Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Daunting but Doable: The Role of the Principal in a Professional Learning Community with Janel Keating

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Federal Programs; Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; Curriculum Coordinators; District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster)

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Daunting but Doable: The Role of the Principal in a Professional Learning Community at Work with Janel Keating


The behaviors of the principal and assistant principal are critical in leading a professional learning community. It takes courage to move beyond managing to leading learning and developing the leadership capacity in others.

On June 13-14, 2022, Dr. Janel Keating will address the following in a two-day work session:

  • Build capacity of staff to create a high performing PLC - time, resources, and support
  • Disperse leadership throughout the school
  • Create high-expectations for principals to stretch the aspirations and performance levels of each team
  • Establish systems to facilitate and support the PLC process to include the master schedule
  • Create a culture that is simultaneously loose and tight 
  • Ensure students have access to a guaranteed and viable curriculum unit by unit, and more

All secondary and elementary building principals and assistant principals are encouraged to attend. The details of the time and location are found in the registration link. You may register at ESC Works Session #476920.  Seating is limited. 


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