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Wednesday, November 16 • 3:40pm - 4:45pm
GSS Session 11 - Ignite! - Leaders and Leadership in Schools

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Participants: Demanding Inclusivity: An Exploration of Strategies to Cultivate Inclusive Schools and Galvanize Leaders Rana T Razzaque, University of Denver This Ignite will engage the audience in a provocative journey exploring oppression experienced by disenfranchised students, and re-envisioning leadership, praxis, and systemic approaches to creating safe and inclusive spaces for diverse students. The visual experience is complemented with spoken word and a call to action which not only galvanizes leaders from all facets of the education arena to embrace greater urgency in this work, but also provides actionable strategies to cultivate inclusive schools and organizations. Helping English Language Learners with Their Academic Achievement from Principals’, Teachers’ and Parents’ Perspectives Sijia Zhang, University of Alabama The researcher will prepare separate protocols for principals, ELL teachers, and parents. The study aims to find out how perceptions of principals on ELLs are able to help them attain better academic achievement, how principals as instructional leaders are able to facilitate teachers to perform best instructional practice on ELL students, and what is the role of parents in supporting schools, principals, and teachers toward a betterment of English language learners. Community, Culture and School Improvement: A Rural School’s Transformation Wesley Henry, University of Washington This Ignite! talk highlights school transformation work unfolding in a remote, rural school in Washington state. This talk explores the principal’s learning improvement agenda and provides a snapshot of the work done in this high-poverty school and with the diverse community to improve students’ performance and their educational experience. Themes include: Leveraging external requirements for improvement efforts; Grounding practice in research; and Engaging the community by embracing students’ heritage. Facilitator: Maria Luisa Gonzalez, N/A

Wednesday November 16, 2016 3:40pm - 4:45pm
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center: Floor 5 - Joliet

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