18th Annual National Principals Leadership Institute
July 11-17, New York City
Register now to reserve your place. Scholarships available for groups!Designing Schools for The Future is the theme of 2015.
Imagine that it is 2050. The speed, impact and intensity of change have increased in every dimension of our lives. As educational leaders, we need to understand the assumptions, policies and practices that currently shape what we learn and how we learn. Then we have to look ahead and project how schools of the future can relate to the needs, demands and concerns prevalent in 2050.
Institute participants will design a new school, a school that is radically different from the way we now “do school.”
This is more than “thinking out of the box.” It’s about tossing the box aside. Second, teams will consider the components of their new school and decide which components could actually be implemented within the next five years and which ones will take more time. Third, each individual will compose strategies for bringing some of the new ideas into their own school.
We will learn from schools that have challenged what we do and why we do it. We will ask pioneers in other fields to describe their creative process and projections. We will hear from artists, economists, entrepreneurs, futurists, inventors, medical researchers, science fiction writers, technology wizards, urban planers, and venture capitalists. And, of course, educational leaders.
Starting Saturday, July 11th, the Institute will be held at the Walter Reade Theater
(165 W. 65th Street, Plaza Level), starting at 8:00AM. Register now
All registrations include Pre-Institute Toolkit, Institute binder with relevant material, all sessions and special activities, five breakfasts, three lunches, the National School Change Awards ceremony, a personalized leadership profile and consultation, a day of expeditionary learning, and an electronic collection of team solutions.
Look for the banner that says "Film," then take stairs/escalator/elevator
to Plaza Level) in Lincoln Center.
Samples from our most recent Institute (July 11-17, 2014):
Read More about NPLI or Download the 2014 Brochure
NPLI Help Desk
The SoL Education Partnership has been involved in a two-year project, to explore how systems thinking tools
and approaches have been incorporated into lessons and curricula used to help students meet some of the Common Core
State Standards. We are sharing our learnings through a webinar series. These webinars are each one hour in length
and do not assume any background in systems thinking. They are ideal as an introduction, or a review, to the tools and
They are free but limited in size. You can attend any or all of them and are welcome to invite your colleagues to join you.
They focus on early reading, mathematical practices, and reading informational texts. For more details and to register,
Awardees of the 2014 National School Change Award
Our team of judges selected the following schools as awardees and finalists for their exceptional examples of change and improvement. Click here for more information about the Change Awards.
| East Olympia Elementary
| Evergreen Elementary School
| Union Communication Arts Magnet
| Boonton High School
| Bridgedale Elementary
| Cherokee School
| Crellin Elementary
| Daretown School