievement and their longevity as school leaders is directly linked to cultivating teacher leaders who have untapped leadership capacity and potential. The research of Schein, Drago-Severson, and Spillane all converge around the idea that the careful and targeted selection of teacher leaders coupled with a deliberate plan for furthering their understanding of how their role in the organization is linked to school success and transformation as potent elixirs in turning schools around.
The REACH Teacher Leader Summer Institute (RTLSI) was conceived to assist school leaders in nurturing the teacher leaders within their own buildings by developing their organizational competence and knowledge. Participants can opt to join one of two sessions that will take place during the week of July 13-17, 2015 or August 17-21, 2015. The location of the session will announced soon, but participants can plan to be in Manhattan, New York. The five-day intensive training session will include the following topics:
· Adult Developmental Theory
· Effectively Leading Teacher Teams
· The School Review Process
· Having Difficult Collegial Conversations
· Using Data To Strategically Support Instructional Practices and Decisions
Teachers who participate in this session will be prepared for fulfilling your leadership expectations. For participation, teachers must be nominated and sponsored by their principal. The fee is $1,200 for each teacher participating, which covers the cost of all materials, a light breakfast, and lunch. Seats are limited. Payments may be submitted by credit card, check or purchase order. To register for the August RTLSI program, complete the application by clicking the RTLSI Application button below. If you need additional time to process payment, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our July 2015 REACH(c), LLC Teacher Leader Summer Institute was an experience that participants will never forget. The participants learned about the leaders they have been in their schools and the leaders they want to be in their schools. From the moment the participants engaged in a leadership assessment to their trip to West Point Academy to learn about leadership styles, the week long Institute provided many opportunities for new learning and creating new friendships.
Here is just a sample of what some of the participants wrote on their evaluations: