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    School of Education - Academies

     

     

    Superintendents' Academy

    The purpose of the Superintendents' Academy is to create a forum for dialogue and an exchange of ideas and experiences. Using the University as a catalyst, the academy will provide professional growth opportunities for superintendents and central office personnel. Additionally, it will create a network of support for colleagues and establish a collaborative relationship with the University and its resources.

    The Academy will hold four workshops a year with topics on timely issues directly related to matters of interest to educational administrators.


    Principals' Academy

    The purpose of the Principals' Academy is to create a forum for dialogue and an exchange of ideas and experiences. Using the university as a catalyst, the academy will provide professional growth opportunities for principals and assistant principals that will focus on dynamic leadership that promotes reflective practice and affects teacher and student learning. Additionally, it will create a network of support for colleagues and establish a collaborative relationship with the university, university faculty, and its resources.

    The Academy will hold four workshops a year with topics on timely issues directly related to matters of interest to educational administrators.


    Special Services Academy

    The purpose of the Special Services Academy is to create an opportunity for dialogue and an exchange of ideas and experiences for Directors of Special Services, Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultants, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, and Speech Language Specialists. Through collaboration with university administrators and faculty, the academy will provide professional learning communities that offer growth opportunities for members through sessions which focus on promoting reflective practice and positively impacting student and teacher learning. A network of support and resources for members will be established for developing new experiences.

    The Academy will hold four workshops a year with topics on timely issues directly related to matters of interest to special services directors, school psychologists, learning consultants, school social workers, and speech specialists.


    Alumni Novice Teacher Mentoring Academy

    The School of Education Alumni Novice Teacher Mentoring Academy has been developed to provide a comprehensive three-year induction program for novice teachers. It creates a forum for dialogue and an exchange of ideas and experiences. The academy will provide guided professional growth opportunities for using data-driven assessment and 21st century teaching skills to promote K-12 student achievement. Additionally, it will create a network of support for our graduates and establish a continued collaborative relationship with the University and its resources.

    The Academy will hold four workshops this year with topics on timely issues related to matters of interest to novice teachers.