Fostering a Positive School Culture

Protocols to Ensure Engaging, Equitable and Effective Meetings

December 1, 2021 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Speaker: Christine Francis, Ed.D., Education Consultant, AthenaK12 Speaker

Webinar Description
Designed for department heads, curriculum directors and other teacher leaders, this webinar will present the rationale and examples for using protocols to engage all participants in equitable and productive dialogue during meetings. Meeting facilitators face the dual challenge of running productive meetings while simultaneously ensuring that all voices are heard and respected. This interactive webinar will explore the purpose behind implementing protocols, the importance of developing a "tool box" of effective protocols and how protocols can be used in a variety of settings and for a variety of purposes. Participants will develop a greater understanding about the power of protocols.

About the Speaker
Christine Francis, Ed.D. has taught, led, and learned in urban and suburban public schools in the Greater Boston area for 41 years. She has served in a variety of roles including teacher, staff developer, curriculum coordinator, principal, and assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction. She holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Boston College, an M.Ed. and CAGS degree from Lesley University and a BA from Boston College. Her current work as an education consultant focuses on effective and strategic leadership that incorporates collaboration among leaders and teachers; educator evaluation as a tool to promote professional collaboration among educators and successful learning experiences for all students; professional development that is aligned with school and district priorities and that focuses on continuous educator growth and student needs; and mentorship of school and district leaders. Since 2014 - 15, Dr. Francis has initiated and co-led a successful series of Leadership Seminars for Assistant Superintendents through the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about participating in the webinar.

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PDPs and CEUs
MPY is an approved Professional Development Provider through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (F20180079 provider number). Professional Development Points (PDPs) are offered for all MPY professional development webinars. PDPs are issued for a minimum of 10 hours of training.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). The NASW and the MaMHCA approves each event. Event participants may request CEUs by filling out the request form above. 

Requests for PDPs and CEUs must be submitted within 8 days of the webinar. PDPs and CEUs will only be issued to participants who have attended the webinar(s) and submitted the appropriate paperwork within 8 days of the webinar, with accurate accountability codes. 

PDP and CEU certificates will be emailed to attendees at the end of the school year.

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Christine Francis, Ed.D.

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