Leadership Academy 2018: Leading with Vision

The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

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The Leadership Academy is an opportunity to strengthen your leadership team’s capabilities. Content is designed to dig deeper into critical areas that have the power—when plans are implemented strategically—to transform your school or district. This year, we will focus on creating next generation learning environments through the tenets of:

 •  equity
 •  evidence
 •  efficacy

Join our community of passionate and empowered educators!

Achieve Your Vision

Commit to equity, evidence, and efficacy. Start your journey toward transformation today. 

What you can expect: 

Inspiring and Insightful Speakers: Nationally renowned thought leaders will challenge you to think critically about your current culture and instructional practices.

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Strategic Themes and Sessions: Content is designed to drill down into the critical areas that have the highest impact for affecting positive change.

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Powerful Networking: Connect with hundreds of passionate leaders and engage in invigorating conversations to bolster your knowledge and learning.

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Impactful Collaboration: Specified action planning times will allow you and your team to identify your vision and share goals. You’ll work with thought leaders and expert practitioners to create an engagement strategy and action plan so you’ll be ready to move forward when you return home.

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Who Should Attend?

District leaders: Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Curriculum and Instructional Directors, Special Education Directors

Current and aspiring Principals/Assistant Principals

Instructional leaders and coaches

Teacher leaders

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Event Details

Thought Leaders and Keynote Speakers will share innovative leadership approaches and insights for creating next generation learning environments.

Keep checking back for new speaker announcements!

Maisah Howard

Expertise: Understanding Trauma

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Professor, UCLA; Senior Fellow, The Center for Model Schools; HMH Learning Sciences & Research Advisory Board

Weston Kieschnick

Associate Partner, ICLE

  • Creating a Thriving Learning Community

    The true visionaries in education are those who innovate their way out of the proverbial box to create a learning environment where all students can thrive. Critical to the success of students is addressing their social-emotional needs and placing more of an emphasis on rigorous and relevant instruction they need to succeed in the changing workplace—and less on standards and state tests. This strand will share a boardroom-to-classroom approach to student improvement.

  • Closing the Gaps in Achievement and Opportunity

    Schools today are more diverse than ever. Explanations for disparities in the academic achievement of low-income, minority, and mainstream students have a long, complex, and contested history. Bold and different approaches need to be considered to create equitable schools. By adopting greater awareness and comprehensive understanding—and having the courage to address to race, trauma, implicit bias, and cultural relevance—we can begin to make a difference. This strand will tackle issues related to inequities that stand between the existing culture and future learning culture.

  • Applying Digital Strategies with Purpose

    Wisdom informs innovation; the latter simply cannot exist without the former. In the push for schools of the future, we need to take an honest look at the strategies and practices of our past. Which need to accompany us on the path forward, and which need to go the way of the floppy disk? The world’s best educators operate in the space where wisdom and innovation coalesce, rather than compete for time. This strand will highlight the leader’s role in putting schools, teachers, and students on the path to purposeful technology use for a rigorous and relevant learning experience for all students.  

  • Increasing Achievement through a Balanced Literacy Approach

    Reading and writing are the common threads among all content areas, yet not all teachers believe they are teachers of literacy. It’s time to shift that mindset. In this strand, you will hear from leaders who have driven rapid and dramatic improvements through school-wide balanced literacy programs which, when combined with a data-driven, coherent framework, have transformed teaching and learning.

View the full program and sessions available here.


The Leadership Academy program motivates you to think differently about how to reach students and build relationships; how to infuse technology into learning; how to leverage literacy strategies in all content areas; and how to work toward ensuring all students are receiving an equitable education. You can begin to map a path forward for ensuring all students succeed.


November 2
8:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Keynote Address
  • General Sessions
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Action Planning and Q&A


November 3
8:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Keynote Address
  • General Sessions
  • Action Planning and Q&A


November 4
8:00 am–11:30 am
  • General Sessions
  • Closing Keynote
Registration Deadlines Individual* Group of 5+*
Now till 6/30/2018 $525 N/A
7/1/2018 to 8/31/2018 $565 $525
9/1/2018 to 11/2/2018 $595 $565
Model Schools Conference & Leadership Academy Combo
Bundle with 2018 Model Schools Conference registration by 8/31/2018
$525 N/A

Please email ICLEevents@leadered.com to register.

All prices are per person.


Participants are responsible for their own lodging and travel. To secure Leadership Academy group rates, make your hotel reservations early. If the cutoff date has passed, or if the room block is full, the hotel will offer the group rate based on availability.


The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
210 Peachtree St., NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 659-1400

Room Rate

$159 single/double

You can make your reservation online or by phone at 404-659-1400; Mention “Leadership Academy” to receive the group rate of $159.


Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the closest airport. Conference hotel is approximately 12 miles from the airport.

Estimated taxi fare: $35.00 one way
MARTA fare: $2.50 (the MARTA line at Peachtree Center Station is one block from the hotel)

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