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The TMI Education Leadership Co-Op: Advancing Individual Leadership Development (Practicing Leaders Cohort)


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?The TMI Education Leadership Co-Op: Advancing Individual Leadership Development

Practicing Leaders Cohort

School leadership has never been more important and school leadership is all about informed and strategic decision-making. The TMI Education Leadership Co-Op provides prospective and practicing educational leaders the essential opportunity to continue to advance their leadership development through collegial conversations and professional learning.

The Leadership Co-Op offers two distinct tracks: one for existing administrators and one for emerging leaders. In each of these tracks we explore the art and science of informed decision making around timely topics, such as:

  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Differentiated Supervision (Use of Video to Improve Student Outcomes)
  • Organizational Change
  • School Culture

WHY? The Co-Op provides an opportunity for emerging teacher leaders to broaden their leadership with experienced progressive leaders, as well as sharpen their leadership skills.

PURPOSE? Networking and to gain a better understanding of the contemporary issues facing our school leaders, and the best leadership and administrative practices to formulate informed and strategic problem solutions.

This professional learning program is graduate credit eligible. For more information regarding potential graduate credit eligibility, please contact Dr. Brian P. Chinni, Ramapo College of NJ Assistant Dean of Teacher Education and MA in Educational Leadership Program Director (bchinni@ramapo.edu).

Introducing your TMI Education Leadership Co-Op Instructors: Dr. Matthew Murphy and Dr. Andrew Matteo:?

Dr. Murphy has proudly served as Superintendent of the Ramsey Public Schools since 2012, and brings broad educational experience to the role. He began his career in Wyckoff, New Jersey, as a teacher, a building-based technology coordinator, and as Vice Principal. He then served as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Director of Elementary Education and Principal in the Westwood Regional School District. Prior to his superintendent?s role in Ramsey, Dr. Murphy was the School Superintendent of River Vale Public Schools. Dr. Murphy is also an adjunct professor at Ramapo College, where he teaches in the Educational Leadership program, designed to equip prospective educators and administrators with essential content knowledge and skills for contemporary leadership in curriculum and supervision.

Dr. Matteo currently serves as the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in the Ramsey School District. Prior to serving in this role he was the principal of John Y. Dater Elementary School in Ramsey for five years. Dr. Matteo is himself a graduate of the Ramsey School District. Before returning to Ramsey, he worked in the Glen Rock Public Schools spending his first seven years as an elementary school teacher followed by two years as the principal of Central Elementary School. Dr. Matteo attended Boston College where he majored in Elementary Education and History. He holds two master?s degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University, including one in School Building Leadership. He received his Ph.D. from Montclair State University in May of 2020.

All Practicing K-12 Educational Leaders
Dr. Matthew Murphy and Dr. Andrew Matteo, TMI Lead Consultants and Educational Leadership Specialists
Date/Times: Oct. 20 2021, Nov. 17, 2021, Jan. 12, 2022, Feb. 9, 2022, Mar. 9, 2022, Apr. 6, 2022 and May 4, 2022; all sessions are schedules to run 915am-1045am (EST)
Delivery Format: Virtual-Dominant
(1-2 in-person sessions with livestream/virtual option)

Payment Methods and Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Payment can be made by purchase order (PO) or check. Please mail all correspondence, including purchase orders, checks and agreements to TMI Education – ChangeMaker PLC Division at PO Box 922, Madison, NJ 07940. If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, email the ChangeMaker PLC at support@changemakeredu.org or call seven (7) days prior to the program to request a refund. No refunds will be granted unless notification is provided within this time frame. ChangeMaker reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, including inclement weather and instructor illness. If ChangeMaker makes the decision to cancel a workshop, we will use the EMAIL contact information you have provided to us to inform you. In addition, we will post the announcement of cancellation on the respective ChangeMaker website event page. If ChangeMaker cancels, participants will be provided a choice of:

  • a full refund;
  • transfer to another, upcoming workshop date and location (space permitting); or
  • credit toward a future workshop. (Please note that all credits expire one (1) year from the date that they are issued.)

Video-Recorded Virtual (Zoom) Sessions and Tips to Maintain your Privacy during a Recorded Session😕 As an?added value, all virtually-delivered programs are video recorded and accessible?to our workshop registrants and Professional Learning Consortium Members subsequent to the session.?Therefore, each?virtually-delivered?workshop?and webinar?will now have?Zoom?s Recording Disclaimer?enabled by default. With this feature, attendees will receive a notification when a recording starts or if they join a session that is already being recorded. The participant can then consent to stay in the session and be recorded or choose to leave the session altogether.

Tips to Maintain your Privacy during a Virtually-Delivered Session:?Actively engaging in Zoom sessions is important. Participants may have concerns, however, of a Zoom session recording capturing their participation. Meeting hosts or instructors are taking steps to minimize this concern. In addition to the consent, participants can also use the following steps and features to take control of what is shared when a session is being recorded.

  • Change your participant name displayed in Zoom (e.g. only use your first name, replace your name)
  • Disable your video
  • Mute your audio
  • Do not communicate via the chat feature
  • Do not upload an identifiable profile photo

Please refer to?Zoom?s Attendee Controls?for more information on how to use these features.


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