Full program description
The Top-Class Program is a comprehensive professional development program designed to enhance schools at all levels. Educational Leadership Fellows and esteemed educational leaders discuss and evaluate the impact of school leadership, enhancing schools at all levels, mentoring and coaching, and practical strategies for using technology for teacher enhancement.
This program includes all of the following.
Top-Class Educational Leadership Fellows
This research-based workshop series includes
Reality Leadership: Real Leadership Examples to Inspire Aspiring Leaders by Dr. Adrian Johnson
Successful Leadership During Times of Uncertainty by Dr. Delic Loyde
Putting Your Leadership Puzzle Together by Dr. James Lynch
Strategies for Developing Leaders as Coaches by Dr. Geovanny Ponce
Continual Opportunities for Leaders to Learn by Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora
Panel Discussion by Dr. James Lynch
Session 1: Hiring Practices
With Dr. Victoria Gehrt, Dr. Dolores Szymanski, and Dr. Adrain Johnson
Session 2: Accountability with Dr. Shelby Davidson, Dr. Lupita Hinojosa, and Dr. Thomas
Session 3: Evaluation with Dr. Christie Whitbeck, Dr. Abelardo Saavedra, and Dr. Geovanny Ponce.
Session 4: Collaborative Leadership with Dr. Victoria Gehrt, Dr. David Harris, and Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora.
Tech Time, hosted by Tysheka McKinnie, explores various technological tools to enhance teaching and learning. Participants will learn various technology platforms, including Google Suite, Zoom, and Canva, as well as how to digitize activities in engaging and creative ways to enhance student learning.
Top-Class Educational Institute
This six-part research-based educational professional development Includes deep discussion into the following topics.
Strategic Planning for Enhancing or Turning Around Schools
Engaging in Critical Dialogues for School Leaders in Diverse Schools
Family Engagement for PK-6th Grade
Engaging in Peer Coaching
Techniques of Mentoring and Coaching Leaders
Professional Learning Communities
Mentoring & Coaching Leadership Institute for Cultural Responsiveness
Mentoring & Coaching Leadership Institute for Highly Effective School Leaders
Mentoring & Coaching Leadership Institute for Instructional Decision-making