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Tuesday, March 13 • 8:45am - 10:00am
Leveraging Change in Large Districts

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Why is large district change uniquely hard? How can we ensure everyone, from the superintendent to the classroom teacher, is rowing the same direction? How can large districts ensure that initiatives such as personalized, proficiency-based learning truly result in a sense of shared purpose for staff and equitable outcomes for students? This session will highlight successful strategies in large districts that are implementing innovative practices. Participants will join with large district counterparts to identify the challenges inherent in their systems, to explore relevant resources, and exchange some of their own solutions.

Presenters will 1) immerse participants in scenario-based dialogue to identify and analyze the unique challenges presented by large district change, 2) share several resources participants can use to plan for district coherence and shared purpose across roles, and 3) facilitate opportunities for exchanging successful practices with colleagues across the country.

Participants will leave with 1) insights into creating coherence and achieving equity in large district contexts, 2) successful strategies, resources and plans for district implementation, and 3) opportunities to learn with and from colleagues across the country who work in similar settings.

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Craig Kesselheim

Senior Associate, Great Schools Partnership
I am a Sr. Associate at Great Schools Partnership (greatschoolspartnership.org), a non-profit based in Portland, Maine. My coaching partnerships are located in coastal and northern Maine, and in Colorado. Background includes MS science teaching, school administration, and field-based... Read More →
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Katie Thompson

Senior Associate, Great Schools Partnership

Tuesday March 13, 2018 8:45am - 10:00am EDT
Newport/Washington - Omni Hotel