Jenni Donohoo Center for Collective Efficacy
Fostering School Leader Efficacy Workshop
May 6, 2021
May 6, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST
All Sessions Take Place on Zoom
Collective teacher efficacy remains at the top of the list of influences that impact student achievement. Recent research has shown that a Principal’s sense of leadership efficacy influences collective teacher efficacy, as well as student achievement. This workshop is designed to delve into the research, identify ways to foster Principal efficacy, and leverage it to maximize collective teacher efficacy and student achievement.
Jenni Donohoo, PhD, is a four-time, best-selling author and professional learning facilitator with more than 20 years experience in leading school change. Jenni’s books include: Collective Efficacy: How Educators’ Beliefs Impact Student Learning, Quality Implementation: Leveraging Collective Efficacy to Make ‘What Works’ Actually Work (co-author Steven Katz), and Leading Collective Efficacy: Powerful Stories of Achievement and Equity (co-author Stefani Hite).
Jenni completed her doctorate in 2010. Her dissertation focused on fostering metacognition in adolescent students. Jenni is the past president of Learning Forward Ontario.Jenni has been a keynote speaker at conferences including the Annual Visible Learning Conference, Corwin’s Women in Education Conference, and the LEAP Conference in Australia. She has also presented breakout sessions at numerous conferences and in school districts across the United States and Canada.
Don Smith has 17 years of professional experience in public schools. Don is currently the Director of Teaching and Learning for the Winneconne Community School District, in Wisconsin. Prior to his current role, Don was the Director of Teaching and Learning in the School District of Waupaca. Don also served as the Principal at Fond du Lac STEM Academy and Fond du Lac STEM Institute, as well as the District Assessment Coordinator for the Fond du Lac Area School District (WI). Don continually leads professional development sessions centered on research based practices in instruction and assessment. His primary areas of expertise and support with FIRST include: professional learning communities, assessment and grading, culture, and evidence-based decision making.