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Saturday, November 19 • 12:20pm - 1:30pm
Complex Issues in Educational Leadership

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Revitalizing Learning by Greening the School: Insights From Research, Site Visits, and Stakeholder Voices. William L. Sterrett, University of North Carolina at Wilmington; Scott Imig, University of Newcastle, Australia

This Ignite session will feature research and site-visit footage from three recent research projects examining leadership (including teacher and student voices) at schools/districts recognized as US Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools. Our research has yielded insights from the eld that speak to the relevance of school leadership in focusing on sustainability as well as shared leadership.

Beyond Compliance: How School Leaders Can Leverage Constitutional Principles to Promote Equitable School Cultures. Regina Rose Umpstead, Central Michigan University

The National Education Leadership Preparation (NELP) Standards discuss legal compliance as a way to promote student success. Significant changes in our society have placed a premium on developing school leaders with a rm grasp of civil rights and liberties. This talk discusses how school leaders can employ free speech, religious, equal protection, and due process principles to create school cultures where student agency is promoted, inclusion is practiced, diversity is embraced, and students’ rights are protected.

Reflections on Predictors of Urban Principal Turnover. Lorna Beckett, University of Denver

Research indicates principal turnover is increasing, but there are limited studies within an urban context as to why principals are leaving their schools. This Ignite session will discuss a study that examined eight independent variables and their relationship to principal turnover in Colorado urban schools and the implications the findings have for policy and practice.

Leadership Placement in Turnaround Schools: Re-Envisioning District Human Resource Practices. Cori Groth, Janice Bradley, Sandra Leu, Ashley McKinney (University of Utah)

Research indicates that school leaders are essential in the organizational change process. While much guidance exists for districts regarding principal-related human resource practices to increase turnaround success, we have noted few districts using the literature or understanding how to best use the literature to increase placement success. This talk will ignite dialogue regarding thoughtful district human-resource management.

Learning From Tech-Savvy Superintendents: Redefining Leadership Roles and Re-Imaging Student and Staff Success. Jayson W. Richardson, University of Kentucky; William L. Sterrett, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

This Ignite session draws from a research study of superintendents who were recognized as eSchoolNews Tech-Savvy Superintendents. Insights on empowering leadership, fostering learning and innovation, and managing the complexities of the district leadership role will be featured in a format that includes quotes, examples, and strategies, building on existing research in the field.

Saturday November 19, 2016 12:20pm - 1:30pm
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center: Floor 5 - Duluth A

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