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Instructional Leadership Challenge Wrap-Up Webinar

Dear Instructional Leaders,
Last week, we held our final session for the Instructional Leadership Challenge. We heard from two of our top participants, Christine Collins & Jeremy Vidito, about how they've benefited from the Challenge. We also share some numbers from the challenge and encourage you to keep up the good work!

Here's the video:

Click here to watch on YouTube

In case you've missed any of our previous workshops, here's everything we've offered so far:

  1. Watch the introductory session to familiarize yourself with the Challenge
  2. Watch the TeachBoost training session with Jill
  3. Fill out the TeachBoost account setup form
  4. Watch Workshop #1 with Justin to learn powerful strategies to get into classrooms more and provide great feedback to teachers
  5. Watch Workshop #2 to learn more about qualitative data, and how to program the robot to make more of your work happen on autopilot, so you can focus on your work in classrooms.
  6. Watch Workshop #3, in which we discuss what to do with all the work that has piled up on your desk while you were in classrooms being an instructional leader. You'll learn the three components of high performance, and you'll see several examples of how you can ensure that you have complete systems in place for accomplishing your work with great efficiency.

I have one more thing in store for you…stay tuned!

Sincerely,
Justin Baeder
on behalf of Jill and the ILC team

The Challenge Wrap-up—This Wednesday 10/30 at 1pm Eastern

Instructional leaders, you've been knocking our socks off with your commitment to getting into classrooms and providing feedback to teachers. More than 700 observations have been logged in TeachBoost (not counting any you've done outside of TeachBoost), and we still have three days to go.

This Wednesday, October 30 at 1pm Eastern (10am Pacific), please join us for a final wrap-up workshop. Perhaps the Challenge was a smashing success for you, or perhaps you just stuck your toe in the water and got started. Regardless, we think you'll be inspired and informed by this last session, in which we'll talk with two principals who have been part of the Challenge and are ready to share their success. We'll also pass along some more helpful strategies for continuing your leadership work throughout the year.

Access Details for Live Session
Wednesday, October 30, 1:00pm Eastern/10:00am Pacific
Login link:
http://fuze.me/20956579
Join Internet Audio via Fuze app, or dial in via phone at 1-347-817-7654 and enter Meeting Number 20956579

Warm regards,
Justin, Jill, and the #ILCHAL team
PS In case you've missed any of our previous workshops, here's everything we've offered so far:

  1. Watch the introductory session to familiarize yourself with the Challenge
  2. Watch the TeachBoost training session with Jill
  3. Fill out the TeachBoost account setup form
  4. Watch Workshop #1 with Justin to learn powerful strategies to get into classrooms more and provide great feedback to teachers
  5. Watch Workshop #2 to learn more about qualitative data, and how to program the robot to make more of your work happen on autopilot, so you can focus on your work in classrooms.
  6. Watch Workshop #3 to learn what to do with all the work that has piled up on your desk while you were in classrooms being an instructional leader. You'll learn the three components of high performance, and you'll see several examples of how you can ensure that you have complete systems in place for accomplishing your work with great efficiency.

Extra Session! Final Challenge Workshop Wednesday, October 30

Dear Instructional Leaders,
Thank you all for participating in the Instructional Leadership Challenge. Your level of commitment and engagement surpassed our expectations—you are all inspirational educators. Be proud!

Please join us for a final wrap-up workshop as we review your progress, speak live with participants, and pass along some more helpful strategies for continuing your leadership work throughout the year.

Access Details for Live Session
Wednesday, October 30, 1:00pm Eastern/10:00am Pacific
Login link:
http://fuze.me/20956579
Join Internet Audio via Fuze app, or dial in via phone at 1-347-817-7654 and enter Meeting Number 20956579

Warm regards,
Justin, Jill, and the #ILCHAL team
PS In case you've missed any of our previous workshops, here's everything we've offered so far:

  1. Watch the introductory session to familiarize yourself with the Challenge
  2. Watch the TeachBoost training session with Jill
  3. Fill out the TeachBoost account setup form
  4. Watch Workshop #1 with Justin to learn powerful strategies to get into classrooms more and provide great feedback to teachers
  5. Watch Workshop #2 to learn more about qualitative data, and how to program the robot to make more of your work happen on autopilot, so you can focus on your work in classrooms.
  6. Watch Workshop #3 to learn what to do with all the work that has piled up on your desk while you were in classrooms being an instructional leader. You'll learn the three components of high performance, and you'll see several examples of how you can ensure that you have complete systems in place for accomplishing your work with great efficiency.

