Date: September 27, 2012
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST
In this live Web seminar, learn about the purpose, essential elements, and potential rewards of using instructional rounds to get a clearer picture of what’s actually taking place in the instructional core in your district’s schools.
This Web seminar will be led by members of the New Jersey Network of Superintendents, a community of practice that has successfully used instructional rounds over the last four years to enable participants to take a clearer, deeper look into the instructional core of educational practice than would otherwise be achieved. In the process, participating superintendents have sharpened their own lenses for looking in on instruction, and have learned new disciplines and practices to apply to their own efforts to increase the instructional focus and impact in their schools.
During this hour, you will directly hear from educational administrators how instructional rounds has influenced their work as instructional leaders focused on achieving equity and excellence in K12 public education. practice are social structures that support the way people naturally learn. In this Web seminar, you will learn how the Rowland Unified School District, in partnership with the Ball Foundation, uses communities of practice as a model for professional learning. We will discuss what communities of practice are, why we use them, and what we have learned about supporting them.