Latest introduction to keynote presentation in Marquette, Algers for AIE Summer Institute by Dr. Joe Lubig: Shelly Arneson - Introduction for the 28th Annual Summer Institute Northern Michigan University Marquette, MI 49855 June 21, 2017
In researching a bit about Shelly Arneson in preparation for her keynote address at the 28th Annual Summer Institute at Northern Michigan University, I discovered her publications about her dog, her mother, and our profession. I think it is important that you know that Shelly has put her and her family out there in an effort to educate others about life. Her writing about her mother and her dog models the same risk taking we ask of our students and of ourselves in the profession.
In her narrative about her mother, “A Mother’s Voice”, Shelly tells the story of helping her Mother to find her voice through cancer, alcoholism, divorce, healing, and death. She had the courage to share, through journals, notes, letters, and cards, the story of her family from laugh-out loud moments to the more poignant.
In her piece, “Letting go of K.C. – learning about unconditional love”, she shared the importance of our pets in our lives. In one cutting from the piece, she is able to capture the enthusiasm of a young puppy. Let’s think about that section as we put an image of those enthusiastic children in our minds: “Like a lioness hunting her prey, she would just lurk above us until we couldn’t stand it anymore. We could feel her puppy breath on our faces and know that she was just waiting for an opening. We’d open our left eye just a hair, and then she would pounce!” Isn’t that fun and familiar to all of us who work with amazing young minds? In “Communicate and Motivate”, a professional text on leading in schools, Shelly reinforces through rich examples that “It is not what we say, but how we say it.” What a great reminder to all of us that what our children see is probably what influences them most of all. You need to know that Shelly is not afraid to write about what matters and that fearless quality about her gives me the utmost confidence that today you will receive an honest, engaging, and authentic experience as she shares her expertise on teaching and learning with all of us.
Perhaps the most influential piece I read from her comes from her text, “In Building Trust in Teacher Evaluations” where she highlights something her and her husband do: “My husband and I often play the game of asking ‘Would you want this person to take care of us in the nursing home someday?’ Growing and developing caring and respectful adults is serious business.” I love that she puts this out there as a reminder that what we do is serious business. It is a profession and it matters to tens of millions of children every year. More importantly, it matters to their children and their children’s children. Shelly Arneson is here to help us refine what we do in a way that will create a narrative worth sharing with our children and their families. Shelly, welcome to Northern Michigan University and the 28th Annual Summer Institute. _April, 2010---ASCD---San Antonio, TX February 17, 2012 National Conference on Education-----Houston, TX February 20, 2012 Communicate and Motivate----District workshop---Scottsbluff, NE June 14, 2012 Florida Association of School Administrators----Tampa, FL "I just wanted you to know that the boost your workshop gave me was critical" --- Mercedes Agramonte-Harper, Casselberry, Florida Tuesday, July 24, 2012----Learning Forward----Denver, CO Monday, August 13, 2012----Keynote Presenter, Broken Bow, Oklahoma Wednesday, September 26, 2012---Keynote Presenter for Administrators, Orange County School District, Florida Monday, October 8, 2012----Bullying Workshop---Chicago, IL
Danielson Trainings in multiple districts in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Alabama, Arizona, Texas, Wyoming, North Dakota and Pennsylvania-----ongoing
June 17-18, 2013----Bridge Leadership Summer Institute----Orange County School District, Florida July 24, 2013-----Learning Forward---Minneapolis, MN July 13, 2013----NAESP--- Baltimore, MD
SAM (School Administration Manager) Conference in San Diego----January 31, 2014- February 2, 2014 Corwin Consultant Retreat---January 9, 2015--Thousand Oaks, CA --- on building trust in schools
Workshops and consultation can be streamlined for audiences of teachers, administrators, or the combination of the two. Below is an example of a workshop agenda:
Communicate and Motivate: The School Leader's Guide to Effective Communication Presenter: Shelly Arneson, Ed.D.
Purpose: The teacher evaluation system basing pay upon performance makes trust and communication between principals and teachers a necessary ingredient in effective schools. Develop the skills school leaders need to communicate effectively and in ways that motivate teachers and other school leaders towards success. Based on Shelly Arneson's book published by Eye on Education by the same name, this presentation will empower administrators to communicate well as leaders work to promote a student-centered environment best suited to schoolwide achievement.
Participants will: *Learn to approach one-on-one communication with confidence *Learn win-win approaches to conversations about teacher observations and evaluations *Work on making time for courageous conversations *Practice choosing words carefully *Identify strategies which will Improve parent/teacher communication from the inside-out *Discuss effective tips for using online communication
Instructional strategies: *The presentation will include multi-media clips, including music and video clips which demonstrate examples and non-examples of effective communication. *Research on trust and communication will be shared, including the results of Shelly Arneson’s own dissertation which is currently being completed in a medium-sized district in Northwest Florida. *Stories by presenter and participants will be shared as well. *Participants will engage in a “think-pair-share” strategy in order to facilitate active engagement. Assessment strategies: *Participants will identify two new strategies they will be able to begin using at their school or district the next year.
Conference Program Copy: Develop the skills needed to communicate effectively about teacher evaluations. Principal and author Shelly Arneson says “It’s not what you say. It’s how you say it” and she shares communication strategies that motivate teachers and school leaders towards success. Based on Shelly Arneson's book called Communicate and Motivate: The School Leader's Guide to Effective Communication, this presentation will improve trust and communication while working to promote a student-centered environment best suited to schoolwide achievement.
Filled with real-world examples, this multi-media session provides a humorous, insightful look into the conversations that happen within a school every day and challenges each of us to become better communicators, starting today.
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