We will be building on the concept of Collective Efficacy presented by Brian McNulty at our October gathering. Collective Efficacy refers to a staff's shared belief that through their collective action, they can positively influence student outcomes, including those who are disengaged and/or disadvantaged.
We will start the day by reviewing a new REL Northwest report that compares the changing demographics of our teacher population to our student population and will ask ISN members to share the strategies they’re using to recruit, retain, and develop their faculty members.
Mike Siebersma, Director, Center for Strengthening Educational Systems, will lead the group through facilitated dialogues to impact state-level initiatives as well as local concerns. We will also create new networking opportunities based on district/school size and location. Mike is an accomplished facilitator and worked with ISN during the 2016–2017 school year. The objective for the day will be to have the superintendents leave with a deeper understanding of collective efficacy and a list of actions for creating a blueprint for change within their system.
Evening Networking Session/Dinner—Thursday, December 14, 2017, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
In addition to network participants, representatives from ISDE, as well as the various stakeholder groups (Legislators, Idaho Business for Education, Institutes of Higher Education) will be invited.
Meeting: Friday, December 15, 2017
Networking Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Meeting: 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
The Grove Hotel
245 S. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, Idaho 83702
Participants will need to make their own travel arrangements. Districts with schools in school improvement will be reimbursed.
Hotel reservations must be made by Thursday, November 23, 2017. Reservations made after this date will only be offered at the group rate if hotel availability permits. Reservations can be made by calling (208) 333-8000 or book now through the Grove Hotel website.