School's Out, But Staff Is Still Learning

School's Out, But Staff Is Still Learning
Posted on 12/09/2016
Staff in LHS Auditorium

While MPSD students were enjoying a day off from school on December 9, MPSD staff were staying engaged by attending training throughout the District.  

Over 400 staff members attended sessions lead by in-house and out of district facilitators.  The big draw was author and international transformational leader, Dr. Anthony Muhammad.  

Dr. Muhammad is one of the most sought after educational consultants in North America.  He currently serves as the CEO of New Frontier 21 Consulting, a company dedicated to providing cutting-edge professional development to schools all over the world. He has served as a practitioner for nearly twenty years as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, middle school principal, and high school principal. His tenure as a practitioner has earned him several awards as both a teacher and a principal.

Dr. Muhammad is recognized as one of the field’s leading experts in the areas of school culture and organizational climate. His expertise has allowed him to work with schools in all 50 U.S. states, 10 Canadian provinces, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Dr. Muhammad is also a best-selling author and has written The Will to Lead and the Skill to Teach; Transforming Schools at Every LevelTransforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division; and a contributing author to the book The Collaborative Administrator: Working Together as a Professional Learning Community. Additionally, he has published 26 articles in education journals and publications in seven different countries.

Additionally, there were opportunities to learn about the following topics:

  • Active Supervision for Supervisors
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES)
  • Building a Culture of Trust, Appreciation and Collaboration
  • Collaborative Culture
  • Discovery Learning
  • Getting Students to do the Thinking – Love and Logic Meets Good Instruction
  • Mindsets
  • Poverty and Learning
  • Safe People – Safe Classrooms – Safe Schools
  • SMARTboard
  • Special Education for the General Educator
  • Using STAR Data to Drive Instruction Practices
  • Using the Climber to Drive Nexts
  • Why is this Student Acting Like this?
  • Wilson Reading System – The Word Block Study
  • Work Smarter with G Suite
  • Writing Successful Learning Targets to Drive Engaging Instruction
  • RSchool Today Calendar

Thank you to all of the organizers, presenters, student volunteers, Chartwells personnel and MPSD staff for making this in-service day another successful learning opportunity for the Manitowoc Public School District!

Enjoy the learning in action photos here