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Leading Learning Communities - Lynchburg and Richmond VA

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This past February, the Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals and DSC partnered to put on a mini-conference on leading learning communities. I gave the keynote sessons. Sue Wilder, Isabel McLean, and Linda Rourke did small-group sessions, and we had a panel of school leaders close our day by sharing their experiences working with us on lesson study. Both days sessions were filled to capacity. We had lots of thoughtful questions and provocative comments.

We spent much of our time exploring why forming healthy teams are critical to a school’s success. We unpacked strategies for building and sustaining teams. We also discussed how to address some of the very real barriers we have to establishing thoughtful teams of collaborative teachers.

For those of you that came I have attached the presentation files from the small group sessions at the bottom of this post. We hope you had as much fun we we did. We thank you for learning with us!

Peter Brun speaking at a conference

panel of speakers at a conference

VAESP RtI Session.pdf3.06 MB
VA LLC - PLCs.pdf5.64 MB

Peter Brunn is the vice president of organizational learning and communications at Center for the Collaborative Classroom (CCC). Previously at CCC, he was the director of professional development, director of staff development, the assistant director of CCC’s Reading Project, and a staff developer. Before coming to CCC, Peter was a staff developer for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and worked in New York City public schools helping teachers implement reading and writing workshops in their classrooms. Peter received his master’s degree in curriculum and teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University, and his undergraduate degree in history from Marquette University. Peter is also the author of The Lesson Planning Handbook: Essential Strategies That Inspire Student Thinking and Learning, published by Scholastic. Follow Peter on Twitter at @pdbrunn.

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