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Tell Me So I Can Hear You: A Developmental Approach to Effective Feedback – Ellie Drago-Severson

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  • January 25, 2018 - February 11, 2018
    8:30 am - 3:15 pm

Eligible for Illinois PD Credit and CEU Credit        Administrators Academy #1250

Ellie Drago-Severson is one of our most insightful experts on the development of adult educational leaders. She is unique in her ability to move back and forth comfortably between powerful ideas and promising practices.”  Howard Gardner   Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard University

Ellie Drago-Severson is Professor of Education Leadership and Adult Learning and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. A developmental psychologist, Ellie teaches, conducts research, and consults to leaders, instructional coaches, and organizations on professional and personal growth and learning; leadership that supports principal, faculty, school, and leadership development; and coaching and mentoring in K–12 schools, university settings, and other adult education contexts. She is also an internationally certified developmental coach who works with leaders to build internal capacity and achieve goals. Her work is inspired by the idea that schools must be places where adults and children can grow, and she is dedicated to creating the conditions to achieve this and to helping leaders and educators of all kinds to do the same on behalf of supporting adults and youth. She is author of the best-selling books Helping Teachers Learn (2004) and Leading Adult Learning (2009)—and Becoming Adult Learners (2004) and Helping Educators Grow (2012). She is also a co-author of Learning for Leadership (2013), Learning Designs (2015) and Tell Me So I Can Hear You (2016). She is currently coauthoring a book that presents an integrated developmental model for educational improvement (ASCD, 2017). Her work has earned awards from the Spencer Foundation, the Klingenstein Foundation, and Harvard where she served as faculty member for eight years. At Harvard, Ellie was awarded the 2005 Morningstar Award for Excellence in Teaching. Recently, Ellie received three outstanding teaching awards from Columbia. Website: <http://dragoseverson.wordpress.com>

Are you working to transform your school or district into a place where administrators and teachers learn and lead together? Feedback is more important today than ever before. In fact, offering feedback—so that others can hear us—is one of the most important ways we can support each other, transform our schools, and grow ourselves. Feedback is part of living, leading, and being in our “new normal” world—and it is vital to our collaborative work—and all of our communications.

During this Institute, you will have multiple opportunities to apply learning, develop action plans to advance practice, and enhance your noble practice of feedback for growth, coaching, and practices that support adult development.

We will:
• Learn about adult-developmental theory and its practical implications for leadership, coaching, professional development, and effective collaboration
• Explore practical strategies for enacting a developmental approach to feedback so that others can best hear, take in, learn from, and act upon your feedback
• Develop skills for building engaging in conversations, more effectively collaborating, and building a school culture that supports growth and reflection
• Learn how to give and receive feedback from colleagues and those we coach, evaluate and mentor
• Explore a developmentally-based model for leadership and professional learning that focuses on supporting adult growth, and offers promising practices that can be implemented in your school and system
• Engage in collaborative, developmental action planning to apply key ideas to advance your leadership and practice; discuss case studies; and engage in interactive exercises aimed at transferring learning to improve practice.

Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00am-8:30am

Lunch provided


550 Shriners Drive, Addison, Illinois, 60101, United States