By Dr. Bill Daggett, Founder of the International Center for Leadership in Education (a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).
This blog post originally appeared on HMH’s Shaped blog on October 23, 2018.
School transformation can be daunting. Sometimes all it takes is one small change to create a ripple effect that will make all the difference. Professional learning opportunities can help lead you to those initial steps to maximize student achievement and achieve your larger goals.
Each June, my colleagues at the International Center for Leadership in Education and I welcome 5,000+ educators to the Model Schools Conference (MSC). For 27 years, we have showcased Model Schools—as well as Innovative Districts—that are seeing rapid improvement and transformation in student learning. MSC uses a peer-to-peer learning model that offers proven strategies and best practices, data that shows sustainable growth, and tools to help you replicate the outcomes.
This year, educators can Act for Impact at the 2019 Model Schools Conference and start a journey that will lead to growth for students. It’s a vibrant community of fellow educators who instinctively know that small changes can lead to big impact.
Vincent Van Gogh once said that, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” This holds true for many of our models of rapid improvement.