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Nationally recognized speakers headline Experts and Authors Series in March

The Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development Experts and Authors Series features two nationally recognized speakers in March.

·         On Tuesday, March 14, Dr. Elizabeth City, director of the Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, presents Improving Teaching and Learning Through Collaborative Practice. Dr. City will use two practices of improvement – instructional rounds and Data Wise – to help attendees improve learning and teaching through collaborative practice. Attendees will also learn how to focus on what matters most and help their organizations and the people in it carry out their intentions and learn from that. The expectation is that attendees leave with an understanding of instructional rounds and Data Wise as well as some experience with the building blocks of these practices, including use of evidence and tasks in addition to some assessment of where your organization is with doing inquiry-driven improvement. Attendees will also leave with some tools for improving an underutilized lever of improvement: meetings.


Dr. City’s presentation will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Italian American Community Center, 150 Frank DiMino Way, Rochester 14624. The cost is $175 per person. Click here to register.

·         On Wednesday, March 15, Dr. Matthew Seebaum, senior director – human capital & leadership at McREL International, presents Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning. Learn about the following three roles leaders must balance to be effective.

§  Visionary strategies (providing a clear focus for improvement efforts)   

§  Optimistic change agents (overcoming resistance to change by inspiring others to believe better outcomes are possible)

§  Purpose-driven team builders (developing strong communities where people share goals and an abiding sense of purpose)

Dr. Seebaum’s presentation will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the WEMOCO Building, Conference Room A/B. The cost is $166 per person. Click here to register.