Building upon the substantive foundation established in 2016, we invite school districts, universities and other leaders in education to submit a proposal to present at the second annual Summit for Principal Supervisors. In response to attendee feedback and the rapid changes in leadership roles and practices the theme for 2018 is:
Educators, educational leaders, principal supervisors and aspiring principal supervisors are invited to submit a proposal for presentation that addresses how programs, initiatives and/or practices in the areas of professional development, school improvement, legislation/policy, finance, leadership, human resources, and organizational culture are aligned and related to internal consistency, focus, and coherence in how districts define and support the work of principal supervisors. We are especially interested in receiving proposals that provide clear, convincing data that the program/initiative is effective in aligning strategic goals for supporting and evaluating principals with the structure and management of their supervisory and support systems. Presentations that provide practical approaches to guiding school principals through important transitions such as implementing Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Common Core and the newly developed standards for Principal Supervisors are of particular interest.
Please note an important change to this year’s invitation to submit a proposal: Private sector providers, are required to partner with a school district and/or university to be considered. The proposal must be submitted by the school district and/or university and must be practical, demonstrative and focused on the professional development of the audience. In short, presentations must not be sales pitches.
Presentations are across eight topical strands are scheduled and will be delivered in the format of concurrent sessions.
2018 Topical Strands are:
- Leading the Charge for School Turnaround
- Next Steps for Central Office Transformation
- Social Emotional Learning – Improving Self to Improve Achievement
- The Changing Role of The Principal Supervisor – Balancing the Role as Evaluator and Mentor
- Leading Outside the Box – Research, Policy, and Innovation
- From Teacher to Leader
- Moving the Needle: Advancing Diversity in Leaders and Leadership
- Principal Autonomy – Changing, Developing, Leading
Breakout Sessions form the core of the conference offerings and feature a successful practice, program, or key issue. Presenters use active learning techniques to engage participants. Breakout sessions may be presented by multiple presenters with approximately 60 minutes for presentations; allowing time for discussion between presenters and participants to maximize sharing of important ideas and information.
All rooms will be arranged in conference-style to facilitate discussion. Presenters planning to utilize video/audio during presentations must come prepared with the technology to do so.
Individuals and groups are encouraged to submit proposals in the following areas that focus on informing the audiences identified below:
It is our intent that the Annual Summit serves K-12 Superintendents, District Leadership Staffs Aspiring Principal Supervisors and Principal Supervisors nationwide by providing a forum for the presentation, consideration, and discussion of the role of the Principal Supervisor. This year, concurrent breakout sessions will be arranged to facilitate the exchange of information around understanding and maximizing the role of the Principal Supervisors.
You may submit more than one program for presentation. The title and a description of up to 150 words should summarize and accurately reflect the content of what you are proposing for the session. As you develop your proposal, think about real and concrete results, what your colleagues most want to know, and how your session can be interactive and involve conference attendees in the session.
The format for presentations is one of a concurrent breakout. Each session will run for approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. Presentations must be focused on education. Sales presentations will not be accepted.
The deadline for submitting a proposal is December 15, 2017. The receipt of all proposals will be acknowledged by e-mail within a week of submission. Accepted and declined proposals will be acknowledged via email by January 12, 2018.
Selected presenters must make presentation slides available for upload to the conference’s website. Slides must be submitted electronically no later than April 6, 2018. Submission details will be provided with notification of acceptance of your presentation.