Focus on Curriculum Leadership II is designed for department heads and coordinators in schools and districts who are responsible for the various curriculum areas in middle and high schools. These seminars are primarily designed for those who have participated in Focus on Curriculum Leadership I in recent years OR who already have substantial experience in leading high school and middle school departments.  An anchor text will not be used, but the program will feature articles in education and business that reflect current thinking in leadership -- essentially a humanistic view that focuses on service, relationship building, psychological safety, humility, and emotional intelligence as critical for educators who lead teams. As was the case in FOCL I, these sessions will be highly interactive and focused on the unique challenges that department heads/coordinators face as “middle managers.” 

Date and time:
Session 1 only: Tuesday, November 7 - in person
Time:  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: NESDEC, 28 Lord Road, Marlborough, MA

The remaining sessions will be held via Zoom on Fridays: December 15, January 19, February 16, March 15, and April 5
Time:  9:00 am to 11:00 am
Location:  Virtual

About the Presenter. . .

Dr. Anthony Bent holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and a doctorate from Boston College.  After 8 years as a classroom teacher, he became a high school department head and district coordinator in Newton and Lexington, Massachusetts.  He also served in central office positions in Lexington and Watertown.  Dr. Bent was the Superintendent of Schools in Shrewsbury, MA for 15 years and was elected president of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents during that time.  He now facilitates leadership seminars for administrative groups and school committees, and coaches superintendents and principals.

About Registration . . .  

Registration Deadline: October 31, 2023
Cost: $295 per person for NESDEC affiliates and $395 per person for non-affiliates

Payment: Registration form and either payment or purchase order are required to register. An email will be sent to the attendee to confirm registration. Registration is not automatic and will ONLY be confirmed by email. Cancellations must be received in writing/email at least 3 business days in advance of the event.  A $50 cancellation fee will be charged after that time.

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