WANTED - Creative and Innovative Ideas for the Academic Leadership Summit
The Academic Leadership Summit (ALS) is back by popular demand! Taking place during the conference Welcome Reception, the ALS is a great opportunity for schools to showcase their best practices for project-based learning and other innovative teaching practices. Participants will have a table-top display at which they can highlight their particular idea while conversing with conference attendees in an informal setting.
Do you have an idea you would like to share? If so, we invite you to click here to submit a proposal to present at the 2013 Academic Leadership Summit. Thank you!
Join fellow Heads of Schools, Directors of Admission, Curriculum and Testing Coordinators, Teachers, and others as we continue the Journey to Academic Excellence by Driving Performance!
ERB is proud to announce the keynote speakers for this year's Annual Users' Conference.
Mark Sanborn - who has thought, taught, and written about transformational education for 30 years--will share his expertise on how to keep delivering extraordinary results; a perfect tie-in to this year's conference theme of Driving Performance.
Grant Lichtman is an educator, author, facilitator, and change agent. After 15 years transforming one school, Grant is now helping others re-awaken and realize the power of great learning. He will share highlights from his personal journey to find unique, innovative programs that are re-imagining the K-12 learning experience within the context of a rapidly changing world; his version of the Journey to Academic Excellence.
Mark Sanborn - Opening Keynote
Mark is a renowned speaker and innovator who runs an idea lab for leadership development. He is an expert on organizational leadership and has inspired thousands of people to grow and change within their companies and schools over the last 20 years. Through his keynote, Mark will share insights to help you:
- Achieve remarkable performance in anything you do, leaving colleagues, community and other constituents clamoring for more...what Mark refers to as "The Encore Effect"!
- Succeed when times are good, bad or in-between by helping you to discover practical ways to prepare for and deal with change, be it "up, down or sideways!"
- Create value for others by outthinking your competition rather than outspending them. Learn the value of reinventing yourself regularly to make a difference in all areas of your life.
Grant Lichtman - Closing Keynote
For almost 15 years, Grant has been involved with independent school education, as trustee, chief of finance and operations, teacher, parent, and volunteer at Francis Parker School in San Diego, one of the largest independent schools in the United States. He recently completed a 10,000 mile trip around the country visiting 64 schools to learn about how they are innovating to meet the needs of the 21st Century, and is writing a book on his findings. We are fortunate to be among the first to hear about this extraordinary journey. His keynote session will touch upon several top-of-mind issues for schools and educators alike, including:
- How are schools across America responding to rapid changes in the world? What does innovation in learning actually look like? What are some characteristics of the learning and teaching environment that rapidly evolving schools share?
- What are the key obstacles to innovation that are particular to independent schools?
- How are schools overcoming those obstacles to innovation? What are the common characteristics that allow innovation to flourish in schools?