2022 Fall Leadership Academy

September 25-26, 2022 | Hilton Palacio Del Rio in San Antonio 

Improve Campus performance and Student Achievement
Through Better Instructional Leadership Techniques

Co-sponsored by TASSP and Lead Your School a TASSP Corporate Partner

The TASSP/LYS Leadership Academy will provide specific instructional leadership techniques and information to empower school leaders to produce continuous academic growth.

Topics included in this training:
   • Creating a culture of change.
   • Leveraging the power of informal & semi-formal coaching to improve school performance.
   • Using data that moves a campus or district from predicting the future to changing the future.
   • Purposeful PLC’s.
   • Prioritizing leadership focus.


Keynote Speakers: Sean Cain and Dr. Todd Whitaker

Tentative Schedule:

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022

3:00p - 5:00p  |  How To Get All Teachers To Be Like The Best Teachers - Dr. Todd Whitaker: Every school has amazing teachers who have an incredible impact on students and learning. These special teachers have the ability to connect with all students and deliver highly effective instruction. Each school also has teachers with varying ranges of talent and ability. If all teachers could become more like the most effective teachers, then we would have significant improvement in every school. This session focuses on what leaders can do to get all of the teachers to be like their very best teachers.

5:15p - 6:15p  |  The Power of Purposeful Presence - Sean Cain, Tricia Tsang, Mike Laird: How to CORRECTLY use high volume formative observation to rapidly improve pedagogy and leverage leadership effectiveness.

Monday, Sept. 26, 2022

8:15a - 9:30a  |  Re-building Learning Systems - Sean Cain: How to re-establish the effective use of key instructional tools and practices critical for accelerating student academic recovery and optimizing student outcomes.

9:40a - 10:40a  |  PLCs in the Real World - Sherilynn Cotten and Lesa Cain: Jump start your PLC process with a focus on system building and improved pedagogy. 

10:50a - 11:50a  |  Stealth PLC - Tricia Tsang: How to create and maintain a classroom that is both emotionally healing and instructionally effective. Based on the book, Stealth SEL: Healthy Social Emotional Learning Through Enhanced Pedagogy, by Sean Cain and Tricia Tsang.

12:00n - 12:45p  |  Lunch

12:50p - 1:50p  |  The Exponential Power of Micro-Training - Lesa Cain, Sean Cain, Sherilynn Cotten, Mike Laird: The Fundamentals of using micro-training to continuously elevate staff capacity. Taught experientially through high-interest micro-sessions (The Redo, Fundamental Planning, and The Firefighter) by the presenters.

2:00p - 3:00p  |  The Bounce Back - Sean Cain, Mike Laird, Sherilynn Cotten: As schools BOUNCE BACK, it is critical that teachers implement enhanced instructional practices at high frequency and high quality. The authors of The Fundamental 5 Revisited visually showcase the restorative power of The Fundamental 5 when compared to typical (less effective) pedagogy.