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2014-2015 PLN Leadership Implementation Team Series with Dr. Judy Carr of the Center for Curriculum Renewal

The purpose of the Leadership Implementation Team Series is to guide the work of
school leaders as they analyze, plan, support, and monitor the implementation of the
Common Core State Standards across the SU/SD to assure all students have the
opportunity to achieve the standards. Over the course of the series, teams will:
• Complete “non-negotiables” needs assessment, so that the team can
plan strategies to bring the non-negotiables to reality;
• Learn coaching strategies to support principals (for superintendents),
and teachers (for principals) to deepen CCSS implementation
which results in increased student performance;
• Design a monitoring and support process to ensure full implementation
of CCSS.

Suggested Team Composition includes:
A small decision-making group that should include the Superintendent, as well as
Principal(s), Curriculum Director, Special Education Director, and designated
Coaches/Teacher Leaders. This team, will in turn, update and work with their local
“Action Teams” back in their district. The Leadership Implementation teams will charge
their local teams with moving the work closer to the classroom level in their SU/SD.
Each Leadership Implementation Team is expected to meet regularly (monthly
recommended) to reflect on their progress, identify next steps, and plan concrete
actions to be taken.

Please register your entire team at one time at the appropriate PLN office
North Location: Hampton Inn Conf. Center, Colchester, VT  Oct. 1, Feb. 6, April 14,
Central Location: Capitol Plaza, Montpelier, Vt Oct. 27, Feb. 4, April 15
South Location: Stratton Mtn, Stratton, VT Oct. 2, May 1
Newsbank Con. Ctr, Chester, VT March 6

* All sessions are full –day 9 – 3:30 with breakfast and lunch included.
Registration Cost: $150 per team member for the series.


Judy F. Carr is an ASCD Faculty Member as well as a senior consultant and leadership development coach with the Center for Curriculum Renewal. She works with schools and districts, as well as with state agencies and other educational organizations nationwide, to build systems to support high student performance through standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment design and implementation with a focus on the Common Core State Standards; leadership development and coaching for administrators, instructional coaches, and leadership teams; process facilitation and professional development workshops; data analysis and use; and program evaluation, collaborative data analysis, and curriculum audits.

Carr has extensive experience working with administrators and teacher leaders in grades preK–12 in highly interactive and engaging ways; though as a former middle school teacher, she has a special affinity for work at that level. Carr is known for her work in higher education and leading statewide projects, including the Vermont Middle Grades Initiative (funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York) and the development of Vermont’s first Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities. She was formerly assistant professor of secondary education and director of the Professional Development and Outreach Center at Trinity College (Vermont) and associate professor and scholar in residence in the Educational Leadership Program at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee. In 1995, she was recipient of the Second Annual Vermont ASCD Outstanding Education Leadership Award.

Carr’s work with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) includes working with BOCES organizations and with school and district leaders to build capacity for successful implementation; creating protocols, tools, and templates for district-wide design of scope and sequence documents and units of study tied directly to the CCSS; facilitating summer Leadership Institutes for school teams to plan strategic actions to bring the CCSS and data-driven instruction to routine use in all classrooms; and conducting professional development through interactive keynotes, workshops for teacher leaders, leadership seminars, and individual coaching with school and district administrators.