Productivity Workshop #3 Recording

Here's the video of Justin's 3rd productivity workshop:


Click here to watch on YouTube, or click here to download MP4.

In this workshop, we discuss what to do with all the work that has piled up on your desk while you were in classrooms being an instructional leader.

You'll learn the three components of high performance, and you'll see several examples of how you can ensure that you have complete systems in place for accomplishing your work with great efficiency.

In case you've missed any of our previous workshops, here's everything we've offered so far:

  1. Watch the introductory session to familiarize yourself with the Challenge
  2. Watch the TeachBoost training session with Jill
  3. Fill out the TeachBoost account setup form
  4. Watch Workshop #1 with Justin to learn powerful strategies to get into classrooms more and provide great feedback to teachers
  5. Watch Workshop #2 to learn more about qualitative data, and how to program the robot to make more of your work happen on autopilot, so you can focus on your work in classrooms.

More soon…stay tuned!

Final Productivity Workshop Wed, Oct 16

Dear Instructional Leaders,
Thanks for joining us for the Instructional Leadership Challenge! Our final workshop is this Wednesday, October 16 at 6pm Central/7pm Eastern.

Join us to learn more about how you can increase your productivity and effectiveness in the work of instructional leadership.

Access Details for Workshop #3 Live Session

Wednesday, October 16
4pm Pacific/5pm Mountain/6pm Central/7pm Eastern

Here’s the login link:
http://fuze.me/20956579
Try to join via internet audio in the Fuze app, but if that doesn’t work, you can dial in by phone:
+1-347-817-7654, or US toll-free 1-800-844-3988
Meeting Number: 20956579

Cheers,
Justin, Jill, and the #ILCHAL team
PS If you'd like to review any of our previous trainings, they're all linked here.

Reminder: 2nd TeachBoost Training Oct 1 3pm Pacific/6pm Eastern

We've reached the halfway point in the Instructional Leadership Challenge, and we now have over 440 participants from at least 8 countries. You can still invite a colleague by pointing them to our signup form at InstructionalLeadershipChallenge.com, and all the recordings from our past events are available here.

And now, on to today's news: Jill from TeachBoost will be leading a 2nd workshop on TeachBoost this afternoon, Tuesday, October 1 at 3pm Pacific/6pm Eastern.

We’ve had great feedback from participants who have started using TeachBoost, and we want to provide even more help with getting the most from this powerful tool.

Sign in then at https://join.me/teachboost

Productivity Workshop #2

Buenos Dias Instructional Leaders,
Thanks for being part of the Challenge! We had our 2nd productivity workshop last night, and it was great to engage with everyone who could join live.

In this workshop, we talked about:

  • The three tiers of the Challenge, and the possibilities that emerge when you can deliver high-quality feedback to every teacher, every week
  • The kinds of data you've probably been collecting in your walkthroughs—without realizing it (and why this data is just as important as any quantitative data you're collecting)
  • How to “program the robot” to make more of your work happen on autopilot, so you can devote your attention to what matters most

Here's the workshop recording

(Click here to watch on YouTube)

If you can't get to YouTube, here's a Dropbox download link (MP4 video file, 78MB)

Bonus: The Robot & the Future File

I thought I would also include an excerpt from one of my recent High-Performance Instructional Leadership Network workshops, called High-Performance Workflow, as a bonus video. This clip does a better job of explaining “the robot” and gives an example for handling paper documents that you'll need in the future, but don't need to have on your desk in the meantime.

(Click here to watch on YouTube, or click here to download 49MB MP4 video file from Dropbox)

In case you've missed any of our previous workshops, here's everything we've offered so far:

  1. Watch the introductory session to familiarize yourself with the Challenge
  2. Watch the TeachBoost training session with Jill
  3. Fill out the TeachBoost account setup form
  4. Watch Workshop #1 with Justin to learn powerful strategies to get into classrooms more and provide great feedback to teachers

What's Next? TeachBoost Training #2, Tuesday, October 1 @ 3pm Pacific/6pm Eastern

We've had great feedback from participants who have started using TeachBoost, and we want to provide even more help with getting the most from this powerful tool.

