Registration Open for Leadership Institute featuring Dr. Richard Elmore

Registration Open for Leadership Institute featuring Dr. Richard Elmore

October 14, 2014

Registration Open for Unique Leadership Program for California Educators
Generation Ready partners with one of the nation’s leading education experts for professional development program in Long Beach

NEW YORK, NY – The biggest challenge for school and district leaders across the country right now revolves around raising student achievement while simultaneously implementing a large number of initiatives ranging from Common Core State Standards to Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP).

This November, Generation Ready, one of the largest providers of professional development and school improvement services in the country, will offer an intense, three-day Leading Learning Institute in Long Beach with a rare opportunity for school leaders to learn from one of the biggest thought leaders in education today.

Designed for district and school teams, Dr. Richard Elmore, Gregory R. Anrig Professor of Educational Leadership, Administration, Planning and Social Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Education, will combine theory, real data from participating schools and collaboration to help school leaders leave with a clear focus. Participants will be asked to develop a bold vision for instruction and identify the learning that would be required to make this vision a reality.

“One of the real challenges is getting that vision of what real effective practice looks like and what really makes a difference to students learning,” said Dr. Erick Witherspoon, Director of Professional Development Services for Generation Ready. “Having a chance to partner with principals who are working through that gives us an opportunity to bring our expertise to the table about what is possible with their students.”

Dr. Devin Dillon, Chief Academic Officer for Oakland Unified School District, says she plans on attending the event with multiple school site teams based on her attendance at the same institute in New York City this past July for Los Angeles Unified School District. “I think the opportunity to come together with one of the best thought leaders in education who is invested in seeing systems change was an incredible growth opportunity,’’ said Dillon. “To be part of a smaller group and interacting and collaborating with Dr. Elmore and his team was time well spent. It helped frame our focus.”

Event Details

When: November 12-14, 2014
Where: Long Beach Hilton Conference Center | 701 West Ocean Blvd | Long Beach, CA 90831
Price: $900 per participant

District and school leaders are encouraged to register for the Leading Learning Institute by October 31, 2014.

For more information or to register:

About Generation Ready

Generation Ready is the leading provider of leader and teacher professional learning services that uniquely combines deep instructional job-embedded expertise, innovative technology tools, and a targeted digital content library that ensures sustained professional growth and improved student learning. For the past 20 years, our primary focus has been improving instructional practice in the classroom. Our professional learning services are experienced, evidence-based, collaborative and customized. Created through acquisition by Weld North Holdings LLC in September of 2012, Generation Ready combines the deep expertise and resources of two long-renowned education organizations – Editure/AUSSIE Professional Development and JBHM Education Group. Our mission is to support teachers and school leaders in order to educate a stronger, more vibrant generation of students prepared to meet life’s challenges. For more information, visit

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