The coordinating committee of the National Summit for Principal Supervisors invites school districts, universities and other leaders in education to submit proposals to present at the fourth annual Summit for Principal Supervisors.  The 2019 theme is:

 

Innovating Education Through Leadership

 

Innovating Education through Leadership

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 National Standards for Principal Supervisors are of interest.

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.  Groups not adhering to these guidelines will be automatically excluded from the scoring process and deemed ineligible to present.

2019 Conference Strands

  1. Engaging Principals in Professional Learning Strategies
  2. Using Evidence of Principals’ Effectiveness to Determine Necessary Improvements
  3. Finding the Time to Help Principals Grow as Instructional Leaders
  4. Leading Strategic Change that Improves School Performance
  5. Social Emotional Learning – Conditions for Learning
  6. Leading Outside the Box- Research, Policy and Innovation
  7. Moving the Needle: Advancing Diversity in Leaders and Leadership
  8. Ensuring Cultural and Social Responsiveness in Schools

Strand 1: Engaging Principals in Professional Learning Strategies

Engaging Principals in Professional Learning StrategiesProposals in this strand might address how principal supervisors support principals in improving teacher effectiveness, student learning, and achievement. Universities and academic institutions are encouraged to share their work in training and supporting principal supervisors.  Among the key issues that might be addressed in this strand are curriculum development and design, job-embedded and non-job-embedded structures for professional development, developing the instructional leadership of principals and creating systems to identify and train future principal supervisors to meet the role’s new expectations.

Summit a Proposal

Strand 2: Using Evidence of Principals’ Effectiveness to Determine Necessary Improvements

Using Evidence of Principals’ Effectiveness to Determine Necessary ImprovementsProposals submitted under this strand might address ways in which principal supervisors support principals’ learning by gathering and examining evidence from the school, district and community.  The ways in which qualitative, quantitative and observational evidence are gathered, analyzed, reported and used for refinement are of interest.

Summit a Proposal

 

Strand 3: Finding the Time to Support Principals Growth as Instructional Leaders

Among the key issues that might be addressed include ways in which principal supervisors spend their time to observe, support, monitor and develop school principals on identified areas of growth/weakness.  Proposals should include concrete and tangible tools and clearly defined strategies for time, program, resource and project management in this area.  Additional resources may include professional learning plans, modeling strategies, and resources utilized for the monitoring of principal progress.

Summit a Proposal

Strand 4: Leading Strategic Change that Improves School Performance

Finding the Time to Support Principals Growth as Instructional LeadersDistrict leaders and experts in the field of educational leadership and reform are invited to submit proposals discussing research-based planning, implementing, and evaluating schools to close the achievement gaps and foster continuous improvements.  Strategies, resources and tools that describe transformational and incremental approaches to school performance needs are beneficial.

Summit a Proposal

 

Strand 5: Social Emotional Learning – Conditions for Learning

Critical topics that proposals in this strand might address are state and district-wide initiatives, teacher processes and student outcomes related to the long-term benefits of students’ social and emotional development to enhance academic performance.

Summit a Proposal

Strand 6: Leading Outside the Box- Research, Policy and Innovation

Leading Strategic Change that Improves School PerformanceProposals submitted under this strand might address the rapidly-evolving educational, social, and political contexts in which novel approaches to school improvement are being advanced alongside innovative models for creating new schools and innovating communities.

Summit a Proposal

 

Strand 7: Moving the Needle: Advancing Diversity in Leaders and Leadership

Moving the NeedleAmong the key issues that might be addressed in this strand are evolving ideas of diversity, equity and inclusion in educational leadership.  Proposals that explore a model for strategic diversity leadership; recruitment and development of under-represented groups; and examines systems of accountability and performance management for these efforts are of interest.

Summit a Proposal

Strand 8: Ensuring Cultural and Social Responsiveness in Schools:

Topics addressed in this strand would include strategies, processes, and systems which can be used to monitor and ensure that a community of schools have the equitable resources, including human capital, necessary for the success of all students.

Summit a Proposal

 

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 proposal for presentation. The title and a description of up to 500 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 the 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 Friday, December 7, 2018. Accepted and declined proposals will be acknowledged via email by Friday, January 11, 2019.

Selected presenters must make presentation slides available for upload to the conference’s website.  Slides must be submitted electronically no later than March 31, 2019.  Submission details will be provided with notification of acceptance of your presentation.