Academic Year Prospectus
Due to some recent changes, we will be taking the 2022-2023 academic year to prepare for events in 2023-2024 academic year. Below is a list of professional development sessions we held in the 2021-2022 academic year.
Prospectus for the 2021-2022 Academic Year
In the coming academic year, school leaders across the country are faced with moving their school communities beyond the pandemic. There are both opportunities and challenges that await. National surveys suggest that public recognition of the importance of schools has risen sharply while parents’ appreciation of the work of teachers and school staff also seems to have increased. Yet, studies indicate that the wellbeing of students and staff is a considerable concern entering into the school year. School leaders are also reporting that students and staff are feeling disconnected and that there is a need to reinvigorate relationships, culture, and climate in schools. This fall the Professional Development Leadership Academy is leading research-to-practice professional learning sessions on health and wellness. In spring, sessions cover relationships, culture, and climate. For these sessions, the nation’s foremost experts in these areas will guide interactive sessions with PDLA participants online in both synchronous and asynchronous formats. Live sessions (20 participants/live session) are designed to provide opportunities for participants to work with national experts and to consider ways of applying research-informed strategies to their schools.