The overarching goal of the KLN, which meets quarterly, is for participants to learn how to more effectively lead change and address resistance to improvement initiatives.
The primary participants in the KLN are district leaders whose schools are involved in the Powerful Conversations Network. All districts attend with a
For the 2012-2013 year, KLN members will focus on implementing Alabama’s new College and Career-Ready Standards (CCRS). We are collaborating with the ALSDE to ensure that the content will be aligned with these new standards. Additionally, we’ll continue the emphasis on student engagement and formative assessment, using the CCRS as a backdrop.
To support this learning the KLN will be using two books: John Hattie’s Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning and Jim Knight’s Unmistakable Impact. We will also, as in the past, incorporate other relevant research and tools as needed.
The KLN also provides the opportunity for participants to learn from each other as they network across districts. Many tell us this rare opportunity to share their leadership work with colleagues in similar roles inspires fresh thinking and helps them connect to research and best practice they can take back and use in their own districts.
Alabama Best Practices Center
P.O. Box 4433
Montgomery, AL 36103
Phone - 334-279-1886
Fax - 334-279-1543