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Leadership Institute Series 2016-2017

This is a green event.  All resources will be electronic.  Download our app at 2016-2017 Leadership Institute Series includes seven seminars hosted in north, central, and south Alabama locations.  CLAS offers system subscriptions for an unlimited number of employees within the subscribing system to attend any or all of the Leadership Institutes in a given year. This year’s Leadership Institutes address Phase I PLU requirements for Standard II: Teaching and Learning, Standard IV: Diversity, Standard V: Community & Stakeholder Relationships, and Standard VIII: Ethics for those holding Instructional Leadership certification. A CEU certificate will be provided for those not working toward a PLU.

Remember:  System subscriptions do not offer the benefits of being a CLAS member.  If unsure you are an active CLAS member, please contact our office at 800-239-3616.

Any subscribing systems may send an unlimited number of employees at no additional fee.

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September Leadership Institute

    September 6 - 8, 2016

Ethics Forum Webcast

     By: Mark Boardman        

Alabama Ethics... What's Right? What's wrong? What's legal for Alabama educators and what's not? Join noted attorney, Mark Boardman, and engage in an informative conversation using Alabama case studies and scenarios to hone your ethics skills. Evaluate your understanding of legal and ethical situations by reflecting on appropriate actions and responses. Connect with other educators in this unique open learning format for ethical leadership and expand your knowledge of appropriate legal and ethical practices. 

October Leadership Institute

    September 6 - 8, 2016

Rebels with Applause: Motivating and Engaging Reluctant Learners

By: Grace Dearborn

Standard teaching models don’t always work with reluctant learners. how do we address our “rebel” students who seem to have the hardest time paying attention and getting work done? Recent brain research reveals some of the reasons why these students struggle. “Rebels with Applause” offers practical classroom strategies based on research which will help get “rebel” students of varying abilities and learning styles involved, motivated, and retaining more.

9:00 am - 12:30 pm (Sign-In at 8:30 am)

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October 18, 2016 - Riverview Plaza, Mobile
October 19, 2016 - Marriott Legends, Prattville
October 20 2016 - Embassy Suites, Birmingham-Hoover

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November Leadership Institute

    November 15 - 17, 2016

January Leadership Institute

    September 6 - 8, 2016

March Leadership Institute

    March 14 - 16, 2017