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Wednesday, March 28 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Wild Principals Unite! A New Leadership and Design Incubator

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Join faculty and fellows from School Foundry, a new principal leadership and school design incubator recently launched by Big Picture Learning. School Foundry starts with the assumption that we need new approaches to leadership development in order to disrupt the educational status quo and bring innovative deeper learning approaches to more students. Participants in this Deep Dive will reflect on their own leadership practice through our lens of what it means to be a wild principal. Are you equity-driven? Shifting systems around you? Stewarding an adult learning organization? Designing for deeper learning? Drawing on challenges and growth opportunities from their own leadership practice, participants will work with each other and facilitators to develop action plans to be more effective generally or in responding to a specific dilemma. Not just for principals, this session should be a helpful reflective and planning session for any equity-driven leader. Facilitators have started and led multiple deeper learning schools in various contexts (district and charter, urban and rural, etc.) and hope to include this Deep Dive’s participants in ongoing dialogue about how we develop leaders for the schools we need, not just the ones we have. Embedded in the session will be an overview of School Foundry’s approach, relevant to principals considering who might succeed them, district leaders looking to develop strong principals, and funders and policymakers developing or supporting leadership programs.

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Jeff Petty

Regional Director, Big Picture Learning
Jeff Petty is the Northwest Regional Director of Big Picture Learning, and recently launched a new principal leadership and school design incubator called School Foundry. He was the founding principal of Highline Big Picture School and has since supported the design and launch of... Read More →
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Carleen Schnitker

Principal, Union High School a BPL school
Carleen Schnitker is the administrator of the first Innovation school in Idaho! Union High School is a public, Big Picture Learning school, which is a part of Nampa School District. Carleen has been a secondary educator since 1996. She taught in secondary schools in both Meridian... Read More →
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Hannah Williams

School Coach, School Foundry/Big Picture Learning, Seattle, WA
Education Consultant [School + Program Design | Project-Based Learning | Professional Development | Teacher/Leader Coaching | New School Learning Space Planning | Arts Integration | Personalized Learning | Classroom Culture | Education Networking Events ] Twitter: @findlearning Insta... Read More →

Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
HTE 221