Education Leader Network Professional Development eBulletin
September 29th, 2011
for District Leaders 

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In This Issue
Coaching Principals: Confronting Teacher Performance Problems
Network with a Colleague
A little humour goes a long way...
21st Century Learning
STEM Integration for the Elementary Classroom

Michael Fullan:
The Moral Imperative Realized: Successful School Leadership In Action

November 22, December 6 and December 13


Award-winning author and educational reform expert Michael Fullan takes the subject of moral leadership to the next level by showing how to put change into practice at the local and systemic levels.


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A Unique Training Experience for School Bus Drivers


Today's bus drivers have a huge responsibility-getting students from home to school and back home again at the end of the day safely. But the job doesn't end there! The Training Video Series for the Professional School Bus Driver equips bus drivers with consistent direction and training for the many situations they will encounter beyond driving safety.


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Instructional Leader on the Go...

Each PD eBulletin gives the busy district-level leader brief, practical, free, high quality learning opportunities in a variety of media formats.

Coaching Principals: Confronting Teacher Performance Problems


One of the reasons principals give for not confronting unacceptable teacher performance and behaviors is that they aren't sure how to start the conversation. Obviously, the problem will not be solved unless the conversation is begun. However, starting the process inappropriately or incorrectly can make the problem worse and even more difficult to resolve later.


Network with a Colleague

Books Books Books by Patrick Crawford   

We welcome this article from a member of our network - Patrick Crawford, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Leadership Center.

A brief article with some suggestions for great reading on leadership.  Patrick is interested in networking with colleagues across the country - to read the article and get his email - just click the link below.

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A little humour goes a long way...

Your Name Sir?  BBC Comedy Sketch  


SEND YOUR HUMOROUS ITEMS TO US: We will place them in upcoming issues and give you credit! Just email them to:  


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21st Century Learning

Inevitable by Chuck Schwahn  

& Bea McGarvey


The authors present a compelling reason why education must move from the Industrial Age to the Age of Empowerment by customizing learning.  In their own words, "We believe that making education more  meaningful to learners, making learning more motivational for learners, and preparing young learners for their future rather than our past is the critical and educational and moral (not to mention - economic) imperative of the day."

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STEM Integration for the Elementary Classroom

October 17, 4:00pm EST


Join Kellie Dean, Director of Training for PCS Elementary Edventures, on Monday, October 17 at 2:00 PM MST for an in-depth view on STEM Integration for the Elementary Classroom through the use of PCS BrickLab and Digital Media Labs. By taking part in this webinar, you will become familiar with our programs and how to use them to integrate STEM activities into your everyday classroom.  We will show you the PCS process of blending student-centered, hands-on experiential approaches to incorporate 21st century skills and STEM learning, while still reaching Common Core Standards.   

Click here to register for this free webinar!