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Professional Development Opportunities

    • 09/20/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia (at the University of Missouri)

    • 09/26/2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 09/27/2017
    • 3:30 PM
    • Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia (at the University of Missouri)

    Get the strategies you need to fuel collaborative leadership in your school or school district. Spend two days with former principal, Education Week blogger, and new author Peter Dewitt to unpack six important factors framed through the research of John Hattie while painting a powerful leadership scheme: meet stakeholders where they are, motivate stakeholders to strive for improvement, and model how to do it! This blueprint will inspire you to transform your leadership practice, identify areas for change, build and empower your team, and include all stakeholders in the conversation!

    This will be two days of powerful leadership learning for you and your leadership team. Each participant will receive a copy of Peter’s book; Collaborative Leadership; Six Influences That Matter Most

    • 10/09/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • CBO Events Center at the Elk's Lodge

    • 10/13/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • CBO Events Center at the Elk's Lodge

    This is the workshop for early career teachers and the principals who want to support them. In this exciting workshop, internationally renowned educator Todd Whitaker teams up with his daughters-Madeline, an elementary teacher, and Katherine, a secondary teacher-to share advice and inspiration. All are coauthors of the new book, Your First Year

    They offer step-by-step guidance for thriving in your first few years of teaching and overcoming the challenges that many newer teachers face. Join this engaging, hands-on and immediately applicable workshop.

    Topics include:

    ·         Developing specific language for contacting and dealing with parents and getting ready for parent-teacher conferences

    ·         Learning how to establish high and clear classroom management skills while building relationships and maintaining consistency

    ·         Setting up the classroom and establishing procedures and rules

    ·         Planning effective lessons and making instructional time an engaging experience

    ·         Managing your own emotions in the classroom and dealing effectively with misbehavior

    ·         Working with peers, administrators, and parents to build support and foster collaboration

    The workshop is filled with specific examples and vignettes from elementary, middle, and high school classes, so participants will gain helpful strategies no matter what grade level and subject area they teach. Making ‘tweaks’ and hitting the ‘reset’ button will be explored as powerful tools to fix current problems.  Things may not always go perfectly your first years, but the practical advice in this workshop will help newer teachers stay motivated and on the path to success!

    Each Participant Will Receive:

    Your First Year:  How to Survive and Thrive as a New Teacher

    • 10/27/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Hampton Inn & Suites, Columbia (at the University of Missouri)

    Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the author of Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love.  Hacking leadership is about finding innovative solutions to issues that have plagued the system for years and implementing them tomorrow.

    In this workshop, Dr. Sanfelippo will use practical application to discuss how educators can tell a school or district’s story.  Leaders will create a narrative that builds culture, gives everyone in the community an identity, and provides the platform for their own leadership journey. Utilizing social media and being the chief storyteller is a great way to celebrate the success of students with parents and the community. Leave with a Hack Plan.  FIND YOUR AUDIENCE...BUILD YOUR BRAND...CELEBRATE KIDS!! 


    Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI.  Joe co-authored The Power of Branding: Telling Your School’s Story; Principal Professional Development: Leading Learning in a Digital Age, and; Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love.  He was selected as 1 of 117 Future Ready Superintendents and 1 of 50 Superintendents designated a Personalized Learning Leader by the US Department of Education.

    • 11/15/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Hampton Inn & Suites, Columbia (at the University of Missouri)

    For teachers and leaders at all levels:

     Join educator and author Tammy Heflebower, one of Marzano Research Associates top 3 presenters, for a full day of learning.

    Teachers regularly make important evaluations about student achievement. How do you know if such decisions are based on sound assessment results? Learn research-based practices for using quality formative classroom and district-level assessments aligned to solid grading practices.

    Formative assessment starts with the development of proficiency scales based on state standards. These scales divide the content/standards into a series of measurement topics, and provide a scale to measure progress towards achieving the goals of these topics. Teachers can then use the scales and multiple formative assessments to gather pieces of data on each measurement topic. Student achievement is measured not by averaging the assessment data, but by looking at the trend of data over time, thus developing a more accurate, reliable, and valid picture of the student’s current level of understanding.

    Marzano Research’s professional development in formative assessment practices uses the framework described in Formative Assessment and Standards Based Grading. This framework employs several strategies, including (1) school and district developed proficiency scales to define the curricular goals for students, (2) alignment of instruction and assessment practices to the scales, (3) use of formative assessment strategies to monitor student progress and provide feedback, and (4) the reporting of student progress.

    Learning Outcomes:

    ·         Discover the research regarding feedback, assessment, and grading

    ·         Learn how to review and revise existing assessments for quality

    ·         Understand how to collaborate to continuously improve assessments and instruction

    ·         Explore variations among obtrusive, unobtrusive, and student-generated assessments

    ·         Identify varied uses of assessment information to gain formative, summative, or instructional feedback

    ·         Learn to track student progress for a better overall picture of performance

    ·         Align grading and reporting practices to formative assessment strategies on small and large scales

    ·         Formulate an implementation and communication plan to facilitate your school’s transition to standards-based grading.

    • 03/03/2018
    • 03/06/2018
    • Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, MO

    The 2018 Leadership Conference will be held March 3-6 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO.

    • 03/04/2018
    • 03/05/2018
    • Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, MO

    The MAESP Leadership Conference will be held March 3-6, 2018 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO.  This conference brings together over 500 principals, superintendents, college professors and Missouri State Department of Education representatives from around the state.

    The exhibit hours are tentatively set for 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday, March 4 and 7:30 am to 12:30 pm on Monday, March 5.  

    Requests for refunds must be made in writing prior to February 1, 2018.  A $50 service fee will be charged on all refunds.  Cancellations made after February 1st will be subject to the full booth rental price.

    If you have any questions concerning the MAESP Leadership Conference or exhibits, please call (573) 638-2460 or email maesp@maesp.com.

Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals
3550 Amazonas Drive
Jefferson City, MO  65109

Phone: 573-638-2460
Fax:  573-556-6270

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