Dublin City Schools teachers set to learn at 17th Leadership Academy

Hundreds of educators within Dublin City Schools are set to spend a portion of their summer learning from each other at the Dublin Leadership Academy on July 31.

“We are again offering a large number of sessions taught almost exclusively by Dublin teachers and administrators,” Leadership Academy chairperson David Wadenstierna said.

The academy has a theme of “CAUTION: Constructing the Future” this year. 

“For the first time this year, we are categorizing sessions by tracks,” Wadenstierna said. “The committee feels that this will allow attendees to more easily identify sessions of interest and more intentionally plan out their days.”

In addition to learning from their peers, attendees will have the pleasure of hearing from keynote speaker Andrew McPeak with Growing Leaders. McPeak specializes in leading and educating the next generation.

“It’s great that our teachers take a day out of their summer to learn not only from each other, but from an expert, all to provide a better education for our students,” Superintendent Dr. Todd Hoadley said. “Seeing so many teachers and administrators willing to learn makes me excited on behalf of our students and our District as a whole.”

Wadenstierna and Kara Belden return as the two teacher leaders for the event, and they and their committee put nearly 70 sessions on the schedule for July 31. The sessions cover areas such as technology in the classroom, preparing students for the future, how to be the best teacher for each student, caring for students mentally and emotionally, as well as many other topics.

You can follow this year’s academy on Twitter at #DCSLeadership19.

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