Learning Leadership April 18 - May 2nd 2005

Learning Leadership

Adult learners, teachers, program directors, professional developers joined NIFL-AALPD April 18 - May 2nd as guests for a two part discussion of learner leadership in professional development and program improvement.

Discussion Announcement | Discussion Summary | Full Discussion

Guest Participants: William Grant, Ernest Best, Sally Gabb, Stephen Hanley, Pixie Hankinson, Benika Pierce, Angela Childers, Daniel Behnke, Judy Healey-Schmidt, and Meredith Lewis.

Discussion Announcement

Part One: April 18th - 22nd
"Student Involvement in Teacher Training"

What is the role of adult students leading teacher training? What do adult students teach teachers in professional development? We will explore participants' experiences in both participating in and delivering student-led trainings for teachers, and how to develop learner led PD in your program or state.

Part Two: April 24th - May 2nd
"VALUE Core Leadership Training and Learner Leadership Organizations"

Participants on the NIFL-AALPD list will share their experiences with the VALUE Core Leadership Training and projects that developed as a result of the training; experiences with learner leadership organizations, learner leader involvement in programs, professional development for learner leaders, and how to best support learner leadership in programs and states.

About the VALUE Core Leadership Training

The VALUE Core Leadership Training provides learners, practitioners, and programs the essentials of what they need to know in order to have meaningful student involvement in programs. The training is offered through state entities for programs. Practitioners and adult learners analyze program improvement issues, and collaborate in designing action plans and developing projects directed at program improvement. Learners strengthen abilities in areas such as critical thinking, organizational skills, time management, and other related leadership skills.