Monday, October 19, 2009

Everybody Learns in C-FB ISD

The phrase, “lifelong learning,” is so overused that sometimes it can seem trite but not so in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch School District. Our principals and other leaders are involved in a development program that we believe is really impacting student achievement.

After all, C-FB ISD has just one goal: high student achievement for all.

At a recent School Board meeting, Dr. Sheila Maher, assistant superintendent of instruction, talked about NISL – which stands for National Institute for School Leadership.

This is a really different type of development program because leadership experts from the business world, engineering, the military, medical community and other fields developed the curriculum.

We see NISL as way to give principals the tools and knowledge they need to lead their schools to become high-performing schools. NISL is a two-year commitment and includes four courses where principals spend lots time collaborating and reading.

By the time people finish the NISL training, they have read 14 books, 34 articles/executive summaries, and five case studies. That’s a lot of reading!

Take a look at this video and see what some of our principals think about their experiences in NISL and how the training has helped their schools be better learning places for students.

You can also check out Dr. Maher’s PowerPoint Presentation too!
NISL Board Presentation

Friday, October 2, 2009

Live Coverage - The Battle of Josey Lane