ELN 2018 Programme dates and venues

Term 4

Date
Time
Venue
Wednesday 17 October
7:00 – 8:30 am
MacLeans College

Title:

The interplay of practices: Strengthening coherence through intentionality and emergence

Overview:

Practices in and across schools span four overlapping domains: school-to-school; school and principal leadership; within school- wide practices; and, teacher practices. These domains reflect Kahui Ako, as well as the key findings from the NZCER Teacher and Leadership Practices findings (see Wylie et al., 2018). Practices labelled as leadership weave across these four domains and are a blend of intentional and emergent actions (see Woods and Roberts, 2018), setting up a four-by-two framework. In this workshop, the remaining major findings from the 2018 ELN survey (with approximately 250 responses) will be positioned within this framework. This sets up opportunity for each school to see where coherence across the domains can be further developed with reference to the Key Competencies, Student Achievement and any relevant Achievement Challenges. One way of sustaining this development is through action research, where we will briefly introduce the action research cycles of Coghlan and Brannick (2014).

References:

Coghlan, D., & Brannick, T. (2014). Doing action research in your own organisation (4th ed.). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.
Woods, P. A., & Roberts, A. (2018). Collaborative school leadership: A critical guide. Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications.
Wylie, C., McDowall, S., Ferral, H., Felgate, R., & Visser, H. (2018). Teaching practices, school practices, and principal leadership: The first national picture 2017. Wellington, NZ: NZCER.

Facilitators:

Howard Youngs and Maggie Ogram

Wednesday 7 November
7:00 – 8:30 am
MacLeans College

Title:

Developing practices and coherence through Action Research: A sideways look at micro-politics, relations and inquiry

Overview:

Building on the previous workshops, participants will have time to further develop action plans and priorities for 2019. The implications of blending intentionality, emergence and individual expression are not always straightforward. Focusing on leadership processes we will discuss strategies for engaging with micro-politics, while maintaining a relational approach. Framing much of this session will be seeing to what degree the action research cycles of Coghlan and Brannick (2014) can be applied as a learning and development process in support of leading-as-inquiry, teaching-as-inquiry, and student inquiry.

References:

Coghlan, D., & Brannick, T. (2014). Doing action research in your own organisation (4th ed.). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

Facilitators:

Howard Youngs and Maggie Ogram

 

If you have any queries regarding these forthcoming sessions please contact:

maggie@ospreyconsulting.co.nz