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Handout to accompany Skype presentation for Masters of Education cohort, University of Alberta - July 2012.

Handout to accompany Skype presentation for Masters of Education cohort, University of Alberta - July 2012.

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  • 1. J U L Y 2 0 1 2 Superman is Dead Collaborating for School Improvement Kurtis Hewson Access the presentationCurrent Faculty Associate with the University of on Prezi Lethbridge, former teacher, vie-principal andprincipal (11 years of administration experience). http://prezi.com/fuiygveja2am/superman-is-dead- 2010 ASCD Outstanding Young Educator collaborating-for-school-improvement Award finalist; one of five featured elementary principals in the text Reflecting on Leadership for Learning (Parsons & Beauchamp, 2011) Access the handout hewskp@uleth.ca digitally on Slideshare Twitter - @hewsonk27 Visit Kurtis’ profile at Skype – kurtis.hewson http://www.slideshare.net/hewsonk27 Find Kurtis on Facebook and Google + Website Resources http://kurtishewson.wordpress.com/ http://jigsawlearningca.wordpress.com/ http://schoolimprovementpress.wordpress.com/ A backchannel allows a secondary converstation to exist during a presentation,Presentation Backchannels with interaction between participants and with the presenter. Twitter hashtag TodaysMeet Address #supermes http://todaysmeet.com/supermes Don’t have a Twitter account? Access the TodaysMeet link, enter a username and Follow the conversation by going you can interact with participants and presenter to http://tweetree.com and enter through the presentation. Share, question and the hashtag in the search box. comment!
  • 2. SUPERMAN IS DEAD JULY 2012References:Bowen, E. (1988, February 1). Getting tough. Time. Retrieved from http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,966577-1,00.html on July 4, 2010.Copland, M. A. (March 2001). The myth of the superprincipal. Phi Delta Kappan, 82(7), 528-533.DuFour, R., DuFour, R. & Eaker, R. (2008). Revisiting professional learning communities at work: New insights for improving schools. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.DuFour, R. & Marzano, R. J. (2011). Leaders of learning: How district, school and classroom leaders improve student achievement. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.Erkins, C. (2008). Growing Teacher Leadership. In The collaborative administrator: Working together as a professional learning community (pp. 39-53). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.Evans, R. (2010). Seven secrets of the savvy school leader: A guide to surviving and thriving. San Francisco: Jossey–Bass.Fullan, M. (2008). The six secrets of change: What the best leaders do to help their organizations survive and thrive. San Francisco: Jossey–Bass.Reeves, D. B. (2006). The learning leader: How to focus school improvement for better results. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.Reeves, D. B. (2009). Leading change in your school: How to conquer myths, build commitment, and get results. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.Schmoker, M. (2005). No turning back: The ironclad case for professional learning communities. In R. DuFour, R. Eaker, & R. DuFour (Eds.), On common ground: The power of professional learning communities (pp. 135-153) . Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree (formerly National Educational Service).Schmoker, M. (2006). Results now: How we can achieve unprecedented improvements in teaching and learning. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.Whitaker, T. (2003). What great principals do differently: 15 things that matter most. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education.Wiggins, G. & McTighe, J. (2007). Schooling by design: Mission, action and achievement. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. 2

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