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Join WestEd at the 2019 ESEA Conference, January 30-February 2, in Kansas City, Missouri

ESEA Conference

Join WestEd at the 2019 ESEA Conference, which will be held on January 30 through February 2, in Kansas City, Missouri. ESEA (formerly National Title I) is the largest conference focused on federal education programs.

Joanne Cashman and Carlas McCauley, Director for WestEd’s Center on School Turnaround, will present the session, Leadership in School Turnaround: Meeting People Where They Are and Going Forward Together, on Thursday, January 31, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, in Great Hall 3501G.

Turnaround leaders know that problems of practice have many layers. They have both a technical and a human side. They are rooted in what people know and what they need to know. Their solutions must address the assumptions that school and community stakeholders bring into turnaround efforts. While the research points educators to evidence-based strategies, the context and the people have an important impact on leaders’ ability to implement and sustain what works.

In this session, Cashman and McCauley will work at the intersection of two frameworks to address the dual aspects of progress in school turnaround. Using the evidence base on leadership domain expressed in the Four Domains of Rapid School Turnaround, the presenters will apply the tools for adaptive leadership expressed in the stakeholder developed blueprint, Leading by Convening. This session is grounded in problems of practice and offers an array of tools to meet state, local, and school challenges.

Add our session to your calendar, and visit us at booth #322 to meet our staff and to learn about WestEd’s resources, professional development opportunities, and research.

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January 30–February 2nd, 2019


Kansas City, Missouri


National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators