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SLS & CEC Networking Sessions

Published in Events on September 8th, 2015

Event Date: 15 Oct 2015
1:00PM to 3:30PM

SMART Learning Systems and the Consortium for Educational Change are partnering to provide opportunities for Districts and Schools who are or have participated in the Illinois SMART School Improvement Academy to network and learn from one another to further their knowledge, skills, tools and strategies in improvement performance results.

CEC announces a book study for principals and those who coach, supervise and evaluate principals

Published on August 6th, 2015

Event Dates: October 15, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
January 27, 2016 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
May 11, 2016 9:00AM-11:30AM

Join us for a facilitated book discussion. The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact by Michael Fullan acknowledges the importance of the role of principal leadership in schools but makes a strong argument for an urgent change in the role. He defines the new leadership comprised of three key elements: Lead Learner (vs. Instructional Leader),

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Dinner with Michael Fullan

Published on August 1st, 2015

Event Date: 27 Jan 2016
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Interact with author Michael Fullan at dinner on January 27. When: January 27th, 2016 Social Hour (on your own): 5:00pm-6:00pm Dinner: 6:00pm-7:00pm Conversation: 7:00pm-8:30pm Where: Bloomingdale Golf Club 181 Glen Ellyn Rd, Bloomingdale, IL 60108 Price: $100 per person  

CLASS Coaching Programs for 2015-2016 Now Available!

Published on June 18th, 2015

CEC will soon begin our eleventh year of coaching school leaders! Please join us in this research-based, highly regarded program to help your new and early career principals and other administrators develop leadership skills and build school cultures to improve student achievement.

Our coaches are experienced former principals and central office administrators who have been trained in the New Teacher Center’s C.L.A.S.S. program (Coaching Leaders to Attain Student Success).

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System Assessment Background

Published in Blog on June 17th, 2015

One of the earliest and most powerful activities in building a culture of truth telling and openness is the simple, but joint activity of listening to the system.  The simplest listening strategy is a series of interviews or a survey that regularly asks all levels of the organization questions about their experiences.   It is accompanied

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Awakening Their Minds: Creating Classrooms of High Engagement and Learning

Published on June 15th, 2015

Event Dates: October 7
October 8
October 21
November 5

Awakening Their Minds: Creating Classrooms of High Engagement and Learning   CEC, in partnership with Silver Strong & Associates, LLC is offering a series of four interactive learning opportunities that will include exploration of research-based, classroom-proven, instructional strategies that have universal application to all grade levels and all subject areas. Participants will learn instructional moves that

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