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First day of conference aimed at teacher-administrator teams; following two days focus on leadership Print E-mail
dale-myersTeacher and administrator teams will come together on the first day of the OASSA/OESPA Annual Principals Conference, "Together We Can," to develop or enhance building plans for math, writing, behavior and professional learning communities.  The second and third days of the conference, set for January 15-17, 2007, at the Salem Conference Center, will focus on leadership, with keynote speakers and breakout sessions for principals and other administrators.

pam-robbins First-day team workshops will focus on one of four topics:

      • "Building the Professional Learning Community: Getting It Started and Keeping It Going," with acclaimed international speaker and consultant Pam Robbins
      •  "How to Implement and Sustain PBS in Your School," with nationally-respected consultant Dr. Dale Myers  
      • "Planning and Implementing a Quality Writing Program for Your School," with respected researcher and educator Peter Bellamy
      • "Mathematics: Designing Your School/District Mathematics Program to Maximize Student Success and Meet State Expectations, with the Oregon Math Leaders Cadre
peter-bellamy-3The second and third days will focus on sharing the best practices in Oregon so that principals learn to better lead improvement efforts in academics, school climate and other areas of focus.  Principals will also meet with legislative leaders and experts to learn how they can more effectively influence state policy and decision-making.

The second day of the conference will kick off with keynote remarks from Robbins, and will feature special OASSA and OESPA luncheons and awards ceremonies.  Breakout sessions for Tuesday and Wednesday include:

  • Supporting Instruction via School-Based Coaches
  • 7-Trait Writing for Instruction and Assessment 
  • Breaking Ranks in the Middle (BRIM): Leading Middle School Reform
  • Breaking Ranks II (High School)
  • Making Sense of the New Achievement Standards
  • Oregon Assessment Update (Doug Kosty)
  • ELL Program Models that Serve ELL Students
  • Designing your Math Program for Student Success 
  • And many more 

Registration for the full conference and/or the first day only is available online.  For more information, please contact Colin Cameron.

The conference is being held at the beautiful, new Salem Conference Center.  Click here to make your hotel reservation.

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