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October 18-21, 2018 | InterContinental Hotel
Athens, Greece

Ellie Drago-Severson

Professor, Education Leadership and Adult Learning & Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University.

http://dragoseverson.wordpress.com

Full Bio

ELLIE DRAGO-SEVERSON is a professor in the Education Leadership and Adult Learning & Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she is also the director of the PhD program in Education Leadership, and the faculty director and co-facilitator of the Leadership Institute for School Change.

A developmental psychologist and internationally certified developmental coach, she teaches, researches, and consults with teams—in private, public and charter schools and systems—schools, districts, educational leaders, instructional coaches, and teachers on leadership development domestically and internationally.

Dr Drago-Severson is the author of Helping Teachers Learn (Corwin/Sage, 2004), Leading Adult Learning (Corwin/Sage, 2009), Becoming Adult Learners (Teachers College Press, 2004), and Helping Educators Grow (Harvard Education Press, 2012), and coauthor of Learning for Leadership (Corwin/Sage, 2013), Learning Designs (Corwin/Sage, 2015), Tell Me So I Can Hear You (Harvard Education Press, 2016), and Leading Change Together (ASCD, 2018).

Currently she is examining how leaders lead on behalf of social justice and equity. Dr Drago-Severson’s work has earned awards from the Spencer Foundation, the Klingenstein Foundation, and Harvard University, where she served as faculty member for eight years and was awarded the Morningstar Award for Excellence in Teaching. Recently, she received three outstanding teaching awards from Columbia University.

3-hour Workshop: Fri, Oct. 19

Tell Me So I Can Hear You: A Developmental Approach to Feedback for Growth


Feedback is more important today than ever before. In fact, offering feedback—so that others can hear us—is one of the most important ways we can support each other, transform our schools and organizations, and grow ourselves. Feedback is part of living, leading, and being in our “new normal” world—and is vital to our collaborative work and communications. Yet, when and where do we learn how to give feedback? How do we give feedback so that others can hear us, take it in, and act on it?

Drawing from and extending Dr Drago-Severson’s book, Tell Me So I Can Hear You: A Developmental Approach to Feedback for Educators (Harvard Education Press, 2016), this interactive workshop provides educators and leaders—directors, principals, APs, teachers, professional developers, curriculum specialists, coaches, district leaders, policymakers, and anyone interested in enhancing professional feedback—with an opportunity to more deeply understand how to support growth by learning about adult developmental theory and a new, developmental approach to feedback that can be implemented in any team, school, or organization.

Specifically, it underscores the importance of intentionally differentiating feedback so that adults—who make sense of their experiences in qualitatively different ways—can best hear it, learn from it, and improve their instructional and leadership practice. You will have multiple opportunities to apply your learnings, develop action plans, and enhance the noble practice of supporting adult development through feedback for growth.

During the session, you will:
  • Learn about adult developmental theory and its practical implications for leadership, coaching, professional development, and effective collaboration;
  • Explore practical strategies for enacting a developmental approach to feedback that others can best hear, take in, learn from, and act upon; and
  • Engage in collaborative, developmental action planning to apply key ideas to advance leadership and practice.

*Please bring your laptop/tablet to this workshop.

Target Audience: All are welcome.

Continuum Level: All

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3-hour Workshop: Sun, Oct. 21

Leading Change Together: Building Capacity Within Schools and Systems


Are you working to transform your team, department, school or organization into a place where administrators and teachers learn and lead together? This interactive workshop invites educators and leaders at all levels to explore a new, developmental model for capacity building in individuals, teams, schools, and systems.

Drawing from and extending Dr Drago-Severson’s new book, Leading Change Together (ASCD, 2018), this session introduces adult developmental theory and promising practices for building capacity systemwide. Participants will explore five interconnected drivers of growth and change—theory, culture, the pillar practices of collaboration, feedback, and sustainability—and practical strategies for each that can be implemented in any school or district.

You will have multiple opportunities to apply learnings, develop action plans, and enhance your practice of supporting adult growth. Specifically, during these sessions, you will:

  • Learn about adult developmental theory and its practical implications for leadership, collaboration, and capacity building;
  • Explore key elements of a developmental model for leading change— including theory, building growth-enhancing cultures, implementing the pillar practices (i.e., teaming, inviting adults into leadership roles—lifting leadership, collegial inquiry, mentoring/developmental coaching), a developmental approach to giving and receiving feedback, and sustainability; and
  • Engage in reflection, application exercises, transfer to practice, case discussion, and action planning to apply key ideas to current and future practice.
Supporting authentic learning in adults leads to increased student achievement. This interactive workshop offers you a developmental approach to supporting adult learning, building internal capacity, enhancing professional communities, improving supervision and feedback, and lifting instructional, administrative, and teacher leadership.

This approach to change and growth can help us to better manage the complex, adaptive challenges of teaching, leading, and learning in today’s fast-paced, educational world.

*Please bring your laptop/tablet to this workshop.

Target Audience: All are welcome.

Continuum Level: All

NESA's Learning Continuum:

Learn more about how NESA plans Professional Learning