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Monday, October 8 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Who's Leading This Thing? I Guess We All Are!

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In schools, typically, leading has been seen as the work of one or two people designated by a job title who are “in charge”. This structure can work if you believe that leading well means managing well!

As our profession moves through a time of continual change, so do our roles; today’s leaders must be leaders of learning and also learning leaders! The most effective leadership model is one that relies on distributed leadership, with many leaders at many levels.

When a system or site functions as a Professional Learning Community that embraces a collaborative culture and a shared commitment to learning, distributed leadership that establishes a guiding coalition is a necessary structure. It is necessary to define and understand the leadership roles at all levels in the system from collaborative team leaders to site leaders to district leaders. It is essential to develop clarity around those areas that must be tightly held requirements in order to be effective as a Professional Learning Community. This session will describe leadership roles at all levels, the tightly held elements of a Professional Learning Community, and the contributions of leaders necessary to help cultivate a collaborative culture and improve all student outcomes!

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Marc Johnson

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Marc Johnson, an educator for more than 40 years, is co-director of the Central Valley Education Leadership Institute at California State University, Fresno. He is former superintendent of Sanger Unified School District.

Monday October 8, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
B310: Prac Gym