All Pre-Conference Workshops will take place on Wednesday, February 14, 1 – 5pm
Workshops will run from 1 – 5pm and cost $125 until October 31 at which point the price rises.
Using a Profile of a Graduate to Become a 21st Century District
The most transformative districts in the country embrace a common vision for 21st century education. Many districts have developed this vision by agreeing to a Profile of a Graduate (PoG). This tool becomes the “North Star” for the transformative efforts in their district. Leadership teams work collectively to build their vision into every aspect of their strategic plan. In this interactive and engaging workshop, superintendents and their teams will come together to develop: 1) a Profile of a Graduate for their district, 2) a community engagement strategy for their newly created Profile of a Graduate and 3) a vision roadmap for implementation, including key shifts in curriculum and instruction, professional development and assessment. Participants will leave with tactical tools such as a free creativity rubric and a free implementation guide that will help bring to life their 21st century vision for students.
Ken Kay, CEO, and Valerie Greenhill, President, EdLeader21
The Superintendent’s Overview of Human Capital
The Urban Schools Human Capital Academy has been working deeply with over 30 urban school district Human Resources Offices since 2011. Human capital reform and best practices must be embedded in the work of Human Resources (HR), but Superintendents often need a comprehensive view of Human Capital (HC) in order to know whether the HR functions in their district are contributing to the quality of the workforce. Once Superintendents – urban, suburban or rural – have a way to assess the quality of their HR/HC functionality, they can determine whether initiatives are needed to improve those who handle HR functions, ultimately leading to improved teacher and Principal quality.
The Superintendent’s Role Overseeing Human Capital
USHCA proposes a 3 hour Session in human capital best practices that would be applicable to both new and existing Superintendents. The session would include the following segments:
- The Context of Human Capital Management in Education
- Key Indicators to Assess the Functionality of Human Resources (with or without a large, central HR Office)
- Research that Drives Best Practices in Human Capital Management
- Comprehensive Human Capital Management – Teacher and Principal Quality
- Barriers to Best Practices/Principals’ Pain Points
- Providing Human Capital Support to Key Customers
- Differentiating Human Capital Support to Schools
Elizabeth Arons, Chief Executive Officer, USHCA