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SEEing to Lead

Sep 5, 2022

Alex T. Valencic is an educator, former small business owner, Boy Scout leader, volunteer drug prevention specialist, and geek of all things. Alex has worked as a substitute teacher, fourth grade teacher, and curriculum coordinator Since July 2021, he has been serving as the Professional Learning Coordinator in Freeport, Illinois, organizing summer institutes, new teacher academies, and supporting ongoing professional learning for all staff through a variety of differentiated learning pathways.

Key Takeaways:

  • Professional development needs to change from one size fits none to one size fits all.
  • Opportunities to educate others are all around us every day.
  • Professional learning needs to be all encompassing because education is about so much more than just a teacher in the classroom.
  • The branch and growth model and method for individualized professional learning.
  • Leaders need to be in classrooms as often as possible on a consistent basis.
  • Find a way to get out of your office and be among your teachers and students as much as possible

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