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Detailed Schedule

Friday, November 6th

Noon to 3pm
School Site Visit (optional, more information)
Join Avalon School students and teachers on a special tour of their school. They'll share with you their stories about the extraordinary benefits of teaching and learning in a teacher-powered school. Teachers at both district and charter schools will benefit from seeing collaborative leadership in action.
3pm to 4pm
Registration and Refreshments
Pick up your conference materials and network with people from teacher-powered school.
4pm to 4:15pm
Welcome
Opening remarks by co-hosts Kim Farris-Berg & Lori Nazareno
4:15pm to 6pm
Design Workshop
Work with your team and connect with other participants to begin designing the future of your teacher-powered school.
6pm to 7:30pm
Cocktails and Heavy Appetizers
Continue to mix and mingle with other teacher-powered practitioners and future practitioners.
8pm to 9:30pm
Movie Screening: Heal Our Schools
Heal Our Schools exposes the dangers of profit-driven reform and reveals what amazing things could happen if control were given to the caring hands of teachers.

Saturday, November 7th

7:30am to 8:15am
Breakfast
8:15am to 8:30am
Welcome
Lori Nazareno, Teacher Leader in Residence, Center for Teaching Quality; Co-Founder, Mathematics & Science Leadership Academy
8:30am to 9:15am
Plenary Session: Teacher-Powered Schools - An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Barnett Berry, Founder, Partner and CEO, Center for Teaching Quality
Kim Farris-Berg, Lead Author, Trusting Teachers with School Success; Consultant to CTQ and E|E, Teacher-Powered Schools Initiative
9:30am to 10:30am
Breakout Session – Block A

Most sessions are offered before and after lunch, giving you and your team the opportunity to participate in more than one session offered during the same time slot. Those with an asterisk* are offered once.

Sessions to choose from this block (see session descriptions):

  • Making Decisions as a Team, Efficiently and Respectfully
  • Peer Evaluation That Encourages Self-Reflection and Continuous Improvement
  • Securing and Sustaining School and Teacher Autonomy
  • Servant Leadership: How a Principal and Lead Teacher Act in Service to the Team
  • Using Assessment Autonomy
11am to Noon
Breakout Session – Block B
Sessions to choose from this block (see session descriptions):
  • Distributing Leadership
  • Defining Student and School Success Beyond Test Scores
  • Students Can Co-Create and Co-Enforce Community Norms
  • Team-Task Hiring for Collaboration
  • *Unions Can Take the Lead
Noon to 1:30pm
Lunch and Plenary Session: Mythbusting Heroes – How Teacher-Powered Schools Really Work

Presented by Teacher Ambassadors Dave Briley, Alysia Krafel, and Taryn Snyder.

The first round of annual Teacher-Powered School Awards will also be presented during this plenary session.

1:45am to 2:45pm
Breakout Session – Block C
Sessions to choose from this block (see session descriptions):
  • Making Decisions as a Team, Efficiently and Respectfully
  • Peer Evaluation That Encourages Self-Reflection and Continuous Improvement
  • Securing and Sustaining School and Teacher Autonomy
  • *Building Coalitions
  • Using Assessment Autonomy
3:15pm to 4:15pm
Breakout Session – Block D
Sessions to choose from this block (see session descriptions):
  • Distributing Leadership
  • Defining Student and School Success Beyond Test Scores
  • Servant Leadership: How a Principal and Lead Teacher Act in Service to the Team
  • Students Can Co-Create and Co-Enforce Community Norms
  • Team-Task Hiring for Collaboration

Sunday, November 8th (optional, separate)

8am to 3pm
Design Day Post-Conference Workshop (optional, team registration required)

Join Lori Nazareno (founder of Math and Science Leadership Academy and teacher in residence at the Center for Teaching Quality), Kim Farris-Berg (lead author of Trusting Teachers with Schools Success), and some TPS ambassadors for a day of design! Your team will leave with concrete action plans for either moving your current TPS forward, launching your new TPS, or restructuring your current school to be more teacher-powered.

Please note that this event is separate from the conference and requires a separate registration. Read more. Register now.