Refine your leadership skills and broaden your understanding of what effective teaching and learning looks like in urban schools.
In today's environment of high-stakes accountability and limited resources, urban educators must be able to address urgent challenges on multiple fronts. Urban school leaders are on the front line of this work, and research points to the important role they play in creating the conditions to improve student achievement.
The National Institute for Urban School Leaders, a program of The Principals’ Center, examines best practices and research-based techniques in urban schools. The program provides an in-depth exploration of the leadership skills needed to set high expectations for all and to accelerate learning across classrooms.
During this six-day institute, you will work with our expert faculty and leaders from across the country to examine successful practices in urban schools, placing those practices within a broader context of race, class, culture, and social justice. You will focus on strategies for improving instruction in diverse environments and for building student and community buy-in. You will return home prepared to transform your school’s learning landscape and generate better outcomes for all students.
- Identify leadership roles and strategies to improve your school’s instructional core
- Consider the effects of race, class, and culture on a learning community
- Examine the beliefs, cultural shifts, and instructional strategies needed to promote high student achievement
- Learn effective practices for closing achievement gaps and creating a more inclusive learning environment
Who Should Attend
- School leaders and teams working in urban settings
- Principals, assistant principals, department heads, directors of curriculum and instruction, and other central office administrators who support urban schools