Administration and Leadership

Building a staff of effective teachers, creating a positive climate, and setting clear expectations are the very tenets of successful leadership. Our leadership solutions provide proven techniques for motivating and improving educators, and neutralizing negativity in your school or district. Strategies for taking responsibility, engaging with different types of learners, and becoming better leaders are foundational elements of SDE’s professional development solutions.

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    Learn from the best! Engage with and gain knowledge from top education experts and your colleagues at our national and regional conferences, seminars, and institutes.

Featured Onsite PD

    Administration and Leadership

    What Great Principals Do Differently
    Readiness Level: Early Implementation

    Leading School Change
    Readiness Level: Early Implementation

    Professional Learning Communities (PLCs): Changing the Culture of How We Do Things in School
    Readiness Level: Early Implementation

    What Every Administrator Needs to Know About Assessment
    Readiness Level: Early Implementation

    Creating Cultures of Collaboration
    Readiness Level: Early Implementation

    Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness
    Readiness Level: Early Implementation

    Walkthroughs, Observations, and Feedback
    Readiness Level: Early Implementation

    Learning Environment, Curiosity Challenge
    Readiness Level: Early Implementation

Featured PD Resources

    The 7 Secrets of Motivating and Inspiring TeamThe 7 Secrets of Motivating and Inspiring Team
    By Betty Hollas
    144pp. $20.50 • #402621



    DI Coach's GuideDI Coach's Guide
    By Betty Hollas
    (K–12) 32pp. $12.95 • #402693



    Singapore Math Coaches GuideSingapore Math Coaches Guide
    A Tool for Informed Observation and Support
    By Donna McKenzie & Lorraine Walker
    (K–8) 32pp. $412.95 • #550211


    If You’re Riding a Horse and It Dies, Get OffIf You’re Riding a Horse and It Dies, Get Off (PowerPoint)
    By Jim Grant and Char Forsten
    PowerPoint on CD $35.00 • #K10045



    Engage ALL Students Through DifferentiationEngage ALL Students Through Differentiation
    By Anne M. Beninghof
    (K–8) 160pp $20.95 • #454879
    To purchase this resource, call 1-800-321-0401 x1451.

Featured Online PD

Featured PD Experts

    Anthony Muhammad, Ph.D. Anthony Muhammad, Ph.D.
    Bring This Expert to Your School or District
    Anthony is one of the most sought-after educational consultants in North America. A practitioner for twenty years, he has served as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, middle school principal, and high school principal. Anthony is the author of "Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division" and a contributing author to "The Collaborative Administrator: Working Together as a Professional Learning Community."

    Principal Baruti Kafele Principal Baruti Kafele
    Bring This Expert to Your School or District
    Baruti is an award winning educator, best selling author, educational consultant, and motivational speaker. He excelled as an urban school educator for over 20 years. He has received over 100 awards, including the Milken National Educator Award in 2009. As a middle and high school principal, he led the transformation of four schools. One school he transformed was recognized by U.S. News and World Report Magazine as one of America’s best high schools. The author of seven books, his Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success is a national best seller.

    Todd Whitaker, Ph.D. Todd Whitaker, Ph.D.
    Bring This Expert to Your School or District
    Todd has served as a middle school, junior high, and high school principal. He has also coordinated staffing, curriculum, and technology for newly opening middle schools. As a leading authority on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd has written 21 educational books including the national best seller, What Great Teachers Do Differently.

    Mike Shackleford, Ed.D. Mike Shackleford, Ed.D.
    Bring This Expert to Your School or District
    Dr. Shackleford is an experienced classroom teacher, administrator, curriculum designer, educational consultant, conference presenter, and a speaker for various university research classes. His research centers on the use of problem-based learning. Dr. Shackleford also specializes in the research and application of differentiated instructional practices as well as the characteristics of effective schools, teachers, and instructional strategies. Dr. Shackleford's doctorate is in Administrative Leadership.

    Bobb Darnell, Ed.D. Bobb Darnell, Ed.D.
    Bring This Expert to Your School or District
    Dr. Darnell is a professional and organizational consultant who has served as a teacher, a staff development director, and a member of numerous national and state task forces on reading, thinking skills, technology, assessment, and staff development, including the Board for the National Staff Development Council. Bobb enthusiastically delivers practical ideas based on years of sound research and tested practice.

    Marcia Tate, Ed.D. Marcia Tate, Ed.D.
    Bring This Expert to Your School or District
    Marcia is the former executive director of professional development for the DeKalb County School System in Decatur, Georgia. During her 30-year career with the district, she has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development director. As an educational consultant, Marcia has presented to over 125,000 administrators, teachers, parents, and business and community leaders throughout the world. Marcia uses the 20 strategies outlined in her books to actively engage her audiences. She is the author of several best-selling books.

    Betty Hollas Betty Hollas
    Bring This Expert to Your School or District
    Betty is an award winning veteran educator and best selling author with more than 25 years of exemplary service, as both a teacher and a principal. She brings energy and excitement to schools nationally and internationally. Betty enthusiastically shares her practical classroom strategies for DI as well as many other relevant topics to support teachers, including motivational keynotes, and training for school and district administrators for successful leadership in a Common Core world.

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