Date, Time & Location
The Central States Leadership Academy will take place on Thursday, March 14th from 8:30am to 4:00pm at the 2024 Central States/MCTLC Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The term “academy” implies on-going learning and mutual support within a selected cohort group. There will be both virtual and in-person components to our 2024 academy. Ahead of the live in-person workshop in Minneapolis, Minnesota, participants will do synchronous and asynchronous work to prepare. Following the workshop, participants can expect monthly meet-ups to support them through their the development and execution of their leadership goals.
Who may apply
This workshop is designed: 1) to meet the needs of classroom teachers and other emerging leaders who hope to take on specific leadership and supervisory roles, 2) to support the continuing leadership needs of world language educators who currently occupy a leadership role (including current curriculum coordinators, department chairpersons, supervisors, and project coordinators), and 3) to support the needs of future leaders in state language associations.
How to apply
All participants must apply in advance by completing the application on the Central States website using the link here or below..
Each state association may enroll up to two participants; participation in the Leadership Academy is one of the benefits of a state association’s membership in Central States' Advisory Council. If your state has not yet joined the Advisory Council for 2023, please visit the Advisory Council tab on our website.
Participants may also self-nominate and will be accepted on a space-available basis.
Although participation in the academy is offered at no additional charge, all participants must also register for the conference.
Only fully-registered conference attendees who have been formally accepted to be part of the academy may participate in this professional development experience.
Goals and Activities
analyze their leadership style, hone their skills
develop a leadership-focused professional development goal and plan
reflect on how they may impact world language teaching and learning in their own communities
consider ways to support of their state and regional world language associations
explore how to reclaim joy in teaching and learning
Activities will be designed and led by Central States Board members and ACTFL Leadership Initiative for Language Learning (LILL) Fellows.
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