The Arkansas Leadership Academy is pleased to announce that we
are accepting applications for
School Team Empowerment for the 2021-2022 school year. Space is limited,
so please submit your application by October 22, 2021, to ensure priority
consideration of your application. Registration will remain open through the
virtual ALA REACH Introduction and Overview if space allows for additional
School teams and participants must plan to attend all sessions
of School Team Empowerment. As you choose participants for your school team,
please remember to check your professional and personal calendars and make sure
ALL team members can attend ALL sessions. Session dates are provided below:
2021-2022 School Year
3 (virtual) - ALA REACH Introduction and Overview
12 and 13 (Arkansas Public School Resource Center, Little Rock)
16 (Arkansas Public School Resource Center, Little Rock)
(Arkansas Public School Resource Center, Little Rock)
access the School Team Empowerment Application, click on the link below:
Purpose and Design
The purpose of School Team Empowerment is to support
individual and team growth through a differentiated approach to leadership
development. School Team Empowerment provides professional learning and
coaching opportunities for teams of school administrators, teacher leaders, and
district leaders. Sessions focus on developing and nurturing collaborative
teams to lead effective instructional practices.
School Team Empowerment will include four (4) onsite
team interaction and content delivery sessions paired with a minimum of two (2)
virtual team coaching opportunities. This hybrid approach allows teams the
opportunity to learn in a traditional structured format while also leveraging
virtual technologies to deepen personalization.
Each school team will receive a minimum of two virtual team
coaching sessions to personalize the learning and implementation led by an
experienced Arkansas leader/practitioner. There is no cost for this virtual
team coaching opportunity. Each participating school team will work
individually with a leadership coach to determine personalized coaching needs
and establish a schedule during the spring semester.
Content and Focus
Collective Leader Efficacy: Strengthening Instructional
- Collective leader efficacy (CLE) is a shared conviction among a school leadership team that they can improve the learning environment for all students. Peter DeWitt, Ed.D. provides the research, explains the drivers, and engages participants in the cycle of inquiry that helps leadership teams to develop collective leader efficacy as a leadership team.
- Each participating school team will receive two Virtual Team Coaching sessions to personalize the learning and implementation.
- Each participant will receive a copy of Peter DeWitt’s book “Collective Leader Efficacy: Strengthening Instructional Leadership Teams” as supporting materials and reference.
- Upon completion, participants of School Team Empowerment will be able to
- Define collective leader efficacy (CLE)
- Develop an understanding of how leadership teams should function
- Define certain drivers necessary to develop collective leader efficacy as a team
- Engage in a cycle of inquiry where they can define a theory of action
- Develop a program logic model to help them plan actionable steps
- Launch (Nov 3) - ALA REACH Introduction and Overview (insert registration link) - Any educator can join and hear directly from the national subject matter expert, Peter Dewitt, Ed.D., who will be helping school teams grow their understanding and ability to strengthen instructional leadership through collective leader efficacy.
Assembling a School Level Team
- Total number of team members should be 5-6
- Team leader should be the School Principal
- Team members could include Assistant Principal(s), Counselor(s), Instructional Facilitator(s), Instructional Coaches, Interventionists and Teacher Leaders from any content area/grade level. District level team members with job responsibilities that directly support student learning, teachers, and/or principals could also be part of a school level team.
- School teams and participants must plan to attend all sessions of School Team Empowerment. As you choose participants for your school team, remember to check your professional and personal calendars and make sure ALL team members can attend ALL three face-to-face sessions.
sessions will be conducted at the Arkansas Public School Resource Center
Capitol, Suite 375
are responsible for arranging and funding their travel expenses including
lodging if necessary and any associated substitute costs for participating team
members. There are no registration costs to participating school teams for
content and/or supporting materials. A cash-only parking garage is
available on 6th Street. The cost to park is $1 per hour or $5 for all
day. Participants will need to bring cash if they plan to use the parking
garage. Parking receipts will be provided to participants that use the 6th
street parking garage for reimbursement. Additionally, there is a limited
amount of street parking available at no cost.
will be built into the schedule for each session to allow participants to leave
the site and secure lunch. Participants will be responsible for their own
lunch expenses at each session. Snacks will be provided.