Principals' Center Breakfast Conversations
The Breakfast Conversations are designed by and for school leaders to
provide time for you to experience meaningful conversation and
reflection with other administrators from around the greater Milwaukee
a recent participant: “I really feel the best part of these sessions is hearing
what the presenters have to say and having the time in a distraction free
environment to talk with other leaders facing the same situations. Many times,
I leave with a greater understanding, a greater appreciation, or a wonderful
idea to try before the next session.”
you have never attended a Breakfast Conversation sponsored by the Principals’
Center at Cardinal Stritch University, we hope you will join us this year. If you’ve
participated in the past, we hope you will join us again. We would be happy if
you would share this information with interested colleagues and perhaps attend
with your administrative team.
dates below. All sessions will be held from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Best Western
Midway Hotel, 1005 S. Moorland Rd., Brookfield, WI 53005.
early registration fee is $30 per session if paid by October 1, 2013. Regular
registration after October 1, 2013 is $35 per session, paid on-site at each
session. Fee includes cost of full buffet breakfast and session materials.
1 or 2 graduate credit option ($160 per credit) is available to participants. Attendance at all
six sessions plus completion of outside assignments is required. Registration
for credit, payment of tuition, and explanation of credit requirements will
occur on-site after the first session on October 8.
administrators wishing to have documentation of participation for a PDP, a
certificate or letter of participation can be provided upon request.
receive an Early Registration brochure for the 2013-2014 Breakfast Conversation
series send an email with “Breakfast Conversations” in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013-2014 Breakfast Conversations
Download a copy of the registration brochure
Few: You can’t do it all – 6 sessions to focus your energy”
Designed by and for school leaders, this
six-session series of Breakfast Conversations will provide you with the
opportunity to refresh and recharge as you join area colleagues in focusing on
a few of the many initiatives, mandates, and issues facing school
School leaders will facilitate each session, leading participants in
reflection and conversation, and often using discussion protocols to increase
focus, facilitate deeper conversations, and insure input from all.
Participants may register
to attend individual sessions or the entire series.
October 8, 2013: “How Do You Do It
Facilitator: James Rickabaugh, Ph.D., Executive
Director, CESA 1
will present an overview of a variety of current educational initiatives such
as Educator Effectiveness, Smarter Balanced Assessment, Accountability Report
Card, etc. with implementation tips and advice for administrators on how to
prioritize and balance the tasks at hand.
Question: How can you make a leadership impact in an environment of often
disconnected and competing expectations and initiatives?
November 12, 2013: “There’s an App for
That! Practical Apps for Principals”
Facilitators: Ann Ecker, Literacy, Math, and
Professional Development Coordinator & Tammy Lind, Technology Integration
Coach; School District of South Milwaukee
Principals are some of the busiest people in
the school. This hands-on, interactive session will highlight some of the
best current technology resources available to make your professional life
easier, more efficient and fun.
Essential Question: How can the use of technology enhance professional
December 10, 2013: “Planning
Successful Professional Development Experiences”
Facilitators: Michele Trawicki, Principal; Katie Little,
Supervisor of Instructional Services; & John Roubik, Director of Human
Resources and Organizational Development; Hamilton School District
This session will work on how to engage leaders
in facilitating professional development opportunities that are relevant,
connected to site and district objectives, and have actionable results.
Question: How do you engage and empower teacher leaders in order to leverage
ownership of professional development?
February 11, 2014 “Working with
Difficult Kids…& Their Parents”
Facilitator: Ray Kinney, LCSW. Cornerstone Counseling
Establishing a positive connection with challenging
students (and their parents) is essential if we are to nurture the best in the
child. In contrast, a negative connection guarantees a year of stressful
interactions. We will share how to increase the probability of that
Essential Questions: Am I aware of my
vulnerabilities in working with challenging students and their parent/s? What pushes my buttons?
March 11, 2014: Providing Leadership
to Enable a One-to-One (iPad) Initiative”
Facilitators: Angela Little, Principal; Holy Family
1:1 learning environments have quickly become
the trend in education. In the end, it's not about the device, it's about
the learning. Join us to learn how to successfully implement a 1:1
initiative and provide effective leadership to transform the learning
Essential Question: How do you provide effective leadership to
transform learning in a 1:1 environment?
April 8, 2014: “Building
Facilitator: Karen Rutt, Director of Elementary
Education; Seeds of Health, Inc.
Seeds of Health Elementary is a UWM charter school that works with over
400 students, most of whom are economically disadvantaged. Teachers and staff
have built a successful relationship based program through a variety of
traditional and nontraditional approaches.
Essential Question: What is the essence of building good relationships
between staff and students, parents and community members?
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