Raise Your Hand Texas Leadership Reunion Conference


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Raise Your Hand Texas hosts a yearly reunion conference for principal leaders who attended the RYHT Leadership Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Each year these principal leaders gather to reconnect and network but also to assess what they've learned and what they've implemented.

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Raise Your Hand Texas Leadership Reunion Conference

  1. 1. Refresh, Reassess, Retool, Reconnect!Tuesday, January 3, 2012
  2. 2. Five Ways the Harvard Leadership Program Reunion Conference Helps Principals Continue to GrowTuesday, January 3, 2012
  3. 3. 1. Build CommunityTuesday, January 3, 2012
  4. 4. Principals have a lonely job.Tuesday, January 3, 2012
  5. 5. On their own in their schools, they often work in silos by themselves.Tuesday, January 3, 2012
  6. 6. By bringing them back together six months after their Harvard experience, RYHT helps them…Tuesday, January 3, 2012
  7. 7.  Compare notes on how particular ideas worked in specific contexts, whether urban, suburban or rural, or elementary, middle or high school  Make connections and build a long-term support network that includes diverse school leaders from around the state  Draw upon their fledgling support network and help it thrive  Reconnect around their work, and talk to each other as peersTuesday, January 3, 2012
  8. 8. 2. Build on What They KnowTuesday, January 3, 2012
  9. 9. In addition to giving principals a chance to compare notes and share ideas, the Reunion Conference reunites principals with instructors and allows them to jump on where they left off, so that they may…Tuesday, January 3, 2012
  10. 10.  Revisit ideas and reassess strategies to retool them for given contexts  Continue to develop new perspectives on existing challenges and opportunities  Learn new and relevant skills to further what they learned at HarvardTuesday, January 3, 2012
  11. 11. 3. Improve Decision- makingTuesday, January 3, 2012
  12. 12. For instance, the session led by Professor James Honan will focus on…Tuesday, January 3, 2012
  13. 13. How to make decisions about managing resourcesTuesday, January 3, 2012
  14. 14.  Making financial and human resources decisions based on the case study method  Using a metric developed by foundations and philanthropy to assist with financial decision making  Creating a decision-making guideTuesday, January 3, 2012
  15. 15. 4. Broaden HorizonsTuesday, January 3, 2012
  16. 16. The career-readiness session will help principals  Focus on what students need to know to pursue a career  Gain ways to think about multiple pathways to success, whether through a traditional four-year college, community college, military, or the job- market  Broaden their perspective and look at a wider landscape of student opportunityTuesday, January 3, 2012
  17. 17. Additional sessions will focus on helping principals  Integrate technology into the classroom to improve student achievement  Engage in a 21st century approach to collaboration  Turn mediocre teachers into good onesTuesday, January 3, 2012
  18. 18. 5. Refresh and retoolTuesday, January 3, 2012
  19. 19. In conclusion The Reunion Conference helps RYHT Leadership Alumni...Tuesday, January 3, 2012
  20. 20.  Pick up where they left off and dive deeper into the content  Try innovative approaches in schools and then check back in to share their experiences with professors and peers  Reconnect with their community of peers and colleagues  Learn new skills and competenciesTuesday, January 3, 2012
  21. 21. There’s a synergy that happens...Tuesday, January 3, 2012
  22. 22. … when school leaders are reminded that they’re part of a greater wholeTuesday, January 3, 2012
  23. 23. The interactions really make a differenceTuesday, January 3, 2012
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