Three members of the PCG Education team lead a professional development session at Cleveland Metropolitan School District last Wednesday, June 13th. This was part of the Portfolio Network Principal Institute.
The Portfolio Network supports schools and principals in the first years of incubation; from new concept to launch and growth. The Network helps start-up school principals, focusing on assisting principals to build capacity and leadership in their school buildings and communities, while helping schools identify and access internal and external resources to further their goals.
The day consisted of engaging and impactful learning sessions from Paul Wilson, Katanna Conley, and Bruce Douglas. Lead by Paul, principals and assistant principals created a culture of academic optimism, while Katanna highlighted instructional practices to build better writers.
UI's Bruce Douglas lead a session titled, "The Joy of Learning Through SEL." In this session, the participants broke into groups and implemented effective and joyful SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) programs. Just like the students in our EPIC Afterschool Programs and Summer Camps, principals and assistant principals built creativity and engaged with their peers around hands-on, activity based SEL programming. They learned how to best implement high-quality SEL programming in their own school building.
“I'm humbled to use my talents to support improving Social-Emotional Learning programs with principals and assistant principals from Portfolio Network in Cleveland Metropolitan Schools," says Bruce. "It’s my mission every day to enable and collaborate with educators to close the opportunity gap and provide equitable outcomes for students.
Full house for a day of engaging professional development