The Midwest Leadership Summit, sponsored by both Butler County ESC and Hamilton County ESC, brings highly sought-after educational experts to southwest Ohio for two days of learning, reflecting, and connecting. You can expect to strengthen your leadership team and learn strategies to make positive changes in the culture and achievement of your organization. The growing I-75 Corridor, centrally located between Cincinnati and Dayton, makes #MWLS18 an ideal destination for your leadership retreat!

June 5th – Mike Rutherford

The Artisan Leader… Recognizing and Developing Excellent Instruction

Here’s the logic behind instructional leadership: Many variables affect student achievement. The variable with the largest and most durable effect size is instructional quality. Instructional quality is largely a product of teachers’ skills, techniques, and approaches to teaching. These skills, techniques, and approaches are highly developable through observation, feedback, and coaching. Over time, school leaders who can develop teachers and teaching create school cultures that attract and retain even more skillful teachers. And the cycle continues… to the great benefit of student learning.

Mike Rutherford has worked as a teacher, speaker, author, and consultant. Mike’s work focuses on high-performance teaching and learning, leadership development, creating and leading team-based organizations, and results-based organizational improvement. He has created and developed numerous award-winning educational programs for students, teachers, and education leaders. Formerly a high school chemistry teacher, coach, and middle school principal, Mike received his BA in Education from Indiana State University, his MA in Educational Administration from Fayetteville State University, and his Doctor of Education degree from Morehead State University.

June 6th – Pedro Noguera

Educational Excellence Through Equity: Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student

While the movement for standards and accountability has largely succeeded in bringing greater attention to disparities in student achievement, surprisingly little attention has been given to what it takes to create conditions in schools that will make achievement for all students more likely. Missing from much of the policy debate related to achievement is how to place equity at the center of education reform, and how to support and cultivate effective teaching in schools. Pedro will describe five principles and practices that have proven effective in helping schools to meet the needs of a wide variety of learners. Strategies that make it possible to avoid zero-sum scenarios that lead some educators to believe they must choose between the pursuit of excellence and equity will also be presented. Drawing upon research and several case studies the presentation will show why an equity framework is essential for promoting achievement among all children.

Pedro A. Noguera is the Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and Faculty Director for the Center for the Transformation of Schools at UCLA. He is a critically acclaimed scholar, a dynamic speaker and a committed activist. His work focuses on a broad range of issues related to education, social justice and public policy. He is the author of several best-selling books and is a highly sought-after public speaker and international consultant.

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Team of 5 $245/person

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The Midwest Leadership Summit is co-sponsored by Butler County ESC and Hamilton County ESC.

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