Approximately thirty IZone 2.0 high school administrators, centralized support team members, and directors traveled to Oklahoma City, OK to participate in the University of Virginia-Partnership for Leaders in Education’s Mid-Year Conference.
During the conference, IZone 2.0 leaders engaged in transformational learning experiences designed to allow diverse stakeholders to collaborate on innovative ways to solve our most pressing challenges. The winter retreat provides an opportunity to reset and spark true school-level transformation. The framework for the retreat is centered around three components: 1) The end of semester reflection, 2) data-driven Instruction, and 3) engaging change leadership and action planning.
“Attending this conference as a teacher and content lead gave me more insight about allowing the data to drive instruction in my classroom. It allowed me to see teaching through a different lens. So often teachers think they have to be a perfectionist, but I’ll always remember what Mr. Bambrick-Santoya said, “don’t let perfect be the enemy of good.” (Candace Suber, Oakhaven High School)
“My experience at the UVA Partnership for Leaders in Education was an amazing one! As a growing leader, it was very beneficial to engage in research-based data-driven activities that have given me tools to comfortably facilitate data meetings in my school. I am confident that what I’ve learned here will help me lead our school to succeed!” (Kimberley Minor, Sheffield High School)