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Assistant Principal READY - Fall 2017

Please make plans to join us at the Fall Assistant Principal READY. This year's theme is "Leaders Supporting Teachers as Leaders." If you’re unable to attend on the date listed for your area, please consider joining the other region.

September 29—North Wilkesboro; Stone Center: 613 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro, NC
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October 9—Winston Salem; WSFCS Education Building: 4801 Bethania Station Road, Winston-Salem, NC
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Spring 2017 -- Click here for session materials

The focus for the AP READY will include ways to Build Knowledge to Inspire Change.
A keynote speaker - Principal of the Year - will open our session. There will be breakout sessions to build leadership skills, opportunities for networking, continued conversations about Digital Teaching and Learning Competencies and NCEES.

AP READY Piedmont-Triad
Winston Salem Education Building, 4801 Bethania Station Rd., Winston Salem
February 27, 2017 8:00-3:00
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AP READY Northwest
Stone Center, 613 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro
March 27, 2017 8:30-3:30

Assistant Principal READY Fall 2016
The details are being finalized for Assistant Principal READY! It’s time to mark your calendars and register to participate. Be on the lookout for meeting agendas and wiki addresses. The sessions will run from 8:30-3:30. If you are unable to attend in your home region, please consider attending in the alternate region. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Frances Harris-Burke or Dr. Mandy Taylor. Click here to register.

Piedmont-Triad: Monday, September 26 at WSFCS 4801 Bethania Station Road, Winston Salem

Northwest: Wednesday, October 5 at the Stone Center, 613 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro

Click here to visit the Piedmont Triad Fall 2016 agenda.

Click here to visit the Northwest Assistant Principal READY Fall 2016 agenda.

April 25th Assistant Principal READY for Northwest
Stone Center, 613 Cherry St, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
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April 29th Assistant Principal READy for Piedmont-Triad
WSFC Schools Education Building, 4801 Bethania Station Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27102
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Session Descriptions

NC’s K-3 Formative Assessment Process Critical Components for Administrators
Assistant Principals (APs) are a key support for kindergarten teachers and their students as they implement formative assessment. APs who join this session will review a practice profile with guiding questions and look fors to support the implementation of the KEA/ K-3 Formative Assessment Process.
Presenters: Dr. Cynthia Dewey, Dr. Nicole Galloway, and Dr. Sherry Willis; Office of Early Learning | Access presentation materials by clicking here.

For Beginning Principals: Creating a 30-30-30-Day Transition Plan (Only April 29th)
During this session, assistant principals will learn how to begin their transition into the principalship by being introduced to key components of a transition from their current role to the principalship. An “Equation for School Improvement” will also be introduced to help guide the planning for a productive transition. This hands-on session will provide participants an opportunity to identify, prioritize, and communicate key tasks and information that will set the direction for establishing an effective culture and climate for school improvement the first 90 days. Participants will have a framework to write a customized 90-day action plan developed around some sample focus areas.
Presenter: Dr. Deborah Jones, Consultant | Click here to access the presentation.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) past and moving forward
In this session, principals will examine Universal Design for Learning as they address the needs of all of their students. We will review the definition of UDL, discuss strategies used in the classroom to ensure all students have access to learn. We will identify “Look Fors” for school leaders to be able to conduct formal and informal observations and provide feedback to their teachers. Principals will hear firsthand how this works in a local LEA, and participate in hands on UDL strategies.
Presenter: Ronda Layman, Exceptional Children | Click here to access the presentation.

Digital Teaching and Learning Competencies
Defining and implementing a set of Digital Learning Competencies for all teachers and administrators represents a significant critical step in formalizing digital learning as core competencies for educators. The NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) has engaged in a rigorous process to draft a set of Digital Learning Competencies that align with existing professional standards and also complement the NC Digital Learning Plan efforts. In this session, we will explore the digital learning competencies for teachers and administrators and discuss how school administrators should use the competencies to improve practice, build capacity in their staff, and drive student learning within their schools.
Presenters: Nathan Craver, Donna Murray, and Sarah Cardwell; Digital Teaching and Learning | Click here for access to the presentation.

Teacher Evaluation: What should I see on a walk through and observation for Exceptional Children Teachers?
What are examples of evidences teachers may bring to demonstrate proficiency? This session will have samples, examples, and "you be the judge" activities to help administrators conduct teacher evaluations for EC teachers. How are these similar and different from general education expectations?
Presenter: Ronda Layman, Exceptional Children | Click here to access the presentation. | Handout: Evidences | Handout: SDIguidance

Coaching Conversations for NCEES 2.0 It’s time to rethink the way we conduct post observation and summative evaluation conversations to coach for teacher improvement. Participants will increase their confidence in using evaluation to support teacher development and growth. Participants will learn the 5 steps to coaching conversations. They will understand how meeting the social needs of the human brain can foster conversations leading to improved practice that is self-directed by those being evaluated. The evaluation process requires a differentiated approach to the conversations we are having during the evaluation process. Learn the 3 C’s of Evaluation Conversations: Coaching, Collaborating and Consulting. This session brings administrators together to collaborate and talk about the unique relationships we have with teachers.
Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Simmons, NCEES Consultant | Click here to access presentation materials. |

Examining Your School Culture
In this session, administrators will have an opportunity to examine the ways they can establish and maintain a positive and productive school culture. Participants will review several data points to assess their school culture before sharing ideas on how they can positively impact school culture.
Presenters: Amelia McLeod and Danyelle Parker, WSFCS Principal | Click here to access the presentation.

AGENDA - Focus on Leadership Development to Support Instruction

Registration and Coffee

Welcome and NewsFlash

9:30-10:00 Keynote Speaker
Mr. Wayne Duggins, Principal, South Stokes High School XXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX April 25 - Kelly Nicholson, Principal, Oxford Elementary School, Catawba Co.
Click here to access the presentation or as a TackkXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXTrust and Relationships

10:00 – 11:15 - April 29th XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XApril 25 - 10:00 -11:15
Session I: K- 3 Formative Assessment Process XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX X XXXXXXXXXXXXXXSession I: K- 3 Formative Assessment Process
OR Beginning Principal Creating a 30-30-30 Day Transition Plan (April 29th only) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXOR Digital Teaching Competences

Lunch On-site and provided by NC PAPA: North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principals' Association

Session 2: Examining School Culture
OR Teacher Evaluation of an EC Teacher

Session 3: Universal Design for Learning: Past and Moving Forward
OR Coaching Conversation for NCEES 2.0


Session 4: K-3 Formative Assessment
OR Digital Teaching Competencies


Sample Evidences for Professional Teacher Standards 1-5

Questions for Post-Observation Conference and Summative Evaluation

The Irreplaceables Report

Newsflash presentation

NCEES Wiki XXXX Contact:

Scrolling Presentation about PD System

North Area Wiki page

PSN Session Registration
Scaffolding Support/Strategies for New Teachers
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mr. Brown will discuss some of the issues he has encountered as he plans for support of new teachers in his district. He will share some of the scaffolding and support that they have used successfully. Mr. Brown is also seeking new ideas and strategies from others across the state. Please plan to join us! Participants should be prepared to speak during the webinar so please be sure your computer has speakers and a microphone.
Registration Link:

NC PAPA Contact Information:
Dr. Shirley Prince
North Carolina Principals & Assistant Principals' Association
333 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1410
Raleigh, NC 27601

email:; Dr. Shirley Prince, Executive Director

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