UPPI Learning Series

Learning Series: Taking Educator Preparation to
the Next Level

School leadership has never been more important to students and communities. School principals are navigating unprecedented changes to the way teaching and learning occur while sustaining efforts to improve equity and academic achievement for their students.

Principals’ work today has ramifications for the way new principals are prepared to lead schools in the future. With support from the Wallace Foundation, the University Principal Preparation Initiative (UPPI) brings university, school district and state representatives together to redesign principal preparation.

We invite you to continue the national conversation about principal preparation redesign through UPPI’s online learning series, Taking Education Preparation to the Next Level. Through the five-part series, national experts will provide 45-minute, interactive sessions that address the following questions:

  • How can principals lead schools focused on equity and academic improvement now and in the future?
  • How can universities engage with partners to develop and sustain principal preparation programs to meet future challenges?

After each session, UPPI partners will continue meeting for 45-minutes in separate, facilitated discussion sessions. Session descriptions are below. To join one or more sessions in the series, complete the registration form available on each session page below.

Participation in the learning series is free and space is limited.

What is UPPI?

The University Principal Preparation Initiative (UPPI) is a five-year initiative from the Wallace Foundation to support seven universities in redesigning their principal preparation programs to ensure that they help shape professionals ready for the demanding role of school leader, especially in underserved schools.

 

Karen Hawley Miles

How Can Leaders Use Resources to Support Equity?

Karen Hawley Miles
Education Resource Strategies, Inc

June 18, 2020

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Ellie Drago-Severson

Teaming & Engaging in Meaningful Conversations: the Promise of a Developmental Approach

Ellie Drago-Severson
Columbia University

July 16, 2020

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David Eddy-Spicer

Partnerships for Sustainability

David Eddy-Spicer
University of Virginia

August 6, 2020

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April L. Peters

Equipping and Sustaining Equity-Oriented School Leaders for Diverse Contexts: Tools and Takeaways

April L. Peters
University of Houston

September 10, 2020

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Mónica Byrne-Jiménez

Moving Carefully into the Next Normal: Enduring Leadership Dilemmas and New Organizational Contexts

Mónica Byrne-Jiménez
UCEA, University of Virginia

October 8, 2020

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