In education we often assert that we are lifelong learners but what does this mean? Who does it apply to in education students, adults, both? Can the learning that principals engage in impact the learning of educators and students? For principals on the journey to becoming a learning leader, a life-long learning growth mindset is essential. Leadership actions that are intentional, transparent, and collaboratively aligned to student and teacher learning are required for results. This session will examine some of the behaviors, aspirations and attitudes associated with becoming a learning leader. Join Dr. Childs-Bowen and explore how you can elicit a contagious, collaborative culture of inquiry, learning, action and adaptation for everyone in your school, including a well-deserved, you!
Presenter: Dr. Deborah Childs-Bowen is the Chief Learning Officer and consultant for Creative Mind Enterprise. She has more than 30 years of skilled and knowledgeable practice in educational research, professional development, facilitation, organizational development, executive coaching, and strategic planning. She specializes in leadership development and coaching, building capacity and effectiveness through professional learning communities. Childs-Bowen has authored numerous articles and contributed to toolkits through ASCD, NASSP, and Learning Forward. She most recently coauthored the ASCD book, "The Principal Influence: A Framework for Developing Leadership Capacity in Principals" (2016).