Jill from TeachBoost will be leading a 2nd workshop on Tuesday, October 1 at 3pm Pacific/6pm Eastern.

Sign in then at https://join.me/teachboost

Record Your Commitment

If you haven't committed to a tier of the Challenge, we'd love to have some data on what feels appropriate to you.

Reminder: Workshop #2 Wed 9/25 @ 6pm Central

Dear Instructional Leaders,
The Challenge is well underway, and I'm excited to share Workshop #2 with you Wednesday afternoon, 9/25 at 6pm Central Daylight Time, GMT -5.

In this workshop, we'll look at some data about what tier of commitment people are choosing (if you haven't committed yet, it's just one multiple-choice question – see below). You'll be surprised and encouraged!

From there, we'll move into a crucial question:

Now that I'm getting into classrooms and collecting data, what do I do with it?

I'll challenge the dominant perspective on walkthroughs a bit when we reach this topic. I want to support you in making the most of your walkthroughs, and that means looking a bit differently at the data you collect. I think you'll get a lot out of this section.

Then, we'll talk a bit more about productivity in the work of leadership, which is the focus of my research and professional work. I'll share what I believe is a key understanding for instructional leaders who want to perform at a high level, and what you can do to put this understanding into practice immediately.

I hope you can join us! We'll be recording in case you can't, and we'll have the recording available late Wednesday night. You should get a link on Thursday morning. But do join live if you can—it's a lot more enjoyable!

Access Details for Workshop #2 Live Session

Here’s the login link:
http://fuze.me/20956579
Try to join via internet audio in the Fuze app, but if that doesn’t work, you can dial in by phone:
+1-347-817-7654, or US toll-free 1-800-844-3988
Meeting Number: 20956579

Previous Workshops: See the complete list of links/videos here

Record Your Commitment

Our Next Two Workshops

Greetings Instructional Leaders! I hope you're cruising along with your classroom walkthroughs and other work at this busy time of year. I wanted to remind you of our 9/25 workshop and let you know about an additional free workshop we've added.

Productivity Workshop #2—Wednesday, Sept 25 @ 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern

Next Wednesday, I'll be leading our 2nd workshop on productivity to help you get more done and make more time available for getting into classrooms…and make a bigger difference in that time. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, Sept 25 @ 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern.

Here's the login link:
http://fuze.me/20956579
Try to join via internet audio in the Fuze app, but if that doesn't work, you can dial in by phone:
+1-347-817-7654, or US toll-free 1-800-844-3988
Meeting Number: 20956579

New TeachBoost Workshop—Tuesday, October 1 @ 3pm Pacific/6pm Eastern

We've had great feedback from participants who have started using TeachBoost, and we want to provide even more help with getting the most from this powerful tool. Jill from TeachBoost will be leading a 2nd workshop on Tuesday, October 1 at 3pm Pacific/6pm Eastern.

Sign in then at https://join.me/teachboost

So, how is your personal Challenge going? Let us know in the comments, or tweet using the hashtag #ilchal – and let us know how we can support you.

Recap: The Challenge So Far…and Your Commitment

Dear Challenge All-Stars,
We hope you are doing well as we enter the 2nd week of the Instructional Leadership Challenge. We've offered a number of workshops and asked you to complete a number of steps so far, and people have joined at varying times, so here's a recap:

Step 1: Watch the introductory session to familiarize yourself with the Challenge

Step 2: Watch the TeachBoost training session with Jill

Step 3: Fill out the TeachBoost account setup form

Step 4: Watch Workshop #1 with Justin to learn powerful strategies to get into classrooms more and provide great feedback to teachers

Step 5: Mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 25 @ 6pm Central (4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern), when we'll have our 2nd free productivity workshop.

Make A Commitment

In Workshop #1, I asked you to commit to one of three tiers of the Challenge:

Tier I:
3-5 classroom visits a day
Encouragement and “noticing”
Develop a habit of presence
Build classroom rapport

Tier II:
4-5 classroom visits a day
Specific feedback
Linked to evaluation criteria
Develop rapport & reputation for IL

Tier III
5-7 classroom visits a day
Detailed, narrative feedback
Linked to growth goals, evaluation criteria, & PD plan
Rich with student-focused evidence

Record Your Commitment